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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Reddit says EU's copyright law is “a significant blow to the open Internet”; Wikimedia says it's disappointed by “the missed opportunity to modernize copyright”   —  Google declined to directly criticize the directive  —  Today, the European Partliament voted in favor …
Sep 12, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit bans r/GreatAwakening, the main subreddit for QAnon conspiracy theories, citing rules on inciting violence and harassment   —  Reddit has banned its subreddit devoted to QAnon conspiracy theories, stating that it violated rules against “inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information.”
Sep 12, 2018, 4:02 PMIn context
Benjamin Plackett / Engadget:
Ten Reddit moderators talk about the abuse they receive, including death and rape threats, burnout under pressure, and how Reddit fails to tackle the issues   —  This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism.
Sep 3, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Trump tweets video claiming Google didn't promote his State of the Union address on its homepage; Google says it did, confirmed by screenshot posted on Reddit   —  “Google promoted president Obama's State of the Union on its homepage.  When President Trump took office, Google stopped," a video shared by Trump falsely claimed.
Aug 29, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
FireEye: Iran-linked propaganda campaign unearthed on Facebook, Twitter, and Google was mostly about promoting Iranian interests rather than dividing US voters   —  THEY SET UP phony news sites with stories ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored agenda.
Aug 26, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Ben Collins / NBC News:
Reddit mods have notified Reddit employees since July 2017 of an Iranian disinformation operation on the site to no response; Reddit now says it's investigating   —  More than a year before the announcement from Facebook and Twitter, a group of moderators on Reddit noticed a peculiar pattern of submissions.
Aug 24, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Christopher Slowe / Reddit:
Reddit says a few employees had their work accounts hacked via 2FA SMS intercepts, leading to a few systems being compromised and some user data leaking   —  TL;DR: A hacker broke into a few of Reddit's systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses …
Aug 1, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “flop accounts” on Instagram, which some teens use to discuss hot-button topics and consider as more reliable than traditional media   —  It's harder and harder to have an honest debate on the internet.  Social-media platforms like Twitter, Reddit …
Jul 27, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Jeff Bezos-backed cloud simulation startup Rescale raises $32M Series B led by Keen Venture Partners, SineWave Ventures, and Initialized Capital   —  Rescale Inc., a startup harnessing the public cloud for scientific simulations and other complex workloads, today announced that it has raised $32 million in fresh funding.
Jul 24, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
San Francisco says it expects to issue permits for its 24-month electric scooter pilot program sometime in August, selecting from 12 applicants   —  You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that “password1” or “hunter2” is a terrible password — just terrible.
Jul 20, 2018, 9:40 AMIn context

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