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YouTube Launches New Tool To Help Pull Down Re-Uploaded Videos

YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.

Internet July 13, 2018

YouTube Is Funneling $25 Million To Fight Its Fake News Problem: Here’s How It’ll Do It

YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.

Internet July 11, 2018

Browser Extension Secretly Stole Chrome And Firefox Users' Entire Browsing History

The Stylish browser extension has apparently been secretly recording users' browser history since January 2017, when it changed owners. Chrome, Firefox, and Opera have now pulled the extension.

Internet July 6, 2018

Netflix Might Unveil An Expensive New ‘Ultra’ Plan: Here’s Why You Should Be Worried

Netflix might soon introduce a new plan called Ultra that’ll essentially be the same as its Premium tier but way pricier. In fact, it’s $6 more expensive.

Internet July 4, 2018

AT&T DirecTV Now Getting $5 Price Hike On All Plans This Month

AT&T's DirecTV Now live streaming TV service starts at $35 per month, but not for long. On Aug. 1 at the latest, all DirecTV tiers will get a $5 price increase.

Internet July 3, 2018

AT&T WatchTV Goes Live At Aggressive $15/ Month, Or As Free Add-On For Select Users

AT&T's recently announced WatchTV live-streaming service is now available, undercutting even Philo and Sling TV in terms of pricing. The service comes as a free add-on for select customers, or at $15 per month otherwise.

Internet June 30, 2018

Facebook Shuts Down Solar-Powered Internet Drone Project: So What Happens Now?

An official blog post made by Facebook confirmed the end of its solar-powered drone development. The company revealed that it will continue all research alongside experienced aerospace companies such as Airbus instead.

Internet June 28, 2018

T-Mobile FamilyMode Lets Parents Monitor Kids' Location, Online Activity, And More

T-Mobile announced a new FamilyMode option for parents to keep tabs on their kids' location, online activity, available content, and more. The service launches on June 29 and an optional Home Base component extends the functionality to one's home Wi-Fi network.

Internet June 27, 2018

'Your Time On Facebook Feature' Found Hidden On Android App Code: Will It Roll Out Soon?

A new time-management feature called “Your Time on Facebook” is in development at Facebook. The feature allows users to see how much time they’re spending on the social media platform.

Internet June 27, 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Leak Tips Big Sales On July 16: More Deals Than Black Friday?

Amazon's annual shopping bonanza is rapidly approaching, and it could start less than a month from now. A new leak tips the date of Amazon Prime Day 2018 for July 16, with a 36-hour sale.

Internet June 23, 2018

Introducing YouTube Premieres, Livestreaming That’s Not Really Live

YouTube Premieres allows creators to upload pre-recorded videos and premiere them as livestreams. This way, they can focus on engaging with their fans as they watch videos together.

Internet June 22, 2018

MyloBot Malware Can Take Control Of Your PC And You Won't Even Know It

Tom Nipravsky, a security researcher at Deep Instinct, discovered a new malware targeting Windows-based PCs called Mylobot. The botnet can not only gain control of one's computer but also avoid detection thanks to its advanced evasion techniques.

Internet June 21, 2018

Facebook Broadcasts Game Shows Now Too: Here’s How It Works

Live videos on Facebook are about to get more interactive. The company just unveiled a bunch of new features such as polls, challenges, and other gamification elements as a way to let creators connect with audiences more meaningfully.

Internet June 20, 2018

Amazon Teams Up With Marriott To Bring Alexa To Hotels

Amazon is bringing Alexa exclusively to Marriott International hotels as part of the company’s Alexa for Hospitality program. Guests will have the opportunity to use Amazon’s digital assistant to enhance their visit.

Internet June 19, 2018

Iowa Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Stealing A Domain Name At Gunpoint

Iowa resident Sherman Hopkins Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for attempting to steal a domain name at gunpoint. Hopkins tried to steal the domain name DoItForState.com from another man in 2017.

Internet June 18, 2018

Gun Accessories Will No Longer Be Advertised To Minors, Says Facebook

Those 18 years of age will no longer see ads for gun accessories on Facebook, the company has confirmed. The new policy comes amid a more intense discussion on gun control following several recent school shootings in the country.

Internet June 18, 2018

Verizon Adds New Unlimited Data Plan With More Perks, But It's Also More Expensive

Verizon announced a more expensive tier called 'Above Unlimited,' which offers more perks and premium features. At the same time, the carrier is also allowing customers to mix and match various plans on the same account.

Internet June 15, 2018

The Team Behind Firefox Is Developing A Web Browser You Can Control With Voice Commands

A web browser that can be controlled via voice commands? Mozilla is on it. The team is reportedly working on its own voice platform, and a voice-enabled browser could be one of the first few implementations.

Internet June 14, 2018

Fastest 4G LTE Speeds In US: Verizon And T-Mobile On Top, AT&T And Sprint Keep Lagging

PC Magazine conducted its eighth annual study assessing LTE speeds and performance in the United States, and hails Verizon as the 4G leader. T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint rank second, third, and fourth respectively.

Internet June 14, 2018

RIP Yahoo Messenger (1998-2018): Oath Shuts It Down On July 17

Oath revealed that Yahoo Messenger is closing down after 20 years. It launched in 1998 as Yahoo Pager and it was a popular messaging service at the time.

Internet June 8, 2018

Sprint Offers Unlimited Plans For $15: Here Are The Details To Help You Decide

Sprint announced new unlimited plan that will give other carriers a run for their money. The time-limited offer gives users unlimited data, talk time, and text messages for only $15 a month.

Internet June 8, 2018

Thanks To GDPR, EU Version Of Websites Are Faster

EU versions of websites now run a lot faster after the GDPR was officially launched last month. Users can take advantage of its benefits with a couple of steps.

Internet June 6, 2018

Rejoice, Multitaskers! Firefox Introduces Side-By-Side Feature

Mozilla released new experimental features for Firefox browser as part of its Test Pilot program. While one allows users to customize the color and theme of the browser, the other enables them to view two tabs in one window.

Internet June 6, 2018

Facebook Finally Allows Licensed Music In Videos, Starts Testing Musical.ly Rival

Facebook videos are now allowed to include copyrighted music, after the social network entered music licensing deals with labels. Facebook is also testing a new Facebook Live feature that will rival apps such as Musical.ly.

Internet June 5, 2018

At Least 60 Device Makers Got Deep Access To Facebook User Data

Facebook has reportedly been sharing loads of user data and friends' data with at least 60 device makers over the past decade. Phone and tablet makers often had deep access to that data without any kind of user consent.

Internet June 4, 2018

Facebook Kills ‘Trending’ Section In News Feed Amid Search For Improved News Coverage

Facebook has unveiled three new approaches to fighting fake news on the site. These are meant to replace the Trending section on news feeds, which was first introduced in 2014.

Internet June 3, 2018

Papua New Guinea Bans Facebook For 1 Month To Identify 'Fake Accounts'

Papua New Guinea revealed that Facebook would be temporarily banned for an entire month in the nation. Officials want to locate fake accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Internet May 30, 2018

Facebook Wants Artificial Intelligence To Filter Live Videos And Take Down Offensive Content

On the heels of reports saying Facebook will begin making its own chips, it appears that part of those plans involve creating machine learning processors for Facebook Live. Such chips will filter offensive video content and promptly take them down.

Internet May 26, 2018

Leaked Training Manual: Facebook To Ban Pepe The Frog Images 'Used In The Context Of Hate'

A leaked training manual revealed that Facebook is banning images of Pepe the Frog when used in the context of hate. Normal images of the cartoon character are fine.

Internet May 25, 2018

Say Buh-bye To StumbleUpon: Here's What You Can Do With Your Account

StumbleUpon cofounder, Garrett Camp, announced on Wednesday, May 23, that the social discovery platform will be shutting down after 16 years. However, StumbleUpon users will be able to shift their accounts to his new web discovery portal called Mix.

Internet May 25, 2018

Donald Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users, According To New York Judge: Here’s Why

A new ruling prohibits President Donald Trump from blocking users on Twitter ever again. Doing so is a constitutional violation, according to a federal judge.

Internet May 24, 2018

Elon Musk Blasts 'Holier-Than-Thou' Media And Wants To Launch A Website To Rate Journalists

As a response to criticisms about the Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk ranted on Twitter about the media. He pledged to start a company called Pravda that will track the credibility of journalists.

Internet May 23, 2018

Two-Factor Authentication For Facebook Will No Longer Require A Phone Number

Facebook revealed that it is improving the sign-up process for two-factor authentication. To sign up for the security feature, users will not be required to use a phone number.

Internet May 23, 2018

Facebook Marketplace Allows Users To Connect With Electricians, Plumbers

Facebook announced that it would be helping its users connect with service professionals. The social media company would partner with Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch to give its users access to hundreds of thousands of professionals.

Internet May 23, 2018

Facebook, Qualcomm Working Together To Bring High-Speed Internet To Cities Without Congestion

Wi-Fi in the cities is about to get super fast thanks to Facebook and Qualcomm’s new partnership. Facebook will leverage its 60 GHz Terragraph internet technology for the project, and field tests are already scheduled for next year.

Internet May 22, 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Believes That The Internet Will Have Its Own Currency

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced his vision of a united internet currency during his visit to the 2018 Consensus blockchain conference. Dorsey revealed that he championed bitcoin as the preferred internet currency.

Internet May 18, 2018

Amazon Prime Perks: Subscribers Get 10 Percent Discount On Sale Items At Whole Foods

A new perk from Amazon Prime is extended for shoppers at Whole Foods Market. Members can apparently avail an additional 10 percent discount on items that are on sale on a weekly basis.

Internet May 19, 2018

Facebook Reveals That It Eliminated 583 Million Fake Accounts, According To New Report

Facebook released its Community Standards Enforcement Report to showcase what the company did to protect its users. The report stated that it took down 837 million pieces of spam in the first quarter of 2018.

Internet May 15, 2018

Net Neutrality Will Die On June 11: Here's How This Will Affect You

The death of net neutrality will happen on June 11, as determined by the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai. The repeal of net neutrality rules will have a significant effect on both internet service providers and consumers.

Internet May 11, 2018

During And After The 2016 Election, Russian Online Trolls Bought 3,400 Facebook Ads

Between 2015 and 2017, Russian trolls purchased 3,400 Facebook ads to influence the election. The trolls often posed as supporters of different interest groups and posted fake status updates.

Internet May 10, 2018

Facebook Avatars Could Soon Let Users Better Express Themselves, Like Snapchat Bitmoji

A new feature called Facebook Avatars is currently in the works, aiming to enable users to better express themselves on the social network. It's still in the early stages, but it looks like a Facebook version of Snapchat's Bitmoji.

Internet May 8, 2018

Linksys Outs Router Every Xbox One Gamer Will Love

Linksys just released a high-performance wireless gaming router specially designed for Xbox One gamers. Linksys's WRT32XB router is designed to prioritize traffic from Xbox One gaming consoles, including the One S and One X.

Internet May 8, 2018

Facebook Fires Employee Who Used Company Data To Stalk Women

Facebook terminated an employee after he was accused of using company data to stalk women on Tinder. A security analyst was able to help the social network company track down the former engineer.

Internet May 2, 2018

Amazon Launches A $23 Kid-Friendly Book Box For Prime Customers

Amazon announced that it will debut a new program for Amazon Prime members and their families. Prime Book Box is expected to strengthen literacy among kids from newborns to 12-year-olds.

Internet May 1, 2018

WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Leaving Facebook After Clashes With Company

WhatsApp co-founder and Facebook board member Jan Koum announced his departure from the social media company. Koum joined the Facebook leadership team when WhatsApp was purchased in 2014.

Internet May 1, 2018

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