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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
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Reddit begins rolling out live chatrooms, organized by subreddit and created by admins only, currently in beta   —  A FEW MONTHS into Jason Lee's new job at Reddit, the office was buzzing with excitement.  It was April 2017 and Reddit had just launched r/place, a collaborative project …
Jul 18, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Fastly, a CDN provider whose clients include Reddit, GitHub, and Stripe, raises $40M Series F led by Deutsche Telekom, bringing its total funding to $219M   —  Last round before the IPO.  That's how Fastly frames its new $40 million Series F round.  It means that the company has raised $219 million over the past few years.
Jul 16, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Reddit will top $100M in revenue this year and has been pitching agencies with ad units including a “top post takeover”   —  - Reddit has been actively luring advertisers as it attempts to take advantage of its vast audience to build its business.
Jul 5, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Samsung says it is looking into reports that Messages, its default texting app, has been randomly sending photos to contacts without warning   —  Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone's texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.
Jul 3, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context

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