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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Facebook is poised to become the gateway to the mobile internet by building an app ecosystem to rival that of Apple and Google   —  Facebook Is Eating The Internet  —  For years now there've been two competing versions of Facebook.  It's either an app on your phone or it's your entire homescreen.
Mar 26, 2015, 12:25 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Is Limiting Porn In Top Search Results   —  Users can still tweet adult images and links, but “Top” searches for terms like “#porn” and “#vagina” draw very few results.  Update: Twitter tells BuzzFeed News the limited search results seem to the be the result of a bug.
Mar 17, 2015, 8:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter updates privacy policy, prohibits uploading intimate photos and video taken without subject's consent   —  Twitter Takes Steps To Combat Stolen Nudes And Revenge Porn  —  The company issued new rules that prohibit uploading nonconsensual nudes and says it will lock the accounts of users who have posted them.
Mar 11, 2015, 6:50 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Survey reveals most technology companies' privacy policies do not cover employee access to user data   —  We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data  —  Privacy policies rarely mention the weakest point in any company's security infrastructure: its employees.
Dec 15, 2014, 1:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says exec's remarks on targeting the press “a departure from our values”   —  Uber CEO Condemns “Terrible” Comments  —  “We should lead by inspiring our riders, our drivers, and the public at large,” Travis Kalanick said in an 11-tweet tweetstorm this afternoon.
Nov 18, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With “Hot Chick” Drivers   —  “Who said women don't know how to drive?” the Uber blog post asks.  The post was deleted after an inquiry from BuzzFeed News.  —  Yesterday, Uber's Lyon office unveiled a new promotion with an app called “Avions de Chasse.”
Oct 21, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Research study classifies the many reasons for why people favorite tweets   —  Why We Favorite Tweets, According To Science  —  An ‘ official ’ taxonomy of faving behaviors.  —  Sometime around 2013, Twitter-obsessives became fixated on favoriting.  It started with the evolution of Twitter's platform …
May 14, 2014, 6:10 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Andreessen-inspired Tweetstorms™ are inconsiderate, and maybe abusive, to Twitter followers   —  Why Twitter's Newest Tweetstorm™ Trend Must Be Stopped  —  Twitter's sanity depends on it.  —  Warzel/BuzzFeed  —  Here's a thing you probably haven't noticed unless …
May 12, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The Real Threat From The Heartbleed Security Flaw Is The NSA   —  “The best guess is that the only ones exploiting this bug are spy agencies, if anyone at all.”  —  NSA Headquarters  —  Handout .  / Reuters / Reuters  —  Heartbleed, the enormous security bug that could affect up to two-thirds …
Apr 9, 2014, 8:25 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Releases Official Statement “Unconditionally” Denying Newsweek's Bitcoin Story   —  “I have no knowledge of nor have I ever worked on cryptography, peer to peer systems, or alternative currencies.”  —  Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times / MCT
Mar 17, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context

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