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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
US Defense Department's Centcom found hosting at least 1.8B posts of scraped internet content from last 8 years on open AWS server   —  There are two big WTFs in this story.  First, the Defense Departments Central Command (Centcom) was collecting tons of data on social media posts …
Nov 17, 2017, 10:10 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months   —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars …
Nov 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Lyft says it has hired 12 of 15 employees of Kamcord's livestream startup to work on its service; Kamcord says it will sunset its service   —  Lyft today announced that it has hired the majority of employees from Kamcord, a company that plans to sunset its products for livestreaming and social media.
Nov 16, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Laura Shin / Forbes:
Square Cash is testing cryptocurrency support by letting a small number of users buy and sell Bitcoin directly in the app   —  Some customers of Square's Cash app have gotten a surprise in the past week.  —  The app, which is used for payments between friends and is a competitor to Venmo …
Nov 15, 2017, 9:05 AMIn context
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
YouTube confirms it has updated its policy on extremist content, broadening it to include videos that do not depict violence or preach hate   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate …
Nov 14, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Freedom House:
Report: governments in 30 countries manipulated social media to counter critics, drive specific agendas, more; elections in 18 countries may have been affected   —  Key Findings Online manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role in elections in at least 18 countries over the past year, including the United States.
Nov 14, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Journalists at news orgs partnering with Facebook say its fact-checking tools have failed, and it hasn't disclosed enough data on efforts to curb misinformation   —  Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data
Nov 14, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fullscreen Media says it will shut down its SVOD service January 2018, will lay off about 25 employees   —  Fullscreen Media is pulling the plug on its subscription-video service — less than two years after launching it — and is laying off about 25 employees with the shutdown.
Nov 13, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Community Boost program, traveling to 30 US cities during 2018, to help SMBs use the platform, provide training to unemployed, more   —  Whether it's to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost.
Nov 9, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children   —  Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider's look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains.
Nov 9, 2017, 10:45 AMIn context

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