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Amazon Being Pressured To Cut Ties With NRA

Florida's recent school shooting put the NRA back in the public eye, and Amazon is being dragged along. The streaming service is being pressured to drop the channel.

Internet February 23, 2018

You’ll Now Start Seeing 3D Content On Your Facebook Newsfeed

Facebook is now making it easier for users to share 3D content on the site. With support for the gITF 2.0 3D file format, prepare to see a lot more 3D objects on Facebook moving forward.

Internet February 21, 2018

Facebook Solution To Election Trolls Involves Sending Postcards To Advertisers

Facebook has unveiled an unconventional way of preventing fraudulent foreign advertisers from easily purchasing election ads. The company is going to send them postcards containing special codes to prove they’re in the United States.

Internet February 19, 2018

Google Chrome Now Has A Built-In Ad Blocker, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Google's ad-blocking feature for Chrome is a good thing for the average user, some ad-reliant websites, and advertisers. However, some question the way the company implemented things.

Internet February 19, 2018

New Verizon Prepaid Plan Offers 500 MB Of Data For $30 Per Month: Is That A Good Deal?

Verizon introduced a $30 prepaid plan that offers 500 MB of data, which might not be a popular choice among subscribers. The carrier also made changes to its current prepaid plans, including reducing the price of Prepaid Unlimited.

Internet February 17, 2018

Twitter Is Fighting Fake News By Livestreaming Local News Stations During Breaking News Events

Twitter is embracing its role as a media company by enlisting local news stations to broadcast breaking news on the site. The move contrasts with Facebook’s recent changes to deemphasize news items.

Internet February 16, 2018

TD Bank Upgrades Website, Fails Miserably

TD Bank customers got furious as a botched rollout of an upgraded banking platform left them without access to online accounts for several days.

Internet February 16, 2018

YouTube TV Adding More Channels And Markets, But That Also Means A Price Increase

YouTube TV is reportedly adding new channels and reaching more markets. At the same time, the base price will reportedly see a $5 increase for new subscribers.

Internet February 15, 2018

Salon Wants To Get Rid Of Ads By Asking Users To Mine Cryptocurrency Instead

Salon has a new strategy of dealing with people who block ads on the website. It's offering a new choice, get rid of ads and instead mine cryptocurrency for Salon.

Internet February 13, 2018

Facebook Watch To Roll Out Special Section For Breaking News

Facebook is taking on fake news again. It has officially announced an upcoming breaking news section on its Watch tab to feature legitimate news stories.

Internet February 13, 2018

DirecTV Now Bundles Free 32GB Apple TV 4K With 3 Months Of Prepaid Service At $105 In Total

DirecTV Now launched a new offer to sweeten the deal and attract more customers. For a limited time, you can get a 32 GB Apple TV 4K for free with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now at $35 per month, amounting to $105 in total.

Internet February 12, 2018

Facebook Expected To Lose More Young Users To Instagram And Snapchat In US

Facebook has been losing its younger crowd and the trend is expected to continue this year, especially in the United States. According to a new report, Facebook will keep losing youngsters while Instagram and Snapchat will gain more users aged 24 and under.

Internet February 12, 2018

MoviePass Partners With Fandor Streaming Service, Lowers Monthly Subscription Cost

MoviePass has announced a lower cost of its subscription plan, in addition to subscribers getting Fandor. Here's everything you need to know about the new deal.

Internet February 13, 2018

Facebook Is Lending 5 People $1 Million For Community Leaders Initiative: What You Need To Know

Facebook just launched a Community Leadership Program where chosen community leaders will receive training and mentorship plus funds for their ideas on how to bring people closer together. The contest is open to everyone worldwide.

Internet February 11, 2018

Twitch Updates Guidelines: ‘Hate Simply Has No Place In The Twitch Community’

Twitch just laid down a revised set of policies to combat harassment, sexual content, and hate speech proliferating the site. Surprisingly, the policies extend beyond its own platform.

Internet February 9, 2018

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

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