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Reddit Bans ‚Gore‘ Subreddits Following New Zealand Massacre

März 16, 2019No Comments

Reddit banned the r/Gore and r/WatchPeopleDie subreddits on Friday following the mosque shooting in New Zealand. Prior to the attack, the platform seemingly had no problem with the popular subreddits dedicated to graphic videos.

Report: Police Using ‚Reverse Location Search Warrants‘ to Gather Location Data from Google

März 15, 2019No Comments

Police departments are reportedly forcing Google to hand over user data on those who were near crime scenes using „reverse location search warrants.“

PewDiePie Responds to New Zealand Shooting: ‚Sickened Having My Name Uttered by This Person‘

März 15, 2019No Comments

PewDiePie, the most-subscribed content creator on YouTube, responded to the New Zealand mosque massacre, Friday, after the shooter reportedly said, „Subscribe to PewDiePie“ before the attack.

Report: Facebook, Twitter, Google Fail to Stop Spread of New Zealand Massacre Video

März 15, 2019No Comments

Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s YouTube have reportedly struggled to stop an alleged video of the New Zealand mosque massacre on Friday.

Scientific American: ‚The Internet Knows You Better than Your Spouse Does‘

März 14, 2019No Comments

In a Scientific American article, titled „The Internet Knows You Better Than Your Spouse Does,“  author Frank Luerweg revealed that an online test, which tracks users‘ digital footprints to provide a detailed personality analysis, knew many of those te…

Twitter Wants to Improve the ‚Health‘ of Conversations – by Hiding Their Engagement

März 14, 2019No Comments

In a new Twitter app prototype currently being tested, the company completely hides the number of likes, retweets, and replies that posts receive in an attempt to improve „the health of the conversations.“

Report: Pilots Made Multiple Complaints to FAA About Boeing 737 Max Planes Before Latest Crash

März 14, 2019No Comments

Pilots reportedly made „at least five complaints“ about Boeing 737 Max 8 planes to the FAA before the fatal Ethiopian Airlines Crash, Sunday.

DuckDuckGo Search Engine CEO Testifies Before Senate: ‚Privacy Legislation‘ Good for Market and Consumers

März 13, 2019No Comments

Gabriel Weinberg, the founder and CEO of privacy-based search engine DuckDuckGo, called for privacy legislation in the United States during a hearing on GDPR and CCPA before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, explaining how it could create more c…

Senators Propose Bill to Stop Big Tech Companies‘ ‚Spying on Children‘

März 12, 2019No Comments

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) have proposed a bill which would ban targeted advertising by Big Tech to young children. The goal is an „eraser button“ to remove data about children from social media platforms and other Big Tech sites.

Facebook Says ‚Mistake‘ Caused Total Blacklist of Links from Zero Hedge

März 12, 2019No Comments

Facebook temporarily blocked users from posting articles from finance and politics blog Zero Hedge this week, calling the blacklisting a „mistake.“