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Study on Twitter misogyny finds men and women equally responsible for abusive tweets

A new study into misogyny on Twitter has revealed that women and men are equally responsible for abusive tweets directed at female users. The research forms part of the 'Reclaim the Internet' political campaign in the U.K.
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Twitter partners with Spotify to soundtrack your music tweets with audio cards

Twitter users can now share Spotify tracks that can be played within tweets. The music streaming giant is the latest to be integrated within Twitter audio cards, and will also be featured on Moments.
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Snapchat secures $1.8 billion as its valuation climbs to $18 billion

What does an estimated 10 billion daily video views get you? The answer for Snapchat is a $2 billion spike in its valuation from just two months prior. The popular messaging app is now reportedly worth $18 billion.

Facebook and Microsoft dive underwater to lay a new internet cable to Europe

In an effort to keep up with growing demand for high-speed online services, Facebook and Microsoft have joined to forces to lay a transatlantic data cable that'll mark "an important new step in building the next generation infrastructure of…

Google’s Forest Change Explorer helps kids visualize deforestation

Deforestation is a major problem facing the future health of our planet, and to help children and students better understand it, Google has teamed up with researchers to make an interactive tool showing deforestation and reforestation in…
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LinkedIn provides update on data breach and security tips for members

LinkedIn has provided an update on its data breach and the preventive security measures it has taken since the leak came to light. The social network has also offered a number of password protection tips for its members.
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Twitter has finally realized that people don’t use it to buy things

Twitter is reportedly disbanding its commerce team, and halting development on its product pages and 'buy' button. E-retail never took off at the social network and now it seems it is no longer interested in selling things through its…

Businesses take note: Instagram could be gearing up to implement boosted posts

If some currently unutilized code in Instagram's latest software is any indication, it appears that Instagram is gearing up to implement boosted posts or something similar - a move sure to upset business owners.

Update: Twitter will no longer count links, photos toward 140-character limit

After months of speculation and denials, Twitter has officially announced that links and photos will no longer count toward its 140-character limit on tweets. This welcomed change should prove useful for users who share photos alongside…

Facebook apologizes after banning this photo of plus-sized model Tess Holliday

Facebook tried to block an image of model Tess Holliday, the first woman of her size and height to be signed by a major modeling agency, claiming that the photograph depicted "a body or body parts in an undesirable manner."
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Facebook provides a whopping 2 billion daily text translations

Facebook is translating 2 billion pieces of text per day using its automated translation system. The social network's head of language technology has revealed that it is now planning to use AI to make more accurate translations.
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You can now add Snapchat's giant-emoji stickers to your snaps

Snapchat's latest update includes a new customization option that let you add its extensive range of stickers, previously limited to its Chat 2.0 feature, to your snaps. The update is available right now.