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AT&T And Verizon Pull Ads Off YouTube Over Videos Promoting Terrorism And Hate

AT&T and Verizon have decided to remove their ads from YouTube over videos promoting hateful speech and terrorism. Google pledged to give advertisers more control over ad placement, but apparently it didn't move fast enough.

Internet March 23, 2017

Hush, Mind-Blown, Broccoli: All These And More As New Emojis Gets Revealed

Unicode has unveiled Emoji 5.0, a list of potential emojis. The new emojis will launch sometime mid-2017.

Internet March 23, 2017

Google Introduces New Advertising Safeguards, Pledges To Pull Ads From Racist, Sexist, And Offensive Videos, Sites

With Google facing mounting uproar from brands over their ads’ presence on offensive videos, the web company has now introduced stricter policies that’ll more efficiently pull ads from offensive videos. No set date, however, has been offered for full implementation.

Internet March 22, 2017

Reddit To Get Profile Pages Soon: Doomed To Become A Facebook, Twitter Clone?

Reddit is changing in a big but familiar way with the new profile pages, making it reminiscent of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Internet March 22, 2017

New Li-Fi Type Reportedly 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi, Never Overloaded

In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.

Internet March 24, 2017

Kickass Torrents Still Kickin' Despite Torrent Sites' Woes: 'Happy Torrents Day' Coming This Month

Kickass Torrents survived its shutdown last year and is still among the most resilient torrent sites. The team is ready to celebrate again and is now gearing up for the sixth annual 'Happy Torrents Day,' set for later this month.

Internet March 20, 2017

Netflix Originals Could Be Optimized For Small Screens With Mobile-Specific Cuts

Netflix plans to explore the possibility of having mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and TV shows. This move could allow for a better experience in watching Netflix on mobile, even on smaller screens like smartphones.

Internet March 17, 2017

German Minister Seeks Fines On Social Media Sites That Fail To Wipe Out Hate Speech

A justice minister in Germany proposes a bill that could possibly fine social networks as high as $53 million if they will not take action on illegal hate messages made through their platforms.

Internet March 17, 2017

New Gmail Phishing Scam Making Rounds: Don't Fall For This Attachment

A Gmail phishing scam has been tricking users into giving up their credentials, using an attachment as bait. Here's what this scam entails and how to avoid it.

Internet March 16, 2017

Twitter Accounts Hacked Over Turkey Dealings, Pushing 'Nazi Germany' And 'Nazi Holland' (Netherlands) Messages

Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked on March 15, posting rogue tweets with the hashtags #NaziHollanda and #NaziAlmanya. The tweets come as Turkey's relations with the Netherlands and Germany keep deteriorating after Turkish President Erdogan accused both countries of Nazi practices.

Internet March 15, 2017

New York City Upset With Verizon, Sues The Carrier: Here's Why

New York City officials filed a lawsuit against Verizon claiming that the company failed to fulfill the terms of an agreement signed with the city nine years ago. Company officials, however, denied these charges made against them.

Internet March 14, 2017

Facebook Updates Policy To Ban Devs From Using Data For Surveillance

Facebook has updated its platform policy to ban developers from accessing its data for surveillance purposes, which is a result of working with the ACLU for the past several months.

Internet March 13, 2017

Forksy Is The Chatbot That Understands Natural Language To Easily Track Users Food In Conversations

Users can easily count calories using this bot called Forksy, which allows users to text exactly what they ate to make logging simpler than ever.

Internet March 13, 2017

T-Mobile Ups Unlimited Data Plan Cap: Throttling Only After 30 GB Per Month

T-Mobile has quietly increased the cap on its unlimited data plan, adding 2 GB of extra leeway. Customers can now use 30 GB of high-speed data per month before being throttled.

Internet March 13, 2017

World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee: To Save The Web, These Three Things Must Be Changed

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has outlined three primary trends that threaten his original vision of an open web. He has also suggested ways in which to combat them.

Internet March 12, 2017

A Whopping 48 Million Twitter Accounts Are Actually Just Bots, Study Says

A new research has found that about 48 million Twitter users are actually not humans but are indeed bots. However, not all bots are useless and spam-generating.

Internet March 12, 2017

Hulu Adds A&E, History, Lifetime To Live TV Streaming Service Lineup, No Sign Of Viacom

Hulu’s live TV streaming service, launching later this spring, has added six more channels to its lineup, expanding its selection with A&E Networks family of six channels. Viacom, however, is absent from any potential Hulu deal.

Internet March 11, 2017

The Pirate Bay, Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, ExtraTorrent Warning Notice Program Failing, New Report Indicates

A new warning program for users of file-sharing websites such as The Pirate Bay, Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, and ExtraTorrent appears to be failing so far. A new study indicates many warnings are erroneous and the program will be ineffective.

Internet March 11, 2017

Facebook Messenger Day Launches Globally As Snapchat Stories Clone, But With Tricks Of Its Own

Facebook has officially launched Messenger Day worldwide. Rolling out now on Android and iOS, it's very similar to Snapchat Stories, but it also brings its own tricks to the game so here's what you need to know.

Internet March 9, 2017

AT&T Customers Unable To Call 911: Here's What Happened (Service Restored Now)

AT&T users in more than 14 states nationwide were unable to call 911 on Wednesday, March 8. The carrier says it has solved the issue and restored the service, but people are still wondering what happened.

Internet March 9, 2017

FCC: US Senate Introduces New Resolution That Could Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data

Republican senators have just introduced legislation that would backpedal privacy rules for internet service providers. It will allow them to sell browsing history of their subscribers for advertising.

Internet March 9, 2017

Harvard Taps Mark Zuckerberg To Deliver 2017 Commencement Speech

Harvard has confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg is set to address the university's 2017 commencement. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard some years ago to focus on Facebook.

Internet March 7, 2017

BBC Reports Child Abuse To Facebook But Hits A Twist: Facebook Cries Foul And Calls The Cops On BBC

BBC reported some sexualized child images to Facebook and set up an interview regarding the social network's content moderation practices. In an unexpected twist, Facebook reported BBC to authorities and canceled the interview.

Internet March 7, 2017

Verizon Announces First Fios Prepaid Plan With Internet And TV Bundle For $100

Verizon is now offering a month-to-month plan for its Fios services that features no annual contract an no deposit, with an Internet and TV bundle for about $100.

Internet March 7, 2017

Samsung Internet Browser Hits Google Play Store, Works On Android Devices

Samsung launched the beta update for its Internet Browser, and the app is currently available in the Google Play Store. The browser will run on Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus devices that support Android 5.0 and above.

Internet March 7, 2017

Is Obama Planning A Coup? No, Google Home Was Just Spreading Fake News

Google Home seems to have been up to no good, spreading fake news over the weekend. When asked whether or not former President Barack Obama is planning a coup, it said he might be planning one.

Internet March 6, 2017

With Facebook Messenger Reactions In Testing, Could A Dislike Button Finally Make It To Facebook As Well?

Facebook has reportedly started testing reactions for Messenger, including a Dislike button. Is this a stepping stone toward getting a Dislike button on Facebook, or will it further separate Messenger as a stand-alone service?

Internet March 6, 2017

Facebook Rolls Out 'Disputed' Tag For Fake News On Social Network: How Does It Work?

Facebook has rolled out a new flagging system that will mark fake news as 'disputed' articles. Is the new tool the solution to fake news, or does it fall short on eliminating the issue within the social network?

Internet March 6, 2017

AT&T Stream Saver Rolls Out, Throttling Video Quality By Default: Here's How To Disable It

AT&T has officially started rolling out the Stream Saver feature announced back in November, throttling video quality to 480p. The feature kicks in by default, but at least it's easy to disable it.

Internet March 4, 2017

Facebook Adds City Guides Feature To Its App To Help Travelers Plan Vacations

Facebook began rolling out a new feature called City Guides that gives users suggestions on places that are popular in that city.

Internet March 3, 2017

Mike Pence Hacked: VP's Old Private Email Used For Official Duty As Indiana Governor Breached

In 2016, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Hillary Clinton’s error in using a private server for confidential information. But then he is also guilty of the same oversight.

Internet March 3, 2017

Amazon Web Services Outage Explained: A Typo Took Down A Huge Part Of The Internet

Amazon Web Services recently suffered a four-hour outage that took down thousands of websites in the United States. According to Amazon, the incident was caused by human error, in the form of an incorrectly entered command.

Internet March 3, 2017

The Pirate Bay Blocked By ISP: Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, ExtraTorrent, And Others To Follow?

The Pirate Bay has been officially blocked by an ISP after a court held for an entertainment industry consortium in Sweden. The ISP, however has vowed to fight rulings against similar sites such as Rarbg, Kickass Torrents, 1337X, Torrentz2, and ExtraTorrent.

Internet March 4, 2017

The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Breaks One Day YouTube Viewing Record [Video]

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s new collaboration ‘Something Just Like This’ has broken the record for most views of a lyric video on YouTube in one day. The song racked up over 9 million views, surpassing previous record holder Justin Bieber.

Internet March 4, 2017

Facebook Bolsters Suicide Prevention Efforts With New Tools Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.

Internet March 1, 2017

Amazon Web Services Cloud Glitch: Outage Breaks Part Of The Internet, But It's Fine Now

The Amazon Web Services suffered a lengthy outage on Tuesday, Feb. 28, causing major disruption for a slew of sites and online services. The outage affected the operations of numerous companies that rely on Amazon's cloud services, but everything's back to normal now.

Internet March 1, 2017

FCC Chair Calls Net Neutrality ‘A Mistake,’ Commits To Lighter Style Of Regulation Moving Forward

FCC Chair Ajit Pai has made comments about net neutrality rules that might have suggested such a concept will be over soon. Pai has announced that the commission will uphold a 'light-touch' regulation.

Internet March 1, 2017

YouTube Takes On Netflix, Hulu, And Other Streaming Services: Launches On-Demand Service For $35 A Month

YouTube has officially announced plans to launch YouTube TV, its own $35-a-month video-on-demand service. It’ll launch on major U.S. markets in the coming months, with plans to expand to more cities across the country.

Internet March 1, 2017

NOPE Is The Chrome Extension For Ignoring Annoying Coworkers

Those looking to increase their productivity at work and ignore distracting coworkers need to check out the NOPE button browser extension for Chrome.

Internet February 28, 2017

James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Dream Guests: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, U2, Barbra Streisand, And More

James Corden has revealed his ultimate ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest wish list. Among his dream rides are Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, U2, and Barbra Streisand.

Internet February 28, 2017

Comcast Integrates YouTube Into Xfinity X1 Set-Top Box: Why It's Better Than Having YouTube As A Stand-Alone App

Comcast and Google teamed up for a neat YouTube integration on the Xfinity X1 set-top box, and not just as a stand-alone app. Starting later this year, YouTube content will be more easily accessible, including via the X1 voice remote, and will integrate similarly to Netflix.

Internet February 27, 2017

The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Under Fire From Deadmau5 And Others

The Chainsmokers’ new collaboration with Coldplay entitled ‘Something Just Like This’ is under fire from critics and fellow EDM artists. The song is being criticized as a simplistically produced rehash of the duo’s 2016 hit song ‘Roses.’

Internet February 27, 2017

Legendary Torrent Website Mininova Shutting Down For Good

File-sharing site Mininova has announced its imminent shutdown by early April of this year. The legendary site was once the largest BitTorrent site on the web.

Internet February 27, 2017

FCC Chair's Policy Reversals Reveal Trump's 'Other War' Against Media [Analysis]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai backs up President Donald Trump's battle against the media by sacrificing consumer protection in favor of big telecommunications companies.

Internet February 26, 2017

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