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Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings  ABC NEWS · 6 minutes
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 · 6 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
What you missed in cybersecurity this week  TechCrunch · 7 hours
It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to... more
Samsung has reportedly postponed the Galaxy Fold’s launch in China  THE VERGE · 9 hours
Samsung has reportedly postponed the Chinese launch of its forthcoming Galaxy Fold smartphone, according to SamMobile.... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions  TechCrunch · 10 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 · 12 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 · 12 hours
More than 200 people are reported killed, with hundreds more hospitalized following eight blasts at churches and hotels. more
What’s the best Twitter app for the Mac?  9to5Mac · 13 hours
A few weeks ago, I took a look at the best Twitter apps for iPhone. It was interesting to read... more
Amazon to Verify Its 'Flex Drivers' Using Their Selfies  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Amazon is making a section of its drivers take selfies before resuming their duties for the day in order to record and verify their identities. more
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits the Platform Makes It Easy to Abuse Others  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Dorsey said Twitter is relying more on machine learning (ML) to identify abusive tweets as opposed to having people individually report them more
Facebook Still Hosting New Zealand Mosque Shooting Videos: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
According to a report in Motherboard on Friday, certain videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw attack footage. 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
Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day four  TechCrunch · 2 days
Apologies for skipping day three. This kept me extremely busy yesterday. Though the Galaxy Fold remained a constant companion. Before you ask (or after you ask on Twitter without having read beyond... more
More than a month later, Facebook, Instagram host New Zealand shooting videos - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Some clips of the massacre merely include warnings they may contain “violent or graphic content," according to Motherboard. more
How to change your Facebook password on iPhone  9to5Mac · 2 days
Want to know how to quickly change your Facebook password on iPhone? Read on below for how to do it... 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
Facebook's privacy mishaps: Zuckerberg could be held accountable, report says - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly looking into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's past remarks about privacy. more
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies  THE VERGE · 2 days
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies, it confirmed to The Verge, in a bid to... more
Elon Musk’s Boring Company scales down its East Coast ambitions  THE VERGE · 2 days
This week, Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture released a massive, 505-page report on its proposal to link... more
Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online  TechCrunch · 2 days
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data... more
Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Washington Post says discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about the company's data-handing lapses have touched on instituting some sort of oversight for company CEO Mark Zuckerberg more
Google and Amazon make peace, Facebook collects data without permission video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
In today's top stories Google's YouTube is coming back to the Fire TV, after settling a spat with Amazon. Meanwhile, Facebook says... 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
Facebook Bans Several UK Far-Right Groups and Individuals  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Facebook says it has banned several British far-right groups and their leaders for spreading hatred. more
Tesla's Elon Musk, US SEC Get Another Week to Work Out Deal on Twitter Use  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Telsa CEO Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission will get another week to settle a... more
Facebook Says It Stored 'Millions' of Unencrypted Instagram Passwords  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
"Millions" of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands. 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
New Mexico panel surprises Facebook with $39M utility bill  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction 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
Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook had acknowledged nearly four weeks ago 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
Working backwards to uncover key success factors  TechCrunch · 3 days
Ed Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. More posts by this contributor Netflix is still too cheap Don’t fear the big company ‘kill zones’ If... more
Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text  THE VERGE · 3 days
Facebook says it stored millions of Instagram users’ passwords in plain text, leaving them exposed to people with... more
Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election  TechCrunch · 3 days
In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet... 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
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
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
New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction more
Facebook bans several UK far-right groups and individuals  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Facebook says it has banned several British far-right groups and their leaders for spreading hatred more
This year’s iPhones could have much better selfie cameras  THE VERGE · 3 days
All of this year’s iPhones could come with upgraded selfie cameras, potentially offering better performance in low light.... more
Elon Musk swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life  BBC · 4 days
The Museum of English Rural Life now appears as Elon Musk on Twitter after he used their sheep picture. more
Redmi 7 Could Launch Alongside Redmi Y3, Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain Hints  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A recent tweet from Xiaomi India’s MD Manu Kumar Jain Indicates that the Redmi 7 could be launched alongside the... 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
BNP and EDL among far-right groups banned by Facebook  Sky News · 4 days
The British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL) are among a number of far-right groups that have been banned by Facebook. 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 12 'dangerous' British far-right groups and individuals - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The ban affects Nick Griffin and the British National Party, as well as Britain First and the English Defence League. 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
Boeing Conducts Final Test Flight of 737 Max With Software Fix  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Boeing CEO Muilenberg tweeted a video where he said the test flight was carried out on Tuesday, adding that test pilots have completed 120 flights with... more
Facebook Confirms It's Working on an AI-Based Voice Assistant for Its Products  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Alphabet's Google Assistant. more
Facebook Says It 'Unintentionally Uploaded' Email Contacts of 1.5 Million Users  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook said it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016. 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
Honor 20i With Triple Rear Cameras, 32-Megapixel Selfie Camera Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Honor 20i has been launched in China packing triple rear cameras and a 32-megapixel front camera, while drawing power from the Kirin 710F SoC. 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
Chipotle customers are saying their accounts have been hacked  TechCrunch · 4 days
A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. Customers have... more
Twitter acqui-hires highlight-sharing app Highly  TechCrunch · 4 days
Quotes from articles are much more eye-catching than links on Twitter, so the social giant is scooping up the team behind highlight-sharing app Highly. This talent could help Twitter build its own version of Highly or develop other... more
Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology  Global News · 4 days
Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant. 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
Twitter says it's flagging abusive tweets so you don't have to  CBC · 4 days
Algorithms are now able to proactively report about 38 per cent of abusive tweets,... more
Twitter acquihires highlight sharing app Highly  TechCrunch · 4 days
Quotes from articles are much more eye-catching than links on Twitter, so the social giant is scooping up the team behind highlight sharing app Highly. This talent could help Twitter build its own version of Highly... more
EAT Club acquires Taro to expand its corporate lunch program  TechCrunch · 4 days
EAT Club, the lunch delivery service that counts companies like Facebook, Postmates and others as customers, has acquired meal delivery service Taro. Financial terms of the deal were... 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
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
THE VERGE
Britain proposes banning kids from liking social media posts
Global News
You cheated not only the game, but you became a meme
BBC
Groundbreaking black hole image gets reborn as Firefox logo, bagel - CNET
CNET
Oppo Reno goes official w/ 10x zoom lens, shark fin pop-up selfie camera, no notch
9to5Google
Twitter removes Trump’s video featuring music from The Dark Knight for copyright infringement
THE VERGE
Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network
THE VERGE
Game of Thrones hid real thrones around the world and 5 have been found - CNET
CNET
Netflix’s Osmosis is like a Black Mirror episode that doesn’t hate technology
THE VERGE
Fresh