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Emerging Tech

The next clash of Silicon Valley titans will take place in space

By attempting o bring internet access to every last person on Earth, tech giants have a new mission. It's also one that will put them into competition with one another -- only this time in space.
Social Media

Looking to officially rid your inbox of Facebook messages? Here's how

Deleting messages from Facebook Messenger is almost as easy as scrolling through your News Feed. Here, we show you how to delete an entire conversation or a single message, both of which take seconds.
Social Media

Facebook’s tributes section serves as an online memorial for deceased users

Death doesn't stop Facebook users from sharing memories, and now those memorialized posts have a dedicated spot on the network. Facebook Tribute is a section on memorialized profiles for users to write posts and share memories.
Emerging Tech

Facebook is using A.I. to create the world’s most detailed population maps

Using deep learning A.I., census data, and high-res satellite images, Facebook has created the most accurate population density maps ever. Here's how -- and why -- it went about it.
Social Media

How a two-year-old Facebook post may lead to jail time for a visitor to Dubai

If you enjoy sounding off on social media, you might want to check through your posts prior to any trip to Dubai after a British woman was arrested there for comments made on Facebook two years ago.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Powerbeats Pro, Borderlands 3, and safer ridesharing

Episode 102 of Digital Trends Live saw another blow against Facebook in a data breach that exposed data from more than 540 million users. We also sat down with Parker Hall to discuss the latest wireless headphone offerings from Beats.
Computing

In latest blow to Facebook, 540 million user records exposed by third-party apps

The information of up to 540 million Facebook users -- including passwords, comments, likes, and Facebook IDs -- was left by app developers on publicly visible Amazon cloud servers.
Computing

Looking for a deal or job without Craigslist? These are your 6 best alternatives

Whether you are tired of Craigslist or simply looking for more exposure for the dining room table you're trying to sell, here are some more websites like Craigslist that might have what you're looking for.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Impossible Burgers, best men’s body wash, and more

Episode 100 of Digital Trends Live saw the death of Google Plus and the Impossible Burger comes to Burger King. We also were joined by computing editor Luke Larsen for a hands-on demonstration of the latest iMac.
Social Media

Facebook tries to demystify your news feed with built-in transparency tool

Wondering why some posts appear in your news feed over others? Facebook is attempting to demystify its algorithms with a new tool that tells users why a post appeared in the news feed. The tool also includes shortcuts to newsfeed settings.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: iPhone leaks, Facebook tax, and How to be Alone

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we discussed April Fool's Day pranks and the EU voting to ban single-use plastic. We also sat down with Timothy Karr on whether we should impose a Facebook tax to keep journalism alive.
Social Media

Despite changes, HUD hits Facebook with charges of ad discrimination

After removing several ad categories for housing ads last week, Facebook is now facing charges from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD says the social media network still has tools that allow advertisers to discriminate.
Emerging Tech

Should we put a tax on Facebook to keep journalism alive?

Think of it like a carbon tax, which many countries impose on the oil industry to help clean up pollution. The United States should impose a similar mechanism on targeted advertising to counteract how the platforms amplify content that’s…
Social Media

Facebook will ban content supporting white nationalism and separatism

Facebook is reportedly banning content supporting white nationalism and separatism from its platforms. It's the company's latest attempt to crack down on the spread of extremism over social media.
Social Media

Facebook axes fake accounts pretending to be legitimate media organizations

Facebook removed more than 2,500 accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior, including some accounts pretending to be media organizations. A small number pretended to be political groups in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.
Computing

Man pleads guilty to scamming Facebook and Google out of more than $100M

One of the men behind an elaborate fraud that saw Facebook and Google each hand over tens of millions of dollars has admitted to his part in the scheme. Lithuanian Evaldas Rimasauskas faces up to 30 years in a U.S. jail.
Social Media

A Facebook, Instagram bug exposed millions of passwords to its employees

Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram passwords weren't properly encrypted and could be viewed by employees, the company said Thursday. The network estimates millions of users were affected.
Social Media

Facebook Messenger adds quoted replies to better organize group chats

Facebook is rolling out a feature that should help make group chats a whole lot more organized. The feature allows you to reply to specific messages within a group chat, so others will be able to tell what you're replying to.