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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
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How real people are using services like Fuelgram to turn their Instagram accounts into bots in order to game the site's algorithm by trading likes and comments   —  Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups.
Apr 28, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter confirms it is now pushing news links tweeted by your network into your home timeline and grouping tweets mentioning the link underneath it   —  Twitter is now pushing links tweeted by your network into your home timeline and grouping the tweets mentioning the link underneath it.
Apr 27, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Amazon launches a $79 Echo Dot Kids Edition with kid-friendly Alexa and one year of FreeTime Unlimited, a bundle of curated content with a Parent Dashboard   —  There's a new version of Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant, that's designed just for kids.  The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition …
Apr 25, 2018, 7:08 AMIn context

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