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Alex Hern / Guardian:
Twitter begins automatically filtering notifications of abusive mentions, broadens violent threats policy, and introduces temporary account suspensions   —  Twitter to filter notifications for all accounts in effort to cut down on abuse  —  Social network moves to ban indirect threats …
Apr 21, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
The dual personality of Reddit: a problem for CEO Ellen Pao should she try to cleanse the site   —  Reddit: can anyone clean up the mess behind ‘the front page of the internet’?  —  The social news site is almost as famous for its never-ending supply of creepy subforums as it is for memes, pictures and assorted lols.
Mar 15, 2015, 12:40 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Samsung rejects TV privacy concerns: we do “not retain voice data or sell it to third parties”   —  Samsung rejects concern over ‘Orwellian’ privacy policy  —  Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung's policy warns
Feb 9, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Reddit bans SonyGOP subreddit and users for sharing leaked Sony documents, deletes posts after receiving DMCA takedown request   —  Reddit bans users for sharing hacked Sony documents  —  The social news site has acceded to a DMCA takedown request from Sony and removed a hub for sharing the company's hacked files
Dec 17, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Spyware exports will need a licence under new EU rules   —  ‘Intrusion software’ joins nuclear reactors and rocket fuel on the EU's list of technologies that may have military applications  —  Companies which make spyware will have to apply for permission to export the software once new EU regulations come into effect in late December.
Nov 7, 2014, 5:01 AMIn context
Taylor Swift removes her back catalogue from Spotify, leaves it for now on Rdio, Beats Music   —  Taylor Swift v Spotify: back catalogue removed from streaming services  —  Taylor Swift withheld her new album 1989 from music streaming services, and has now removed all her albums from Spotify
Nov 3, 2014, 11:55 AMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
iOS 8's 2GB download caused UK internet traffic to surge by 60%, despite slow uptake   —  iOS 8 causes bandwidth spikes nationwide, despite slow uptake  —  Apple's latest iOS 8 software drove internet to almost double its normal levels, yet fewer people have updated than iOS 7 a year earlier
Sep 18, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013   —  Despite attempts by the National Security Agency to crack the anonymous browser, the US increased state funding through third parties  —  Tor, the internet anonymiser, received more than $1.8m in funding from the US government in 2013 …
Jul 29, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Facebook's Snapchat rival Slingshot is now available worldwide   —  Facebook opens up Snapchat rival Slingshot to international users  —  Slingshot, an ephemeral messaging app that lets users ‘pay’ for photos with their own in response, is now available worldwide  —  Facebook's Slingshot app is now available in the UK.
Jun 25, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context

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