Virtual Instagram celebrity ‘Lil Miquela’ has had her account hacked

Virtual Instagram celebrity ‘Lil Miquela’ has had her account hacked

The Instagram account for the virtual celebrity known as Lil Miquela has been hacked.

The multi-racial fashionista and advocate for multiculturalism, whose account is followed by nearly 1… more

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April 16, 2018

Snap launches new features for Lens Studio

At the end of last year, Snap introduced Lens Studio, a platform that allows developers to create AR lenses for Snapchat. Today, the company is announcing new features for Lens Studio,… more

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April 16, 2018

Facebook starts fact-checking fake news in India

Facebook today announced a partnership with a Mumbai-based fact checking organization called Boom, to help the social network fight the spread of fake news in the Indian state of Karnataka… more

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April 16, 2018

CA also used ‘sex compass’ and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee

Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica — who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating… more

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April 16, 2018

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to seven… more

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April 9, 2018

First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you. TechCrunch broke the… more

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April 8, 2018

Congress should demand Zuckerberg move to ‘one share, one vote’

Mark Zuckerberg is an autocrat, and not hypothetically. Through his special voting rights held in Facebook’s Class B shares, he wields absolute command of the company, while owning just… more

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April 8, 2018

Bots on Twitter share two-thirds of links to popular websites: Pew

Bots on Twitter share two-thirds of links to popular websites: Pew

It’s official: Bots are doing a lot of PR grunt work on Twitter — especially when it comes to promoting porn websites.

That perhaps unsurprising conclusion about what automated Twitter… more

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April 8, 2018

SNL roasts Mark Zuckerberg on Weekend Update

The role of Mark Zuckerberg went to Alex Moffat this weekend on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update.

While some bits were harmless and hilarious — “Poke! Poke! Remember that… more

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April 8, 2018

Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”.

The update to… more

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April 8, 2018