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Opera Reborn: Latest Browser Version Features Messaging Sidebar With WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, And Telegram Built In

Opera released the latest version of its browser and the main highlight is improved communication. The new Opera Reborn has a new messaging sidebar build right into the interface, offering quick access to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

Internet May 10, 2017

Is Facebook Doing Enough To Remove Hate Speech? Austrian Court Thinks Not, But This Ruling Should Change Things

An Austrian court just ordered Facebook to take down all posts deemed as hate speech, as well as all verbatim reposts. The ruling extends beyond Austrian borders, as it forces Facebook to remove hateful content worldwide.

Internet May 9, 2017

Users Around Pacific Rim Report #FacebookDown On Twitter: Is Godzilla To Blame?

Facebook briefly suffered from a wide global outage, pushing users to log in to their Twitter accounts to vent out their frustrations. Most reports of #FacebookDown came from the West Coast of the United States, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Internet May 8, 2017

FCC Claims Website Crash Caused By DDoS Attacks, Not John Oliver's Call For Net Neutrality's Last Stand

Comedian and TV show host invited viewers to take their last stand in protecting net neutrality. The public comment system of the FCC website crashed afterward, with the FCC insisting that the incident was caused by multiple DDoS attacks.

Internet May 9, 2017

Facebook Rumored To Debut Original TV Programming Next Month: A-List Celebrities Reportedly Attached

Facebook will reportedly debut its slate of original content by mid-June. There will be two main types of content, and A-list celebrities are reportedly attached to star on some of the shows.

Internet May 7, 2017

YouTube Signs Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest, And More In Multi-Million Dollar Push For Original Content

YouTube made an interesting pitch at the Newfront conference in New York, pledging to pour millions of dollars into premium original content. The company already teamed up with high-profile celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest, and more.

Internet May 6, 2017

Facebook Comments Get Reactions, But Do They Improve Or Kill Communication?

Facebook has started rolling out reactions for comments on both the desktop and mobile versions of the site. Will this move improve communication or hinder it?

Internet May 5, 2017

Facebook Wants To Save You From Violent Posts, Hires 3,000 More People To Fight Against Them

Facebook doesn’t want inappropriate videos on its site, so it’s hiring 3,000 more people to get rid of them quickly. Facebook also wants to work with law enforcement to respond to those who might be in need of help.

Internet May 4, 2017

Whenever WhatsApp Goes Down, The Internet Goes Crazy: Here Are The Reactions This Time Around

WhatsApp went down again, and to no one's surprise, the internet went crazy over it. Here are the reactions some of the users had because of the short outage.

Internet May 4, 2017

Hulu Live TV Streaming Service Offers Dozens Of Channels At Just $40, Available Now On Android And iOS

Hulu finally launched its live TV service in beta, offering more than 50 channels at just $40. Called Hulu with Live TV, the new app is now available for Android and iOS, so here's what you get.

Internet May 3, 2017

Facebook Messenger's Instant Games Now Available Worldwide: Here's How To Play

First introduced in November, Facebook Instant Games is now rolling out for everyone’s enjoyment. Here is a quick guide to enjoy casual games such as ‘Words With Friends’ and ‘Everwing.’

Internet May 3, 2017

T-Mobile Aims To Launch 5G Network Across The US By 2020, Emphasizes It's Not Fake 5G

T-Mobile has now launched a counterattack against AT&T’s 5G Evolution network, announcing plans to build a 'true' 5G network. If it delivers on its word, T-Mobile might roll out the network as soon as 2020.

Internet May 3, 2017

Facebook Refutes Gender Bias Claim Made By Former Engineer, Says Analysis Was Based On An 'Incomplete Data Set'

Facebook is facing questions over its workplace diversity efforts. Two studies have now given light to Facebook’s purported gender bias, which claim female engineers are less likely to have their code accepted than the male engineers.

Internet May 4, 2017

YouTube's New Material Design Look And Dark Mode Now Open To Everyone

YouTube is letting everyone try the site’s new material design refresh, which includes a dark mode. But you might want to hurry up if you wish to try it.

Internet May 2, 2017

Facebook Denies Targeting Emotionally Insecure And Vulnerable Kids, But Admits To The Research

A recent report sparked serious questions regarding Facebook's ethics, revealing research to target emotionally vulnerable users. Facebook now admits to the research, but says it never targeted users based on their emotional state.

Internet May 2, 2017

Wikipedia Blocked In Turkey: Government Claims Website Is Running A 'Smear Campaign' Against The Country

The government of Turkey has blocked access to all language versions of Wikipedia after alleging that the online encyclopedia is running a 'smear campaign' against the country. Turkey is now the second country to ban Wikipedia, after China.

Internet April 30, 2017

Facebook Acknowledges Propaganda Is Spreading On Its Platform, Outlines Plan To Stop It

Fake news and propaganda have been plaguing the internet, especially Facebook. But the biggest social media company is actively working to put an end to these so-called 'information operations.'

Internet April 28, 2017

AT&T Rolls Out Fake 5G Network, And Only Samsung Galaxy S8 Owners Can Use It

AT&T has announced that its 5G Evolution network technology is rolling out to more cities later this year, poised to deliver twice the speed of existing 4G LTE networks. However, its new network might not even be true 5G.

Internet April 25, 2017

Wikipedia Cofounder Jimmy Wales Launching Wikitribune, A Crowdfounded Online Newspaper To Fight Fake News

Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales has come up with another ambitious project, this time dedicated to quality news stories. The new Wikitribune online publication is seeking funds to support evidence-based journalism and fight fake news.

Internet April 26, 2017

FTC Warns Instagram Celebrities About Paid Ads: People Should Know Sponsored Posts Are Sponsored

If you're having trouble figuring out which Instagram celebrity posts are sponsored, things might get easier soon. The FTC sent reminders to marketers and influencers, prompting them to label their sponsored posts more clearly.

Internet April 20, 2017

Can You Type With Your Brain And Hear With Your Skin? Facebook Says These Are Possible

Facebook is working on a technology that will let people type with their brain by tapping into brain signals. It is also researching for a way to allow people to hear with their skin.

Internet April 20, 2017

Facebook Favoring User Engagement Over App Installs: New Metrics To Gauge Success

Facebook has been driving billions of app installs, but is that enough? It's not, and that's why the company wants to focus more on user engagement rather than app installs - quality over quantity, if you may.

Internet April 18, 2017

F8 2017: What To Expect At Facebook’s Developer Conference

Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference will be held on April 18 in San Jose, California. Expect a myriad of developments from AR to VR tand from false news to Messenger.

Internet April 18, 2017

Facebook Admits Need To Do Better After 'Facebook Killer' Incident, Disputes Criticisms

Facebook has released a new statement regarding the man now known as the Facebook Killer and the videos that he uploaded to the social network. Facebook admitted its shortcomings, but also disputed criticisms on how it handled the situation.

Internet April 18, 2017

Netflix Set To Hit 100 Million Subscribers This Weekend, But Here's The Big Question

Netflix is projected to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend, signaling a resounding success for the video streaming model. But will subscription prices also rise?

Internet April 18, 2017

Robert Taylor, Computer And Internet Pioneer, Passes Away At 85

Robert Taylor passed away at the age of 85 due to health problems. He is considered to be a pioneer of modern-day computing and communications.

Internet April 17, 2017

Murder In Cleveland Streamed Via Facebook Live: Facebook Calls It ‘Horrific’

Police are still hunting down a man who murdered a civilian on the street and published it on Facebook. The murderer had made broadcasts claiming that he killed up to 15 people as part of a slaughter.

Internet April 17, 2017

YouTube Dark Mode: Here's How To Activate The Hidden Feature To Save Your Eyes

YouTube has a hidden dark mode that can help reduce eye strain when visiting the online streaming service at night. Here are the steps on how users can activate YouTube dark mode.

Internet April 15, 2017

Facebook Cracks Down On Spam With Improved Tools Against Fake Accounts, But It's An Ongoing Struggle

Facebook has announced new changes to clean up its network and crack down on fake accounts. The company already killed 30,000 spam profiles in France ahead of the elections, but it's a never-ending struggle.

Internet April 16, 2017

Latest Google Chrome Update Finally Fixes One Of The Most Frustrating Issues

Google added one awesome feature with the latest Chrome 56, fixing one of the browser's most annoying issues. Say hello to scroll anchoring and buh-bye to frustrating page jumps and accidental clicks.

Internet April 12, 2017

FCC Chair Aims For Quick Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules: Is It Time To Review Our Internet Usage?

FCC is reportedly aiming for an April repeal of net neutrality rules as ISPs ease the worries about privacy breaches. Is it time to review the way we use the internet?

Internet April 9, 2017

Facebook Strengthens Efforts To Combat False News By Teaching Users How To Spot It

Facebook announces a new educational tool teaching users how to spot false news and help stop the spread of misinformation. Here are 10 tips from the popular social media platform.

Internet April 7, 2017

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself As A Result Of A Social Media Prank, A Dark Mark On Potential Dangers Of Social Media

An investigation is now underway after a social media prank that resulted in the suicide and death of an 11-year-old boy. Tysen Benz’s death leaves a dark mark on social media companies' suicide prevention efforts.

Internet April 9, 2017

Comcast Prepares Wireless Phone Service: Unlimited Plans To Cost $45 Or $65, Exclusive To Comcast Subscribers

Comcast has just unveiled Xfinity Mobile, it’s official entry into the competitive wireless phone service market. Its unlimited data plans, while not too bad, have a few caveats.

Internet April 6, 2017

Expanded YouTube Partner Program Holds Off On Revenue-Making Ads Until 10,000 Views

YouTube is holding off money-making advertisements on videos until the 10,000 views mark is reached. The company is continuously working on ways to protect creators and advertisers.

Internet April 7, 2017

US Government Wants To Know Who's Behind Anti-Trump Twitter Account: Twitter Fires Back With Lawsuit

The Department of Homeland Security demanded to know the identities of the people behind the ALT_USCIS, a Twitter account that has criticized Trump's immigration policies. Twitter refused and then fired back with a lawsuit.

Internet April 6, 2017

Google Home: Next-Gen Smart Speaker May Also Work As Wi-Fi Extender

The next-gen Google Home smart speaker could come with a Wi-Fi router and mesh networking ability. Google may add these features in a bid to outsell Amazon's Echo, which has dominated the market till now.

Internet April 6, 2017

AT&T Will Throw In Free HBO If You Sign Up For Its Unlimited Plus Plan

AT&T is giving its customers a sweet deal. Beginning April 6, those who’ll sign up for its Unlimited Plus plan will get free HBO access.

Internet April 6, 2017

YouTube TV Goes Live: How To Sign Up And What You Need To Know Before You Do

YouTube TV is now live, and here's how to sign up for the streaming service. However, before you do, you might want to read up on a few caveats.

Internet April 6, 2017

Facebook Battles Revenge Porn With New Tools To Prevent Spreading: Here's How It Works

Revenge porn is one of the nastiest plagues of the mobile era, but companies are taking steps to counter it. Facebook just announced new tools to curb the spread of revenge porn, so here's what you need to know.

Internet April 5, 2017

Amazon Cash Lets You Shop Online Without A Debit Or Credit Card, Just Paper Money: Here's How

Thanks to Amazon Cash, you can now shop online without a debit or credit card, and all you need is paper money. Here's how and everything you need to know.

Internet April 4, 2017

Verizon Takes An 'Oath' For Yahoo-AOL Merger, Internet Explodes With Funny Comments

The whole internet was shaken when Verizon announced its acquisition of Yahoo. Now the internet universe is once more in frenzy, and this time, it's over the merged Yahoo and AOL divisions' name Oath.

Internet April 5, 2017

Netflix Offline Viewing Now Available On Windows 10: Download Your Shows On PC

Netflix offline viewing landed earlier this year for iOS and Android, and now it's expanding its reach. Users can now download their favorite Netflix movies and TV shows on Windows 10 PCs as well.

Internet April 4, 2017

Rakuten Teams Up With Blackstorm Labs To Launch HTML5 Games Platform RGames

U.S. company Blackstorm Labs is weaving its HTML5 magic together with Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten. The two have launched a social gaming platform called RGames.

Internet April 4, 2017

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