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Penny Marshall dies at 75, celeb tributes flow: 'She was glorious' - CNET  CNET · 1 hour
Actors Tom Hanks and Rosie O'Donnell, filmmaker Rob Reiner and more honor the actor and director on Twitter. more
Facebook reportedly gave tech giants greater access to users' data - CNET  CNET · 1 hour
One search engine was given access to the names of all Facebook users' friends without their consent, according to documents reviewed by The New... more
Facebook’s got 99 problems but Trump’s latest “bias” tweet ain’t one  TechCrunch · 3 hours
By any measure Facebook hasn’t had the best of years in 2018. But while toxic problems keep piling up and, well, raining acidly down on the... more
Director Penny Marshall dies at 75, tributes flow on Twitter - CNET  CNET · 4 hours
Actors Tom Hanks and Rosie O'Donnell, filmmaker Rob Reiner and more honor the director on Twitter. more
Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 in a campaign finance violation case more
193: Assistant NBA voting, Chrome 72 beta, Twitter stories | 9to5Google Daily  9to5Google · 6 hours
Today we’ve got some Google Assistant and Google Home stories, Chrome 72 beta, and a couple of Twitter stories — one of which is... more
Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-mole  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in... more
Study: Twitter is a 'toxic place' for women - CNET  CNET · 9 hours
Female journalists and politicians received a "problematic" or "abusive" tweet every 30 seconds on average, says a study by Amnesty International and Element AI. more
Twitter rolls out easier way to switch between latest and top tweets - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
Sometimes you just don't want to see tweets from last night's basketball game on your timeline. more
Twitter Adds Option for Viewing Your Timeline Chronologically  MacRumors · 12 hours
As of today, Twitter is introducing a new option that will allow iOS users to easily view their tweets in... more
Twitter rolls out ‘sparkle button’ to let users hide the algorithmic feed  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Twitter is giving users the ability to easily switch between seeing the latest tweets first and seeing the company’s algorithmically chosen “Top Tweets” first.... more
Facebook shares progress on civil rights audit: 'We need to do more' - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
The report shows improvements on tackling problems like false information, fake accounts and voter suppression. more
Caprine for Windows 10 lets you customize Facebook Messenger  Windows Central · 14 hours
If the interface of Facebook seems boring or stale to you, Caprine provides a customizable option. Facebook Messenger is one of the world's most popular messaging services, and there are... more
Apple Music account tweets using Twitter for Android  9to5Google · 15 hours
There have been a number of amusing cases where Android smartphone makers or their brand ambassadors have tweeted using Twitter... more
Apple Music account tweets using Twitter for Android  9to5Mac · 15 hours
There have been a number of amusing cases where Android smartphone makers or their brand ambassadors have tweeted using Twitter... more
Facebook's Promised 'Clear History' tool won't arrive until 2019  Gadgets 360 · 16 hours
Facebook revealed its privacy-oriented “Clear History” feature back in May, but it won’t be available for users until 2019. more
Twitter 'must act over abuse targeting black women'  Sky News · 17 hours
Twitter must take action to stop black female politicians and journalists being disproportionately targeted with abuse on the social media platform, Diane Abbott has urged. more
Facebook Messenger Gets Boomerang, Selfie Portrait Shot Features, and More  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Facebook has rolled out Boomerang and Selfie features in its Messenger platform. Alongside, it has also introduced new AR stickers more
Twitter warns of 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia  BBC · 19 hours
Twitter says "unusual" activity from China and Saudi Arabia followed a users' country code bug. more
Twitter Tumbles on Concerns About Hacking Activity  Gadgets 360 · 20 hours
Twitter said in a blog that it discovered suspicious traffic to a customer-support forum while investigating a security bug that exposed data. more
Twitter Says Resolved Issue That Could Have Exposed User Country Code  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Twitter said it received a large number of enquiries from individual IP addresses located in China and Saudi Arabia. more
Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Two reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee illustrate the breadth of Russian interference on social media platforms before and since the 2016 presidential election more
How Russia’s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years  TechCrunch · 1 day
Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as far as engaging with target audiences, largely successful, according to a report from Oxford's... more
Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A report compiled by private researchers and released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday says that "active and ongoing" Russian interference operations still exist more
Twitter bug leaks phone number country codes  TechCrunch · 1 day
Twitter accidentally exposed the ability to pull an account’s phone number country code and whether the account had been locked by Twitter. The concern here is that malicious actors could have used the security... more
Twitter support flaw possibly exploited by state-sponsored groups to access user data  9to5Mac · 1 day
A recent bug with one of Twitter’s support forms has exposed user details such as phone number country code and whether accounts had been... more
Twitter’s support form leaked phone number country codes to IPs in China & Saudi  TechCrunch · 1 day
Twitter accidentally exposed the ability to pull an account’s phone number country code and whether the accounts had been locked... more
New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter  TechCrunch · 1 day
Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter.... more
Russian influencers thrived on Instagram after pressure on Facebook, Twitter - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Senate report says Russia's disinformation campaign will start moving to smaller platforms, where it's found more success. more
Russia 'meddled in all big social media' around US election  BBC · 1 day
YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were targeted in the 2016 US election, a report says. more
Facebook hits Israeli prime minister's son with 24-hour ban - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Yair Netanyahu shared posts the social network removed and criticized it as the "thought police." more
Facebook temporarily bans Israeli PM's son over posts  BBC · 2 days
Yair Netanyahu blames the "thought police" after posts against Palestinians and Muslims are removed. more
Fake Portrait mode selfies available on older iPhones in Facebook Messenger update  9to5Mac · 2 days
Portrait mode was a headline feature for the iPhone 7 Plus, dual cameras allowing the stock Camera app to blur the background. A Portrait... more
Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A report compiled by private researchers and released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday says that "active and ongoing" Russian interference operations still exist more
Facebook introduces Boomerang support and selfie mode for Messenger  THE VERGE · 2 days
Facebook today announced a host of new camera features for its Messenger app. As well as native support... more
Kingdom Hearts 3 Leaked on Facebook Marketplace Six Weeks Before Release Date  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Kingdom Hearts 3 release date is January 29 internationally and January 25 in Japan unless you're on the Facebook Marketplace where it was... more
Facebook's Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook's lead regulator in the EU, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), began an investigation into a number of breach notifications. more
Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”  TechCrunch · 2 days
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside... more
Trump’s Interior Secretary will step down at the end of the year  THE VERGE · 4 days
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will step down from his post at the end of the year, according to President Donald Trump, who... more
Facebook bug affects millions, year's worst passwords cause an eye roll video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
This week's most important stories include a glitch that allowed photos of Facebook users to be compromised. Meanwhile, SplashData lists... more
22 predictions for social media in 2019  THE VERGE · 4 days
Just like that, 2018 has come to a close. I realize there are a few days left in the year, but the... more
Facebook fractures its secretive hardware division  THE VERGE · 4 days
Roughly a year and a half ago, Regina Dugan, a former director for the US government’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, took the stage... more
Facebook restructures Building 8, separating projects into Reality Labs and Portal groups  TechCrunch · 4 days
Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business... more
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed Photos on Nearly 7 Million Users  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook says the bug potentially gave developers access to photos, such as those shared on Marketplace or on Facebook Stories. more
Check whether your photos were exposed in latest Facebook bug - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The social network announced that some users' unpublished photos were potentially exposed. Here's how to find out if you were affected. more
Facebook says bug may have exposed photos on 7M users  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted  Sky News · 4 days
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. more
Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework  TechCrunch · 4 days
Facebook AI Research is open sourcing some of the conversational AI tech it is using to power its Portal video chat display and M suggestions on Facebook Messenger. The company announced today that its PyTorch-based PyText... more
Facebook says bug may have exposed user photos to developers  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Facebook bug exposed millions of users' photos  Sky News · 5 days
Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. more
New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos  BBC · 5 days
Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be found. more
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Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
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How Searching star John Cho became convinced computer screen movies weren’t just gimmicks
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iPhone XR ranked #1 single-lens mobile camera by DxOMark, now endorsed by Apple
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EA teases Dragon Age 4 at The Game Awards
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Kylie Jenner's baby was YouTube's most viral video of 2018 because of course - CNET
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iPhone X and XS lose to Pocophone and Blackberry in blind smartphone camera test [Video]
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Google Arts & Culture adds AR Pocket Gallery to bring together Vermeer’s paintings
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The Vivo Nex 2 leaks with two displays, rear LED ring, and possible time-of-flight 3D scanner
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Facebook opens up Watch Parties to all, in a bid to make video watching more social
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Realme 2 Pro OTA Update With Front Camera Optimisation, November Android Security Patch to Roll Out This Week
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