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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Users' reactions to “disputed” labels on Facebook are largely irrelevant as those labels are more about reducing reach of false stories and training algorithms   —  When it comes to Facebook's effort to stop the flow of misinformation on its platform, the labels can be misleading …
Sep 16, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Google allowed advertisers to target racist and bigoted keywords, suggested more similar keywords, and allowed campaigns using those keywords to run   —  Google, the world's biggest advertising platform, allows advertisers to specifically target ads to people typing racist and bigoted terms …
Sep 15, 2017, 12:48 PMIn context
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
Filing: prosecutors say Facebook gag order, preventing it from notifying users about search warrants for DC case, is no longer needed   —  Federal prosecutors are dropping their demand that Facebook be barred from alerting users about search warrants for information about their accounts, according to a new court filing on Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Google, Facebook, and Amazon are on a dangerous collision course with political power in the US   —  The bad new politics of big tech.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief  —  The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable …
Sep 13, 2017, 12:30 AMIn context
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Inside the DNC's cybersecurity effort since the 2016 hack: phishing drills, hires from SV, constant cybersecurity education, cloud email, encrypted chat, more   —  Phishing drills, top Silicon Valley hires, constant cybersecurity education, emails in the cloud, Tom Perez on Signal …
Sep 10, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
CEO of Zello says the walkie talkie app, which relies on Wi-Fi and cell service, has added 6M users since past Monday after Hurricane Harvey and ahead of Irma   —  Zello, used heavily for Harvey search and rescue, is now the top free app on the iOS App Store.
Sep 10, 2017, 1:10 AMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Experts say Facebook's reticence to reveal information about advertisers, as other media forums must, threatens the democratic process   —  Sen. Mark Warner suggested that Facebook should disclose the same information about political ads that radio and TV stations are required to.
Sep 7, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Small local social networks get usage boost during Harvey; opens of walkie-talkie app Zello rose 600%, and NextDoor memberships increased 650% in affected areas   —  On Wednesday morning, with floodwaters still rising in Houston, voices bubbled inside the relatively obscure walkie-talkie app Zello …
Aug 31, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Tinder Gold, which shows users those who've already liked them and more, launches in the US for $4.99/month on iPhone today and on Android next month   —  Tinder is going to start letting users in the US see who likes them — no swiping necessary.  —  The popular dating app …
Aug 29, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed:
Majority of donations to Marcus Hutchins' legal defense fund came from fraudulent sources, lawyer managing the fund says; all donations will be refunded   —  The lawyer managing fundraising for Hutchins' legal defense decided it was easier to refund all donations than figure out which ones were legitimate.
Aug 25, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context

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