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BuzzFeed:
YouTube's Super Chats, which allow paid comments on live streams, are partially underwriting videos with hate speech; YouTube says it will revisit policies   —  During one livestream, someone using the screen name National Socialist spent $100 to display the message “WHITE PRIDE WORLD WIDE!”
May 17, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Investigation shows buying fake Facebook accounts is easy and affordable; one seller says there are always thousands in stock as marketplaces thrive   —  Thirty minutes and a little bitcoin can buy you an army of believable Facebook users.  —  Audrey Mitchell is a 23-year-old New York City transplant from London.
May 16, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it will use thousands of behavioral signals on accounts, not just content of individual tweets, when filtering search, replies, and recommendations   —  Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.  —  On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change …
May 15, 2018, 12:13 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook removes 10 Instagram groups that artificially inflated the popularity of member accounts and posts to game Instagram algorithm and gain more visibility   —  The groups, including one with more than 200,000 members, vanished after BuzzFeed News contacted Instagram.
May 11, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Smoothness of Google's AI-based demonstrations at I/O and “Make Google Do It” campaign mask the reality: users will need to give up more information and agency   —  In the middle of its Tuesday morning I/O presentation, Google played an audio recording of what was essentially an AI-powered crank call.
May 9, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
Despite Amazon's efforts, paid reviewers who organize via Reddit, Slack, Discord, and Facebook are still flooding the site with fake reviews   —  One morning in late January, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture …
May 8, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer's website altright.com, says it has “encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner”   —  Richard Spencer speaking at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 19, 2017, in Gainesville, Florida.  —  Joe Raedle / Getty Images
May 4, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Paul Farrell / BuzzFeed:
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia lost the personal financial histories of 12M customers from 2004 to 2014 and chose not to reveal the breach to customers   —  They might have fallen off the back of a truck...  BuzzFeed Senior Reporter, Australia  —  The Commonwealth Bank lost …
May 2, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Zuckerberg says Facebook is already ranking news organizations based on trust, will invest billions to fight fake news, remains committed to WhatsApp encryption   —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the company has already begun to implement a system that ranks news organizations based …
May 1, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Evan Hill / BuzzFeed:
Tech firms and governments can't be trusted to preserve digital history, which adds importance to the role of archives like the Egyptian 858 and Syrian Archive   —  We create almost everything on the internet, but we control almost none of it.  —  Recently, a 7-year-old photo of mine appeared at the top of my Facebook feed.
May 1, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
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