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Facebook cuts off NYU researcher access, prompting rebuke from lawmakers

Facebook shut down accounts belonging to two academic researchers late Tuesday, cutting off their ability to study political ads and misinformation on the world’s biggest social network. The company accused the academics of engaging in “unauthorized scraping” and compromising user privacy on the platform, claims that Facebook’s many critics are slamming as a thin pretense for killing the transparency work. The company took action against Laura Edelson and Damon McCoy, two well-known researchers ...
Tags: Firefox, Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Privacy, Congress, Social Media, Tech, Mozilla, Warner, Wyden, Social Network, Operating Systems, Federal Trade Commission, World Wide Web


Substack doubles down on uncensored ‘free speech’ with acquisition of Letter

Substack announced last week that it acquired Letter, a platform that encourages written dialogue and debate. The financials of the deal weren’t disclosed, but this acquisition follows Substack’s recent $65 million raise. Newsletters are all the rage — Facebook launched its exclusive, celeb-studded Bulletin platform last month, and Twitter acquired the newsletter startup Revue earlier this year. Letter doesn’t publish email newsletters like Substack, but rather, it allows writers to engage in ep...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Buzzfeed, Australia, San Francisco, Social Media, Tech, Software, United States, New York Times, The New York Times, Letter, J K Rowling, Journalist, Malcolm Gladwell


New Update Lets You Block Spammers and Gross People on Google Drive

As with all things, the internet has its high points, such as adorable cats, and its low points, or spammers, trolls, and people who share abusive content. Many of us avoid these individuals, though it’s easier to do on some platforms than on others. Here’s some good news: If you’re having trouble with these kinds of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Gmail, Cloud Storage, Google Search, Computing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Alphabet Inc, Google Account, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature

The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no algorithm that boosts their posts, it’s a completely lawless wasteland for them.” But like any social media company, Tumblr needs to keep itself afloat in order for its users to continue sharing esoteric fan art, incomp...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Post, Instagram, Youtube, Wordpress, Neil Gaiman, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Mit, Software, Reddit, Tumblr


Tumblr Now Allows Creators to Charge for Content—You Know, Except for Porn, Which Is Still Banned

Tumblr is following the lead of virtually all its competitors and introducing a new paid subscription tool for artists, writers, bloggers, other creators, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Science, Pinterest, Wordpress, Advertising, Social Media, Blogging, Tumblr, Wall Street Journal, Venmo, Content Creation, World Wide Web, Automattic, Social Software, SimilarWeb


Instagram Is Rolling Out a Sensitive Content Control Option

Seeking to give users ever-increasing control over their scrolling experiences, Instagram on Tuesday unveiled plans to debut a Sensitive Content Control option that will allow users to better control which content appears in their Explore feeds.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, News Feed, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Mobile Software, Video Software, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns With Facebook, Privacy Concerns With Social Networking Services


Facebook Knifes Its Own Analytics Tool to Hide Its Ben Shapiro Problem

Facebook gutted its data analytics tool, CrowdTangle, by reassigning dozens of its staff and sidelining its CEO after its data showed that incendiary screeds and misleading content from right-wing pages regularly outperform traditional news outlets on the News Feed, according to the New York Times.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Social Media, Software, News Feed, Nick Clegg, Computing, Fox News, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, World Wide Web, Breitbart, Sean Hannity, New York Times Read, Ben Shapiro


Facebook adds a ‘Payout Time Bonus’ to help retain bug bounty hunters

When it comes to bug bounties, Facebook lags behind the likes of Microsoft and Google in terms of overall payouts and volume of tips received: last year, Microsoft and Google respectively paid out $13.6 million and $6.7 million; Facebook meanwhile paid out just $1.98 million as of November. But on the other hand, Facebook’s a younger company and is working on improving its system to keep it on bounty hunters’ radar. In the latest development, Facebook today said that it would be adding a new set...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Microsoft, Social Media, Tech, Software, Computing, Philanthropy, World Wide Web, Bounty


Search Atlas Shows How Google Results Differ Around the Globe

How does a search engine like Google quantify, analyze, and rank information? What factors does it take into account, and how are they weighted? The algorithms that handle queries may be opaque, but the end results are clearly visible.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Search, Computing, Search Engine, Websites, Search Engine Optimization, World Wide Web, Local Search, Alphabet Inc, Search Engine Results Page, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet, Rodrigo Ochigame, Image Meta Search, Katherine Ye


NFT of the World Wide Web Source Code Sells for $5.4 Million

The NFT for the source code of the World Wide Web includes time-stamped programming files that include 9555 lines of code written by Tim Berners-Lee, a 30-minute animated visualization of developers writing the code, a letter written by Berners-Lee explaining the creation process and a digital "poster" of the code featuring a graphic of his signature. The post NFT of the World Wide Web Source Code Sells for $5.4 Million appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Web News, Auction, Tim Berners Lee, World Wide Web, Berners Lee, NFT, Non Fungible Token


Error Found in the NFT of Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Code

On Wednesday, Tim Berners-Lee sold off a copy of the source code of the world wide web (that he’d written) for a mind-boggling $5.4 million at Sotheby’s. Apparently, though, the lucky anonymous buyer should have gotten a bit of a discount. Not long after the sale, a security researcher uncovered some errors hiding in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Awards, Jack Dorsey, Web Browser, World Wide Web, Sothebys, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, NFT, Sotheby, F Secure, Mikko Hypponen, Joe Tidy, Technology Internet, Non Fungible Token, Tim Berners


Tim Berners-Lee Sells NFT of the Source Code for the World Wide Web for $5.4 Million

The foundation of the web is worth $5.4 million, apparently. In an online auction at Sotheby’s today, founder of the modern internet Tim Berners-Lee sold an NFT of the source code for the World Wide Web, which he authored in 1989. Berners-Lee has said he plans to donate the money to yet-unspecified charitable causes.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Awards, Computing, Jack, Ethereum, World Wide Web, Sothebys, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, NFT, Sotheby, Non Fungible Token, Tim Berners, Science And Technology In The United Kingdom, Andrew Bonneau


Facebook’s newsletter platform Bulletin is now live

The cool new thing on Facebook is for Mark Zuckerberg to drop product news in live audio rooms. So today, Zuckerberg took to his brand’s Clubhouse competitor to announce its next new thing: Bulletin, a newsletter platform. Bulletin is built on a separate platform from Facebook — on its website, the FAQ states that this is to “enable creators to grow their audience in ways that are not exclusively dependent on the Facebook platform.” You don’t need a Facebook account to subscribe to a newsletter,...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Social Media, Tech, Software, Computing, FAQ, Writer, World Wide Web, Zuckerberg, Social Software, Substack, Bulletin, Tan France


Google's Search Engine Will Now Warn You When It Doesn't Have a Reliable Answer

Google said Friday it will notify people when they look up breaking news or other “rapidly evolving” issues that their search results may be unreliable. It’s one of several fact-checking measures the tech giant has incorporated in recent years to curb the spread of misinformation and provide important context to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Search, Computing, Search Engine, Websites, World Wide Web, Danny Sullivan, Alphabet Inc, Google Images, Search Engine Results Page, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet


Amazon's AWS Is Buying Encrypted Messaging Service Wickr

In what looks to be a bigger push into the secured messaging space, Amazon’s AWS has just announced that it is acquiring Wickr.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Instant Messaging, Computing, Aws, Amazon Web Services, World Wide Web, Secure Messaging, Secure Communication, End To End Encryption, Wickr, Internet Privacy, Chime, Stephen Schmidt, Technology Internet


Creator tools startup Spore raises $1M to build closer bonds between influencers and their fans

Few spaces have grown hotter in the past year than the creator economy has, but for all of the new tools available to those starting a podcast, newsletter or storefront, most players have been more focused on building out their own platform opportunity rather than selling full independence to creators. Spore wants to transform the creator web experience into a Shopify-like basket of tools that users tap into to connect with their audience across a variety of mediums. Spore CEO Austin Hallock is ...
Tags: TC, Podcast, Real Estate, Technology, Video Games, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Editor, Shopify, Patreon, Web Developers, World Wide Web, Justin Kan, Josh Constine, Hallock


Here's Who Funds the Tech Think Tanks Asking Congress to Reconsider This Whole Antitrust Thing

A coalition of thirteen different think tanks and advocacy groups penned an to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Monday warning lawmakers about two major antitrust bills that lawmakers are set to vote on later this week. Instead of wrangling Big Tech, the letter says, these bills would “dramatically…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Science, Microsoft, Etsy, Congress, Companies, Computing, Airbnb, The New York Times, World Wide Web, Koch, Pramila Jayapal


Adtech ‘data breach’ GDPR complaint is headed to court in EU

New York-based IAB Tech Labs, a standards body for the digital advertising industry, is being taken to court in Germany by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in a piece of privacy litigation that’s targeted at the high speed online ad auction process known as real-time bidding (RTB). While that may sound pretty obscure the case essentially loops in the entire ‘data industrial complex’ of adtech players, large and small, which make money by profiling Internet users and selling access to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, New York, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Germany, Articles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland


YouTube Bans Political Ads From Its Top Ad Spot

YouTube updated its on Monday to ban any ads featuring gambling, alcohol, prescription drugs, and political content from prominently playing at the top of its homepage. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Advertising, Marketing, Companies, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Trump, Alphabet Inc, Business Finance, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


These Google Links Can Keep Search Results From Ruining Your Life

Google is changing its search algorithm to help victims of revenge porn and online slander. According to the New York Times, Google will begin preventing websites that host defamatory content from appearing in the list of results when searching for a name. Google will also exclude websites with dubious names like…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Articles, Google Search, Companies, Cybercrime, Cyberbullying, Internet Culture, Revenge Porn, Search Engine Optimization, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, New York Times Google, Kashmir Hill, David Graff, Pandu Nayak


Amid controversy, Dispo confirms Series A funding, high-profile advisors, and investors

It’s only been nine months since Dispo rebranded from David’s Disposable. But the vintage-inspired photo sharing app has experienced a whiplash of ups and downs, mostly due to the brand’s original namesake, YouTuber David Dobrik. Like Clubhouse, Dispo was one of this year’s most hyped up new social apps, requiring an invite from an existing member to join. On March 9, when the company said “goodbye waitlist” and opened the app up to any iOS user, Dispo looked poised to be a worthy competitor to ...
Tags: Apps, Japan, Beyonce, Instagram, Sofia Vergara, Germany, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, David, Digital Photography, United States, Computing, Venture Capital, Nba


Google Hit With $268 Million Fine Over Unfair Ad Practices

Google was fined a hefty 220 million euros (or roughly $268 million) on Monday after France’s competition authority found the company abusing its outsized role in the world of digital advertising. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Auction, World Wide Web, Online Advertising, Ken Paxton, Alphabet Inc, E Commerce, Ad Serving, Business Finance, Isabelle de Silva, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet


Google hires former SiriusXM CPO/CTO to lead its Maps team

Almost exactly a year ago, Google announced a couple of leadership changes that saw Prabhakar Raghavan, who joined the company back in 2012, take over the lead of Search, Assistant and Maps. Now, sources familiar with the hiring tell us, the company has hired Christopher Phillips, who was previously the chief product and technology officer at SiriusXM, to lead its geo team, which is responsible for products like Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps Platform, the company’s enterprise busines...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Pandora, Computing, Glasgow, Sirius Xm, Google-Maps, Intuit, Assistant, World Wide Web, Amazon Music


The Best Gardening Communities to Find on Reddit

As helpful as (we’d like to think) reading articles about plants and gardening can be, it’s also nice to have an online community that can answer questions, give advice, and provide some horticultural inspiration. Fortunately, there are plenty of subreddits—some with hundreds of thousands of members from all over the…Read more...
Tags: Environment, Articles, Reddit, Websites, Lifehacks, World Wide Web, Alt Right, Wikis, Human Interest, Houseplant, QAnon, Riama, Controversial Reddit Communities, Propaganda In The United States, Racism In The United States, Alexa Erickson


Twitter Says No More Blue Checkmarks for You

Well, that was fun while it lasted. Just a little over a week after reviving its public verification process for the first time in almost four years, Twitter has already pulled the plug. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Identity Management, Social Media, Computing, Gizmodo, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Twitter Verification, Verification, Systems Engineering, Computer Access Control, Account Verification




How to Get a Blue Checkmark Verification Badge on Your Twitter Account

Twitter’s verification process may soon change. The social media company announced plans to update its verification process last year, and recent evidence indicates the new process could go into effect as soon as next week.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Identity Management, Social Media, Computing, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Twitter Verification, Verification, Jane Manchun Wong, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control, Account Verification


What to Know About Twitter's New Verification Process

Twitter’s verification process may soon change. The social media company announced plans to update its verification process last year, and recent evidence indicates the new process could go into effect as soon as next week.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Identity Management, Social Media, Computing, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Twitter Verification, Verification, Jane Manchun Wong, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control, Account Verification


Pinterest introduces Idea Pins, a video-first feature aimed at creators

Pinterest is expanding further into the creator community with today’s launch of a video-first feature called “Idea Pins,” aimed at creators who want to tell their stories using video, music, creative editing tools and more. The feature feels a lot like Pinterest’s own take on TikTok, mixed with Stories, as the new Pins allow creators to record and edit creative videos with up to 20 pages of content, using tools like voiceover recording, background music, transitions and other interactive elemen...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networks, Australia, Youtube, France, Germany, Tech, Snapchat, Software, Austria, Canada, United States


Substack acquires team from community consulting startup People & Company

New media poster child Substack announced today that they’ve added a small community-building consultancy team to its ranks, acquiring the Brooklyn-based startup People & Company. The small firm has been working with clients to build up their community efforts and its team will now be tasked with building up some of the newsletter company’s upstart efforts for writers in its network. In a blog post, Substack co-founder Hamish McKenzie said that the company had previously used the People & Co. te...
Tags: TC, Tech, Nike, Brooklyn, Digital Media, Health Insurance, Websites, Crowdsource, World Wide Web, McKenzie, Porsche AG, Substack, Axios, Co-founder, people Co, Hamish McKenzie