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Telecom security rules in the EU may soon apply to web services like WhatsApp, too

They provide similar services, so now, they'll be held to the same standards. A new draft proposal from the European Union may soon extend security rules that currently apply exclusively to telecom operators to web services, too.
Social Media

Why Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz is donating $20 million to help Hillary Clinton

On Friday, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wrote a Medium blog post entitled "Compelled to Act," in which he explained the impetus behind his family's decision to donate $20 million to help Democrats in the 2016 election.
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You can now chat with the AmEx bot in Facebook Messenger

The latest innovation to come out of the Cannes-Lions Innovation festival in France is a new Amex bot for Facebook Messenger that lets consumers see real-time purchase alerts and key information about American Express benefits.
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Facebook and Instagram are demanding this app change its name

Lawyers representing Instagram and its parent company Facebook are ordering British anti-littering app “Littergram” change its name. The app's owner now claims he has been issued a deadline by which to rebrand.
Cool Tech

Alexa can now read you tweets from your Twitter timeline

Twitter has launched its very own app for Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon's virtual assistant can perform a bunch of cool Twitter-related tasks, such as reading tweets from your timeline, and trending topics.

Facebook Moments app now offers unlimited full-resolution photo storage

Facebook has updated its Moments photo-sharing app with a trio of new features including "joinable moments" aimed at helping you connect with non-users, and a new tab that lets you save an unlimited quantity of images.
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Facebook's Trending feed publishes 9/11 conspiracy article

Facebook’s recently automated Trending feed has made another blunder, this time showing users a fake news article about the September 11 attacks. The mishap comes just weeks after it published two unsuitable articles in quick succession.
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Facebook backtracks by reinstating iconic Vietnam War photo after censorship outrage

Facebook has reinstated an iconic image taken during the Vietnam War after repeatedly removing it for violating its restrictions on nudity. The move could set a precedent affecting the platform's approach to its Community Standards.

Weekly Rewind: Apple event news, the best IFA bots, healthful tech

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…

Airbnb takes steps to curb discrimination after #AirbnbWhileBlack

After charges of discrimination, Airbnb formed a team to complete a 90-day review of company practices. New policies in effect will attempt to curb bias. Affirmative diversity hiring in the company's U.S. offices will also be enforced.

Smartphone street photography tips from VSCO Academy

Have you ever thought you needed to invest in a full camera system in order to do quality street photography? Well this video today from VSCO Academy offers some killer tips for using your phone to capture what is happening on the…
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Facebook lets small businesses go global with international ad-targeting tools

Facebook has updated its international ad-targeting tools to make it easier for small businesses to reach customers globally. The company has also created a new marketing handbook for business users, and is hosting online business webinars.