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Facebook has published the details of 13 historical national security letters it’s received for user data. The embattled social media giant said...
final cut pro x updated with support for third party workflow extensions
Apple today announced a new update for Final Cut Pro X, which introduces support...
blumhouse is making eight thriller features for amazon
Blumhouse Television, Jason Blum’s acclaimed production company, is planning to produce eight feature-length thrillers for Amazon’s streaming service. Variety reports...
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
An analysis of Twitter data from the U.S. shows that social media usage largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars. The data reflect the amount...
A Deakin researcher is investigating how the media shapes the way we perceive "community" in rural areas.
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On November 15, 1988, a 300-foot radio telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia suddenly collapsed. See how it happened in our On...
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication disorders, altered social interactions and sensory and...
According to a WSJ report citing an internal survey at Facebook, just over half of Facebook employees said they were optimistic for the future of the social network - down by 32...
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Today only or until supplies last, a batch of LG...
The rise of smartphone cameras and social media in recent years has fuelled a new level of marking and sharing memories using photos, but one startup...
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments...
The move allegedly happened after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the social media company.
google maps will let you chat with businesses
Earlier today, 9to5Google pointed us to a blog post from Google announcing a new feature for Google Maps: messaging businesses....
hackers win 60 000 for finding iphone safari exploit at tokyo pwn2own contest
Richard Zhu and Amat Cama, two white hat hackers, recently teamed up at the Mobile Pwn2Own contest in Tokyo and ended up earning a...
A new study recommends limiting your time on social media to around 30 minutes a day.
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The pictures allegedly came from Fiat Chrysler's own media site. Whoops.
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Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside...
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More than 20 million people have donated money via the social network.
verizon says it successfully tested 5g on the moto z3
Verizon just took a big step forward for 5G: the company announced that it has successfully...
apple releases safari technology preview 70 with bug fixes and feature improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced over two years ago in March of 2016....
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Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism...
It's the app's coming-out party after being taken over by the biggest forces in US public radio.
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netflix is testing cheaper mobile only subscription tiers
The number of people who use mobile devices as a primary option to stream Netflix is growing worldwide, which makes it no...
The update puts a block in place for some PCs and fixes a lingering media display bug. Microsoft hasn't pushed out a new build for Fast...
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one of the best podcast apps pocket casts just got a big redesign
Several months after the podcast app Pocket Casts was acquired...
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, generated political and media backlash that continues to erode law enforcement legitimacy today....
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Online social networks, such as the well-known Facebook, allow users to form connections with each other quickly and easily. A user might invite another to become their "friend," "like" a page they have created on the system, or join a...
China’s largest search engine Baidu is getting an offline revenue boost after it led a $300 million strategic round in Xinchao Media, a company...
Amazon’s Fire TV companion DVR, the Fire TV Recast, is available today to the public, after previously having been only offered for pre-order. The new device...
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Amazon has confirmed that it will open two massive new offices in New York City and Crystal City, Va., to complement its already massive headquarters in Seattle. And the verdict on the company’s decision is disgust. Amazon played everyone involved...
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Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments...
Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its...
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, and discussed the importance of global conversations on social media platforms.
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The e-cigarette company is also shutting down most of its social media accounts, bowing to pressure from the FDA.
Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news.
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The e-cigarette maker says it wants to crack down on underage use.
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The rise in hate crime incidents comes as social media companies are under scrutiny for their...
juul cuts flavored nicotine supply to stores and shutters its social media
E-cigarette company Juul Labs will stop supplying over 90,000 brick-and-mortar stores with its fruity and dessert-flavored pods, the company announced today. It’s also quitting...
Help us build a deal-centered community. Our team at Thrifter spends all day sorting through deals, writing about new products, and sharing...
top youtube creators call out defunct defy media for shady practices
VIDEO YouTube creators like Shane Dawson, Ryland Adams, and Smosh co-founder Anthony Padilla have called...
The social network granted device makers special access to users' personal data but then failed to properly police their use.
The government said the accounts published news that was sensational, vulgar or politically harmful.
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You can sign up for early access right now. Pandora has long been one of the go-to sources for online music streaming, and today, the company announced its latest project — podcasts. Similar to...
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A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging to refashion the Los Angeles studio system for the digital age forming companies that combining...
The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Social media use can contribute to poorer mental health in teens. It can also be used to...
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your snapchat friendships now have their own profiles and merchandise
Snap has long resisted traditional social network profiles, arguing that a network of close friends didn’t...
The EU’s copyright directive, Article 13 has come under scrutiny...
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VIDEO The actor battles the Upside Down in Stranger Things, struggles with his inner demons in Hellboy and uses social media in unexpected ways.
China's top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet.
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there s more evidence facebook can make you feel lonely
Eleven months ago, Facebook published what I then called the most extraordinary blog post in its history: an...
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WhatsApp said it has selected 20 research teams worldwide who will work on how misinformation spreads and what additional steps it could take to curb fake...
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Social network granted device makers with special access to users' personal data but then failed to police their use, according to The New York...
San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant "iGen."
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Facebook users in the Americas were able to get back onto their profiles Monday afternoon, after the social media network went down briefly across some parts of the region.
Representatives of Google, Facebook, and Twitter on Monday outlined the actions they were taking to fight misinformation on their platforms.
Randall Stephenson also calls 5G "critical" to the future of media consumption.
The tech firm said the temporary outage was caused by a "routine test."
comcast should be investigated for antitrust violations say small cable companies
An industry group wants antitrust regulators to investigate whether Comcast-NBCUniversal is abusing its power...
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Listen up, kids. Starting today, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is expanding to include over 1,000 kid-friendly Audible books. Stories like Peter Pan, Rip Van Winkle, Snow Queen, and Beauty and the Beast are up for grabs via...
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Keep an eye out for the next moves by these entrepreneurs and executives. A number of the biggest names in media left their jobs over the last year...
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Facebook users in the Americas were able to get back onto their profiles Monday afternoon, after the social media network went down briefly across some parts of the region.
[Update: Facebook access is back up for most affected users.] Many Facebook users are seeing the...
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Regulators will review both the human and algorithmic processes used to moderate the social network.
Many Facebook users are seeing the social media service as currently inaccessible. Issues appear limited to the East...
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Never let your favorite media get interrupted due to slow Wi-Fi speeds ever again. The Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 wireless router is down to $179.99 at Amazon. It...
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Tel Aviv-based Audioburst has been developing a search engine for audio news, which allows users to locate audio content within podcast and other talk radio programs....
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This hard-hitting documentary tackles fake news, censorship and the outsourcing of democracy. It's bleak but essential viewing.
lyft planning to introduce a rewards program for riders
Lyft announced a new loyalty program on Monday, in which riders accumulate points that can be exchanged for...
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youtube ceo calls eu s proposed copyright regulation financially impossible
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has once again decried the European Union’s proposed copyright directive, arguing in a new...
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This hard-hitting documentary tackles fake news, censorship and the outsourcing of democracy. It's bleak but essential viewing.
The latest misinformation-fighting show for Facebook's mobile streaming platform comes from the UK's Channel 4 News.
twitter s jack dorsey plays dumb about editing tweets
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has reiterated that the social network is considering adding an edit function (via The Next Web)....
The latest misinformation-fighting show for Facebook's mobile streaming platform comes from the UK's Channel 4 News.
When it comes to being politically active, young people typically have a bad reputation. In democracies such as the United States and the United Kingdom, young voters tend...
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Citizens prefer to enjoy natural landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure, and that are close and accessible. This is apparent from the results of a pioneering study developed by...
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A new optical modem, capable of sending high-definition quality video significantly faster than standard radio frequency systems, is being developed for NASA's Orion spacecraft. The hardware, offered by LGS Innovations,...
Don't pass this up! Amazon has the 2nd-gen Echo Dot bundled with the original Fire TV Stick for just $39.98,...
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China appeared to backtrack on a controversial decision to lift a ban on trading tiger bones and rhinoceros horns, saying it has been postponed, state media reported Monday.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the social network is taking "multi-variable" steps, including the use of AI tools,...
What began as a way to describe misinformation was quickly diverted into a propaganda tool. The BBC's Dave Lee examines how "fake news" went mainstream.
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India has seen a rise in public lynching's caused by social media messages spreading fake news.
Fake news is not only news that you disagree with. It can also very closely mimic real news stories.
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When you're launching a new social media product, like an image-sharing app or niche network, common wisdom is to make it available to everyone as soon as it's...
A team has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such as local cattle herds and...
one easy thing facebook should do in myanmar
In March, human-rights investigators from the United Nations found that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech in...
The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers...
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A new study has established that excessive use of social media, in particular the posting of images and selfies, is...
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facebook quietly launches a tiktok competitor app called lasso
Facebook has quietly released an app called Lasso that lets users create fun, short videos designed to compete...
A new study finds that recognition of faces varies by where they appear in the visual field and...
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Top YouTube creators call out defunct Defy Media for shady practices
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This Taiwanese grandpa shows the best way to play Pokémon Go is with 11 phones
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Samsung teases its foldable phone reveal with social media avatars
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That adorable baby bear clip captures the dark side of wildlife videos
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Red Dead Redemption 2 players find cursed road that always sets horses on fire
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Venice is flooded, but other cities are in much greater danger
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The TV reboot of Heathers was doomed from the start
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These headphones bring FM radio to your iPhone
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Justin Bieber’s bizarre burrito incident reminds us not to believe everything online
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Why a government agency is spreading memes about dogs riding pigeons
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What to expect for MacBook, iMac, and Mac mini at Apple’s October 30th event [Video]
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The Fan Bingbing saga shows China’s willingness to control overly wealthy celebrities
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Spotify Premium gets personalized artist radio stations and better search
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We figured out which social network is worst for your soul - CNET
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Yet another report suggests this year’s iPad Pro refresh will drop Lightning for USB-C
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Jake Paul’s vlog empire, Team 10, deletes all social media ahead of announcement
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Shane Dawson’s Jake Paul series is really about YouTube’s broken heart
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