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Oppo F11 Pro Leaked in Hands-On Video, Tips Design Details  Gadgets 360 · 46 minutes
The hands-on video shows us the premium-grade back panel donning a gradient finish, and the dual rear camera setup that leads up to the pop-up selfie camera mechanism. more
Facebook Removes Onavo Protect VPN App From Google Play Store  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Facebook has removed the Onavo Protect app from Google Play store. It will continue to remain functional for the existing users for the time being. more
Facebook Summoned by Parliamentary Panel Over Citizens' Rights Protection  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
A parliamentary panel has summoned representatives of Facebook, its messaging services WhatsApp, and photo-sharing app Instagram to appear before it early next month. more
Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo... more
Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation... more
Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks  BBC · 9 hours
Internet Watch Foundation says regulation of social networks could have "unintended consequences". more
Facebook allowed advertisers to target people interested in Nazis - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
Advertisers could reach people interested in perpetrators of the Holocaust and neo-Nazi music, the Los Angeles Times reports. more
Twitter’s latest test changes ‘Retweet with Comment’ so it looks more like a Reply  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Twitter’s new prototype testing program isn’t the only way it’s working to fix conversations on its site. The company confirmed... more
Microsoft Edge allows Facebook to run Flash content without consent  Windows Central · 13 hours
Though it's restricted to Facebook now, the secret whitelist previously made exceptions for 58 sites. Despite security policies requiring user permission for websites to run Flash content, Microsoft... more
Facebook accused of tricking kids in complaint to FTC - CNET  CNET · 17 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Facebook faces complaint to FTC for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
Child advocates are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Mark Zuckerberg to meet with UK culture chief after 'digital gangsters' report - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
The meeting at Facebook headquarters on Thursday follows the damning report from the British government. more
Facebook hit with FTC complaint for allegedly tricking kids - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
Child advocates want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the social network violated US law. more
Vivo V15 Pro First Impressions  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Vivo V15 Pro offers an appealing design plus features such as an in-display fingerprint sensor, a triple rear camera setup, and a a pop-up selfie camera. more
Trump wants 6G internet ‘as soon as possible’  THE VERGE · 19 hours
5G may be one of the biggest internet buzzwords around, but Donald Trump is already over it. Instead, Trump has... more
Rainbow Six Siege teaser hints Danish Operator, Proximity Alarm gadget  Windows Central · 19 hours
A new Rainbow Six Siege teaser is alluding to Year 4 Season 2 Operators and gadgets. Ubisoft is kicking off its Year 4 content lineup for its hit... more
Huawei P30 Series' Lossless Zoom Teased, P30 Lite Tipped to Launch via Case Leak  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
Huawei recently tweeted a photo, showcasing the lossless zoom feature in its upcoming P30 series. A new case leak also... more
Twitter Testing Redesigned Conversations Layout With New Prototype Twitter App  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
Twitter is launching a test of its redesigned conversations layout with a wider set of iOS users and is accepting survey-based applications. more
Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation  THE VERGE · 23 hours
Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you... more
Facebook Interested in Blockchain-Based Authentication: Zuckerberg  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Zuckerberg said he is "potentially interested" in putting the Facebook login on the Blockchain technology. more
Facebook Improves Location Settings, Adds New Privacy Control on Android  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Facebook is adding a new privacy control feature to its Android app that will allow users to block the app from collecting and saving their background location information. more
EU Countries Back Copyright Reforms Aimed at Google, Facebook  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
EU countries have endorsed an overhaul of copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. more
Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e Launched: Price, Specifications, Release Date  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Samsung launched three models - the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e - all with "hole-punch" selfie cameras. more
Oscars 2019: No one cares about your speech, you just need to go viral - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Commentary: Forget genuine emotion and thanking your peers -- the perfect Oscars speech is about easily... more
Oscars 2019: How to write the perfect speech and go viral video - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Cry like Gwyneth, trip over like Jen and remember that writing the perfect Oscars speech is all about how you'll... more
Twitter opens applications for its ‘prototype’ program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations  TechCrunch · 1 day
Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially... more
Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk  TechCrunch · 1 day
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just... more
Twitter launches public beta test of new threaded reply interface  9to5Mac · 1 day
Early version of the new interface from last August  A few months ago, Twitter revealed that... more
Twitter wants your help in making conversations less of a mess - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The social network -- a "chaotic hellpit" in one observer's phrase -- still has a lot of work to do. more
Twitter opens applications for its beta program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations  TechCrunch · 1 day
Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially... more
Twitter is launching a public test of its redesigned replies  THE VERGE · 1 day
In October, Twitter said it is redesigning conversations on the platform in an effort to encourage... more
Facebook 'failed to protect’ health data in private groups  BBC · 2 days
A complaint says Facebook should have told users of their data being downloaded from private groups. more
Facebook adds new background location privacy controls to its Android app  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook is updating its privacy settings on Android to make it easier for users to control what location data is sent to and stored by the... more
Mark Zuckerberg is ‘potentially interested’ in putting Facebook login on the blockchain  THE VERGE · 2 days
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the blockchain as part of a public interview with Harvard... more
YouTubers fear looming ‘adpocalypse’ after child exploitation controversy  THE VERGE · 2 days
YouTube creators are worried that a catastrophic drop in ad revenue may be upon them following a new controversy over... more
Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to work in your best interest - CNET  CNET · 2 days
For his 2019 personal challenge, Mark Zuckerberg wants to talk about how tech will affect society. more
Facebook opens registration for F8 developer conference - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak at the conference in San Jose. more
Wisconsin court: Judge's Facebook friendship could show bias  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that a judge created at least the appearance of bias by Facebook friending a woman whose child custody case he was hearing more
Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears  BBC · 2 days
The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues. more
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II Superzoom Camera With 16x Optical Zoom, 4K Video Recording Launched  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Along with the Lumix FZ1000 II, Panasonic also launched the Lumix TZ95 point-and-shoot camera with a flip-up screen for selfies. more
Instagram playgrounds: New business model builds on desire for selfies  CBC · 2 days
A growing number of companies are building their business models around the selfie, attracting people with... more
This Is How Twitter Ads Transparency Centre Will Work in India  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
In the Ads Transparency Centre dashboard, people can view ads that have run on Twitter within the last seven days from any Twitter handle. more
Vivo V15 Pro vs Vivo V11 Pro: Price, Specifications Compared  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Key highlights of the Vivo V15 Pro include a triple rear camera setup, a pop-up 32-megapixel selfie camera, a fifth-generation in-display fingerprint sensor and a Snapdragon 675 AIE... more
Don't try this at home: Why grapes explode in the microwave  Sky News · 2 days
Scientists have dug into a viral YouTube video from 2011 to solve the mystery of why grapes explode into fireballs when cooked together in a microwave... more
Grapes explode in the microwave - scientists find out why  Sky News · 2 days
Scientists have dug into a viral YouTube video from 2011 to solve the mystery of why grapes explode into fireballs when cooked together in a microwave oven. more
Selfie app maker Meitu eyes overseas gaming market with $340 million deal  TechCrunch · 2 days
China’s largest selfie app maker Meitu has been busy working to diversify itself beyond the beauty arena in China. On Wednesday, the Hong Kong-listed... more
How YouTube helps flat-earthers organize  THE VERGE · 2 days
It’s been a big month for conspiracy theories. Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a strongly worded letter to Google and Facebook about the way their... more
Vivo's V15 Pro dazzles with a pop-up selfie camera - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Chinese phone company is bringing is pop-up camera design to the masses. more
Google and Facebook's Next Big Fight  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
For many people, it probably sounds a little rich to hear the European Union accuse Silicon Valley of being a graveyard of innovation. more
Vivo announces V15 Pro with no notch and 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera  THE VERGE · 2 days
Vivo was one of the most head-turning companies in the smartphone space last year, delivering a series of devices with wild, experimental hardware. Now... more
Facebook Not Precluded From EU Regulator Crosshairs: Vestager  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook is not currently in EU regulators' crosshairs but it may well be in future because of the crucial role played by data, Europe's antitrust chief said on Tuesday. more
OnePlus 7 Purported Photos Surface Online, Hint at Pop-Up Selfie Camera  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Shared by Twitter user, the two alleged leaked photos are claimed to offer a decent glimpse at the upcoming OnePlus 7 smartphone. more
Why Foursquare refuses to sell user data  THE VERGE · 3 days
On the latest episode of The Vergecast, Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck discusses the ethics of companies that track their users’ movements. The... more
Lawmakers want to question Facebook about the privacy of groups  THE VERGE · 3 days
Lawmakers are looking to question Facebook about its privacy practices after allegations that the service revealed... more
Instagram posts land former Trump confidant into deeper legal trouble  THE VERGE · 3 days
Last night, former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone posted an image on Instagram of the federal... more
Thank you note for VHS player makes thousands cry  BBC · 3 days
An 86-year-old's thank you note, shared on social media, spurs similar stories of kindness more
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative rolls on despite Facebook's problems - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Co-founder Priscilla Chan says the philanthropic program is no whitewash for what's ailing the social network. more
Twitter Launches Political Ad Tracking Tools in Europe, India, and Australia  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Twitter on Tuesday rolled out tools in Europe, India, and Australia, that will make it easier for voters to identify political campaign ads. more
Slack off. Send videos instead with $11M-funded Loom  TechCrunch · 3 days
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many emails can you replace with a video? As offices fragment into remote teams, work becomes more visual, and social media makes us... more
Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers  TechCrunch · 3 days
Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union.... more
TweetDeck for Mac Should Crash Less Often Following Latest Update  MacRumors · 3 days
TweetDeck for Mac has been updated with backend improvements that are said to "significantly improve the... more
Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets  BBC · 3 days
Despite leaving Facebook in 2017, Palmer Luckey is shipping his custom repair kit to gamers free of charge. more
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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
Bachelor Colton Underwood's fence hop has Twitter feeling so jumpy - CNET
PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash
President of United States reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest
Samsung Galaxy S10 Teased With 4K Selfie Camera, Reverse Wireless Charging; Camera Features Spotted in APK Teardown
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This hand drawn Super Mario animation is the best way to start the week
David After Dentist kid is going to college a decade after his viral video - CNET
Ariana Grande’s latest album – thank u, next – sets two new Apple Music records
Vivo V15 Pro With 32-Megapixel Pop-Up Selfie Camera, 3 Rear Cameras Teased in Official Video
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‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ campaign hits the Super Bowl
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is considering editable tweets, but you’d still be able to see the original
Ace Combat 7 turns tense dogfights into goofy anime fun
iPhone and Apple Watch control highlight upcoming PUMA Fit Intelligence self-lacing shoes
These YouTubers are owed $1.7 million, and they’re probably never going to get it
Tim Cook celebrates 35 years of Macintosh with a tweet - CNET
Finally, an ad you can expense (ft. 2 Chainz)
Tim Cook tweets in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Mac [Video]
Insane Xiaomi foldable phone surfaces and looks better than any we’ve seen thus far