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Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly attacks  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following attacks that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday more
Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions  TechCrunch · 11 hours
The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly Easter explosions - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
More than 200 people are reported killed, with hundreds more hospitalized following eight blasts at churches and hotels. more
Sri Lanka reportedly blocks social media after deadly Easter explosions - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
More than 200 people are reported killed, with hundreds more hospitalized following eight blasts at churches and hotels. more
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago  THE VERGE · 1 day
It’s difficult to remember a time when online media wasn’t arranged largely around memetic cultural events. On any given April 20th in recent years,... more
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg May Be Held Accountable for Privacy by US FTC: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
US federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's... more
The company behind the dual-screen YotaPhone is bankrupt  THE VERGE · 2 days
We’ve been following Russia’s YotaPhone since 2012, but it seems like the saga of the power-sipping E Ink-backed dual-screen handset... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8  THE VERGE · 2 days
SiriusXM is now offering an $8-per-month streaming music plan that it calls SiriusXM Essential, a bundle of over... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 2 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. more
Apply now to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
Psst! We’re looking at you, early-stage startup founders. How would you like your startup to be a media and investor darling at... more
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes  TechCrunch · 2 days
Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, books and more. Now it’s weighing an entry into the subscription... more
We rounded up our favorite podcast apps for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 days
Podcasts are an excellent source of entertainment and information. You can find a great podcast that covers just about any topic or genre of media. You can listen... more
From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers meticulously measured the optical birefringence of highly aligned cellulose nanofibers, paving the way for sharper television, computer, and smartphone screens. more
How the Mueller report indicts social networks  THE VERGE · 3 days
In many ways, our cultural reckoning over social networks and the internet in general began at the end of 2016. Russia had... more
Amazon and Google End Spat, Agree to Allow Each Other's Streaming Apps  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Amazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other's streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over... more
Instagram Could Hide the Like Count on Photos  MacRumors · 3 days
Instagram has considered hiding the like count on images uploaded to the social network, which would prevent people from seeing... more
Pinterest shares close up 28% on trading debut  Sky News · 3 days
Social media website Pinterest ended its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with shares up by almost a third , as it returned some much-needed faith in technology... more
Deirdre O’Brien joins Instagram to share photos from global Apple Store tour  9to5Mac · 3 days
Twitter has long been the social network of choice for Apple executives to post updates on, but newly appointed SVP of Retail + People... more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets first weekly update  Windows Central · 3 days
You can now use media casting and give Microsoft's PDF reader a whirl. Microsoft today issued its first weekly update for the new Microsoft Edge's developer channel. ... more
Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics  TechCrunch · 3 days
On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of... more
BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st  THE VERGE · 3 days
Clutch your old BlackBerries dear, because the consumer version of BBM is officially dying... more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference and Trump campaign - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook has confirmed its password-related security incident last month now affects “millions” of Instagram users, not “tens of thousands” as first thought. The social media giant... more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report dives deep into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers... more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV  BBC · 3 days
The humanoid, named Alex, causes a stir as he makes his debut on state news channel Rossiya 24. more
Pinterest shares up 25% on first day of trading  Sky News · 3 days
Shares in social media website Pinterest soared by more than 25% when the company's stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. more
Mueller report offers glimpse into Russian election meddling, no collusion with Trump - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential... more
Amazon, Google agree to allow each other's streaming apps  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Amazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other's streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over video between the tech giants. more
From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers meticulously measured the optical birefringence of highly aligned cellulose nanofibers, paving the way for sharper television, computer, and smartphone screens. more
Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Facebook bans UK far-right groups  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Social media giant Facebook on Thursday banned various far-right British groups including the English Defence League from its network for promoting hate and violence. more
Striking a balance between climate action and social equality  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At a referendum held in February, residents of Freiburg im Breisgau voted in favour of building a site in their city that will combine environmental and societal targets. The plan... more
Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning  TechCrunch · 4 days
In an era of social media manipulation and disinformation, we could sure use some help from innovative entrepreneurs. Social networks are now critical to how the... more
Facebook bans UK’s biggest far-right organizations, including EDL, BNP, and Britain First  THE VERGE · 4 days
Facebook has permanently banned the UK’s biggest far-right organizations and leaders, saying they fall under the social network’s new definition of “dangerous individuals and... more
Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users  BBC · 4 days
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says. more
Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders  BBC · 4 days
A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said. more
Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users  BBC · 4 days
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new uses for almost three years, it says. more
Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Australian electoral authorities say they have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up... more
Samsung responds to reviewer complaints about its Galaxy Fold phone  TechCrunch · 4 days
Samsung has issued a statement about its new, folding phone as early photos of tech reviewers with their shiny new toys were replaced on social media (and in... more
Smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch coming this fall before more powerful version: Nikkei  THE VERGE · 4 days
Nintendo’s rumored cheaper version of the Switch is set to be released this fall, according to a report in Japan’s Nikkei newspaper. As previously... more
Wonderloop’s networking app lets you swipe left on video profiles instead of pictures  TechCrunch · 4 days
There isn’t much left to be done in online networking apps. We are all familiar with professional (LinkedIn), social (Facebook), realtime (Twitter),... more
Why lightning often strikes twice  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have used the LOFAR radio telescope to study the development of lightning flashes in unprecedented detail. Their work reveals that the negative charges inside a thundercloud are not discharged all in a single flash, but are in... more
Media exposure to mass violence events can fuel a cycle of distress  Science Magazine · 4 days
The established link between trauma-related media exposure and distress may be cyclical: Distress can increase subsequent trauma-related media consumption that promotes increased distress to... more
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 80 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed... more
Surface Hub 2S goes on sale in June starting at $8,999  Windows Central · 4 days
The 50-inch version will land first, but Microsoft is also gearing up to release an 85-inch version in 2020. Microsoft today revealed more details about the... more
How-to video maker Jumprope launches to leapfrog YouTube  TechCrunch · 4 days
Sick of pausing and rewinding YouTube tutorials to replay that tricky part? Jumprope is a new instructional social network offering a powerful how-to video slideshow creation tool. Jumprope helps people make step-by-step... more
Wattpad partners with Sony Pictures Television in first-look deal for original programming  TechCrunch · 4 days
Wattpad, the online storytelling community whose authors’ works have been turned into Netflix movies, TV shows for Hulu and projects for other studios both... more
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Shared knowledge is an important currency for humans. It shapes everything from what we eat and how we dress, to how we... more
Evernote fixes macOS app bug that allowed remote code execution  TechCrunch · 5 days
Evernote has fixed a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to run malicious code on a victim’s computer. Dhiraj Mishra, a security researcher based in Dubai, reported... more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Political fake news: They might be a liar but they're my liar  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international collaboration has investigated how people perceive politicians when they spread misinformation. The research found supporters of the politicians reduced their belief in... more
How fake news gets into our minds, and what you can do to resist it  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Although the term itself is not new, fake news presents a growing threat for societies across the world. more
Strategies to achieve greater vaccination coverage throughout Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In the spirit of WHO, which regards this problem as one of the ten major healthcare problems in the world - the aim of all participants is to engage with parents, political... more
Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also... more
Vodafone 'gigafast' ad banned after Virgin Media complaint  BBC · 5 days
The promotion described broadband packages as being "gigafast" that did not offer 1Gbps speeds. more
Can Xbox One S All-Digital stream 4K movies and TV?  Windows Central · 5 days
Best answer: The answer is yes! Just like the regular Xbox One S, the Xbox One S All-Digital comes with 4K playback capabilities for streaming media. An all-digital... more
Minecraft live-action movie picks up release date and director  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft has unveiled a new release date for the upcoming live-action Minecraft movie. Microsoft has announced plans to release its upcoming Minecraft movie in 2022, partnering with Warner Bros. for... more
Owen Garriott, Skylab and Space Shuttle Astronaut, Dies at 88  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Owen Garriott, a Skylab and space shuttle astronaut who was the first to use amateur radio from orbit, has died at the age of 88 more
Xbox E3 2019 briefing takes place on June 9  Windows Central · 5 days
Expect new hardware and exclusives. Today, Microsoft detailed when its E3 2019 media briefing would take place. If you happen to be in Los Angeles, you can probably secure tickets... more
The new plan for destroying invasive pythons  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Male pythons surgically implanted with inch-long radio transmitters that are then tracked by plane every two weeks. The hope is the male will lead to a female. more
Sony’s PS5 teaser offers a glimpse at the power Xbox needs to beat  Windows Central · 6 days
The PS5 is a powerful machine! A few months ago, Sony announced that it wasn't holding an E3 2019 media briefing. Instead,... more
Indian scientists make deepest radio images of the sun  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The sun is the brightest object in the sky, and probably the most studied celestial object. Surprisingly, it still hosts mysteries that scientists have been trying to unravel for decades,... more
How autonomous ships can lead to safer waterways  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Even radar, navigation systems, GPS tracking and radio communications don't prevent ships from colliding. In 2017, collisions and groundings made up nearly 40% of all marine accidents, and over half of the... more
Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings  BBC · 6 days
People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity. more
Apple to Open Retail Store in London's Knightsbridge Estate  MacRumors · 6 days
Apple has agreed to open a new 20,000-square-foot retail store in the heart of Knightsbridge, one of London's... more
Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study has shown that celebrity fat-shaming leads to an adverse reaction among general women towards people who are overweight. The study titled, “Shaping the... more
UK Proposes Banning Social Media 'Likes' for Children  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online... more
Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and... more
Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within... more
Leveraging scientists' perceptions for successful interactions with policy makers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Creating new policies that deal with important issues like climate change requires input from geoscientists. Policy makers, media outlets, and the general public are interested in hearing from experts, and... more
Research explores ways to bridge gaps in science communication  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
"Give me a break!" "Fake News!" "Blah Blah Blah..." These retorts are symptoms of a fundamental problem in science communication—new research from the Tepper School of Business shows that when... more
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Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago
THE VERGE
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
THE VERGE
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
PHYS.ORG
Britain proposes banning kids from liking social media posts
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As Notre Dame tragically burns, YouTube’s fake news algorithm fails
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When people downsize to tiny houses, they adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles
PHYS.ORG
Netflix is getting into radio with a full-time comedy channel airing on SiriusXM
THE VERGE
Bang & Olufsen’s new $20,000 TV has mechanical ‘wing’ speakers that move
THE VERGE
The Event Horizon Telescope Is Trying to Take the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole
SPACE.COM
Android Q Beta 2 hands-on: Bubbles, improved gestures and more media controls [Video]
9to5Google
Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network
THE VERGE
Justice Department says attempts to prevent Netflix from Oscars eligibility could violate antitrust law
THE VERGE
Stop outsourcing the regulation of hate speech to social media
PHYS.ORG
How social media dethroned Hollywood
PHYS.ORG
Rocket Lab successfully launches small experimental satellite for DARPA
THE VERGE
Netflix’s Osmosis is like a Black Mirror episode that doesn’t hate technology
THE VERGE
Game of Thrones hid real thrones around the world and 5 have been found - CNET
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Apple shows off first snippets from its TV+ original content TV shows
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