Claims that Google has been demoting listings for The Pirate Bay in some countries aren't accurate, according to the company. Recently TorrentFreak highlighted how the popular torrent site appears to show up differently depending on one's IP address.
Twitter has updated its policy against revenge porn and other forms of non-consensual nudity to "better protect victims." The social network is growing its definition of non-consensual nudity and it's also implementing more significant penalties for sharing the content.
The monetization system on YouTube has been problematic for quite some time, leading to complaints from creators and from advertisers. Creators often say their videos are unfairly demonetized while advertisers have complained about their ads on inappropriate videos.
If you accidentally send something through WhatsApp or simply share something you later regret, the messaging application now offers an unsend feature called 'Delete for everyone." With this capability you can delete messages after they have gone out.
The FCC's vote on whether to roll back net neutrality regulations implemented in 2015 isn't going to occur in November, despite what some reports claimed. Chairman Ajit Pai has listed the measures that'll be decided next month and net neutrality isn't on the list.
Google is growing its fact-checking initiative through a partnership with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) from the Poynter Institute. The IFCN has been around for two years offering training for fact-checkers and it provides a code of principles for fact checking.
Over 300 million people watch content on Netflix, the most popular streaming service in the world. According to the company's VP of product innovation, Todd Yellin, there are 300 million viewers stemming from around 104 million paid streaming accounts.
Russia Today and Sputnik, two large news organizations funded and run by the Russian government, are now being blocked from advertising on Twitter. This is one step the social network is taking to impede Russia's ability to use the platform for political purposes.
Facebook Marketplace is now going to be home to a large number of vehicle listings that may be less risky for consumers to pursue. The company has partnered with dealership sites to improve the vehicle buying and selling process on the Marketplace platform.
Reddit has expanded its policy against violent and extremist content, leading to the removal of more subreddits. The site has already removed a number of communities deemed to be functioning in problematic ways. Now it's expanding its policy against violent content.
After users found out that Verizon is throttling Netflix streams, the carrier issued official statement saying that was just a test. Just days later, the carrier launched new unlimited data plans that throttles video streams and users on the basic unlimited plans would have their
The messaging portion of LinkedIn has received an update featuring Smart Replies, automatically recommended responses that are generated using machine learning. With those replies, LinkedIn's system can analyze a conversation to figure out what to say.
Weibo, a top social media company in China, is raising $700 million that'll partly be used to fund acquisitions. The company says it's offering $700 million in convertible senior notes so that it can finance "working capital needs and potential acquisitions."
Twitter is going to become much more transparent with advertisements on its platform in the wake of Russia's interference in the last US election via ads on social media sites. The company's new Advertising Transparency Center will provide a significant amount of info.
Facebook is starting to play nice with 4K video content. The social network has confirmed it's now testing support for 4K uploads and playback based around the 2160p UHD-1 Ultra-High-Definition Television standard. Given how long 4K has been available elsewhere, this is welcome.
Third-parties are now able to come out with add-ons that'll be integrated directly with Gmail. Support for add-ons was revealed by Google earlier this year and it has just now arrived. Among the first developers to work with the capability are Asana, Trello, and DialPad.
People who have a Netflix subscription tend to find it's the only paid streaming service they need, according to a market analysis from Second Measure. 80% of Netflix subscribers are only paying for that single service, whereas most HBO and Hulu users have a second service.
Pages on Facebook experienced a massive drop in traffic due to the social network testing a change to its News Feed in six countries. The change led to all Page posts being removed from the core News Feed and relegated to the minimally visited Explore Feed.
It seems unlikely that the 2016 US presidential election is the only political event Russia has influenced using social media campaigns. Another possible event was the EU referendum, which concluded with citizens voting to separate the UK from the European Union.
You can now add guests to your live video streams on Instagram. The social network has updated the livestreaming side of its service to make the platform a more useful place for streaming. Instagram began testing guest additions with some users in August.