Social Media
Social Media

Spread holiday cheer with Facebook Messenger’s new features

Facebook includes new features such as Photo Magic, holiday-themed emoji, and the snow globe feature, for spreading holiday cheer through its messaging app while you chat with your friends and family members.
Social Media

Hzone HIV dating app suffers massive data breach exposing 5,000 user accounts

A HIV dating app has suffered a data breach exposing the personal details of over 5,000 users. The app in question, Hzone, claims to be the No. 1 matchmaking service for HIV-positive singles.
Social Media

Facebook is filtering out the sad times from your Year in Review

Facebook users can now share their Year in Review photosets. This time around, though, Facebook claims it has filtered out sad images from the feature and added the option to customize the images.
Social Media

Pinterest's top food trends for 2016 Include savory desserts and homebrew

Social bookmarking site Pinterest has created a board predicting the top lifestyle trends for 2016 based on the pins of its biggest influencers. Among them are the top food trends for the upcoming year.
Social Media

Spoiler alert: Reddit is banning users who post Star Wars: The Force Awakens details

Reddit moderators have warned users posting Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers that they risk being banned from the website. Mods are also stating that trolls have even messaged them spoilers.
Mobile

Uber has integrated with Facebook Messenger so you never have to leave a conversation

Uber and Facebook have collaborated to integrate the ride-sharing service into the messaging app, eliminating the need to leave the conversation. The integration lets you request, track, and pay for your rides within the Facebook…
Social Media

NRA debuted first anti-gun control Snapchat filter to coincide with Republican debate

The NRA introduced its first-ever Snapchat filter in the run-up to the Republican debate in Las Vegas. The filter is aimed at Nevada's gun control ballot initiative due to take place next November.
Social Media

Facebook’s new local business listings feature causes Yelp shares to drop

Facebook is currently testing a new local business listings feature that provides reviews and info for local service providers. News of the tool has caused Yelp shares to plummet.
Social Media

Apple shuts down Topsy 2 years after acquisition

Two years and at least $200 million later, Apple has shut down Topsy, the social media analytics company. What the iEmpire has done with the company in the last couple years is unclear, and now, we may never know.
Web

Here are Google's most-searched topics in 2015

Google has released its annual Year in Search data for 2015, and topping the charts are searches for Paris after the November terrorist attacks, and former basketball player Lamar Odom.
Web

Facebook, Google, and Twitter pledge to take down hate speech within 24 hours in Germany

Facebook, Google, and Twitter reached an agreement with Germany that will have the companies take down hate speech within 24 hours. They will have specialist teams that will make it easier to report online hate speech in the country.
Social Media

Facebook unveils new process for reporting fake names in effort to protect all users

Facebook has unveiled a new system to report fake names on the social network, which includes a support mechanism aimed at victimized users from the LGBTQ community, ethnic minorities, and victims of stalking or abuse.