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Ahead of potential federal law, Seattle is asking Facebook for election data

Federal laws may soon change to require a paid-for-by label for political ads, but Seattle already has a similar law in place and the city is asking Facebook and Google to fork over the data.
Social Media

Despite good intent, sharing a child abuse video could land you in trouble

Police are investigating the origins of a video shared on Facebook that asks users to share the content in order to find the perpetrator. The problem? Sharing is distributing child pornography and could lead to legal charges.
Social Media

Instagram videos too one dimensional? These five apps add music and soul

Have you ever taken a beautiful video, only to have it ruined by some jerk in the background yelling curse words? Here's a list of apps you can use to add your own music to Instagram posts.
Photography

Snapchat redesign adds colorful text, while all users can mute specific chats

Users with Snapchat's user interface redesign will soon have more text options. Meanwhile, users without the update can find a new hidden feature called Do Not Disturb to stop notifications.
Photography

Google unlocks the Pixel 2’s HDR+ skills in third-party apps like Instagram

The Google Pixel 2 HDR+ capabilities will soon extend to third-party apps with the activation of the existing Pixel Visual Chip. The chip makes it possible to automatically process HDR images in the background using less power.
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Facebook CEO speaks of ‘mistakes’ in frank birthday message

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg chose the social networking site's 14th birthday to post a frank message in which he acknowledges multiple errors made along the way, saying he made "almost every mistake that you can imagine."
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Warriors coach tweeted message he meant to send privately, and blames iPhone X

The iPhone X is a great phone, but it appears to take some getting used to, as Warriors coach Steve Kerr found out after accidentally sending an embarrassing tweet. He placed the blame firmly on his Cupertino smartphone.
Movies & TV

Facebook bans group planning to sabotage ‘Black Panther’ reviews

Facebook has taken against the group "Down With Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys" by banning the group after it was revealed that it planned to review bomb Marvel's Black Panther.
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Social (Net)Work: What can A.I. catch — and where does it fail miserably?

In social media moderation, what tasks can artificial intelligence handle, and which ones are best left up to humans? We talked to a few AI experts to find out the strengths and weaknesses of A.I. moderation.
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Advertisers can soon slide three images inside Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories ads are expanding from one slot inside your Stories reel to as many as three, Instagram announced. A new carousel ad format allows businesses to place up to three images or videos inside Stories.
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Here’s how to go live on Facebook with your Android or iOS device

Facebook Live makes it easier than ever to stream live video directly from your mobile device, whether it be an Android or iOS offering. Here, we show you how to go live on Facebook and how to make the most of it.
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You can now buy that dancing hot dog plush toy from the Snapchat Store

A new Snapchat Store creates a shoppable Stories-like format that allows users to swipe up to buy, tap to see the next product, or tap and hold to send to a friend. The in-app option is the only spot for Snapchat merchandise, the app says.