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Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Leaked Snapchat DAU metrics from April to September 2017 show Snapchat is used mainly as a chat app, with Snap Maps' usage trailing off to ~19M since launch   —  Snapchat takes its secrecy seriously.  Very, very seriously.  —  Take the case of one former Snapchat employee.
Jan 9, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
A look at “niche memes”, personal clip art diaries teens post on Instagram to close-knit followers, a trend that took off when they returned to school this fall   —  Almost every day, while she's waiting for soccer practice to begin or for her mom to pick her up from school …
Dec 6, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Facebook removes posts and suspends users for phrases like “men are scum”; ~500 female comedians staged Nov. protest using the terms, and most were suspended   —  When comic Marcia Belsky sarcastically replied “men are scum” to a friend's Facebook post back in October …
Dec 4, 2017, 10:05 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
How scammers act as a middleman between Uber drivers and passengers, taking payments and relaying messages outside the Uber app   —  Uber's ride-sharing service has given birth to some of the most creative criminal scams to date, including using a GPS-spoofing app to rip off riders in Nigeria …
Dec 4, 2017, 12:00 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
CEO of popular app HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, repeatedly told reporter that the app's star host, a contractor, could be fired for talking to press, then denied it   —  Every day, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fire up their smartphones and log onto HQ, a live trivia app …
Nov 21, 2017, 3:47 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Facebook says a human will review uncensored images from revenge porn prevention test in Australia, where users upload sensitive pics by messaging themselves   —  This week, multiple outlets reported on a Facebook pilot scheme that aims to combat revenge porn.
Nov 8, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Sources: after spying accusations, Kaspersky's business is struggling, especially in US, where a source says its KGSS subsidiary has been closed for 2+ months   —  The promise was clear: give our software all sorts of access to your computer, and we'll make sure it isn't infected with a bevy of viruses, worms, or other dodgy programs.
Oct 18, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Brian Patrick Byrne / The Daily Beast:
Twitter says it has fixed a “bug” that allowed advertisers to target users based on racist and derogatory terms like the n-word and “Nazi”   —  Twitter's advertising platform tells prospective customers it has 26.3 million users interested in the derogatory term …
Sep 15, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Russia-linked accounts used promoted Facebook Events to organize anti-immigrant protests in US in 2016; company confirms it shut down several promoted events   —  Russian operatives hiding behind false identities used Facebook's event management tool to remotely organize and promote political protests …
Sep 11, 2017, 11:15 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Theoretically, how many people could Russians reach with $100K in Facebook ads? Up to 70M in the US, if smartly targeted   —  Russian-funded covert propaganda posts on Facebook were likely seen by a minimum of 23 million people and might have reached as many as 70 million …
Sep 10, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context

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