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Reels - Facebook Launches Competition for TikTok

Jacob Blazewicz, yesterday, 22:27

Facebook officially revealed Reels - a new Instagram feature and competition for TikTok. The service is available in over 50 countries.

Twitter - Phone Numbers Added for Protection Were Used to Make Money

Jacob Blazewicz, yesterday, 21:45

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Twitter in connection with a case of „unintentional” selling of access to the emails and telephone numbers provided by users as part of a two-step verification, among other things, to advertisers.

Microsoft and TikTok - Talks Of Acquisition Continue

Bart Swiatek, 03 August 2020, 14:15

Microsoft has confirmed the rumors from a few days ago - the company is negotiating with the Chinese company ByteDance to take over the American branch of TikTok.

Rumor: Microsoft Interested in Buying TikTok

Frozen, 01 August 2020, 20:29

According to unofficial information, following recent comments by US President Donald Trump about the possible ban on TikTok in the United States, Microsoft is in talks with the Chinese company ByteDance to take over the American branch of the company.

Google Maps Like Facebook - We Can Follow Our Friends

Bart Swiatek, 31 July 2020, 12:10

Google Maps app has received an update, which resembles solutions known from social network websites. It enables us to follow users, thanks to which we receive information about their content and recommendations.

YouTube Will Disable the Option of Adding Subtitles

Karol Laska , 30 July 2020, 22:30

YouTube has decided that the option to add subtitles to videos will be removed due to its low popularity and unethical abuse.

Youtuber Tricked YouTube to Win a Prestigious Award

Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 13:09

Youtuber Jack „JackSucksatLife” Welsh used the exploit to win the so-called Diamond Play button - an award that is given to content creators with more than 10 million subscribers. The platform was notified of the vulnerability that allowed the fraud.

Mysterious Disappearance of Dr. Disrespect Remains Unexplained [Updated]

Darius Matusiak, 16 July 2020, 22:10

It's been two weeks since Dr. Disrespect's mysterious ban on Twitch and we still don't know what's going on. The popular streamer is also silent on his other social media, which gives rise to much speculation.

U.S. Army Recruits Teenagers on Twitch and Goes Ban-happy About It

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 July 2020, 17:46

The official esports team of the US Army bans access to Twitch chat en masse. All because of actions read by many as „treacherous” recruitment tactics.

Twitter Got Hacked; Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Co. Don't Want Your Money

Bart Swiatek, 16 July 2020, 11:16

Hackers attacked Twitter and took over the accounts of famous people and companies such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Apple. Profiles were used to scam money. The criminals managed to get over $117,000 from the victims.

Tests of Starlink Internet Will Start Soon

Bart Swiatek, 15 July 2020, 13:53

SpaceX started to send emails to people interested in testing the Starlink system. Elon Musk's company asks the users for an update of their home address. We have also learned about the appearance of the antenna that will be required to use the service.

Facebook and Instagram Will Enable Blocking of Political Ads

Bart Swiatek, 10 July 2020, 13:19

American Facebook and Instagram users have been given the opportunity to block advertising related to politics, elections and social issues.

Trump Administration May Ban TikTok in the US

mikos, 08 July 2020, 14:38

President Donald Trump is said to consider banning TikTok in the U.S. because of security concerns.

New Google Chrome Function Will Extend Battery Life by Up to 2 Hours

Sodar, 07 July 2020, 13:24

Google conducted an experiment which proved that limiting the functioning of JavaScript in browser's tabs can extend laptop's working time by up to 2 hours.

Death Threats Aimed at Actress Playing Abby in The Last of Us 2

Conrad Hazi, 05 July 2020, 20:44

Laura Bailey, the actress playing Abby in The Last of Us 2, admitted on Twitter that she received numerous threatening messages from players who didn't like the plot of the game and the actions of the character she played.

PlayStation Boycotts Facebook as Part of #StopHateForProfit

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 July 2020, 16:44

Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided to temporarily suspend its PlayStation-related Facebook and Instagram activities. This is another company that has supported #StopHateForProfit in the fight against disinformation and hate speech.

„Master” and „Slave” Will be Scrapped? Twitter Changes Terminology

Bart Swiatek, 03 July 2020, 13:15

Twitter engineers want to replace some IT and programming terminology with other phrases, namely words that are associated with racism or that are clearly assigned to a single gender.

Hackers From Anonymous Join the Attack on TikTok

mikos, 02 July 2020, 14:09

The group known as Anonymous claims that TikTok is a tool used by the Chinese government to spy and contains numerous security gaps.

Discord Breaks With the Image of Being a Paltform for Gamers

Sodar, 01 July 2020, 14:54

Discord has so far been associated mainly with conversations of players during online games. Now this is to change. The program will be profiled more towards a universal communicator for the community.

Dr. Disrespect's Animated Gifts are Being Removed

Adrian Werner, 01 July 2020, 14:17

Animated gifts presenting Dr. Disrespect disappeared from GIPHY. This is another puzzling situation in recent days related to the streamer, who was recently banned by Twitch.

Experts Warn: Do Not Use TikTok

Smoczy, 29 June 2020, 19:52

More and more reports indicate that TikTok can access huge amounts of data without the user's knowledge, as well as read the contents of the clipboard.

No More Data Encryption? Controversial US Government Bill

Sodar, 29 June 2020, 16:14

The U.S. Government intends to introduce legislation to address vulnerabilities in the encryption of software used in the country. Back doord hidden in the code would enable the government services to fight crime more effectively.

Dr. Disrespect Permanently Banned on Twitch [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 28 June 2020, 19:01

Yesterday, one of the more popular Twitch streamers - Dr. Disrespect - was permanently banned on the platform. There are many mysteries and controversies surrounding the ban.

Microsoft Edge Imports Data From Firefox Without User Consent

Smoczy, 24 June 2020, 18:16

More and more dissatisfied users say that Microsoft Edge imports data from other browsers without their knowledge.

Starlink - Elon Musk Invites You to Test His Internet

Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 12:28

SpaceX company will start beta-tests of the Internet based on the Starlink satellite network this summer. Initially, tests will be limited to certain locations north of the equator. The connection is to have sufficient parameters to play video games.

Google Will Pay Fine, as French Court Upholds Ruling

Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 15:34

Google will have to pay a fine of 50 million Euros for violating user privacy and improperly obtaining permission to display personalized ads. The ruling concerns a case from January, last year.

Chrome Will Use Less RAM on Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 22 June 2020, 12:49

The new version of Chrome browser will use less memory. Google's programmers will use a different way of managing RAM - the so-called SegmentHeap, known from Microsoft Edge.

Chrome Extensions Stole User Data

mikos, 19 June 2020, 13:36

More than 70 different extensions and add-ons have been found spying on and sending sensitive data of Google Chrome users, according to Reuters UK.

Australia Under Massive Cyber Attack From Another State

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2020, 13:19

The Australian Prime Minister reported that his country was attacked by hackers. The perpetrators were most likely acting in the service of another, unspecified country. The cyber attack affected many entities in a variety of sectors - from government, through basic services and services, industry, to important infrastructure.

Former Google CEO: Huawei is a Threat to Security

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2020, 12:13

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, currently serving as chairman of the Pentagon's security innovation committee, believes that Huawei is a threat to global security.

Browser Earned Money Without Users Knowing

mikos, 08 June 2020, 11:56

The Brave web browser generated money by swapping links typed in by users with its own.

Breaking Bezos - Elon Musk Criticizes Amazon's Monopoly

mikos, 05 June 2020, 13:42

Elon Musk thinks it's time to end the empire created by Jeff Bezos and break his monopolistic position.

Google May Pay a Fine for Tracking Users

mikos, 03 June 2020, 14:03

Google has been sued for $5 billion for violating the privacy of users using „incognito” mode in their web browser.

New Convenient Way to Delete Old Facebook Posts

Smoczy, 03 June 2020, 13:44

Facebook begins releasing a tool to help manage our content. With it, we can, for example, delete our old posts.

Revolt of Facebook Employees

mikos, 02 June 2020, 12:06

In response to Mark Zuckerberg's assurance that he would not moderate Donald Trump's entries, Facebook employees organized a virtual protest.

Trump Suggests He May Help Shut Down Twitter

Kuszu, 28 May 2020, 13:14

Is there going to be a war between social media and politics? Twitter has marked Donald Trump's entries as „misleading”, Mark Zuckerberg criticizes the website's actions, and the president himself threatens to shut down „social networks that try to silence conservatives”. Things are getting interesting.

T-Rex Got Competition - Edge Browser Now Offers Offline Game

Smoczy, 27 May 2020, 17:56

We have an official competitor for Chrome's T-Rex. Microsoft Edge released Surf Game - an offline game built into the browser.

YouTube Automatically Censored Phrases Inconvenient for Chinese Government

mikos, 27 May 2020, 13:39

Some comments that were critical of the Chinese government began to disappear from YouTube. This is all the more surprising because the service is not available in China anyway.

New Internet Speed Record on Regular Fibre-optic Cable

Smoczy, 26 May 2020, 15:44

Researchers from Australia have managed to reach a connection speed of over 44 Tb/s. Most importantly, not under strict laboratory conditions.

Edge Chromium Will Soon Become Default Browser on Windows 10

Kuszu, 20 May 2020, 13:15

During yesterday's Build 2020 conference Microsoft announced changes that will be introduced in the new Edge browser in the next few months. Users installing Windows 10 will automatically get an edition of the browser based on Chromium engine.

Google is a Lousy Physician, but People Are Still Asking for its Diagnosis

Smoczy, 18 May 2020, 15:51

Recent research shows that a huge number of people seek medical advice using Google. How reliable are the various medical websites that come up in search results?

720p is Not HD Anymore - YouTube Makes Changes

Bart Swiatek, 18 May 2020, 11:15

YouTube has changed the resolution classification - 720p is no longer considered a High-Definition standard. Red HD letters do not appear until 1080p or better.

Fewer Ads in Chrome and Bookmark Grouping

Sodar, 15 May 2020, 13:18

Google has revealed plans to introduce to Chrome a limit of resources that can be used by ads on website. This is to reduce battery consumption and transfer.

Facebook and Google Will Allow for Remote Work Until End of the Year

Kuszu, 11 May 2020, 11:37

Google and Facebook will give their employees a choice and allow home office work until the end of this year. However, if someone has the need, they can work in the office beginning with June or July.

Hackers Can Steal Data Using PC Radiators

Kuszu, 07 May 2020, 14:58

Hackers keep inventing new ways to steal our confidential data. Researchers at Ben Gurion University have reported that cybercriminals may seize files on disks of computers not connected to the Internet!

PewDiePie Signs an Exclusive Deal With YouTube

Paul Wozniak, 05 May 2020, 13:14

YouTube announced yesterday that from now on, the world's most popular solo youtuber - PewDiePie - will stream exclusively on Google's platform. However, no details of the collaboration were provided.

Google's Ads Earned Billions in Last 3 Months

Smoczy, 29 April 2020, 15:27

In the first quarter of 2020, the Alphabet group, which includes Google, recorded an increase in YouTube revenue. The difference is over 30% compared to last year.

Facebook Doesn't Give up Advertising on WhatsApp

Bart Swiatek, 27 April 2020, 11:11

It seems that Facebook has not abandoned its plans to introduce ads to WhatsApp. The company wants this type of content to be personalised using data obtained on its social website.

Skype Added Option for Custom Backgrounds

Bart Swiatek, 24 April 2020, 10:55

Skype has received an update that allows users to add their own background to video calls. This option is available only in the desktop version of the app, except for the Windows 10 release, which can be found in Microsoft Store.

Turns out Sensitive Data of 270 Million People are Not Worth Much

Smoczy, 22 April 2020, 16:42

The profiles of millions of Facebook users have leaked to the Dark Web. They could be bought in the form of a list for 500 euros.