Tag: socialnetworking

Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify ……


EU: Facebook and Twitter must do more to protect users

New changes made by Facebook and Twitter to their terms of service still don’t conform to the EU’s demands to protect consumers, the European Commission said. Specifically, the social networks haven’t properly told users why content is removed……


Snapchat gives influencers a look at how popular they really are

To date, Snapchat hasn’t shown any more data to its biggest users than its everyday audience — DJ Khaled and Chrissy Teigen probably know about as much as their success as you do. That’s about to change. The Snap team will offer a wide rang……


Facebook will add a Watch section for breaking news videos

Facebook may be downplaying news in your actual News Feed, but its Watch team is headed in the opposite direction. The social network has announced that it’s creating a section in Watch that will feature breaking news stories. News partnersh……


Instagram tests screenshot warnings for Stories

Instagram is borrowing another feature from Snapchat, although this is one you’ll definitely appreciate if you value your privacy. The social site has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a screenshot warning system for Stories. If you’……


Exile sues Facebook in hunt for Cambodian leader’s paid ‘likes’

Facebook doesn’t normally have to answer questions about government leaders’ public pages, but it might have to very shortly. Exiled Cambodian politician Sam Rainsy has sued Facebook insisting that it provide any information that might show C……


NSA sent coded messages through Twitter

Spy agencies have a long history of using public outlets to deliver secret messages, such as numbers stations or cryptic classified ads. Now, however, they’ve adapted to the internet era. Both the New York Times and the Intercept have learne……


Tweet with #GIFhistory to learn your favorite GIF’s origin

There’s a good chance you’ve seen a classic GIF and wondered just where it came from. But where do you start looking if the answer isn’t obvious, and you don’t want to comb through a dedicated website? If you use Twitter, you just have to as……


Logan Paul hasn’t learned his lesson

Logan Paul, the YouTube star who came under fire recently after posting a video of a corpse, is at the center of yet another controversy. This time around, Paul is facing backlash for uploading a video in which he’s seen shooting two lifeless ……


Snapchat swaps mess for money

Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago — it’s no secret that people don’t like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new users since going public last February, decided it nee……