London Mayor: Tech companies aren’t above the law

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London Mayor: Tech companies aren’t above the law The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, kicked off his SXSW 2018 keynote with some jokes that sparked a deafening laugh and applause from the audience. He first talked about how he was shocked by…

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Twitter and Fox Sports have high hopes for their World Cup live show

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Twitter and Fox Sports have high hopes for their World Cup live show With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just around the corner, right holders to the event are starting to share more details about their coverage plans. And, to…

Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first

Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first

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Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first Netflix hasn’t been coy about its plans to take over Hollywood. The company has already said it could spend up to $8 billion on original content this year alone. But, for all…

Facebook inks deal with Warner Music for tunes in shared videos

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Facebook inks deal with Warner Music for tunes in shared videos Using background music that you don’t own or license the rights to in a video is enough to get it pulled from Facebook. That’s why the social network has been pursuing…

Facebook has exclusive rights to 25 MLB games this season

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Facebook has exclusive rights to 25 MLB games this season Facebook will get exclusive rights to stream 25 afternoon MLB games, starting with one on April 4th between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets. This isn’t the first time the…

Study finds fake news spreads faster and further on Twitter than truth

Study finds fake news spreads faster and further on Twitter than truth

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Study finds fake news spreads faster and further on Twitter than truth There’s been a lot of discussion about fake news, how it spreads on social networks and how it impacts behaviors like political decisions. But there hasn’t really been an in-depth…

‘H1Z1’ eSports league will stream solely on Facebook

‘H1Z1’ eSports league will stream solely on Facebook

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‘H1Z1’ eSports league will stream solely on Facebook H1Z1 has had to fight hard for time in the spotlight with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite hanging around, but it might have a way of grabbing attention. Twin Galaxies’ H1Z1 Pro League has unveiled…

Sri Lanka cuts off access to social networks to curb violence

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Sri Lanka cuts off access to social networks to curb violence In an effort to curb extremist violence in Sri Lanka, government officials have ordered some social networks to shut down. ABC News’ anonymous source says that the blockage affects Facebook, Instagram,…

Oculus Rift headsets are offline following a software error

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Oculus Rift headsets are offline following a software error This morning, people around the world couldn’t use their Oculus Rift VR headsets. System software couldn’t “reach Oculus Runtime Service” according to error messages posted to the Oculus forums, spotted by Polygon. One…

Facebook adds video chat to its lightweight Messenger app

Facebook adds video chat to its lightweight Messenger app

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Facebook adds video chat to its lightweight Messenger app Microsoft isn’t the only one making video chat more accessible in its messaging app. Facebook is rolling out an update to Messenger Lite for Android that brings video chats to those with lower-end…

BlackBerry sues Facebook for violating messaging patents

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BlackBerry sues Facebook for violating messaging patents BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for infringing the patent on its messaging technology in a Los Angeles Federal Court. The lawsuit calls out Facebook, WhatsApp as well as Instagram for their use of…

Reddit users unknowingly shared Russian propaganda during US election

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Reddit users unknowingly shared Russian propaganda during US election While Facebook and Twitter have continued to delve into how Russian groups used their platforms to influence the last US presidential election, we haven’t heard much from Reddit about the issue. However, in…

Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers

Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers

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Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers Facebook began testing a “breaking news” label for developing stories back in November, and now the social network is expanding the option to more publishers. Starting this week, the company says 50 more outlets…

Netflix will let parents block individual movies and shows

Netflix will let parents block individual movies and shows

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Netflix will let parents block individual movies and shows Netflix announced today that it will soon be rolling out a new tool for parents. Already, parents can manage what their kids watch by putting all content above a particular maturity level behind…

Facebook asked users if it’s okay for adults to sexually harass kids

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Facebook asked users if it’s okay for adults to sexually harass kids Facebook is no stranger to blunders and it just added another to its running list. The Guardian reports that the company asked some of its users to take a survey…