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Most users don't know Facebook keeps a list of their interests, traits - CNET  CNET · 5 hours
And about half say they're uncomfortable with it, says a study by the Pew Research Center. more
Facebook is still a dog's best friend - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Mark Zuckerberg's social network remains under fire for all sorts of reasons, but animal shelters and pet rescue organizations can't live without it. more
WATCH: Netflix price increase causes backlash  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Widespread outrage on social media over the company's latest monthly subscription hike. more
Snap up a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera for its best price yet  Windows Central · 10 hours
These nifty Fujifilm cameras are like the Polaroid's cooler sibling... Amazon has the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera on sale for... more
Twitter for Android Gets Reverse-Chronological Timeline Option  Gadgets 360 · 10 hours
Twitter has rolled out the reverse-chronological timeline for Android smartphone users that would enable them to switch to the timeline view of their choice. more
Roku pulls InfoWars channel citing complaints from ‘concerned parties’  THE VERGE · 11 hours
After an intense social media backlash, Roku has backtracked on its decision to allow the InfoWars channel on... more
Facebook Brings Stricter Ads Rules to Countries With Big 2019 Votes  Gadgets 360 · 14 hours
As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake... more
Roku now deleting Infowars from its platform after customer outcry  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Roku is deleting the Infowars channel from its platform, a couple days after adding it as a supported channel. In a tweet, Roku said after the channel became available,... more
Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies: 'One-of-a-kind inspiration to us all' - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barbra Streisand, George Takei, Pee-wee Herman, Bernadette Peters and more take to Twitter to honor the Broadway legend. more
Broadway icon Carol Channing dies: 'One-of-a-kind inspiration to us all' - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barbra Streisand, George Takei, Pee-Wee Herman, Bernadette Peters and more take to Twitter to honor the Hello Dolly star. more
Roku defends hosting Infowars  THE VERGE · 22 hours
Roku says it will continue to host Alex Jones’ conspiracy-theory channel Infowars despite public outcry, stating that the company doesn’t “curate or censor based on viewpoint.” In a... more
Twitter’s de-algorithmizing ‘sparkle button’ rolls out on Android  TechCrunch · 23 hours
After launching on iOS, Twitter is giving Android users the ability to easily switch between seeing the reverse-chronological “latest tweets” and the algorithmic “top tweets” feeds on their home page. The company announced... more
Apple launches $129 battery cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR  THE VERGE · 23 hours
Apple has been rumored to be working on battery cases for its latest iPhone XR and XS models for a while, and today, seemingly... more
Twitter brings the reverse-chronological feed to Android  THE VERGE · 23 hours
Twitter brought its traditional reverse-chronological timeline back to iOS last month, and now the optional feature is available to Android users in... more
Facebook launches its first US podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship  TechCrunch · 1 day
Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first... more
Facebook to invest $300 million in news, focusing on local  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news programs, focusing on local news partnerships and other initiatives more
Facebook launches its first U.S. podcast with a series focused on entrepreneurship  TechCrunch · 1 day
Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first... more
Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned  TechCrunch · 1 day
Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake followers or... more
Facebook launches its first U.S. podcast with a series focused entrepreneurship  TechCrunch · 1 day
Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first one in... more
Facebook Says Will Invest $300 Million to Help Local News Survive  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role in the erosion of the news... more
Facebook Testing Way to Share Events With Friends in Stories  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook is testing a new feature to let users share events that they are interesting in attending to on their Stories. more
Facebook to invest $300 million in local news initiatives  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives more
Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news  TechCrunch · 1 day
Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had... more
Google and Facebook employees are teaming up against their bosses  THE VERGE · 1 day
Last week we wrote about a pair of new lawsuits against Google’s parent company, Alphabet, alleging... more
TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat  TechCrunch · 1 day
ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent... more
UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's perfect routine makes Twitter, Instagram flip - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The college athlete lights up the web with her floor exercise. "Now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat," she says. more
Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's perfect 10 routine makes Twitter flip out - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The UCLA student lights up the web with her floor exercise. "Now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat," she says. more
Democratic texting platform Hustle lays off a big chunk of its staff  TechCrunch · 2 days
The company behind a texting platform that powered more than 1,300 Democratic campaigns has slashed its staff in the lull following the 2018 midterms.... more
A group of Google employees plans to educate people about forced arbitration  TechCrunch · 2 days
A group of Google employees is taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first... more
A group of Google employees plan to educate people about forced arbitration  TechCrunch · 2 days
A group of Google employees are taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first... more
Facebook’s 10-year glow-up challenge reminds us that Facebook used to be fun  THE VERGE · 2 days
One of the first profile pictures I ever posted featured me, front and center, with a Yoda backpack hanging from my shoulders, a Freddy... more
Twitter previews new beta program with algorithmically sorted responses, thread-based timeline, more  9to5Mac · 2 days
In an effort to make the Twitter app more appealing, the company will begin rolling out a beta program to a select group of... more
More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela  TechCrunch · 2 days
Brud, the company behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela, is now worth at least $125 million thanks to a new round of financing the company is currently closing.... more
Daily Crunch: Twitter’s new app for testing new features  TechCrunch · 2 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you... more
Facebook adds the option to share events to Stories, message friends ‘interested’ in going  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook wants to make it easier for users share events and coordinate with friends before the event’s start. The company... more
Twitter to Introduce New Beta App as the Company Looks to Bring Big Changes  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Twitter is reportedly working on introducing a new beta app to test new and upcoming features with select group of... more
Facebook to Be Ordered to Stop Gathering User Data by German Antitrust Watchdog: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Federal Cartel Office has already found that Facebook abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their... more
YouTube to Stop Automatic Sharing of Activity to Twitter, Google+  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings more
Honor View 20 First Impressions  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Honor View 20 has a selfie camera display hole as well as a 48-megapixel rear camera sensor. Honor View 20 price in India is set to be around Rs. 40,000. more
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Shows Off Prototype of Mars-Bound Rocket, Starship  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the Starship Hopper prototype, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks. more
Why Silicon Valley needs more visas  TechCrunch · 3 days
Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my... more
Saudi teen who tweeted plight is granted asylum, arrives in Canada - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun lands in the country after fleeing her family and pleading for help on social media. more
How open source software took over the world  TechCrunch · 4 days
Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer... more
Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat is rumored to be in production  THE VERGE · 4 days
Apple’s long-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat might finally be in production, if rumors are... more
The best creator tools from CES 2019  THE VERGE · 5 days
This year at CES, I noticed more of two things: portable, on-the-go tech that makes vlogging easier, and vloggers. There were gimbals... more
Vizio Says 2016 4K SmartCast TVs Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit  MacRumors · 5 days
AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality will be available on all of Vizio's 2016 4K UHD SmartCast Displays, the company recently confirmed on Twitter. Vizio's... more
Texting service used by schools complains about fees charged by Bell, Rogers  CBC · 5 days
Two of Canada's largest mobile phone services are being targeted by a social media campaign launched by Remind.com, a San Francisco-based company that provides... more
Elon Musk shows off the assembled Starship test rocket  TechCrunch · 5 days
After weeks teasing renderings and production photos, Elon Musk finally showed off the finished Starship test rocket last night. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas... more
Facebook employs UK fact-checkers to combat fake news  BBC · 5 days
A UK charity will help Facebook combat the spread of misinformation on its platform. more
Twitter API Still Offers Enough Metadata to Reveal Where You Lived and Worked: Study  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
A group of international researchers have developed a tool to determine a person's home, workplace, and sensitive locations using pre-2015... more
Social Media Giants Said to Plan Push-Back on India's New Draft Regulations  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel platforms such as Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter to... more
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Steve Carell starring in Netflix series about President Trump’s Space Force
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Jack Black is the rare celebrity who gets YouTube right
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That Ocasio-Cortez dance video? It's gone viral, in a good way - CNET
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[Update: Forms] Google launches ‘․new’ links for instantly creating blank Google Docs, Sheets & more
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch star the latest celeb to take social media break - CNET
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This is the pop culture that helped us survive 2018
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Comment: It’s 2019, Instagram should make an iPad app
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Leaked video reveals new Nokia 9 PureView with five cameras
THE VERGE
How to create and share your own Instagram Top 9 year in review
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Lady Gaga teases an anime cyborg at her Las Vegas concert
THE VERGE
MrBeast, YouTube’s viral philanthropist, explains where all that money comes from
THE VERGE
Some iOS 12.1.2 users reporting bug that kills cellular data — here’s how to fix it
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Cam Compare: Pixel 3 XL vs Pocophone F1 – Does double the cost equal twice the camera performance? [Video]
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Apple says some 2018 iPad Pros might ship with a bent chassis, but claims it’s not a defect
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