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Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…

Facebook says a ‘configuration change’ mistakenly logged iPhone users out of their accounts

If you woke up this morning and were inexplicably logged out of the Facebook app on your iPhone, you’re not alone. Facebook says that a “configuration change” affected people’s ability to access the Facebook app on their iPhone on Friday evening, but the issue appears to have since been resolved for most users. Facebook logged…

Amazon suspends hosting for Parler

Amazon will suspend social media site Parler from its server hosting service on Sunday over violent content that has also prompted Google Play and Apple to remove the platform from its app stores. Parler, the “Twitter for conservatives,” was used by supporters of President Donald Trump to express hatred and threaten violence that culminated in…

Twitter has ‘permanently suspended’ Donald Trump’s account

He was previously given a 12-hour suspension in the wake of the violent January 6th attacks on Capitol Hill Twitter has confirmed that it has “permanently suspended” the personal account of U.S. President Donald Trump. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are…

How to get your Instagram top nine photos for 2020

Social media humblebrag season is in full effect For reasons that remain entirely unclear, Instagram still doesn’t offer an official ‘top nine’ year-end lookback feature. This, unfortunately, forces people interested in finding out what their top nine Instagram photos are to turn to often shady third-party services. Given that Instagram is owned by Facebook, a…

Twitter Will Give ‘@POTUS’ Account To Biden On Jan. 20, Even If Trump Doesn’t Concede

Topline Twitter announced Friday it would give control of the presidential "@POTUS" handle on its platform to president-elect Joe Biden's administration on Inauguration Day, even if Donald Trump denies the results of the 2020 election and refuses to concede. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White…

Automated workflows are eating the world

In just the past 12 months, over $2.2 billion has been funneled into tech companies building workflow automation solutions. This isn’t a bubble. It’s a balloon. Hot technology companies like Slack ($14.5 billion market cap), Calendly ($60 million ARR), Docusign ($36 billion market cap), GitHub (bought by Microsoft for $7.5 billion), and Airtable ($185 million…

Reliance Retail buys 96% stake in Urban Ladder for over Rs 182 crore

The deal is expected to help Mukesh Ambani-headed RIL take on players such as Amazon, Flipkart, Ikea, and smaller rival Pepperfry Topics Reliance Retail | Urban Ladder | Reliance Industries Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru  Last Updated at November 16, 2020 03:25 IST Reliance Industries’ (RIL’s) retail arm has acquired 96 per cent stake in Bengaluru-based online furniture retailer Urban…

Covid-19 may make people’s tinnitus worse

Rebecca Edgar, 29, struggles to hear her toddler when he talks to her from the backseat of her car. Most nights, she struggles to fall asleep, caught in a cycle of worry that the ringing in her ear is getting louder, and recognizing that this very stress is worsening her symptoms. “I’ve had a constant…

Scientists show how link sneak peeks in apps can expose information from users

Almost all popular messaging apps offer link previews, which let users know the content of a URL in advance. However, security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk have discovered that these link previews can expose user data in both iOS and Android apps. When you send any link through a messaging app like Messenger,…

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Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…