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Question Time and Doctor Who among 'most tweeted about' BBC shows  BBC · 29 minutes
News programmes prove popular on Twitter in 2018 - with Doctor Who and EastEnders also sparking discussion. more
Zomato Responds to Viral Video Showing Its Delivery Executive Eating Food, Tampering With Orders  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Zomato is set to start using tamper-proof tapes and other precautionary measures to ensure safe delivery of boxed orders. more
Instagram Direct adds new iMessage-like ‘walkie-talkie’ feature  9to5Mac · 13 hours
Instagram today is rolling out a new walkie-talkie option to its Direct messaging features. As reported by TechCrunch, this feature was added... more
Elon Musk: 'Twitter's a war zone' - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
The serial entrepreneur opines about Twitter, Tesla, and the SEC during an interview with 60 Minutes. more
Google+ bug affected 52.2 million people, social network to shut down in April - CNET  CNET · 14 hours
The bug, separate from another bug disclosed in October, means Google+ is shutting down earlier than expected. more
Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging  TechCrunch · 15 hours
You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie... more
Google will shut down Google+ four months early after second data leak  THE VERGE · 15 hours
Google+ has suffered another data leak, and Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of the social network four months earlier than... more
How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped... more
Twitter CEO Dorsey criticized for Myanmar meditation tweets free of political context  CBC · 19 hours
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without... more
Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers  BBC · 19 hours
The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers. more
Elon Musk has 'no respect' for US regulator  BBC · 19 hours
Tesla's co-founder says he has no respect for the regulator, which fined him over tweets about making the company private. more
Google, Facebook Need a Regulator, Says Australian Watchdog  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Australia's competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body. more
The 48-megapixel phones are coming  THE VERGE · 1 day
Sony and Samsung both announced 48-megapixel image sensors designed for smartphones earlier this year, and we’re starting to hear details of the first devices to make... more
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Taunts US Financial Regulatory Agency  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Musk had to resign as Tesla chairman under a September arrangement with the SEC to settle fraud charges stemming from a tweet. more
Some things Jack Dorsey didn’t mention in his Myanmar meditation travelogue  TechCrunch · 1 day
Twitter co-founder and chief executive officer Jack Dorsey recently went on a birthday trip to Myanmar. As Dorsey recounted in a series of tweets to his... more
Elon Musk says nobody is approving his tweets after the SEC settlement  THE VERGE · 1 day
Elon Musk doesn’t respect the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), he said in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night. Musk... more
How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed  BBC · 2 days
Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat. more
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets  BBC · 2 days
Jack Dorsey is accused of ignoring the persecution of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority. more
Tim Cook shows off latest Surfer’s Journal magazine cover shot with iPhone  9to5Mac · 2 days
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter this weekend to show off the cover of the November/December issue of Surfer’s Journal. The cover, which... more
The Black Mirror card game isn’t soul-crushing enough to reflect the show  THE VERGE · 3 days
As the entertainment year winds down, Black Mirror fans are watching Netflix suspiciously, hoping for announcements about the fifth season of the technological-terrors show.... more
How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the Oscars  THE VERGE · 3 days
Kevin Hart is a popular comedian and actor who, until Friday morning, was scheduled to be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards. And... more
Elon Musk spits fire at Mark Zuckerberg in Epic Rap Battle - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Facebook's Zuckerberg scoffs at Musk's many companies, but guess who's the one with the flamethrower? more
Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander  TechCrunch · 3 days
The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard... more
Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A new law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies including Apple, Facebook and Google to help police catch terrorists and other criminals by disabling encryption protections more
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investing partner at SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 4 days
Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, the Japanese investment giant has brought on its first venture partner for its... more
Did an Airline Block You on Social Media? You Are Not Alone  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Blocking accounts on Facebook or Twitter is common among social media users. But airlines do it, too. more
Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 4 days
Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female)... more
2019 Elections: Facebook to Check Indian Political Ads in Build-Up to Vote  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, show a disclaimer on all political ads giving more information on... more
Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss  BBC · 4 days
The social media giant must do more to protect user data, says former GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan. more
EA teases Dragon Age 4 at The Game Awards  THE VERGE · 4 days
It’s been over four years since the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the most recent installment of Bioware’s... more
Lightspeed hires 5 new partners from Slack, Twitter and more  TechCrunch · 4 days
Lightspeed has announced several new partners, including Slack's former head of growth, who joins the firm's enterprise team. more
Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars  TechCrunch · 5 days
If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the... more
Facebook is testing a shopping mode for live streams  THE VERGE · 5 days
Facebook is testing a new feature that allows merchants to more efficiently sell items on a live stream.... more
Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg's exposed emails  BBC · 5 days
The social network publishes a detailed rebuttal of some of the claims made against it. more
FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping  TechCrunch · 5 days
Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they want... more
Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'  BBC · 5 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Canadians warned ‘troll farms’ could influence online debate before federal election: report  Global News · 5 days
The centre says these online actors create social media accounts or hijack existing profiles, and even set up "troll farms" of employees paid to... more
Google Allo to shut down in March, putting focus on Messages and Duo - CNET  CNET · 5 days
It's official: Google's rival to Apple iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp is saying goodbye. more
Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project welcomes Google, Facebook and Uber  TechCrunch · 5 days
The Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project helps company find ways to comply with open source licensing requirements. Today at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan it announced Google, Facebook and... more
Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse  THE VERGE · 5 days
Early on Wednesday, the United Kingdom Parliament released a 250-page trove of documents from a US lawsuit against Facebook. The trove has a colorful... more
Facebook's Messenger Lite Adds Support for Animated GIFs and More  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The lightweight messaging app is available in over 100 countries got video chat capabilities earlier this year. more
Facebook 'struck secret deals over user data'  BBC · 5 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
O2 investigating network data problems  BBC · 5 days
The service has problems with data and 4G services, say thousands of customers via social media. more
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook in New Data Breach Controversy  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Facebook emails show executives holding discussions about big companies such as Netflix being granted preferential access to user data even after Facebook had tightened its privacy rules in 2014-15. more
Apple squid emoji error has Monterey aquarium up in tentacles - CNET  CNET · 5 days
No squidding! In a series of pun-filled tweets, the squid experts teach us the siphon is in the wrong place. more
Milo Yiannopoulos lasted a single day on Patreon before getting banned  THE VERGE · 5 days
Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to fund a “magnificent 2019 comeback” on the... more
Monterey Bay Aquarium takes Apple to task for its backward squid emoji  THE VERGE · 5 days
Creating biologically accurate emoji representations of animals and insects are an issue for developers at Apple and Google, and the most recent example is... more
Facebook fends off new anti-monopoly questions after UK email release  THE VERGE · 5 days
Today, documents released by the UK Parliament provided a largely unprecedented, firsthand look inside Facebook. In... more
Where Facebook AI research moves next  TechCrunch · 5 days
Five years is an awful lot of time in the tech industry. Darling startups find ways to crash and burn. Trends that seem unstoppable putter-out. In the field of artificial intelligence, the past five years have... more
Rudy Giuliani accuses Twitter of bias for hyperlinking text  THE VERGE · 6 days
Last week, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lawyers, tweeted an attack on Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation,... more
Facebook gave Netflix and Airbnb preferential data access, documents reveal  CBC · 6 days
Facebook gave some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, preferential access to user data in 2015 as... more
Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The British Parliament's media committee has a release a cache of documents that shows Facebook considered charging developers for data access more
Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions  TechCrunch · 6 days
A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s... more
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EA teases Dragon Age 4 at The Game Awards
Kylie Jenner's baby was YouTube's most viral video of 2018 because of course - CNET
iPhone X and XS lose to Pocophone and Blackberry in blind smartphone camera test [Video]
Google Arts & Culture adds AR Pocket Gallery to bring together Vermeer’s paintings
The Vivo Nex 2 leaks with two displays, rear LED ring, and possible time-of-flight 3D scanner
Facebook opens up Watch Parties to all, in a bid to make video watching more social
Realme 2 Pro OTA Update With Front Camera Optimisation, November Android Security Patch to Roll Out This Week
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Facebook denies it ordered execs to use Android phones to hit back at Apple
Hellboy's David Harbour keeps it real - CNET