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Twitter’s latest test lets you follow topics

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter isn’t relenting in its eagerness to test new features. The social site has begun testing an option to follow topics in addition to people. You’ll have to pick from a list of topics curated by Twitter, starting with sports, but it should expand to include celebrities, …

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Instagram removes ad partner that tracked millions of users’ locations

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images Facebook’s privacy woes aren’t over in the wake of its FTC fine. The company has pulled the marketing company Hyp3r from Instagram’s ad platform after Business Insider learned that the agency had been collecting massive amounts of data in violation of the social network’s rules. Hyp3r reportedly exploited …

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Facebook will fight misinformation linked to the 2020 US census

Sponsored Links AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Facebook isn’t just limiting its anti-interference efforts to elections. The social network has published a second updated on its civil rights audit, and with it news that the company plans to treat the 2020 US census as if it were a vote. It will have a team dedicated to …

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Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Over the last few months, Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens have been very popular among Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) supporters and there’s been a wide variety of unique tokens created. Since then Memo.cash, the onchain social network built on Bitcoin Cash has revealed users can not only store …

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Facebook Globalcoin: Bitcoin Killer or Bitcoin Multiplier?

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>It may sound like a 2014-era shitcoin, but Globalcoin is this year’s most anticipated new digital asset. It doesn’t matter that it’s not decentralized, not permissionless, and not even crypto. The only question that really matters is what does Facebook’s currency spell for bitcoin? Will it steal its thunder or accelerate bitcoin …

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Many of the Brexit Party’s Twitter followers appear to be bots

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Rui Vieira It’s not shocking to see Twitter bots latch on to a political campaign, but it’s not often they do so soon after a campaign starts — let alone on a large scale. That appears to be the case with the UK’s Brexit Party, however. The no-deal EU withdrawal party is …

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Kamala Harris sees Facebook as a ‘utility’ that might need breaking up

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Paul Sancya Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only major presidential candidate eyeing the possibility of breaking up Facebook. Fellow Senator Kamala Harris stated in a CNN interview that she believed the US should “seriously take a look” at splitting the social network. It’s effectively an unregulated “utility,” she argued — when “very …

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Memo Is a Decentralized Social Network Built on Bitcoin Cash

<strong>For a while now, the established social networks have been steadily cracking down on groups of users they find to be problematic, sending many people to look for alternatives where they can ensure their voice is heard. One emerging alternative platform is Memo, which is built on bitcoin cash and thus popular among BCH users.</strong> …

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Twitter’s bans ahead of Israeli election include an odd religious sect

AP Photo/Matt Rourke Twitter has been cracking down on suspicious accounts ahead of Israel’s election on April 9th, but there’s been plenty of mystery surrounding how it has taken action. A BuzzFeed News source claims that Twitter has suspended about 600 accounts engaging in unusually coordinated behavior. Most of those were reportedly spreading misinformation that …

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Third-party errors left over 540 million Facebook records exposed

Johannes Berg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Facebook is embroiled in another privacy scandal, although this time it’s not of the company’s direct making. UpGuard researchers have discovered over 540 million Facebook interaction records left exposed by third parties using Amazon’s cloud services. Nearly all of them come from Mexican media company Cultura Colectiva, which recorded account …

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