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Google and Facebook to be asked to pay to help UK tackle cyberbullying

Internet companies such as Google and Facebook are to be asked to pay for measures to combat and raise awareness about online bullying and other web dangers, under a UK government internet safety strategy outlined on Wednesday.<p>The proposed voluntary levy on social media firms and other leading web …

Internet

White House deputy press secretary goes full covfefe in emoji-filled tweet

By this point, America is used to WTF public statements from the White House. But Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders raised (lowered?) the …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Instagram on copying Snapchat: “This is the way the tech industry works”

“I think it would frankly be silly of us if we were to say ‘Oh, see that good idea over there that’s actually fulfilling a need people have to share more moments of their life? Because one person did that we can’t even go near that idea.'”<p>That’s Instagram’s VP of Product Kevin Weil’s perspective …

Top Sony exec has some advice for ransomware victims

If there's anyone who knows what it's like to weather a crippling cyberattack, it's Michael Lynton.<p>Lynton helmed Sony Entertainment (SNE) when it was the target of a massive hack in December 2014. Hackers, who were linked to the North Korean government, crashed the company's computer systems and …

North Korea

Amazon's Alexa Getting Weather, News, And Shopping Notifications

“The weather is great this morning; you should take a run,” is something that Amazon’s Alexa will never say to you … unless you’ve added a fitness skill and opted-in to notifications.<p>Today Amazon announced that Alexa skills will soon gain the capability to deliver notifications.<p>“Soon customers will …

Smart Homes

Facebook has found a head of news products to help fight its false news problem

Alex Hardiman, formerly of the New York Times, has been promoted internally to take the job.<p>Facebook made an important hire in its effort to curb false news.<p>The company has promoted Alex Hardiman, formerly of the New York Times, to its new head of news products role. The job means Hardiman will …

Netflix reaches 75% of US streaming service viewers, but YouTube is catching up

According to new data from comScore released this morning, more than half (53 percent) of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using at least one over-the-top streaming service, with Netflix being the primary choice. While still the leader in the streaming space with a presence in 75 percent of …

This Russian 'Cyber Kingpin' Probably Didn't Hack The US Election

The U.S. government announced a major action against a massive spamming and cybercriminal operation known as Kelihos today. In its complaint, the FBI said a Russian individual, Peter Yuryevich Levashov, operated a large network of hacked computers known as a botnet. Levashov was arrested last …

Security

Some lucky Netflix members have a cool new 'skip intro' button to make binge-watching better

For viewers who are binge-watching a show, it can be annoying to have to watch the opening credits and hear the theme song numerous times, so Netflix is testing an option that allows viewers to skip the intro altogether.<p>As we've seen with Netflix when it comes to show ratings numbers, the company …

TV

YouTube's CEO praised Netflix for pushing the tech industry to be better for women

In a Vanity Fair op-ed this week about gender diversity in the tech industry, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki praised Netflix CEO Reed Hastings for making the issue a priority.<p>"Human Resources departments and diversity leads play a critical role, but they need the commitment and attention of the C.E.O. …

'Beauty and the Beast' in VR delivers Disney magic you can touch

The latest version of the classic tale <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, starring Emma Watson, hit movie theaters on Friday, and the film's already number one at …

AT&T launches cheap prepaid unlimited plan with slow data speeds

AT&T is adding an unlimited data option to its prepaid GoPhone plans — but the new option comes with some serious constraints.<p>The plan costs $60 per month and does technically include unlimited data. But AT&T won’t let subscribers get fast speeds, capping the plan at 3Mbps. For context, the metrics …

Pinterest gives everyone in the US access to its Lens tool

Pinterest's visual search tool isn't quite ready to hop out of beta yet, but the company is giving a lot more people the chance to try it out. The new feature, called Lens, is now open to all Android and iOS users in the US after a month-long trial with a small group of testers. Lens is pretty much …

Sony’s new SD card hits blazing fast transfer speeds for content creators, dubbed the “world’s fastest”

Sony has unveiled its latest mobile storage solution, the SF-G, which has been tabbed as the “world’s fastest” SD card. With more consumers and professionals shooting 4K video or RAW stills, Sony’s newest creation fills a need. Content creators can expect to hit write speeds up to 299MB/s and reads …

Sony

Study: Immigrant startup founders create 159 new jobs on average

America is a nation of immigrants. This sentence is just as true today as it was 200 years ago. There’s a long and proud history of people coming to America and making their mark, from Nikola Tesla in the 19th century, to Elon Musk and Satya Nadella today.<p>And nowhere is the mark of the immigrant …

Startups

Beyoncé shatters most-liked Instagram photo record

The singer-songwriter announced her pregnancy with twins on the photo-sharing platform.<p>Wonderful news, everyone! Beyoncé and Jay-Z are expecting twins, although if you didn't know that already, maybe you haven't been on the internet today. The singer-songwriter announced the pregnancy on Instagram, …

Social Media

Twitter staff are donating almost $1.6 million to fight Trump's immigration ban

The donation was earlier reported on by TechCrunch and BuzzFeed, and a Twitter spokesperson confirmed the news to Business Insider.<p>Twitter employees raised $530,000 (£421,000) for the rights organisation — and this amount was matched by executive chairman Omid Kordestani and CEO Jack Dorsey, …

Mobile games generated more than $40 billion in revenues last year

Mobile games are big business. According to the report from <i>SuperData Research</i> and <i>Unity</i>, the mobile games market generated $40.6 billion in revenue last year, which is an 18 percent increase when compared with 2015. Mobile games are now so popular that they account for half of the entire global …

Mobile Gaming

10 apps to send text and SMS from your PC (and other ways too!)

SMS and texting have come a long way in recent years. It wasn’t long ago that you had to pick up your phone in order to send a text or SMS to your friends. Now you have the option to do so from your PC. There isn’t a large selection of apps that can do this, but the ones available are actually …

Apps

Wired’s top editor, Scott Dadich, is out

New Yorker digital editor Nicholas Thompson will replace him.<p>Scott Dadich, the top editor at Wired magazine and its digital properties for the last four years, is leaving the Conde Nast tech publication.<p>He’ll be replaced by Nicholas Thompson, who has been the digital editor of the New Yorker, …

Twitter employees share last day memories on Twitter Moments

This is not one of Twitter's shining moments.<p>In attempt to cut costs, Twitter announced Thursday plans to restructure the company, which involved …

Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb?

And if it doesn’t get smarter soon, what does it mean for Apple?<p>I’ve been familiar with Siri longer than most people. Way back in 2009, two years before Apple incorporated the intelligent digital assistant into the iPhone, I stood onstage with the inventors of the service while they debuted it at a …

iMessage users can now use Shazam without leaving their conversation

You can send Shazams to your friends immediately<p>Users of the popular music-identification app Shazam can now look up songs within iMessage without leaving their conversation. Today, the London-based company announced the launch of Shazam for iMessage, where you can send song names and previews to …

Twitter is vying for your attention with new outdoor ads

Twitter launched an outdoor campaign in New York City Monday.<p>The creative — question marks and exclamation points — is apparently a nod to Twitter's …

BitTorrent fires co-CEOs and shuts down BitTorrent Now

LA studio also closed<p>BitTorrent has fired its two CEOs, closed its Los Angeles production studio, and is giving up on BitTorrent Now, the ambitious media streaming service it launched less than six months ago. The changes were announced in an email to staff sent by BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen …

Verizon reportedly wants $1 billion discount on Yahoo

Verizon may not have bailed out of its deal to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion, but amid a growing case of bad news at the search engine company, the telecommunications giant is reportedly pushing to reduce the acquisition price by $1 billion.<p>According to the <i>New York Post</i>, AOL chief Tim Armstrong, …

Advertising

15 neat hidden features in iOS 10

After months and months of beta, iOS 10 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away.<p>If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short …

Facebook Messenger’s source code reveals hidden Rooms feature

Facebook Messenger has built an unlaunched feature called Rooms that lets groups publicly chat about different subjects and events. Buried in Messenger’s iOS app’s source code are multiple references to the feature, with some explanation of how it works.<p>The code shows: “Introducing rooms”, “Rooms …

Social Media

See Jane Go live today

Ride hailing services aimed at women drivers and passengers are a small but growing niche. See Jane Go is officially up and running today; drivers and passengers can download the app on iOS or Android to get started. SafeHer will be launching in Boston this fall with plans to expand to four cities …