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Twitter Testing A Filter Feature For Direct Messages

The problem with putting ourselves on social media and having a public profile is that you sometimes get subject to harassment from random strangers online. This kind of harassment can come ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Ubergizmo

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Copyright holders can no longer manually take YouTube creator revenue for brief music clips

Before we get into that, some context: the Content ID system allows copyright holders to look for matches between their content and the audio or video of various YouTube clips.

10 hours ago from Techspot

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Instagram begins letting users report misinformation

Instagram on Thursday added a way for users to easily report deceptive posts at the photo and video-oriented social network owned by Facebook.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Google removes 85 adware-infested apps from the Play Store

Google has been known to pull malicious apps from its storefront from time to time; usually in large ban waves. In many cases, these apps masquerade as something beneficial, like a photo app ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Techspot

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'Hey Google' to help you set reminders for everyone in the family

Gone are the days when you'd write a note on a piece of paper to remind someone to do something. Instead, you now leave reminders on your smart speaker.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Beto O'Rourke wants to hold internet companies liable for hate speech

If some politicians have their way, internet companies might be held responsible for hate that exists on their platform. Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has proposed amending ...

8 hours ago from Engadget

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Amazon pays warehouse workers to say good things on Twitter. The campaign is getting backlash online

Select workers at Amazon warehouses—or fulfillment centers—are part of a campaign to tweet positively about their employer as a response to criticisms about working conditions.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Huawei may challenge Google Maps’ dominance with its own mapping tech

Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Huawei is developing a “mapping service,” according to a report by state-run news outlet China Daily, seemingly designed to challenge Google ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from The Verge

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The Technology 202: Googlers demand company renounce working with Trump immigration agencies

The search giant faces criticism across the political spectrum.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from The Washington Post

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YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers

Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Engadget

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