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Afghanistan government tries to block social media apps Telegram and WhatsApp

2017-11-06T03:00:15+00:00

Citing a need to upgrade and provide better reliability, Afghanistan officials tried to suspend several popular social media apps for 20 days. This prompted outcry from civil rights organizations, and it's unclear how successful the ban actually was. The post Afghanistan government tries to block social media apps Telegram and WhatsApp appeared first on Digital [...]

Afghanistan government tries to block social media apps Telegram and WhatsApp 2017-11-06T03:00:15+00:00

More than a million users fooled by fake WhatsApp on Google Play Store

2017-11-06T03:00:15+00:00

Cyberscammers used a devious trick to slip a fake WhatsApp download onto the official Google Play Store. Although it's gone now, more than one million users downloaded the ad-infected malware to their Android devices. The post More than a million users fooled by fake WhatsApp on Google Play Store appeared first on Digital Trends. Go [...]

More than a million users fooled by fake WhatsApp on Google Play Store 2017-11-06T03:00:15+00:00

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Instant prints from your phone, snake fences

2017-11-06T03:00:14+00:00

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Instant prints from your phone, snake fences appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source [...]

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Instant prints from your phone, snake fences 2017-11-06T03:00:14+00:00

Twitter’s new policies on hate speech and harassment roll out in November

2017-11-06T03:00:13+00:00

Twitter has announced new rules regarding how it will handle hate speech, threats of violence and harassment. CEO Jack Dorsey has said that the platform will begin cracking down on "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence." The post Twitter’s new policies on hate speech and harassment roll [...]

Twitter’s new policies on hate speech and harassment roll out in November 2017-11-06T03:00:13+00:00

The emoji creators are battling it out over a ‘Frowning Pile of Poo’

2017-11-05T03:00:46+00:00

A feud has broken out at the Unicode Consortium about a proposed new poo emoji. Some say it's a desperately needed addition, others say it's frivolous and shouldn't even be seriously considered. The post The emoji creators are battling it out over a ‘Frowning Pile of Poo’ appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source [...]

The emoji creators are battling it out over a ‘Frowning Pile of Poo’ 2017-11-05T03:00:46+00:00

You can now use pictures or GIFs for your own Facebook poll posts

2017-11-05T03:00:45+00:00

Want to know what your friends and followers really think? A new feature lets you post Facebook polls to your regular page, including your own photos or hilarious internet GIFs to spice up the conversation. The post You can now use pictures or GIFs for your own Facebook poll posts appeared first on Digital Trends. [...]

You can now use pictures or GIFs for your own Facebook poll posts 2017-11-05T03:00:45+00:00

‘Pokémon Go’ may have its own social network after Niantic’s newest acquisition

2017-11-05T03:00:45+00:00

A dedicated social network may be coming to your 'Pokémon Go' game, as Niantic Labs just hired all five employees of Evertoon, a startup known for their technical expertise and social media innovation. The post ‘Pokémon Go’ may have its own social network after Niantic’s newest acquisition appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source [...]

‘Pokémon Go’ may have its own social network after Niantic’s newest acquisition 2017-11-05T03:00:45+00:00

Social chaos: What we know about Russian social media election ads so far

2017-11-05T03:00:44+00:00

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have now testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post Social chaos: What we know about Russian social media election ads so far appeared first on Digital Trends. Go to Source [...]

Social chaos: What we know about Russian social media election ads so far 2017-11-05T03:00:44+00:00