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Facebook Says Media Project in US Hindered by Lack of Local News  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Facebook said it would share its research with academics at Duke, Harvard, Minnesota, and North Carolina who are studying the extent of news deserts... more
Christchurch shootings: Facebook gives new details on NZ attack video  BBC · 2 hours
Facebook says a live-stream of the NZ attacks was seen fewer than 200 times as pressure on the firm rises. more
Apple now sells five different iPads  THE VERGE · 4 hours
Recommending an iPad used to be simpler. White or black? How much storage do you want? Those were the days. Tablets were a confusing... more
Elon Musk Never Sought Approval for a Single Tesla Tweet, US SEC Tells Judge  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
The ongoing public battle between Tesla's chief executive and the US SEC piles pressure on Musk. more
Politicians call for crackdown on social media 'toxic swamp' after mosque shooting - CNET  CNET · 5 hours
Australia's top politicians say tech companies are not doing enough to stop extremist content, with one saying Facebook has "gone... more
SEC pushes court to hold Elon Musk in contempt over Tesla tweets  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in blatant violation of a settlement agreement reached last year over securities fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange... more
Devin Nunes is suing Twitter over mean tweets from parody account of his mom  TechCrunch · 8 hours
California Representative Devin Nunes announced that he will file a $250,000 lawsuit against Twitter, alleging that the company engages in... more
Devin Nunes wants to sue Twitter over mean tweets from parody account of his mom  TechCrunch · 8 hours
California Representative Devin Nunes announced that he will file a $250,000 lawsuit against Twitter, alleging that the company... more
For $1,500, you too can get custom Tesla Nikes just like Elon Musk  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Elon Musk’s shoes — a custom pair of Nikes with a Tesla logo emblazoned above the toe box — were the belle... more
Australia calls for social media crackdown following mosque shooting - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
The Prime Minister of Australia says tech companies should face tougher consequences for not doing enough to stop the spread of extremist content. more
SEC 'stunned' Musk didn't seek required approval for Tesla tweets - Roadshow  CNET · 8 hours
Tesla CEO is misinterpreting agreement over tweets containing material information about the automaker, the SEC says in a filing. more
Aquaman director James Wan the latest celeb to take social media break - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
James Wan, Will Poulter, Millie Bobby Brown, Wil Wheaton and more. Here are celebs who've cited mental health issues, racism,... more
YouTube removes videos celebrating New Zealand attacks  Sky News · 13 hours
YouTube videos celebrating the New Zealand mosque shootings are easily avoiding the platform's moderation efforts, despite a general clampdown across social media platforms. more
Facebook unveils new rules for political ads ahead of federal election  Global News · 17 hours
Facebook is launching a new advertisement library that will capture detailed information about political ads targeted at voters in Canada, including who pays for them and... more
YC-backed Basement is a social network for close friends only  TechCrunch · 18 hours
The past few years have been a bit of a dark age for budding social media startups. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap and messenger apps took up all the... more
WhatsApp tests in-app reverse image searches to prevent the spread of hoaxes  THE VERGE · 18 hours
The WhatsApp team at Facebook is continuing to build features to help thwart fake news. WABetaInfo reports that a new beta version of WhatsApp... more
Myspace deleted 12 years’ worth of music in a botched server migration  THE VERGE · 18 hours
Were you in a band with a Myspace page between 2003 and 2015? If you were, then any music you uploaded to the social... more
YouTube took down an ‘unprecedented volume’ of videos after New Zealand shooting  THE VERGE · 19 hours
YouTube dealt with an “unprecedented volume” of videos after last week’s mass shooting in New Zealand, as the platform struggled to remove videos with... more
MySpace may have lost more than a decade’s worth of user music  TechCrunch · 20 hours
It’s not as if the internet needed another cautionary tale about backing up data, but for many artists, this news is heartbreaking nonetheless. MySpace... more
Fifty years of the internet  TechCrunch · 22 hours
Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet... more
Facebook introducing measures to prevent election disruption  CBC · 23 hours
Facebook will unveil a series of measures later today in a bid to prevent its platform being used to disrupt the next... more
Christchurch shootings: Social sites struggle to contain attack video  BBC · 23 hours
Millions of copies of videos showing the Christchurch attacks have been removed from social media sites. more
MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads  BBC · 23 hours
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration. more
Every song on Myspace uploaded between 2003-15 lost  Sky News · 23 hours
Myspace has confirmed losing all of the 50 million plus songs which had been uploaded to it between 2003-2015. more
Apple Store is down as iPad and iMac updates rumored  9to5Mac · 1 day
The Apple Store has just gone down, a move usually associated with new products. Whilst there... more
Facebook Removed 1.5 Million Videos of New Zealand Mosque Attack Within 24 Hours  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook said that it removed 1.5 million videos of footage from the shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch within 24 hours... more
MPs call for tax on social media companies  BBC · 1 day
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media. more
Children must be protected from 'online Wild West' - MPs  Sky News · 1 day
Addiction to social media should potentially be classed as a disease, according to a group of MPs. more
Facebook Faces Fresh Probe for 'Covering Up' Cambridge Analytica Scandal  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook has been denying for long that it was aware of data harvesting of nearly 87 million users by the British political consultancy firm. more
Facebook Removed 1.5 Million Videos of the New Zealand Mosque Attack Within 24 Hours  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook said that it removed 1.5 million videos of footage from the shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch within... more
Captain Marvel belts out 'Just a Girl' and Gwen Stefani approves - CNET  CNET · 1 day
No Doubt's lead singer tweets her approval of Brie Larson's Carpool Karaoke rendition of the song that featured on the Captain Marvel... more
Facebook failed to block 20% of uploaded New Zealand shooter videos  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos from its site within the first 24 hours after a shooter livestreamed his attack on two New Zealand mosques,... more
Dating app Grindr turns 10  Global News · 2 days
In the decade since the app launched, Grindr has grown to be one of the world's largest social-networking apps for gay, bi, transgender and queer people. more
New Zealand PM to discuss live-streaming with Facebook  Sky News · 2 days
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will be holding discussions with Facebook after it emerged that the suspect in the mosque shootings had apparently live-streamed the attack. more
Tesla May Come to India in 2019, CEO Elon Musk Tweets  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Elon Musk tweeted, "Would love to be there this year. If not, definitely next! India." more
CNET Asks: Did you notice the Facebook outage? - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Facebook and Instagram were offline for almost an entire day. We want to know if and how it affected you. more
Twitter Says It's Testing a 'Subscribe to Conversation' Feature  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Twitter is testing a "subscribe to conversation" feature that would notify users every time a tweet is added to the conversation in order to keep up with it more
Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage  BBC · 3 days
The home secretary says firms "must do more" after the New Zealand attack was shown live on Facebook. more
New Zealand Mosque Shooting: Tech Companies Scramble to Remove Video  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The hours it took to take the violent video and manifesto down are "another major black eye" for social media platforms. more
No Man’s Sky has a big new update due out this summer  TechCrunch · 3 days
After a conspicuous stretch of silence ending with a mysterious teaser tweet on Thursday, No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray revealed that another major... more
Questions about policing online hate are much bigger than Facebook and YouTube  THE VERGE · 3 days
In the wake of a hate-fueled mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, major web platforms have scrambled to take down a 17-minute video of... more
After Christchurch, Reddit bans communities infamous for sharing graphic videos of death  TechCrunch · 3 days
In the aftermath of the tragic mosque massacre that claimed 49 lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, tech companies scrambled to purge their platforms of... more
Livestreaming has become a nightmare. It needs radical change - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Commentary: If live video can't die, then the Facebooks, Twitters and YouTubes of the world need to reform it. more
How to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and more  THE VERGE · 4 days
You’ve probably been caught off guard by videos that play automatically on Facebook, Twitter, and other services; in fact, just across the internet in... more
James Gunn is back at the helm of Guardians of the Galaxy 3  TechCrunch · 4 days
In a rare turn, director James Gunn is once again heading up up the third installment of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy... more
Live streaming has become a nightmare. It needs radical change - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Commentary: If live video can’t die, then the Facebooks, Twitters and YouTubes of the world need to reform it. more
Twitter confirms a new ‘Subscribe to Conversation’ feature for following tweets of interest  TechCrunch · 4 days
In addition to testing out a new format for conversations within a prototype app called twttr and other features like a “Hide... more
Facebook adds dedicated gaming tab to its mobile app  THE VERGE · 4 days
Facebook is updating its mobile app with a dedicated gaming hub where users can explore game content on... more
The Latest: Danish PM: Climate protesters are 'right'  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen has praised young people who are marching for more action against climate change, tweeting "we must listen to the youth. Especially when they're right." more
Daily Crunch: Social media struggles with shooting tragedy  TechCrunch · 4 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 can subscribe... more
Facebook says its new AI technology can detect ‘revenge porn’  TechCrunch · 4 days
Facebook on Friday announced a new artificial intelligence-powered tool that it says will help the social network detect revenge porn — the nonconsensually shared intimate images that, when... more
Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage  BBC · 4 days
Why was a video of the shootings shared on social media and what can be done about the wider threat? more
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter scrambling to contain video of New Zealand mosque shooting  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are scrambling to contain a video of a shooting that took place at a mosque in... more
Facebook says its new A.I. technology can detect ‘revenge porn’  TechCrunch · 4 days
Facebook on Friday announced a new artificial intelligence powered tool that it says will help the social network detect revenge porn – the nonconsensually shared intimate images that,... more
Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media  TechCrunch · 4 days
This is a tragedy that doesn’t deserve a snappy lede, but it is one that needs to be highlighted because tech companies should be... more
Christchurch shootings: Social media's role  BBC · 4 days
Why was a video of the shootings shared on social media and what can be done about the wider threat? more
Facebook launches AI to find and remove 'revenge porn'  CBC · 4 days
Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted... more
Facebook Rolling Out a Dedicated Gaming Tab on App  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook claims that over 700 million people play games, watch gaming videos or engage in gaming groups on the platform. more
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Aquaman director James Wan the latest celeb to take social media break - CNET
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How Facebook helps people with HIV shed the stigma and shame - CNET
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Professional drone racing will be streaming for free on Twitter this year
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Vivo X27 Pro Price, Specifications, Design Leaked Ahead of Launch; Vivo X27 Video Teasers Released
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The spirit of old Facebook lives on in a new game called Emily is Away <3
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Tim Cook brilliantly responds to Trump’s ‘Tim Apple’ reference on Twitter
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Jeopardy's Alex Trebek reveals pancreatic cancer battle on Twitter - CNET
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Rumors: AirPods wireless charging will charge to full in 15 minutes, thicker and heavier case, Dark Mode coming in iOS 13.1
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OnePlus 7 shows up in leaked renders w/ pop-up selfie-cam, triple cameras, no notch [Video]
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Twitter testing new ‘Hide Tweet’ button, possibly new moderation feature
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Twitter suspends aggressive Trump supporter for 'fake accounts'
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Facebook says it fired leaker for participating in conservative bias ‘stunt’
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Ryan Reynolds is going full Deadpool with his Detective Pikachu marketing
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Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs, who would have been 64 today, with touching Apple Park tribute
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YouTubers fear looming ‘adpocalypse’ after child exploitation controversy
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‘Dam good’ video shows how beavers could fight fires
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An auto-tuned cat convinced me to download an audio processing app
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