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Conspiracy theories or no, there's a good reason not to trust tech companies - CNET  CNET · 1 day
For any good conspiracy theory to work, it needs a grain of truth. The controversies at Facebook have... more
Photos: Apple holds Apple Park opening ceremony and tribute to Steve Jobs  9to5Mac · 1 day
Apple yesterday held its formal opening of Apple Park, including a concert on the rainbow stage at the center of the campus. Lady Gaga... more
Facebook Forms Swiss Fintech Firm With Blockchain, Payments Focus  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing. more
German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election  ABC NEWS · 1 day
In Germany, the far-right AfD party is dominating the social media campaigns ahead of the European elections more
Facebook Breakup Could Boost China Rivals: Sandberg  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said Friday a breakup of big US technology would not address "underlying issues" facing the sector. more
Facebook cryptocurrency being developed in Switzerland, reports say - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The social network set up a company called Libra Networks to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, according to a Swiss news site. more
Facebook cryptocurrency reportedly under development in Switzerland - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The social network set up a company called Libra Networks to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, according to a Swiss news site. more
Facebook Coin reportedly under development in Switzerland - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Facebook has set up Libra Networks in Europe to work on its own payments and blockchain systems, reports say. more
“Old Town Road” finally gets the video treatment  TechCrunch · 2 days
From viral TikTok sensation, to music’s number one smash hit, “Old Town Road” has taken the top spot in music’s cultural firmament relying on an incredible Nine Inch Nails sample, some old... more
Scrolling screenshots are in the works for Android R says Dave Burke  9to5Google · 2 days
There are tons of Android features that show up first on OEM skins and eventually make their way to native Android. Today, Android VP... more
EU competition commissioner: Facebook breakup would be 'last resort' - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Pulling apart the social network could keep the EU busy in court for a decade, says Margrethe Vestager. more
Researcher Still Finding Christchurch Attack Videos on Facebook, Instagram  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
As of yesterday, there were at least two videos of the shootings available on Instagram and two videos available on Facebook, according to Eric Feinber. more
Internet star Grumpy Cat dead at 7  CBC · 2 days
Posting on social media Friday, Grumpy Cat's owners wrote she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and "passed away peacefully" Tuesday... more
Google, Facebook, Twitter Still Falling Short in Combating Fake News: EU  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Internet giants are not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, the European Commission said. more
5 tips on how to keep your data safe from Facebook - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Hide your life from Facebook, while still posting about your life on Facebook. more
Democratic presidential candidates agree: Big Tech is too powerful  THE VERGE · 2 days
On Monday I noted here a growing consensus among Democratic presidential candidates that Big Tech in general, and... more
TweetDeck Gets a New Tweet Composer With Support for GIFs, Polls, Emoji, and More  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Twitter had added a brand new tweet composer to TweetDeck with the ability to easily add GIFs, threads, polls, image... more
Facebook Says Removes 265 'Fake Accounts' Linked to Israel  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel. more
Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Prioritise Friends, Relevant Links  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook is tweaking its News Feed to help its over 2.3 billion users see friends they want to hear from most and links which are most worthwhile right higher up... more
Chat app Line is adding Snap-style disappearing stories  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook cloning Snap to death may be old news, but others are only just following suit. Line, the Japanese messaging app that’s popular in Asia, just became the latest to clone Snap’s ephemeral... more
Amazon Faces Backlash in India for Selling Shoes, Rugs With Images of Hindu Gods  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon.com faced a social media backlash in India on Thursday after toilet seat covers and other items emblazoned with images... more
Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa  BBC · 2 days
Facebook blocked an Israeli firm it said was behind fake accounts mostly targeting elections in Africa. more
Facebook says it will restore groups infiltrated by saboteurs  THE VERGE · 3 days
Facebook is “working to restore” a number of groups that were erroneously removed or affected by “sabotage,” according... more
Instagram dropping support for its standalone Snapchat-style ‘Direct’ app  9to5Mac · 3 days
Back in December of 2017, Instagram launched a standalone app called Direct, focused on its messaging and story... more
Instagram ends experiment with standalone Direct messaging app  THE VERGE · 3 days
Facebook is shutting down Direct, a standalone camera-first messaging app used to send Instagram direct messages. “In the coming month,... more
Facebook makes News Feed ‘more personal’ with ranking algorithm changes - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The social network is using survey data to judge who your favorite people are, and will rank their posts higher on your News Feed. more
Facebook bans Israeli company it says aims to disrupt elections  CBC · 3 days
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting... more
Tweetdeck for Mac adds new compose interface with polls, GIFs, and more  9to5Mac · 3 days
Twitter today has updated the Tweetdeck for Mac app with a handful of new features and changes. The update includes a new compose window... more
Google is launching YouTube on the Oculus Quest  THE VERGE · 3 days
Google will bring YouTube to Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset when it ships on May 21st. Like existing versions... more
Facebook changes algorithm to promote worthwhile & close friend content  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile.... more
Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup  THE VERGE · 3 days
On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that... more
WhatsApp Warns Clones to Cease Bogus Operations in India  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Companies in India claiming that they can help people send bulk messages on WhatsApp must cease operations, the Facebook-owned messaging app warned on Thursday. more
Facebook's ad targeting has created a creepy image problem it can't shake - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Despite Facebook's denials, plenty of users are convinced the social network is listening to their conversations. more
Twitter Directed by Election Commission to Remove Exit Poll-Related Tweets  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. more
Instagram to Scrap Standalone 'Direct' Messaging App  MacRumors · 3 days
Direct for Instagram, the companion direct messaging app for the photo-sharing social media platform, is being killed off by Instagram in the... more
Facebook isn't listening to your convo, Uber's quiet mode video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Today's major tech stories include debunking a Facebook spying myth, Amazon Fire TV's growing lead over Roku and Uber's debut of a quiet mode... more
Itel A46 Budget Smartphone With Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Itel A46 packs a 2,400mAh battery, is powered by an octa-core processor, and comes with a soft flash for selfies as well. more
Oppo K3 Launch Set for May 23, Confirmed to Sport Pop-Up Selfie Camera  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Oppo K3 is tipped to sport a dual camera setup at the back with one 16-megapixel sensor and another 2-megapixel sensor. more
Wanted Fugitive Caught After Facebook Slip in Canada  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A fugitive on Canada's most wanted list ended up leading police to his doorstep after announcing where he was living in a defiant Facebook message. more
Selena Gomez Calls Social Media 'Dangerous', 'Terrible' for Young People  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Selena Gomez said social media had been "terrible" for her generation but said she tried to set a good example for her 150 million followers on Instagram. more
White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think "political bias" has led to their posts being removed from social media sites... more
Snapchat has become a content creation tool for Instagram and Twitter users  THE VERGE · 4 days
It’s arguable that Snapchat stopped being culturally relevant when Kylie Jenner declared it dead and Rihanna disavowed it. This past weekend, however, it seemed... more
Microsoft, other tech giants form group to counter online extremist content  Windows Central · 4 days
In the wake of March's terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Microsoft is partnering up with other tech giants to counter extremist content online. What you... more
Facebook, Google, Twitter sign 'Christchurch Call' to cull terrorist content - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Spearheaded by the leaders of France and New Zealand, the Christchurch Call brings together tech companies and countries in the fight against terrorism. more
Facebook, Google, Amazon ‘come together’ with plan to tackle online hate  Global News · 4 days
Executives of the companies made the statement while in France attending the Christchurch Call summit along with world leaders. more
DJI Osmo Action hands-on: GoPro should be worried  THE VERGE · 4 days
DJI just announced the Osmo Action, the company’s first action camera. It’s a direct competitor to GoPro’s Hero 7 Black,... more
(Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced in response to New Zealand shooting video  9to5Google · 4 days
Facebook Live restrictions have been introduced in response to the New Zealand terrorist attack, when the gunman live-streamed footage of the shootings, making good... more
(Weak) Facebook Live restrictions introduced in response to New Zealand shooting video  9to5Mac · 4 days
Facebook Live restrictions have been introduced in response to the New Zealand terrorist attack, when the gunman live-streamed footage of the shootings, making good... more
Tech Giants, Governments Discuss Online Extremism at 'Christchurch Call'  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The so-called "Christchurch call" reflects heightened global fears that Facebook, Google and Twitter have become conduits for terrorism. more
Is Facebook spying on you? video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
CNET’s editorial staff tested the conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your conversations to target ads more precisely. Here’s what we found out. more
How social networks are recruiting teenage extremists  THE VERGE · 4 days
In March, in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting, I tried to distinguish between internet problems and platform problems. Internet problems arise... more
Facebook changes live-streaming rules after NZ terror attacks  Sky News · 4 days
Facebook has announced it is tightening rules around its live-streaming feature in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks. more
Twitter Giving Locked Users Their Accounts Back  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Twitter is finally allowing several locked users regain control of their accounts once again. more
Facebook tightens live-streaming rules after NZ terror attacks  Sky News · 4 days
Facebook has announced it is tightening rules around its live-streaming feature in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks. more
Christchurch attacks: Facebook curbs Live feature  BBC · 4 days
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls Facebook's new policy a "good first step". more
Facebook Restricts Live Feature, Citing New Zealand Shooting  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its live streaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence. more
Facebook introduces ‘one strike’ policy to combat abuse of its live-streaming service  TechCrunch · 4 days
Facebook is cracking down on its live streaming service after it was used to broadcast the shocking mass shootings that left 50 dead at two... more
Facebook Warns Advertisers 'Clear History' May Hurt Targeting  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook issued a warning to advertisers that improved privacy for users will have at least one key trade-off: Weaker targeting. more
Facebook Brings Back 'View as Public' Feature  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook is restoring the "View as Public" feature it had disabled last year owing to a major security flaw. more
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Photos: Apple holds Apple Park opening ceremony and tribute to Steve Jobs
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Facebook's ad targeting has created a creepy image problem it can't shake - CNET
CNET
The OnePlus 7 Pro isn’t alone — meet the OnePlus 7
THE VERGE
NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing
THE VERGE
Deepfake Salvador Dalí takes selfies with museum visitors
THE VERGE
This software developer is using AI to imagine a more natural, car-free world
THE VERGE
You can now include GIFs, images, and videos in quote retweets on Twitter
9to5Mac
Far-right extremists keep evading social media bans
THE VERGE
Google’s latest AI art project turns your face into a ‘poem portrait’
THE VERGE
Snap’s big plan to turn Snapchat into a gaming platform
THE VERGE
Instagram reveals it is testing ‘hiding likes’ — will that make us happier?
Global News
Poll: What should happen to our digital legacy?
9to5Mac
2019 iPhones to feature new back glass design, redesigned mute switch, more
9to5Mac
This is the most important MCU sequence to rewatch before seeing Avengers: Endgame
THE VERGE
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
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