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House Judiciary Committee hearing on social media called a ‘hoax’

"A few weeks after Mark Zuckerberg appeared in front of Congress, House Representatives once again discussed social media, however, this time the guests were a little different. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) convened a hear...

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Alexa will soon have a memory

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Amazon's Alexa was an amnesiac: it can't remember important long-term info, or even that you started talking to it a few moments ago. Soon, though, it'll be considerably less forgetful.

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YouTube Kids promises safer choices for kids, parental controls

The Internet can be a scary place even for grownups who (at least should) know better. Imagine how even more dangerous it could be for young ones. As the biggest video source on the Internet, YouTube creates a dedicated YouTube Kids app to become a safe haven for children, basically anyone under 13 years old, to enjoy the treasury of … Continue reading

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Facebook’s apology ad tries to remind you of the good times

Remember when Facebook was a place where you wished happy birthday to people you never interact with otherwise and occasionally pulled up an ex's current pictures to see how they're doing? In an apparent bid to pull the narrative back from its execut...

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Police take down the world’s largest DDoS-for-hire service

The internet might be slightly safer against distributed denial of service attacks in the near future... slightly

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YouTube’s algorithms couldn’t detect graphic bestiality images

YouTube might have pulled 8.3 million videos violating its guidelines in the fourth quarter of 2017, but the platform is still plagued with various kinds of disturbing content. A new BuzzFeed report, for instance, has revealed that YouTube has been h...

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Facebook publishes its community standards playbook

Facebook has had community standards for awhile now, but it hasn't always been clear on what is or isn't allowed on its platform. This has occasionally led to some serious confusion

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YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in the last quarter of 2017

YouTube removed 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017, according to the platform's first ever community guidelines enforcement report. The Google-owned video-sharing website found itself the target of criticism after reports came out l...

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The Morning After: Faster rockets, the quiet end of Apple Watch stores

Hey, good morning! Welcome to the new week! Amazon, Netflix and others are taking on another subscription service over piracy, the next Doom movie will probably be on one of those (legal) services and we touch on some of the more interesting project...

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Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies

Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind.

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