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UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Flickr Has Been Sold To SmugMug

Flickr was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 for $35 million but the former’s fate has been up in the air following Yahoo’s acquisition by Verizon in 2017 for $4.5 billion. It was combined ...

4 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Google is launching an Android chat service to replace SMS

Google aims to replace SMS texting, offering Android users multi-media-rich messaging.

Fri 20 Apr 18 from The Washington Post

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Twitter Will No Longer Accept Ads From Russia’s Kaspersky Lab

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, best known for its antivirus products, will no longer be able to run ads on Twitter, the micro-blogging network has confirmed. Twitter has decided to ban ads from ...

3 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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WikiLeaks loses access to a key cryptocurrency account

This hasn't been the best week for WikiLeaks, to put it mildly. Coinbase has shut off the WikiLeaks Shop's account for allegedly violating the cryptocurrency exchange's ...

16 hours ago from Engadget

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UK teen who hacked CIA chief gets two-year prison term

A British teenager who accessed the email accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the head of the CIA was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday.

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but ...

Sat 21 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

It has been jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Russia hacked DNC as early as 2015, Democrats claim in new lawsuit

"It’s more than a shot over the bow, it’s a shot into the hull of the ship."

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Arstechnica

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German court rules that ad blockers are legal

Germany's Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by media giant Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application that blocks online advertising, in a landmark ruling that deals ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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