Twitter wants to gather more info about reported tweets that expose personal information

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Twitter has rolled out a new reporting feature for flagging tweets that contain a user's specific personal information.Image: Chesnot/Getty Images Twitter would now like its users to get specific when reporting tweets containing personal information. In a tweet on Thursday, Twitter unveiled a new process for users when flagging tweets that contain details like a […]

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Feel like your phone’s spying on you? You’re not alone

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Mark Zuckerberg has a plan to fix Facebook.Image: Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg has a plan to fix Facebook, and all it will take is completely rebuilding Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram.  The Facebook CEO published a lengthy post laying out “our vision and principles around building a privacy-focused messaging and social networking platform.” The post explains […]

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Snopes is done fact-checking for Facebook

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Are we breakin' up?Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE Users aren’t the only people breaking up with Facebook. In a post published Friday, the fact-checking organization Snopes announced that it would no longer work with Facebook to fact-check stories shared on the platform. “At this time we are evaluating the ramifications and costs of providing third-party fact-checking services, […]

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New York will make selling fake followers and likes illegal

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The fake follower business will get you in trouble in New York.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Fake followers, fake likes: they’ve flooded social media in the past few years. While companies have taken action against fraud accounts, in New York, selling bots and fraudulent social media activity now could land you in hot water. In fact, it’s […]

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Washington, D.C., attorney general is suing Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Your phone may be talking to Facebook, even if you don't use Facebook.Image:  Busakorn Pongparnit/gettyimages A worrying number of popular Android apps share user data with Facebook without user consent, new research from Privacy International shows (via Financial Times).  Here’s the worst part: Staying off Facebook doesn’t protect you from this.   SEE ALSO: Veteran […]

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The man behind the stripper robot that went utterly viral for all the wrong reasons Cool Quotient

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Instagram is working on a new type of account for influencers.Image: lili sams / mashable Instagram is taking new steps to woo some of its highest profile users.  The app is testing “creator accounts,” which would add new analytics and messaging features geared toward influencers and other power users of the photo-sharing app. SEE ALSO: […]

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Facebook won’t operate in China until there is ‘free expression’

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In a letter to Congress, Facebook says it won't do business in China.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images That’s a thumbs down on China. In a letter to Congress, Facebook said that it would only provide service in China if it was free from government censorship. In other words, as Xi Jinping’s power over the country intensifies, […]

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Far-right group Proud Boys and Gavin McInnes have been kicked off Facebook

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Facebook takes a stand on the Proud Boys and Gavin McInnes.Image: Getty Images Far-right group Proud Boys and its founder Gavin McInnes have been banned from Facebook and Instagram. The thinly-veiled white nationalist group used Facebook as a recruiting tool, with numerous groups and pages to organise and attract members. SEE ALSO: Milo Yiannopoulos’ Facebook […]

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