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Digital Trends Live: Nintendo Switch Lite confirmed, HBO Max, and more

On today’s episode of DT Live, we discuss the biggest stories in tech, including confirmation of the Nintendo Switch Lite, HBO Max, India may ban Facebook's Libra, Jim Carrey’s deepfake of The Shining, and more.
News

Facebook no longer lets you save your friends’ birthdays to your own calendar

Facebook quietly removed a feature that allowed users to export and sync their friends’ birthdays to an external calendar like iCal or Google Calendar. While you can still export upcoming events -- parties, get-togethers, and the like --…
Mobile

Bitmoji lets you create personalized emojis to spice up your online chats

Looking for more interesting ways to use emoji when chatting? Bitmoji are personalized emoji that you design to look just like you -- and then create a whole keyboard of stickers that you can use with them. Here's what you should know.
Social Media

Looking to share some content? Here's how to repost on Instagram

Have you ever seen a cool picture on Instagram that you wanted to share? There's no official means of reposting content on Instagram, but there are a few workarounds. We break down the two most logical choices for getting the job done.
News

Twitter finally banned hate speech against religious groups. Will it help?

Twitter will expand its rules to ban hateful conduct made against religious groups. The new rules will require the company to remove any tweet which “dehumanizes whole religious groups,” but it's not clear whether it will solve…
News

President Trump is no longer allowed to block people on Twitter, court rules

President Donald Trump cannot block critics from viewing his Twitter feed, a federal appeals court ruled. The court said that Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking people who were critical of him and his policies and that his…
Deals

Best Buy blows $100 off the Dyson Pure Cool Tower Air Purifier and Fan

In time for the summer allergy season, Best Buy is giving out a cool $100 price cut on the Dyson TP01 Pure Cool Tower Air Purifier and Fan. You can have yours today for a steal at only $300 instead of $400.
News

Instagram will now guilt you with a warning when you try to post a nasty comment

Instagram is trying to stop bullying on its platform by warning people before they post offensive comments. The new A.I.-powered feature will detect potentially nasty content and ask the offending user if they still want to post it.
News

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants you to get off Facebook

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined a growing list of tech titans in criticizing Facebook, saying that most people should delete their accounts and stop using the world's largest social media platform.
Social Media

These 3 social media management tools will get your small businesses noticed

Social media is a great way to spread the word about your business, connect with customers and network. Here are the best social media management tools for small businesses to help you schedule posts, track engagement, and much more.
Social Media

TikTok under investigation again over collection of children’s personal data

TikTok is under investigation in the U.K. for how it collects, handles, and uses the personal information of kids. This follows a similar action in the U.S. that resulted in a $5.7 million fine.
News

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are finally back online and working properly

After nearly 12 hours, Facebook has finally fixed the bugs and outages affecting Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Had trouble accessing pictures or uploading videos? This is why.
Web

For fun or forever. The best dating sites of 2019 will help you find your match

Finding love is anything but easy. Luckily, there are dozens of dating services with complex algorithms designed to spit out your soulmate on the first try. Here are the best of the best online dating sites.
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Congressional Democrats demand Facebook halt its Libra cryptocurrency rollout

Democrats in the House of Representatives officially called on Facebook to halt its plans to establish its Libra cryptocurrency, arguing that regulators and Congress need to weigh in before it comes online in 2020.
News

Facebook cracks down on fraudulent miracle cures, vaccine misinformation

Facebook said Tuesday that it plans to to fight sensational health claims, supposed miracle cures, and fake health news by de-prioritizing content around those topics in the News Feed. Exaggerated or misleading health claims about vaccines…
Social Media

Revenge porn using deepfakes can now result in jail time in Virginia

Lawmakers in Virginia have amended the state's revenge-porn law to include deepfakes. It means perpetrators could be hit with a hefty fine or sent to jail even if the shared content is fake.
Social Media

Facebook launches new changes against hate and discrimination. Are they enough?

A second civil rights audit highlights several areas Facebook needs to address to tackle white supremacism, discrimination, and intimidatio. But is the social network doing enough? The audit -- and critics -- say more work has to be done.
Social Media

Bumble opens video chat and voice calling to matches, without revealing numbers

Bumble opened video chat and voice calling to its Bumble Date, Bumble BFF, and Bumble Bizz sections. The features may only be activated between people who match on the app, and do not require them to exchange their phone numbers.