YouTube Will Place More Ads In Music Videos To Nudge You Into Paying For Its Streaming Service

YouTube will soon launch a music streaming service, its answer to Spotify and Apple Music. How does it plan on attracting converting free users into subscribers? Bombarding them with ads, of course.

Internet March 22, 2018

After The Latest Scandal, It's Time To Quit Facebook: How To Delete Your Account

Facebook's latest scandal makes it clear that it has way too much information to be left alone. Many users are opting to delete their accounts altogether, and here's how to delete it.

Internet March 20, 2018

YouTube Adding Wikipedia Links Alongside Conspiracy Theory Videos To Fight Misinformation

YouTube will be adding fact-based links in conspiracy theory videos to dispel false information presented to users. This is YouTube's latest move in a fight against misinformation.

Internet March 14, 2018

Firefox 59 Now Lets You Block Those Irritating Site Notification Requests

Mozilla posted the details of the changes made for Firefox version 59. The update gives users control over site notification prompts along with other improvements.

Internet March 14, 2018

YouTube TV Subscription Hike: New Users Now Have To Pay $40 A Month Instead Of $35

Those who want to get a YouTube TV subscription will now have to pay $40 a month. Old users don’t need to worry, though: they’ll be grandfathered into the previous $35 pricing model.

Internet March 13, 2018

Cheap Amazon Prime Memberships Now Available For Medicaid Recipients

Amazon Prime is now more than half off for Medicaid recipients. Instead of the regular $12.99 per month, the low-cost version for those on Medicaid costs just $5.99 per month and offers all benefits of the regular subscription.

Internet March 8, 2018

Facebook Inadvertently Asks Users If Men May Solicit Sexual Images From Young Girls

Facebook apologized for running a controversial survey on Sunday, March 4, where it asked users on the network via survey if it was appropriate for adult men to request young girls for sexual images online.

Internet March 5, 2018

Facebook Is Testing A Way For You To Share Voice Clips As Status Updates

Facebook might soon add the ability to post voice clips as status updates. A select percentage of users in India is involved with the experiment, and there’s no telling whether Facebook plans to go through with it.

Internet March 4, 2018

Facebook Ends ‘Explore’ News Feed Experiment Because ‘People Don’t Want Two Separate Feeds’

Facebook has now ended an experiment where content from brands and publishers were relegated into a separate ‘Explore’ feed. Why did it end? Well, users didn’t like it that much.

Internet March 2, 2018

Facebook Expands Job Search Feature To 40 More Countries Outside of U.S. And Canada

Facebook's job search function has been a success that the company will be rolling it out further internationally. The feature was only previously available to users in the U.S. and Canada.

Internet February 28, 2018

Amazon Being Pressured To Cut Ties With NRA

Florida's recent school shooting put the NRA back in the public eye, and Amazon is being dragged along. The streaming service is being pressured to drop the channel.

Internet February 23, 2018

You’ll Now Start Seeing 3D Content On Your Facebook Newsfeed

Facebook is now making it easier for users to share 3D content on the site. With support for the gITF 2.0 3D file format, prepare to see a lot more 3D objects on Facebook moving forward.

Internet February 21, 2018

Facebook Solution To Election Trolls Involves Sending Postcards To Advertisers

Facebook has unveiled an unconventional way of preventing fraudulent foreign advertisers from easily purchasing election ads. The company is going to send them postcards containing special codes to prove they’re in the United States.

Internet February 19, 2018

Google Chrome Now Has A Built-In Ad Blocker, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Google's ad-blocking feature for Chrome is a good thing for the average user, some ad-reliant websites, and advertisers. However, some question the way the company implemented things.

Internet February 19, 2018

New Verizon Prepaid Plan Offers 500 MB Of Data For $30 Per Month: Is That A Good Deal?

Verizon introduced a $30 prepaid plan that offers 500 MB of data, which might not be a popular choice among subscribers. The carrier also made changes to its current prepaid plans, including reducing the price of Prepaid Unlimited.

Internet February 17, 2018

Twitter Is Fighting Fake News By Livestreaming Local News Stations During Breaking News Events

Twitter is embracing its role as a media company by enlisting local news stations to broadcast breaking news on the site. The move contrasts with Facebook’s recent changes to deemphasize news items.

Internet February 16, 2018

TD Bank Upgrades Website, Fails Miserably

TD Bank customers got furious as a botched rollout of an upgraded banking platform left them without access to online accounts for several days.

Internet February 16, 2018

YouTube TV Adding More Channels And Markets, But That Also Means A Price Increase

YouTube TV is reportedly adding new channels and reaching more markets. At the same time, the base price will reportedly see a $5 increase for new subscribers.

Internet February 15, 2018

Salon Wants To Get Rid Of Ads By Asking Users To Mine Cryptocurrency Instead

Salon has a new strategy of dealing with people who block ads on the website. It's offering a new choice, get rid of ads and instead mine cryptocurrency for Salon.

Internet February 13, 2018

Facebook Watch To Roll Out Special Section For Breaking News

Facebook is taking on fake news again. It has officially announced an upcoming breaking news section on its Watch tab to feature legitimate news stories.

Internet February 13, 2018

DirecTV Now Bundles Free 32GB Apple TV 4K With 3 Months Of Prepaid Service At $105 In Total

DirecTV Now launched a new offer to sweeten the deal and attract more customers. For a limited time, you can get a 32 GB Apple TV 4K for free with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now at $35 per month, amounting to $105 in total.

Internet February 12, 2018

Facebook Expected To Lose More Young Users To Instagram And Snapchat In US

Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.

Internet February 12, 2018

MoviePass Partners With Fandor Streaming Service, Lowers Monthly Subscription Cost

MoviePass has announced a lower cost of its subscription plan, in addition to subscribers getting Fandor. Here's everything you need to know about the new deal.

Internet February 13, 2018

Facebook Is Lending 5 People $1 Million For Community Leaders Initiative: What You Need To Know

Facebook just launched a Community Leadership Program where chosen community leaders will receive training and mentorship plus funds for their ideas on how to bring people closer together. The contest is open to everyone worldwide.

Internet February 11, 2018

Twitch Updates Guidelines: ‘Hate Simply Has No Place In The Twitch Community’

Twitch just laid down a revised set of policies to combat harassment, sexual content, and hate speech proliferating the site. Surprisingly, the policies extend beyond its own platform.

Internet February 9, 2018

Facebook Reportedly Testing A Feature Everyone Has Always Wanted: A Downvote Button

Some users are seeing a new downvote button on Facebook, which apparently should be a nice alternative to the much-requested dislike button. However, Facebook doesn’t want you to think it’s anything close to a dislike button.

Internet February 9, 2018

After Pornhub, Reddit Is Also Banning Communities That Share AI-Generated ‘Deepfakes’ Celebrity Porn Videos

Reddit has shut down the deepfakes subreddit and other similar communities who share and distribute fake celebrity porn. These types of videos are made without the consent of the actors and powered by artificial intelligence.

Internet February 9, 2018

Pornhub Bans AI-Created Celebrity Fake Porn Videos And Considers Them Revenge Porn

Pornhub banned the Ai-generated fake celebrity porn from its website. It said that since the videos aren't consensual, it's classified as a revenge porn.

Internet February 7, 2018

Facebook Reportedly Beefing Up Its ‘Watch’ Tab To Become The Next YouTube

Facebook is trying to take on YouTube. Sources say the social network is beefing up its Watch tab by allowing more content creators in and employing a different monetization strategy.

Internet February 7, 2018

Former Facebook, Google Employees Create ‘Center For Humane Technology’ To Fight Tech Addiction

Employees who once worked for big-name companies have formed Center for Human Technology, a nonprofit group aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of social media. The group is planning to launch a nationwide campaign as part of its efforts.

Internet February 5, 2018

Snapchat Launches Snap Store To Sell You Cool Merch, Including A Dancing Hot Dog Plushie

Snapchat quietly launched the new Snap Store that sells brand-focused items, among them the Dancing Hot Dog Plushie for $20. The company said the new store will foremost serve the community and build on the Snapchat brand.

Internet February 2, 2018

Spotify Now Available On Discord So You Can Share Music With Gaming Buddies

Spotify is coming to Discord. Users on the gaming-focused messaging and community platform will now be able to share what they’re listening to and do a bunch of other cool stuff as well.

Internet February 4, 2018

Facebook Posts Solid Q4, But People Are Using It Less — That’s Okay, Says Mark Zuckerberg

Collectively, Facebook users spent 50 million hours less on the site than the previous quarter. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that’s a good thing.

Internet February 1, 2018

Facebook Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Ads, Including Bitcoin And ICOs

Cryptocurrency companies will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook. The company has just banned all ads pertaining to bitcoin, ICOs, and others, though the move isn’t permanent.

Internet January 31, 2018

Facebook Under Fire To Shutter Messenger Kids App: Child Experts Send Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

More than 100 child experts sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pleading against Messenger Kids. The letter highlighted how the app could have a negative impact and make it even harder to raise kids in the digital age.

Internet January 30, 2018

Nope, The US Government Isn’t Building A Centralized 5G Network: Here’s Why

Contrary to what’s been previously reported, the Trump administration is not planning to build a centralized 5G network to avoid Chinese interference. Simply put, it’s not going to be possible.

Internet January 30, 2018

Facebook News Feed To Feature More Local News: Is This A Good Idea?

The Facebook News Feed will start to show more local news stories instead of content by national media outlets. The move, according to the social network's COE Mark Zuckerberg, will look to distance users from politicized and divisive articles.

Internet January 30, 2018

Trump Administration Wants Government Control Over Centralized Nationwide 5G Network To Protect US Against China

According to an Axios report, the Trump administration is planning to build a government-controlled, centralized, nationwide 5G network within the next three years. The proposal, meant to protect the United States from China, is already receiving backlash.

Internet January 30, 2018

Facebook Takes A Page From Twitch's Playbook, Lets Users Tip Their Favorite Game Streamers

Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.

Internet January 27, 2018

Burger King Explains Net Neutrality To Customers Using Burgers

Burger King made customers wait to warn of the dangers of net neutrality. Using 'fast lanes' and 'slow lanes' the fast food chain fooled customers into thinking they would have to pay more for faster burgers.

Internet January 26, 2018

Montana Governor Signs Order To Protect Net Neutrality

After the FCC repealed net neutrality in December, people were unsure how governments around the country would react. Now Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order protecting net neutrality in the state.

Internet January 26, 2018

Twitter COO Anthony Noto Leaves Company To Be CEO Of SoFi

Top Twitter executive Anthony Noto, who is the company's COO, has resigned from the social media network. Noto is leaving to join California-based startup SoFi.

Internet January 25, 2018

T-Mobile Reigns Supreme Yet Again, According To OpenSignal’s Mobile Speed Tests

T-Mobile was just crowned the winner of OpenSignal's annual survey for mobile networks. The 2018 State of Mobile Networks report shows that the carrier won in five out of six categories.

Internet January 23, 2018

Rupert Murdoch Wants Google And Facebook To Pay Carriage Fees For News

The News Corp owner wants the tech firms who helped spread fake news the last few years to start paying carriage fees. The fees are the same that cable providers pay television channels to carry them.

Internet January 24, 2018

Reddit Adds Second Layer Of Security With Two-Factor Authentication

After thorough beta testing with Reddit users, moderators, and third-party app developers the company has brought a new security feature. Users will be able to keep their account safer with two-factor authentication.

Internet January 27, 2018

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