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Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence operation. Or, to put it more plainly, the social network suspects that […]

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Scammers peddling Islamophobic clickbait is business as usual at Facebook

Scammers peddling Islamophobic clickbait is business as usual at Facebook A network of scammers used a ring of established right-wing Facebook pages to stoke Islamophobia and make a quick buck in the process, a new report from the Guardian reveals. But it’s less a vast international conspiracy and more simply that Facebook […]

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Daily Crunch: Imgur launches an app for gaming memes

Daily Crunch: Imgur launches an app for gaming memes The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. 300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app Melee, […]

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300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app

300M-user Imgur launches Melee, a gaming meme app 10 years after debut, 300 million monthly user Imgur is one of the last massively popular yet unpersonalized home pages on the internet. Since everyone sees the same upvoted posts when they open Imgur, it creates a shared experience full of inside jokes and […]

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online […]

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This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes

This browser extension unhides Instagram Likes Instagram is hiding Like counts to make people feel better. But what if you’re curious, competitive, or just petty? Now you can re-embrace the popularity contest by installing the Socialinsider Chrome extension that reveals Instagram Like and comment counts. “The Return Of The Likes” extension overlays […]

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Google Photos adds a chat feature to its app

Google Photos adds a chat feature to its app An argument could be made that Google has over-indulged in its creation of way too many messaging apps in years past. But today’s launch of a new messaging service — this time within the confines of Google Photos — is an integration that […]

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Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination Under the terms of a a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking steps to prevent discriminatory ad targeting. Specifically, the company says ads in the United States that involve housing, employment or credit can no […]

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Daily Crunch: Facebook announces photo transfer tool

Daily Crunch: Facebook announces photo transfer tool The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland Facebook says […]

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Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts Twitter today is launching a new resource that aims to serve as the central place for everything related to the company’s efforts around privacy and data protection, the Twitter Privacy Center. The new site will host information about Twitter’s initiatives, announcements, […]

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