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Microsoft employees sue over trauma they claim was caused by viewing extreme content

Two former members of Microsoft's online safety team are suing the company for trauma they claim was caused by exposure to extreme violent and sexual content that they experienced as part of their work.
Social Media

Pinterest is now using artificial intelligence to help you discover more pins

Pinterest is overhauling its related pins feature using artificial intelligence. With approximately 75 billion pins on its platform, curation is a critical part of the service Pinterest offers its 150 million users.
Social Media

Facebook now lets select publishers curate multiple Instant Articles in one post

Facebook is expanding upon its Instant Articles publishing tool by allowing select publishers to package multiple articles into one post. The feature sounds a lot like the social network's take on Snapchat Discover or Twitter Moments.
Social Media

Facebook now lets Pages go Live from desktop, adds more Live Video tools

Facebook is giving Pages the option to live-stream from a desktop or laptop. The feature, which the social network began testing in September, is now rolling out more widely — although it is still not available to general users.
Social Media

Instagram Stories grab 150 million daily views, will now come with ads

Instagram Stories is now bigger than ever, increasing its daily view count to an impressive 150 million in just five months. Instagram is capitalizing on the format's reach by allowing brands to insert ads between their Stories.
Social Media

President Obama’s farewell address is the first bona fide social media hit of 2017

President Barack Obama's final speech to the American people attracted the most social media activity of any televised event of 2017 -- so far. In the speech, he warned of the adverse effects of technologies like automation on middle-class…
Social Media

New year brings new news for Facebook with unveiling of its Journalism Project

Days after hiring CNN host Campbell Brown to lead the social media giant's News Partnerships team, Facebook is shaking things up. On Wednesday, Fidji Simo, the company's Director of Product, unveiled The Facebook Journalism Project.
Mobile

Careful, your fun peace sign selfie may lead to identity theft

Ever flashed the peace sign in a selfie? You may want to think twice in the future if your phone has a fingerprint sensor securing it, because photo tech is now so advanced, only a picture is needed to steal your fingerprint data.
Photography

Follow these three styling tips for better still-life Instagram photos

YouTube channel Mango Life has created a short tutorial breaking down three simple steps you can take to improve your still-life photography, specifically that geared toward an Instagram audience.
Social Media

Twitter's Dashboard app will soon be no more, but its best features may live on

Twitter Dashboard, the app aimed at business users, is shutting down on February 3 — just over seven months since it was launched. However, its demise may not be so bad for the larger Twitter community.
Social Media

Obama’s farewell address to get the 360 live video treatment

President Barack Obama’s farewell address will be live-streamed in 360 video on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube on Tuesday. The event is being captured using three Nokia OZO VR cameras strategically placed around the venue in Chicago.
Social Media

Bumble’s latest feature lets you post disappearing videos for potential mates

Following in the footsteps of Snapchat Bumble. That's right, friends -- ephemeral video stories have made their way to the female-friendly dating app, because what better way to find true love than to send a disappearing video?