Why Fake Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Accounts Will Haunt Us For Years

Over the past week, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all disclosed that they’ve removed legions of fake accounts from their platforms. Phony accounts on social media are nothing new, but the problem seems to...

Celebrities are falling for a years-old Instagram scam. It’s all a big hoax

Celebrities, politicians, and regular old Instagram users have fallen for another Instagram hoax. READ SOURCE

Google and Mozilla block Kazakhstan root CA certificate from Chrome and Firefox

To protect citizens of Kazakhstan from having their online communications intercepted by the government, Google and Mozilla have blocked the root CA (Certificate Authority) Qaznet Trust Network from Chrome and Firefox. The move...

Is Facebook Biased Against Conservatives? Here’s What a GOP-Led Report Found

A new Republican-led report tried to determine whether Facebook is biased against conservatives, but didn’t find much in the way of substantial anti-conservative bias on the platform. Former Arizona GOP Senator Jon Kyl released...

Twitter acquires Lightwell to improve conversations

The folks behind Lightwell, the app creation engine launched by interactive storytelling startup Hullabalu in 2017, today revealed that they’ve been acqui-hired by Twitter for an undisclosed amount. In a statement made via...

Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow | The Guardian Nigeria News

FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo in San Jose, California, U.S. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out...

Twitter Deploys New Filter in DMs to Weed Out Abusive Content

Twitter is continuing with its long-running attempts to deal with abuse on its service. The latest effort is the trial of a filter that puts potentially abusive Direct Messages out of view. Announcing the...

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