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UK to indefinitely delay age-verification system for online porn  THE VERGE · 3 hours
The United Kingdom will likely delay its controversial age-verification system for online pornography ‘indefinitely,’ according to a report... more
fuboTV inks Discovery deal, adds 13 more networks to its live TV streaming service  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Live sports streaming service fuboTV is expanding further into non-sports content with today’s news that it’s inked a new multi-year... more
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the 'perfect Endgame epilogue' - CNET  CNET · 6 hours
Social media reactions are out, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man scores big with this summer release. more
Astronomers uncover first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion. more
Samsung auto-email signature accidentally reveals scripted government news story  THE VERGE · 8 hours
Details about the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have been conspicuously absent from news reports. Despite... more
Text IQ, a machine learning platform for parsing sensitive corporate data, raises $12.6M  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Text IQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding led... more
Fluent acquires AdParlor, a social ad specialist previously owned by Adknowledge, for $10M  TechCrunch · 12 hours
The old guard of advertising networks continues to swap hands. In the latest development, marketing company Fluent has announced that it is... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Good fortune and cutting-edge scientific equipment have allowed scientists to observe a Gamma Ray Burst jet with a radio telescope and detect... more
TextIQ, a machine learning platform for parsing sensitive corporate data, raises $12.6M  TechCrunch · 13 hours
TextIQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital,... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarized radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Astronomers detect polarized radio waves from a gamma-ray burst for the first time. Polarization signature reveals magnetic fields in explosions to be... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  nanowerk · 13 hours
The polarisation signature reveals magnetic fields in the universe's most powerful explosions to be much more patchy and tangled than first thought. more
Democrats and Republicans split over social media content moderation - CNET  CNET · 14 hours
Most Americans think social media companies should remove offensive content, according to a study. more
watchOS 6 Will Let Users Delete Many Built-in Apps on Apple Watch  MacRumors · 14 hours
Apple Watch users will be able to delete stock apps from the Apple Watch starting in watchOS 6, according to TechCrunch. This will make... more
Largest data set in SETI history released to the public  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Breakthrough Listen—the astronomical program searching for signs of intelligent life in the Universe—has submitted two publications to leading astrophysics journals, describing the analysis of its first three years... more
Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'  BBC · 16 hours
The social network has disabled a large number of accounts in error, according to reports. more
Europe Wary as Facebook Takes Up Cryptocurrency Challenge  Gadgets 360 · 16 hours
Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, and analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
Adobe Beats Estimates on Creative Cloud Growth  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
Adobe beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday, driven by growth in its digital media business that houses its flagship product Creative Cloud. more
Mexican President Pitches Universal Internet in Chat With Facebook's Zuckerberg  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
Obrador invited the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal Internet access in Mexico. more
Should we dislike the 'Like' button?  BBC · 20 hours
Social media companies know approval can be addictive, so how should we manage the compulsion to be liked? more
Does greater immersion in virtual reality lead to a better experience?  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Contrary to current industry trends to develop more immersive virtual reality systems, a new study found that a more immersive environment or the presence of real-world... more
Google will start attributing lyrics in its search results to their third-party providers  TechCrunch · 1 day
Earlier this week, music lyrics repository Genius accused Google of lifting lyrics and posting them on its search platform. Genius told the... more
Google will cite where its song lyrics come from following Genius dispute  THE VERGE · 1 day
Google today responded to an ongoing controversy involving lyrics provider and annotator Genius Media, which has accused Google of copying its song lyrics and... more
Europe wary as Facebook takes up cryptocurrency challenge  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
European financial leaders on Tuesday vowed vigilance after Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, as analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
Pandora is being sued for showing Tom Petty song lyrics  THE VERGE · 1 day
Music publishing company Wixen has sued Pandora for displaying lyrics from Wixen artists — who include... more
Advertisers and digital media companies form a new Global Alliance for Responsible Media  TechCrunch · 1 day
Many of the major players in online advertising have come together to create an organization called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media,... more
With virtual money, Facebook bets on disrupting the world, again  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Facebook's ambitious plan for a virtual currency has the potential to disrupt the way people store, spend and send money and open up new business opportunities for the... more
European regulators are already pressing Facebook about its cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 2 days
As Facebook unveiled its cryptocurrency project today, European officials quickly called for scrutiny of the plan, raising concerns... more
Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
While stories in the media present automation as having the potential to eliminate large swaths of jobs in the near future, a new study argues otherwise. more
New study suggests automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While stories in the media present automation as having the potential to eliminate large swaths of jobs in the near future, a new study by researchers Maury Gittleman... more
How advertising can repurpose itself to serve cities in more sustainable ways  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Noisy, ugly and dirty. Advertising has polluted cities, annoyed consumers, and jeopardised its own existence. Beyond a mass-media cacophony, brand communications' significant carbon footprint... more
Facebook unveils cryptocurrency plans for 2 billion users worldwide  Global News · 2 days
The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use. more
Study explores how gossip spreads in social networks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How many different types of people—colleagues, friends, taxi drivers, etc.—should we hear a piece of information from before we start sharing it as a true fact? more
Study: Tobacco and alcohol usage are common in British reality television shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco and alcohol usage are extremely common in British... more
Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Unveiled, With Lofty Goals  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking. more
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'  BBC · 2 days
The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised". more
Study found that social media has detrimental effect on mental health of people in Indonesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto... more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
Adobe’s next iPad drawing app is called Adobe Fresco  THE VERGE · 3 days
Adobe’s upcoming iPad drawing and painting app will be called Adobe Fresco, the company announced today on its... more
Elon Musk claims he's deleting his Twitter account  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Elon Musk says he's deleting his Twitter account 10 months after his use of the social media site landed him in trouble with U.S. regulators. more
Image: Instant space selfies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
How many times have you taken a selfie and posted it instantly to your favourite social media channel? The Mercury Transfer Module of the BepiColombo spacecraft, currently en route to Mercury, is equipped with three 'selfie-cams' and this morning captured... more
Google Accused of Unlawfully Copying Song Lyrics From Genius.com  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Genius Media has accused Google of copying their work to display in its Search results for years without permission and has asked the search-engine giant to address the situation. more
Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyrics  THE VERGE · 3 days
In the last couple of years, if you type a song title into Google, you’ll get a box that includes... more
Target checkouts hit by outage for a second day in a row  TechCrunch · 3 days
Another day, another Target checkout outage. Many took to social media to complain that checkouts at the retail giant went down for a second... more
Twitter offers new details on its upcoming Mac app using Project Catalyst  9to5Mac · 5 days
At WWDC last week, Apple announced its new Project Catalyst technology to make it easier for developers to bring iPad applications to the Mac.... more
Amazon Spark Shuts Down, the Online Retailer's Shopping Social Network  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Amazon Spark, a shopping social network that could be thought to essentially be a competitor to Instagram, has shut down less than two years since after its launch... more
Thousands of medical injury claim records exposed by ad agency  TechCrunch · 5 days
An internet advertising company specializing in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that was left unsecured. The database... more
Russia used social media to keep EU voters at home, report finds  THE VERGE · 6 days
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released... more
Adobe’s prototype AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces  THE VERGE · 6 days
The world is becoming increasingly anxious about the spread of fake videos and pictures, and Adobe — a name synonymous... more
Study reveals everyday technology helps fight loneliness  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new report suggests that people feel less lonely when they have access to everyday technology such as a radio, television or tablet. The research, co-produced by the University of York and the loneliness... more
EU Calls for More Data From Online Platforms in Fight Against Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The European Union said online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts. more
Facebook Will Remove Messages Mocking Deaths  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
"I am so glad she's dead" or "That's what she gets" will no longer be up on your Facebook page as the social network giant will now remove such scurrilous comments more
Bridenstine estimates Artemis cost at $20–30 billion  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a television interview June 13 that it will cost the agency an additional $20 billion to... more
Hong Kongers Alarmed by Google Translation Gaffe  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Hong Kong social media lit up on Friday when protesters noticed Google's translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion during a week more
Selena Gomez: Instagram 'would make me depressed'  BBC · 6 days
The singer says she had to delete social media from her phone as it made her feel bad about herself. more
Facebook Blocks Access to Graph Search Amid Privacy Firestorm  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network. more
Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network—a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for research and investigative journalism. more
Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration. more
When the world stopped to watch Armstrong's moonwalk  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, he became the biggest live television star in history. more
Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077: Gaming doesn't need legitimising  BBC · 6 days
The actor talks to Radio 1 Newsbeat at E3 about his starring role in the game Cyberpunk 2077. more
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter must team up to fight threat from deepfakes, experts say - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Deepfake specialists tell Congress that for society and democracy to weather the storm of manipulated media, social-media competitors... more
DEEPFAKES Accountability Act would impose unenforceable rules — but it’s a start  TechCrunch · 6 days
The new DEEPFAKES Accountability Act in the House — and yes, that's an acronym — would take steps to criminalize the synthetic media referred... more
Wolfenstein: Youngblood may let you upgrade weapons with microtransactions  Windows Central · 6 days
Let's hope they're not like Far Cry New Dawn. What you need to know Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a first-person shooter which should launch in July. The game takes place many... more
Spotify outage not related to today’s update, company is working on a fix  TechCrunch · 6 days
This morning, Spotify announced the rollout of a redesigned app for its Premium users. Now, the service is down. The streaming music... more
Congress grapples with how to regulate deepfakes  THE VERGE · 6 days
Top House Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued a warning on Thursday that deepfake videos could have a disastrous effect on the... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 85 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 6 days
Apple yesterday released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Medical News Today: Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity  MNT · 6 days
Researchers found that women who slept with lights or a television on in the room were at greater risk of weight gain... more
New network for first responders raises concern among media  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Media advocates have raised concerns about a new national wireless network for first responders more
Calendar influencers? Event social network IRL raises $8M  TechCrunch · 7 days
Why is there no app where you can follow party animals, concert snobs, or conference butterflies for their curated suggestions of events? That’s the next phase of social calendar app IRL that’s... more
Twitter releases new trove of banned state propaganda  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Social media giant Twitter on Thursday released a new archive of state-backed propaganda from accounts it has banned based in Iran, Russia, Spain and Venezuela. more
Wait, There’s More podcast: Meddling with elections  Global News · 7 days
Craig Silverman, a media editor from Buzzfeed News, talks to Tamara Khandaker on the 'Wait, There’s More' podcast about media manipulation and online disinformation. more
Publishing startup Serial Box is resurrecting Orphan Black  THE VERGE · 7 days
The BBC’s Orphan Black ran for five years on television, and it’s set to return later this summer on a... more
High-speed network for first responders raises concerns  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Media advocates have raised concerns about a new national wireless network for first responders more
Apple Confirms Dashboard is Going Away After 14 Years  MacRumors · 7 days
Apple has removed Dashboard support from WebKit, not long after it was discovered that the feature has been... more
China Launches New Internet Cleanup Campaign; More Websites Blocked  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
China has launched a campaign to clean up its Internet, state media said on Wednesday, amid a fresh wave of apparent censorship by authorities. more
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Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets
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Adobe’s next iPad drawing app is called Adobe Fresco
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That video of a robot getting beaten is fake, but feeling sorry for machines is no joke
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Google accused of copying song lyrics from Genius for use in search results
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YouTube creators can’t escape questionable sponsorship controversies
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Not all teens turn to social media when they're lonely
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Twitter ousts anti-Trump Krassenstein brothers for 'fake accounts' - CNET
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