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China's 'Great Firewall' Starts Blocking WhatsApp Messages, Censors Facebook's Only Working Product In The Country

China appears to have tightened its internet crackdown, and the latest victim is WhatsApp. Several users have experienced disruptions with the app recently, with speculation suggesting that it will be blocked in the country eventually.

Internet July 19, 2017

Netflix's High Subscriber Numbers Has Sent Its Stock Soaring

Netflix has released its new subscriber numbers and things are looking good for the world's most popular streaming service. The streaming service's stock has risen by 18 percent.

Internet July 18, 2017

AT&T's DirecTV Now Gets Cloud DVR Support And More, While 4K HDR Streaming Set For 2018

AT&T has announced plans to unveil a next-generation video platform this fall, which launches for DirecTV Now customers first as part of a beta test. Cloud DVR, a revamped interface, and 4K HDR will be included as new features.

Internet July 14, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality And Why Should You Care?

The internet, as we know it, is in trouble. If we lose the fight for net neutrality then we lose the fight for an open and free internet.

Internet July 12, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Millions of people in America don't have access to high-speed broadband internet, but Microsoft wants to change that. The company wants to tap unused television channels to connect millions of Americans in rural areas.

Internet July 11, 2017

Twitter Wants You To Steer Clear Of Trolls, Launches Feature That Lets You Mute Strangers

Twitter just rolled out new options that will enable users to mute notifications from certain accounts. By accessing the Advanced Filters settings, users can now choose to avoid receiving notifications from trolls and users who spew abusive content.

Internet July 11, 2017

Internet Reacts To Jayden K Smith, The Facebook Hacker Hoax

You've probably seen a warning message that says you shouldn't accept a friend request from Jayden K Smith, the Facebook hacker. In short, it's a hoax, but on the bright side, it spurred a ton of jokes on the internet.

Internet July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Shopping Tips: How To Get The Best Deals

Excited for the Amazon Prime Day 2017? You're not alone, and that means you'll have a ton of other customers to compete with. On that note, here's how to get the best deals during the big sale.

Internet July 8, 2017

Instagram Bug Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

Many Instagram users have been locked out of the platform, and their accounts seem deleted or disabled both to them and to others. Instagram says it's a bug and it's working to fix it as soon as possible.

Internet July 7, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Brings Exclusive Alexa Voice Deals With A 2-Hour Head Start

Amazon has officially announced that it's bringing back Alexa voice deals for this year's Prime Day, offering additional perks. The sale will start two hours early for Alexa voice shoppers.

Internet July 5, 2017

Facebook Tracking Lawsuit Judge Says Keeping Online Activity Private Is Users' Responsibility

A U.S. Federal judge just dismissed an internet privacy lawsuit against Facebook, stating that the plaintiffs should have been responsible for their privacy. It remains uncertain how this impacts the site’s other users.

Internet July 4, 2017

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm: What This Means For Publishers And Ordinary Users

Facebook has made changes to its news feed algorithm to improve what users see. Now, users who spam their feeds with more than 50 posts a day will have lesser distribution and reach for the links they share.

Internet July 1, 2017

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: Prime Day Is July 11 And Will Offer New Deals Every 5 Minutes

Amazon has announced the start date for its third annual Prime Day. This year, the retail giant will offer Prime members more deals than ever.

Internet June 30, 2017

Facebook Explains How It Defines Hate Speech And Why So Much Is Able To Slip Through The Cracks

Facebook has released a post explaining its policy on hate speech including how so much goes unnoticed. How does Facebook hope to improve in the future?

Internet June 29, 2017

Facebook Hits Two Billion Monthly Users

Facebook has announced a new milestone with two billion monthly users. This makes Facebook the largest of all social networking sites.

Internet June 27, 2017

Here's How To Remove Your Private Medical Records From Google Search Results - And Why You Should

Did you happen to see your private medical records turn up on Google Search? If you did, then you can have it removed by asking Google to take them down.

Internet June 24, 2017

ESA Pushes For Satellite-Based 5G Internet, Inks Deal With 16 Space Companies To Make It A Reality

The European Space Agency (ESA) champions satellite-based 5G internet and has signed a deal with European space companies to make it happen. Find out the potential gains and challenges with this technology for internet connectivity.

Internet June 23, 2017

Here's Why Facebook's New Mission Is To 'Bring The World Closer Together'

Facebook has renewed its mission statement to reflect the importance of bringing the world closer together and helping them make progress as a community. Its new mission builds upon its previous goal of making the site more open and connected.

Internet June 23, 2017

Facebook Profile Picture Guard And Other Tools Aim To Protect Women In India

Facebook has kicked off a new pilot program in India to give users more control over who can access and use their profile photo. With guarded photos, the social network aims to prevent misuse.

Internet June 22, 2017

Firefox Brings Its Private Web Browser To Android Devices

Privacy advocates have a new option on Android devices. Mozilla has brought its Firefox Focus browser to Android devices.

Internet June 20, 2017

Amazon Prime Wardrobe Lets You Try Before You Buy, Pay Only For What You Keep [Video]

Amazon has announced a new service called Prime Wardrobe, which will let users try on clothes, shoes and accessories and return them for free, paying only for what they keep. Here's all you need to know.

Internet June 20, 2017

Looking For A Job? Google Has Your Back [Video]

Lookign for a job can be challenging, but Google wants to help. The company is ready to roll out a job search feature as part of its Google for Jobs initiative, aiming to help Americans find jobs easier.

Internet June 20, 2017

Verizon Is The Fastest Mobile Network In The US

According to an in-depth study by PCMag, Verizon is the fastest U.S. network, but not exactly by a mile. The results come as all major carriers fight to be on top, especially with the promise of 5G inching closer.

Internet June 20, 2017

How YouTube Plans To Counter Extremist Videos: Bury Them

Google has announced new measures to counter extremist videos on YouTube. Under the new policy, offensive videos that don't really violate specific guidelines will just get buried, and no ads will appear alongside them.

Internet June 19, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Twitter To Decide What He Should Do With His Money

Aside from Amazon, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos wants more ways to contribute to society. As a result, he's asking Twitter for philanthropic ideas.

Internet June 15, 2017

Netflix Backtracks, Now Back In The Fight To Save Net Neutrality

Netflix was thought to have given up on the fight to save net neutrality, as CEO Reed Hastings said that winning the battle is impossible under a Trump presidency. The streaming service has now backtracked and returned to the fray.

Internet June 15, 2017

Facebook Unveils Its Plan For Fighting Terrorism: Here Are Ways AI Can Help

Facebook has unveiled its policy regarding pro-terrorist content, including ways in which artificial intelligence can be used to fight terrorism. Here is Facebook's plan for keeping its platforms free of hateful propaganda.

Internet June 16, 2017

Thanks To Free Streaming, Spotify Hits 140 Million Listeners, But How Does This Affect Artists

Spotify's user base has grown to surpass 140 million making it the most popular music streaming service on the market. However, Spotify's success may be having a negative impact on musicians and artists.

Internet June 15, 2017

Facebook Is Teaching AI Chat Bots How To Negotiate With Real Humans

Facebook has announced a new kind of bot that can negotiate and even bluff just to get the best possible outcome in a deal with the help of artificial intelligence. Those bots could soon help users conduct complex business negotiations.

Internet June 15, 2017

Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick Emailed 'Sex Rules' To Miami Employees In 2013

The success Uber enjoyed in its early days are quickly being swept aside for a pile of legal and public relations problems. The latest comes thanks to its CEO, Travis Kalanick, and his 2013 email on 'sex rules' to Miami employees.

Internet June 9, 2017

Amazon Drive Gets 1 TB Limit: How Does It Compare With Other Cloud Storage Options Now?

With Amazon officially gutting its unlimited free storage plan on Amazon Drive, it’s possible users are now looking for other alternatives. Here are some of the best cloud storage solutions, including their pricing details.

Internet June 9, 2017

Amazon Will No Longer Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage For Amazon Drive

Amazon has been one of the only companies to offer unlimited cloud storage, making it one of the most appealing storage plans available. It seems that won't be the case going forward as Amazon is ending unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Drive.

Internet June 8, 2017

AT&T's DirecTV Now To Support Only Chrome: Mac Users Can't Use Safari To Stream Soon

AT&T’s DirecTV Now service will soon be exclusive to Chrome for those streaming via their desktops. Users have until have the end of June to switch browsers.

Internet June 8, 2017

Netflix Stops Fight Against Net Neutrality, Suggests Battle Can't Be Won

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings appears to be pulling out of the battle to keep net neutrality, especially since his company can survive through it. Though honest, his attitude toward the contentious issue might spur other companies to think the same.

Internet June 5, 2017

Facebook To Become A 'Hostile Environment' To Terrorists After London Attack

Facebook has pledged to become a hostile environment for terrorists, in light of the recent London Bridge attacks. The social media site, however, has a lot of room for improvement in terms of widespread hate propaganda, fake news, and more.

Internet June 5, 2017

Plex Launches Live TV For Cable Cutters

With new options to stream live TV, more people are looking to cut their cable cords. Plex is the latest to throw its hat into the ring with Plex Live TV.

Internet June 1, 2017

Reddit Teams Up With Foursquare To Add Location Tags: Don't Worry, It's Optional

Reddit and Foursquare have signed a deal to bring location tags to Reddit posts. The feature is rolling out to the Reddit mobile apps, and it's completely optional, so those who prefer to post anonymously can continue to do so.

Internet May 31, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To 'Create A World Where Everyone Has A Sense Of Purpose'

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s speech for this year’s Harvard University graduates, he urged them to create a world where everyone has a purpose. Here are three ways that can be achieved, according to him.

Internet May 26, 2017

Comcast Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Pro-Net Neutrality Group Over Website Name

The net neutrality debate has led to some contentious battles in the last few years. The latest sees Comcast taking on an internet advocacy group because of its website's domain name, which Comcast says is similar to its trademark.

Internet May 24, 2017

Google Will Track Your Offline Shopping Sprees To Help Advertisers

Google wants to bridge the gap between digital and physical worlds by tracking people's offline shopping sprees as well. The company will pair online ad clicks with physical retail store purchases to give advertisers better insight.

Internet May 24, 2017

How Facebook Moderates Graphic Content Revealed Via Leaked Guidelines

Documents detailing Facebook’s rules for moderation have just been published, providing an in-depth look at the site’s guidelines prohibiting certain content, particularly with the expression graphical violence. The rules, however, might be too complex for some moderators to handle.

Internet May 21, 2017

Vine Users, Beware: Archive Bug May Have Exposed Your Phone Number And Email Address, Twitter Warns

Twitter shut down Vine last year, but it still kept an archive of all Vines. An archive bug has now compromised some phone numbers and email addresses, Twitter warns.

Internet May 20, 2017

Instagram Deemed Worst Social Media Platform For Young Users' Mental Health, YouTube Ranked Most Positive: Study

A new study highlights the dangers of social media and the negative impact it can have on young users. Among the popular social media apps, Instagram and Snapchat are the worst for youngsters' mental health, while YouTube is the most positive one.

Internet May 19, 2017

FCC Votes To Kill Net Neutrality: Here's How It Could Affect You And What You Can Do About It

The FCC has voted to move forward with chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to weaken the rules regarding net neutrality. Here's how that could affect you and how you can make your voice heard.

Internet May 18, 2017

Happy Mother's Day: Celebrate With Facebook Flower Reactions, Personalized Cards, Masks, Frames And More

Facebook gears up for Mother's Day and prepared a number of treats. Celebrate with 'thankful' flower reactions, special Mother's Day-themed frames and masks, stickers for Instagram Stories, or personalized cards.

Internet May 14, 2017

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