Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference

By Josh Constine Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency. But at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working…

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Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

By Jonathan Shieber As Congressional investigations into Russia’s role in manipulating the election for U.S. president deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year’s presidential election. Read More Source:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techcrunch/social/~3/ooFrjfZ6RWo/ Related…

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The internet can’t make sense of ‘mother!’ and it’s hilarious

By Tara Flanigan … More about Entertainment, Movies, Social Media, Horror, and Jennifer Lawrence Source:: http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/SocialMedia/~3/WhunIZWmTPo/ Related posts: Facebook is sending Jewish New Year messages to people who aren’t Jewish Jemele Hill supporters take up the #NaziBucketChallenge PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11 Dancing bananas have infiltrated office life…

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Instagram adds face filters to live video

By Darrell Etherington Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced face filters, which add visual effects to detected faces, back in May, but until now it was only available on video and images captured first and then posted to your Instagram…

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Facebook is sending Jewish New Year messages to people who aren’t Jewish

By Kerry Flynn As much as Facebook ostensibly wants to be your friend, it mostly just wants to be a growing, massive data cache of your life, filled with loads of information about you—some true, some false. The latest comic evidence: some Facebook users were greeted with a “Happy New Year” message on the top…

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Polly’s teen polling app piggybacks on Snapchat

By Josh Constine Snapchat doesn’t technically have a developer platform, but that hasn’t stopped other startups from taking advantage of its new feature for attaching links to your Snaps and Stories. Sarahah was the first, allowing people to ask fellow Snappers for open-ended anonymous feedback. But the problem is that those requests could be met…

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21.co announces a token system to get people to join its paid messaging network

By Brian Heater Today at Disrupt, 21.co CEO and co-founder Balaji Srinivasan outlined his company’s unusual evolution and announced the launch of a new system for kickstarting the site’s user base by incentivizing people with tokens for doing things like signing up, getting verified and performing certain tasks. The company opted to move away from…

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Facebook vows to manually review ad targeting after ‘Jew-Haters’ scandal

By Josh Constine Facebook failed to foresee how turning user-written interests and employer information from profiles into ad targeting options could turn offensive. Now Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has apologized for the situation, and announced that Facebook will now manually review all ad targeting options. Read More Source:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techcrunch/social/~3/rsLq69lL-WI/ Related posts: Facebook nabs Change.org COO…

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Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster

By Natasha Lomas Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a UN summit today to meet with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. This follows an agreement in May for G7 nations…

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PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11

By Damon Beres Creepers will have a field day with iOS 11, the just-launched update for iPhone and iPad that includes a brand new “screen recording” feature. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad Yeah, that means exactly what you think it does. Pop that recorder open, and you can easily…

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