Snap is teaming up with NBCUniversal to produce scripted series for Snapchat and the first content is coming from the Duplass Brothers through their production venture "Donut." This isn't the first time Snap and NBC have worked together on TV content.
Privacy International says it has encountered evidence proving UK intelligence agencies are using social media to collect data, possibly on millions of people. This evidence has surfaced due to the privacy rights group's legal battle against UK spy agencies over their collection.
Google Maps is scrapping a recently introduced feature that tracked calories burned and estimated how many calories people would expend by walking a particular path. The company says it's removing the feature due to "strong user feedback." The feature was on iOS.
The ongoing and ever increasing original content push from Netflix will include 80 original films next year, says chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Those films cover a variety of budgets, with Bright (starring Will Smith) and The Irishman at the higher end.
The FCC claims it faced DDoS attacks when it was accepting public comments on its plan to remove net neutrality rules. Ever since it made that claim, many people have been skeptical of the agency's statements and some believe the attacks never even occurred.
To enhance its ability to fight against politicized abuses of its platform, Facebook is trying to hire people in the US who have national security clearance. By bringing in employees who have access to knowledge about potential threats, it could fight questionable content.
Russian authorities have fined the makers of Telegram, a secure messaging application, for not handing over user data. The government says it needs information from Telegram because terrorists have been using the app as a way to securely communicate.
You can now explore a lot more than just Earth with Google Maps. The service has been updated to include additional planets and moons in our solar system. With this update, Maps is offering imagery for 16 celestial bodies. Google had previously offered some imagery of Mars.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which it'll decide whether US law enforcement can force an American company to hand over data that's stored on international servers. Companies have argued that warrants cannot apply to internationally stored data.
As part of World Food Day, Google has partnered with 12 developers to donate special in-app purchase proceeds to the cause. Proceeds from the purchases within The Apps and Games Against Hunger collection will be going to efforts meant to reduce hunger around the world.
Russia is working on its own digital currency that'll be less open than existing options like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The state-controlled currency is coming relatively soon, according to Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov. Coins will be issued by the state and tracked.
Facebook is trying out a resume feature that could help it become a slightly more business-centric social network and therefore a competitor to LinkedIn. Screenshots of the feature are available now that it has rolled out to some users. Resumes are separate from profiles.
To assist with the Senate's investigation into Russia's influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter handed over the names of 201 Russia-linked accounts. According to the Associated Press, the accounts are "linked to attempts" to influence the election.
IGN, one of the largest gaming and entertainment media companies, is acquiring Humble Bundle. Users aren't going to notice any changes on the indie game store, says Humble Bundle. The company's "office, culture, and amazing team" won't be affected by the deal.
Data pertaining to Russia-linked ads on Facebook and Twitter has been deleted. Facebook says a "bug" was the only reason the data was accessible in the first place, while Twitter says its data was deleted because it has a policy of deleting user data once an account is gone.
Bitcoin has quickly blown past its prior record of nearly $5,000. The cryptocurrency jumped to $5,856 on Friday, possibly in connection with Coinbase's announcement that it would begin offering instant currency purchases. The currency jumped 21% in 48 hours.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has created a tech education platform that'll provide online courses. The platform, Woz U, is intended to help students as well as companies who will end up hiring people educated by the initiative. It'll also have physical locations.
Bitcoin reached a new all-time high today, with the cryptocurrency going for $4,926 per coin, according to Bloomberg. Today's high was just over the $4,921 the digital currency grew to in early September. After that prior record, Bitcoin quickly fell upon news of a crackdown.
YouTube has banned gun conversion tutorials from its platform shortly after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The videos specifically being targeted by this ban instruct users on how to potentially increase the damage that can be done by their weapons using modifications.
Russians utilized Google's services to influence the 2016 US presidential election, according to the Washington Post. The group reportedly spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads that made their way to YouTube and Gmail. It's not clear what role the Russian government played.