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Many Students Can 'Easily Be Duped' By Fake News Online, Stanford Study Says

Stanford researchers found that most students are unable to spot fake news in the internet. Their report revealed an inability to verify legitimate sources driving the failure to identify the differences between hoax, misleading content, sponsored ads and factual content.

Internet November 22, 2016

Facebook Reportedly Aims To Re-Enter China With New Censorship Tool, But Would It Work?

Facebook has reportedly been working on a censorship tool to seep through the Great Firewall of China. The purported tool would hide any Facebook posts that could violate China's censorship rules, but would that be a viable solution?

Internet November 23, 2016

Trump FCC Appointments Sound Death Knell For Net Neutrality

Donald Trump's appointment of Mark Jamison and Jeff Eisenach to supervise transition at the FCC sounds the death knell for net neutrality rules. The two appointees have previously criticized the effectiveness of the regulations.

Internet November 22, 2016

Fake Google: Here's What You Need To Know So You'll Not Fall For Spam Website Pretending To Be Google.com

There's a spam website making rounds on the web that looks almost exactly the same as Google, but it isn't. It leads to a spam site that could potentially steal information from unsuspecting users.

Internet November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 Deals: T-Mobile Tuesdays Promo Offers Plane Tickets, Thanksgiving Cookbook And More

The T-Mobile Tuesdays weekly offer is back again and the carrier's customers can win some amazing prizes this Thanksgiving week. The prizes up for grabs include two round trip plane tickets, free 6-month subscription to ShopRunner and more.

Internet November 21, 2016

Facebook Fake News Writer Claims He Earns Thousands Of Dollars And Might Be Responsible For Donald Trump's Win

A Facebook fake news writer claims that he is responsible for Donald Trump's win in the 2016 Presidential election. He also claims to earn $10,000 each month by writing fake news.

Internet November 19, 2016

AT&T To Unveil DirecTV On Nov. 28: 'The Future Of TV' Offers 100 Channels For $35 A Month

AT&T has already sent out invites to the DirecTV Now's launch in New York on Nov. 28. The company will reportedly offer hard-to-resist subscription bundles with freebies for consumers of on-demand and live streaming content.

Internet November 19, 2016

Pre-Black Friday 2016 Deals: Amazon Rolls Out Alexa-Exclusive Deals And Here Are The 'Magic' Phrases

Amazon has confirmed a number of pre-Black Friday deals but they are Alexa-exclusive. These deals start on Nov. 18 and will run through Nov. 21.

Internet November 18, 2016

Facebook Live Now Features Donate Button For Online Fundraisers For Non-Profit Orgs

Facebook has now added a 'donate button' that lets users donate to non-profit organizations while watching Facebook Live videos.

Internet November 19, 2016

Facebook Acquires Facial Recognition Startup FacioMetrics: What Features Will Its Technology Bring?

Facebook has acquired FacioMetrics, a facial recognition startup, to boost its photo and video capabilities. The social media company has not revealed financial details of the deal.

Internet November 17, 2016

Russia Blocks LinkedIn Following Court Ruling On Violation Of Data Laws

IT watchdogs in Russia have banned business-centric networking site LinkedIn in the country, rejecting the defendant's appeal to continue operations. LinkedIn has been blocked because it supposedly violates Russia's data laws.

Internet November 17, 2016

Google Earth VR: Here's What You Need To Fly Around The Globe Like Superman

Google announced Google Earth VR that will allow users to experience cities across the world in virtual reality. Google Earth VR is compatible with HTC Vive.

Internet November 17, 2016

Fake News Alert Is The Chrome Extension To Steer Clear Of Misinformation

Disturbed by the proliferation of fake news in online platforms such as Facebook, New York Magazine reporter Brian Feldman created a Chrome extension that can warn users if a website is publishing misleading content.

Internet November 17, 2016

Glu To Let Users Stream Mobile Games, Take Downloads Out Of The Picture

Glu Mobile aims to revolutionize gaming by tapping future internet technology to stream gameplay. This eliminates the need to download titles on devices as it will work roughly similar to Netflix or Spotify.

Internet November 17, 2016

Twitter Crackdown On Online Abuse Suspends Multiple Alt-Right Accounts: 'This Is Corporate Stalinism,' Richard Spencer Complains

Twitter has been cracking down on racist trolls and online abuse, and as a result, a number of alt-right accounts are suspended. Prominent alt-right leader Richard Spencer, whom Twitter also blocked, calls it "corporate Stalinism" with "execution squads across the alt-right."

Internet November 17, 2016

Amazon Prime Membership Sale: One Day Only $79 Discount Deal Announced Just In Time For Black Friday 2016

Amazon has announced a pre-Black Friday sale on memberships in its Amazon Prime two-day free shipping service. The annual price to join Prime will drop from $99 to $79 for one day only.

Internet November 18, 2016

Facebook Adjusts Ad Metrics After Bugs And Glitches Yielded Errors In Reporting

Facebook has admitted there were errors in the ad metrics provided to its advertisers. It has now addressed such bugs and glitches, and plans to continue doing so in the background.

Internet November 17, 2016

You Can Try These Harry Potter Spells On Amazon (Yes, Even If You're A Muggle)

Amazon will take you on a magical Harry Potter journey by letting you cast spells that transform your screen. The new features have been launched in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures as part of the promotion for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'

Internet November 15, 2016

Here's How To Chat, Voice Or Video Call On Skype Without Downloading Or Creating An Account

Skype has introduced a new feature that allows people to chat, voice or video call on Skype without an account. Here is how to access the latest Skype feature.

Internet November 15, 2016

Internet Association Sends President-Elect Trump Policy Priorities List: Google, Facebook Among 40 Tech Companies That Sent 12-Page Letter

Tech companies want Donald Trump to adopt key policies such as immigration reform, liability protections and the promotion of strong encryptions. In an open letter, they also asked Trump to put pressure on Europe for its restrictive tech policies.

Internet November 15, 2016

Google Doesn't Handle Fake News Well: Search For 'Final Election Numbers' Yields Bogus Website As Top Result

An inaccurate news article has been spotted atop Google's search results about the election. The article falsely states that Clinton lost both the electoral college and popular votes, and its placement in search indicates how Google handles fake news.

Internet November 14, 2016

Facebook Had An Update To Fight Fake News But Didn't Go Through With It: Report

New information revealed that Facebook has developed two update versions to fix fake news and hoaxes in its platform this year. The option said to effectively solve those problems was rejected, and here is why.

Internet November 15, 2016

Google Play Music Receives Major Revamp: Here's What's New

Google has revamped Google Play Music, which brings new features to the table. The new Google Play Music can update playlists automatically and users can listen to music even when they lose connection.

Internet November 14, 2016

Facebook Starts Testing Public Chat Groups With 'Rooms' Feature For Messenger: More Ways To Connect On The Platform?

Facebook is now fine-tuning a new feature that will let Messenger users talk to strangers. The real-time conversation transpires within a public chat room devoted to user-created topics.

Internet November 14, 2016

Aspiring Weatherman Started A Wildfire To Get More Facebook Views: He's Now Famous, But Probably Not In The Way He Wanted

An aspiring weatherman in Kentucky admitted to starting a wildfire to be able to get more views on his Facebook videos. The 21-year-old has now received charges of second-degree arson.

Internet November 14, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Responds To Claims That Fake News Affected 2016 Election That Led To Donald Trump Presidency

Claims that fake news at Facebook helped tilt the election in Donald Trump's favor prompted Mark Zuckerberg to issue a statement denying responsibility. He has, however, referred to possible changes in the platform that indicate a different story.

Internet November 13, 2016

‘Black Beatles’: Rae Sremmurd Viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Theme Tops Spotify Streaming Chart As Drake’s ‘Fake Love’ And The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Drop

‘Black Beatles’ by Rae Sremmurd has shot to the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s U.S. weekly streaming charts on the back of its inclusion in the viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ videos. The song bumps former chart toppers The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers down a spot, along with Drake’s latest release ‘Fake Love.’

Internet November 13, 2016

Did Facebook Say You Were Dead? Company Apologizes After 'Terrible Error' Memorialized Users

Facebook has admitted it made a terrible error after messages began popping up in several Facebook profiles claiming that their owners are dead. The bug also affected Mark Zuckerberg's account.

Internet November 12, 2016

AT&T Stream Saver Will Throttle Video Quality To Save Data Starting Next Year, But You Can Opt Out

AT&T has announced a new data saving feature called Stream Saver set to roll out next year. Stream Saver will throttle video quality to 480p by default even on unlimited data accounts, but users will be able to opt in and out at any time.

Internet November 11, 2016

Facebook Ethnic Affinity Marketing Updates Crack Down On Discriminatory Ads After Unsettling Concerns And Class-Action Lawsuit

Facebook's Ethnic Affinity Marketing solution has raised some uncomfortable concerns recently, but the company pledges to make things right. Facebook will no longer allow advertisers to post discriminatory ads and will add extra measures to ensure inclusion.

Internet November 11, 2016

FCC Says AT&T's 'Zero Rating' DirecTV Plans May Be Violating Net Neutrality Rules

AT&T has been asked to officially respond to the charge that its Sponsored Data program involving DirecTV unfairly disadvantages competitors. FCC cited that it could constitute a violation of the net neutrality rule.

Internet November 11, 2016

Did Fake News On Facebook Help Donald Trump Win The 2016 Election? CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says That's 'Crazy'

Has fake news that ran rampant on Facebook during the 2016 Presidential election influenced Donald Trump's victory? New York Magazine's Max Read thinks so, but Zuckerberg disagrees.

Internet November 11, 2016

The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, 1337x And Kickass Torrents Alternative Extratorrent Mirror Sites Shut Down Due To Copyright Complaints

Pirate Bay, Torrentz, 1337x and Kickass Torrents alternative Extratorrent has had three of its mirror sites shut down. The sites have been blocked due to copyright complaints made to the domain registrar.

Internet November 10, 2016

Huge ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Spoilers Leak Online Ahead Of HBO Return Date

A leak of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 spoilers has occurred. Reddit accounts have been posting specific plot points and paraphrased dialogue from the upcoming season of the popular HBO series.

Internet November 10, 2016

Instagram Adds Boomerang Integration, Mention Tags And URL Links In Stories: Here's The Deal

Instagram Stories got its most major upgrade since launch, getting three notable new features. Users can now create Boomerang videos without leaving the app, add URL links to stories, and tag others with easy mentions.

Internet November 10, 2016

Google Plans To Ban Fake News From It's Advertising Network Soon

Fake news has always been a major problem on the web, and the powers that be have done little to tackle the issue. However, the recent U.S. presidential election is forcing these companies to act, and the latest is Google. The company aims to ban fake news sites from using its AdSense platform very soon.

Internet November 16, 2016

Here's How To Stop iCloud Calendar And Photo Spam Invites

iCloud users who are inundated with spam invites for Calendar and Photo Sharing can now use a workaround to get rid of the annoying problem. We share a step-by-step guide on how to stop spam invites for Calendar.

Internet November 10, 2016

Trump Presidency Places Net Neutrality In Danger

Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency places outgoing President Obama's net neutrality rules in danger. Trump has previously criticized the regulations when the Obama administration started to push for them in late 2014.

Internet November 10, 2016

Verizon Introduces 2 New Prepaid Data Plans: 5 GB For $50 A Month, 10 GB For $70

Verizon is offering two new data plans beginning Nov. 13. For $50 a month, users can get 5 GB of data and 10 GB if you're willing to shell out a little bit more at $70.

Internet November 9, 2016

#AndysComing Is The New Viral Challenge You Need To Know, Forget Mannequin Challenge

A new challenge is sweeping the internet as people accept the #AndysComing challenge for fun. The latest craze is causing quite a stir on social media as enthusiasts take up the challenge.

Internet November 8, 2016

Facebook Launches Job Opening Features, Targets LinkedIn: Find Your Next Career On The Social Media Website

Facebook seems bent on poaching LinkedIn users with an upcoming feature that will let organizations recruit employees within the social network. Such service is expected to work with the company's ad platform to reach an even wider swath of users.

Internet November 8, 2016

Facebook Faces Civil Rights Lawsuit: Users Suing Over Housing, Employment Discrimination

Facebook's ad platform is said to be discriminatory because of the options provided to ad buyers that exclude groups with specific ethnic affinities. The tech company argues that this is called multicultural marketing, a common practice in the ad industry.

Internet November 8, 2016

YouTube Launches HDR Video Support: Expect More Clarity, Wider Color Range

YouTube's announcement that it will now support HDR videos is drawing even more interest on this emergent display technology. As opposed to other formats such as 4K videos, it is more focused on color rather than pixels.

Internet November 7, 2016

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