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Facebook Reportedly Testing A Feature Everyone Has Always Wanted: A Downvote Button

Some users are seeing a new downvote button on Facebook, which apparently should be a nice alternative to the much-requested dislike button. However, Facebook doesn’t want you to think it’s anything close to a dislike button.

Internet February 9, 2018

After Pornhub, Reddit Is Also Banning Communities That Share AI-Generated ‘Deepfakes’ Celebrity Porn Videos

Reddit has shut down the deepfakes subreddit and other similar communities who share and distribute fake celebrity porn. These types of videos are made without the consent of the actors and powered by artificial intelligence.

Internet February 9, 2018

Pornhub Bans AI-Created Celebrity Fake Porn Videos And Considers Them Revenge Porn

Pornhub banned the Ai-generated fake celebrity porn from its website. It said that since the videos aren't consensual, it's classified as a revenge porn.

Internet February 7, 2018

Facebook Reportedly Beefing Up Its ‘Watch’ Tab To Become The Next YouTube

Facebook is trying to take on YouTube. Sources say the social network is beefing up its Watch tab by allowing more content creators in and employing a different monetization strategy.

Internet February 7, 2018

Former Facebook, Google Employees Create ‘Center For Humane Technology’ To Fight Tech Addiction

Employees who once worked for big-name companies have formed Center for Human Technology, a nonprofit group aiming to raise awareness about the dangers of social media. The group is planning to launch a nationwide campaign as part of its efforts.

Internet February 5, 2018

Snapchat Launches Snap Store To Sell You Cool Merch, Including A Dancing Hot Dog Plushie

Snapchat quietly launched the new Snap Store that sells brand-focused items, among them the Dancing Hot Dog Plushie for $20. The company said the new store will foremost serve the community and build on the Snapchat brand.

Internet February 2, 2018

Spotify Now Available On Discord So You Can Share Music With Gaming Buddies

Spotify is coming to Discord. Users on the gaming-focused messaging and community platform will now be able to share what they’re listening to and do a bunch of other cool stuff as well.

Internet February 4, 2018

Facebook Posts Solid Q4, But People Are Using It Less — That’s Okay, Says Mark Zuckerberg

Collectively, Facebook users spent 50 million hours less on the site than the previous quarter. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, that’s a good thing.

Internet February 1, 2018

Facebook Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Ads, Including Bitcoin And ICOs

Cryptocurrency companies will no longer be able to advertise on Facebook. The company has just banned all ads pertaining to bitcoin, ICOs, and others, though the move isn’t permanent.

Internet January 31, 2018

Facebook Under Fire To Shutter Messenger Kids App: Child Experts Send Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg

More than 100 child experts sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pleading against Messenger Kids. The letter highlighted how the app could have a negative impact and make it even harder to raise kids in the digital age.

Internet January 30, 2018

Nope, The US Government Isn’t Building A Centralized 5G Network: Here’s Why

Contrary to what’s been previously reported, the Trump administration is not planning to build a centralized 5G network to avoid Chinese interference. Simply put, it’s not going to be possible.

Internet January 30, 2018

Facebook News Feed To Feature More Local News: Is This A Good Idea?

The Facebook News Feed will start to show more local news stories instead of content by national media outlets. The move, according to the social network's COE Mark Zuckerberg, will look to distance users from politicized and divisive articles.

Internet January 30, 2018

Trump Administration Wants Government Control Over Centralized Nationwide 5G Network To Protect US Against China

According to an Axios report, the Trump administration is planning to build a government-controlled, centralized, nationwide 5G network within the next three years. The proposal, meant to protect the United States from China, is already receiving backlash.

Internet January 30, 2018

Facebook Takes A Page From Twitch's Playbook, Lets Users Tip Their Favorite Game Streamers

Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.

Internet January 27, 2018

Burger King Explains Net Neutrality To Customers Using Burgers

Burger King made customers wait to warn of the dangers of net neutrality. Using 'fast lanes' and 'slow lanes' the fast food chain fooled customers into thinking they would have to pay more for faster burgers.

Internet January 26, 2018

Montana Governor Signs Order To Protect Net Neutrality

After the FCC repealed net neutrality in December, people were unsure how governments around the country would react. Now Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order protecting net neutrality in the state.

Internet January 26, 2018

Twitter COO Anthony Noto Leaves Company To Be CEO Of SoFi

Top Twitter executive Anthony Noto, who is the company's COO, has resigned from the social media network. Noto is leaving to join California-based startup SoFi.

Internet January 25, 2018

T-Mobile Reigns Supreme Yet Again, According To OpenSignal’s Mobile Speed Tests

T-Mobile was just crowned the winner of OpenSignal's annual survey for mobile networks. The 2018 State of Mobile Networks report shows that the carrier won in five out of six categories.

Internet January 23, 2018

Rupert Murdoch Wants Google And Facebook To Pay Carriage Fees For News

The News Corp owner wants the tech firms who helped spread fake news the last few years to start paying carriage fees. The fees are the same that cable providers pay television channels to carry them.

Internet January 24, 2018

Reddit Adds Second Layer Of Security With Two-Factor Authentication

After thorough beta testing with Reddit users, moderators, and third-party app developers the company has brought a new security feature. Users will be able to keep their account safer with two-factor authentication.

Internet January 27, 2018

Hulu With Live TV Surpasses YouTube TV In Paid Subscribers

Hulu and YouTube launched live TV services back in 2017, and now the paid subscriber numbers have been revealed. Hulu is in the lead with about 150,000 more subscribers than YouTube.

Internet January 24, 2018

Facebook To Ask Users What News Organizations They Trust

Facebook promised to change the way its news feed would appear, going as far as getting away from paid content and head toward human interaction. Now, the social media company will be asking its users what news organizations they trust.

Internet January 23, 2018

T-Mobile Blasts AT&T, Verizon 5G Plans: Is The Un-Carrier Really Ahead In the 5G Race?

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray reiterated the Un-Carrier's promise of rolling out a nationwide 5G network by 2020. However, as expected, he also criticized the 5G plans of rival carriers AT&T and Verizon in the process.

Internet January 19, 2018

Tide Pod Challenge Videos Being Removed From Facebook, YouTube

Facebook and Google ordered the removal of videos that showed the Tide Pod Challenge on their respective platforms, which include YouTube and Instagram. The dangerous stunt of ingesting liquid detergent, mostly by teenagers, went viral on social media.

Internet January 19, 2018

Facebook Watch Party: Everything To Know About Shared Video Watching Feature

Facebook unveils a new feature that is being tested to users called Watch Party. The new feature allows users to watch videos with friends or group members together to create more user interactions.

Internet January 17, 2018

YouTube Introduces Tighter Requirements For Video Monetization Following Logan Paul Controversy

After the controversy surrounding Logan Paul's inappropriate behavior regarding an apparent suicide, YouTube updated its requirements for content creators to qualify for video monetization.

Internet January 17, 2018

Google Teams With Coursera To Launch New IT Program, Offers 10,000 Scholarships

Google partners with Coursera to launch a new IT program that will help people get into tech support jobs. The tech giant will also provide scholarships for the certificates for more than 10,000 people in 2018.

Internet January 17, 2018

Senate Democrats Say They're One Vote Shy Of Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Democrats in the Senate say that they now have 50 votes in favor of overturning the net neutrality repeal. This would put them one vote shy of overturning the FCC's decision.

Internet January 17, 2018

Facebook News Feed To Feature Less News And Public Content, More Posts From Friends And Family

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the time users spend on the social network to be more meaningful, so an overhaul is in store. Facebook will show less public content and more posts from friends and family.

Internet January 13, 2018

Facebook Is Testing A New ‘Today In’ Feature To Bring You Vetted Local News

Facebook is currently experimenting with a new city-based section called Today In. In it, users will be able to see local information, announcements, and news.

Internet January 11, 2018

YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Google Preferred Over Vlogger's Controversial Japan Suicide Video

YouTube cut ties with vlogger Logan Paul over the controversial suicide video from Japan's Aokigahara Forest. The video platform removed Paul from Google Preferred and put other plans with the vlogger on hold.

Internet January 12, 2018

YouTube Finally Speaks Out About Controversial Logan Paul Video

YouTube has finally revealed its stance on the controversial Logan Paul incident. The video-sharing website stated it took the proper steps but is also looking into finding alternative consequences.

Internet January 11, 2018

Senate To Force Vote On Reversal Of FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

Democrats in the U.S. Senate gained enough sponsors for a vote on a bill that would reverse the net neutrality repeal. The Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality back in December.

Internet January 10, 2018

Facebook Is Shutting Down Its M Hybrid Personal Assistant

Facebook announced it is shutting down its M personal assistant service that combined both humans and AI. The social networking giant said the service will end Jan. 19.

Internet January 9, 2018

Some People Want President Donald Trump Banned From Twitter: Here’s Why That’ll Never Happen

You probably want President Donald Trump to get banned from Twitter to prevent him from putting America in danger, like with his recent tweet toward North Korea. Don’t count on it.

Internet January 6, 2018

FCC Won't Delay Repeal Of Net Neutrality Over Fake Comments

The FCC announced that it will not delay its repeal of net neutrality despite the controversial public comment system done before the vote. Millions of fake comments supporting the repeal were reportedly submitted within the public comment period.

Internet January 7, 2018

YouTube Vlogger Logan Paul Gains 80,000 Followers After Controversial Suicide Video

Controversial YouTube video blogger Logan Paul has been in hot water following a graphic video released from his trip to Japan. While he is currently not popular among the media, he gained more than 80,000 followers on YouTube.

Internet January 8, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg’s Resolution For 2018 Is To Fix Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to become a better haven for online interaction this 2018 by improving harassment policies, fighting fake news, and more. In fact, he’s making it his personal challenge this year.

Internet January 5, 2018

YouTuber Logan Paul Issues Apology For Posting Video Of Dead Body Found In Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

Logan Paul recently posted an apology on Twitter for video taken in Japan's 'Suicide Forest.' His actions were apparently inappropriate but he claims it was not intentional.

Internet January 2, 2018

Investigation Finds Facebook Enforces Hate Speech Unevenly, Facebook Then Apologizes

An investigation into Facebook’s handling of hate speech finds moderators apply actions unevenly. Facebook apologized for its mistakes after the results of the investigation were made public.

Internet December 30, 2017

Karma Black Allows For Anonymous Internet Usage On The Go

Karma Black is a mobile router created by Karma Mobility, a leading company in internet access technology. The device is meant to help protect the privacy of users as they navigate the internet.

Internet January 4, 2018

Facebook Replaces 'Disputed Flags' With 'Related Articles' To Fight Against Fake News

Facebook continues its fight against fake news and announced new measures to ensure that false information has little or no chance of getting spread around. Key changes are up for immediate implementation on the site.

Internet December 21, 2017

Amazon Prime Video Is The tvOS App That Had The Most First-Week Downloads Ever

Following its Dec. 6 debut on tvOS, the Amazon Prime Video app made history as the most downloaded application ever during its initial week. The record-breaking feat further highlighted the renewed business relationship between Apple and Amazon.

Internet December 21, 2017

You Won't Be Able To Upload MP3 Files To Amazon Music Storage Anymore In 2019

The Amazon Music digital locker will see a significant overhaul in 2018. On Jan. 15, Amazon intends to cease subscription plans to its online music service. Music that is already uploaded can be played and downloaded until January 2019.

Internet December 20, 2017

Facebook Photo Review Will Notify You When You Appear In Others' Photos Even If You're Not Tagged

Facebook announced a new feature called Photo Review, which uses facial recognition technology to notify users when they appear in others' photos, even if they're not tagged. The features has some limitations, however.

Internet December 20, 2017

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