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Facebook struggles to prevent violence on Facebook Live

Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that live video is the future of Facebook, but what if that future is terrifying and full of violence?<p>What happens when one of the largest proponents of live video struggles to manage its darker side?<p>Reports that the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl was …

Facebook

China's ZTE pleads guilty to selling US tech to Iran

The telecom equipment maker may be on the hook for as much as $1.2 billion for violating sanctions against Iran.<p>ZTE has agreed to pay up to $1.2 billion in fines as part of a guilty plea to violating sanctions prohibiting sales of US technology to Iran.<p>The Chinese telecommunications equipment maker …

Iran

Industry push for home rentals of movies still in theater continues, studios mulling $30 price

Late last year, it was rumored that Apple was in talks with movie studios to offer home rentals of movies that were still in theaters. A new report from <i>Variety</i> offers more details on this industry push, noting how much studios are considering charging for in-home movie rentals…<p>Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 …

Movies

Samsung might offer a Galaxy S8 promotion that we’ve never seen before

A new report from Korea says that Samsung may be considering a bold marketing move for the upcoming Galaxy S8: unconditional refunds after up to …

Samsung

U.S. Senate to vote on repeal of broadband privacy rules

<i>(Reuters)</i> – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Google or Facebook.<p>The Senate began debate on Wednesday evening under a provision …

Net Neutrality

Google resurrected a dead product on Wednesday and no one noticed

Google has built a $580 billion empire by keeping its innovation engine running ahead of the competition. But on Wednesday the company pulled off an impressive, and curious, feat: it wowed the public with an eight year old idea.<p>Google unveiled a new set of features for its popular Maps app that …

Google

Apple acquires automation app Workflow and makes it free

Apple has acquired Workflow, an automation app for iOS that lets you connect apps and create quick shortcuts to actions like texting a contact to let them know you’ll be late for your appointment, find a convenience store near you, make PDFs from Web pages and record an audio note to yourself …

iOS

Apple denies allegations a hacker group is holding 600M iCloud accounts for ransom

Apple has responded to claims that a hacker group obtained access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts. In a statement to <i>Fortune</i>, Apple said that there have not been any breaches to its systems and that its user data is safe.<p>Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 Case<p>Apple says that the data hackers claim to …

Security

Google advertising row spreads to US brands

Dave Lee North America technology reporter<p><b>At least four major US firms have pulled millions of dollars in advertising from Google’s platform amid rows over extremist content.</b><p>The Times reported that telecoms firms AT&T and Verizon, as well as car rental company Enterprise and pharmaceutical giant …

Advertising

Facebook’s new Messenger-like comments format is chat bubble overload

Thankfully, it’s just a test (for now)<p>Remember when Facebook used to routinely change its website layout around and confused / incited anger in everyone every few months? These days it’s sticking to a pretty standard look, but the company does test a few format changes here and there to see what …

Facebook

Super Mario Run is now available on Android

Super Mario Run — Nintendo’s first Mario game for smartphones — is now available on Android, following its launch on iOS last year, in a surprise launch ahead of the originally announced March 23rd release date.<p>Like the iOS version, Super Mario Run on Android is a free download that comes with a …

Nintendo

Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone

Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.<p>I haven’t been …

iOS

L'Arcep dévoile une carte très précise de la couverture des opérateurs mobiles

Pour le moment, seule la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine est concernée, mais la carte précise à 50 mètres met la pression sur les opérateurs.<p>L'autorité de …

Medium's next big idea to 'fix' the internet: $5 subscriptions

Ev Williams wrote at the start of this year that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was "broken."<p>The future? Subscriptions.<p>"Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives  —  for free. …

Digital Media

AT&T and Verizon pull ads from Google and YouTube over hate speech

AT&T and Verizon today joined a growing list of companies in both the US and Europe that are pulling advertising from YouTube and millions of Google-partnered websites. The reasoning stems from the potential for big-name brands’ ads to appear next to videos and other content containing hate speech, …

AT&T

In push for more live video, Twitter officially announces the Producer API

Confirming earlier reports by The Information and here at TechCrunch, Twitter officially announced the launch of a new tool for live video aimed at larger media publishers and broadcasters. The Producer API, as it’s called, will allow professional publishers to connect their equipment to Twitter in …

Facebook

Facebook now lets you broadcast live video from a PC

Taking on Twitch<p>Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it’s opening up its live-streaming service to desktop and laptops in addition to smartphones and mobile devices for all its users.<p>It’s a feature that’s been available to Pages for a while, …

Facebook

Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F

Station F is going to be the world’s biggest startup campus. A thousand startups are going to work in this huge building. And Station F wants to partner with the biggest tech companies, such as Zendesk, so that young startups don’t even have to pay to be there.<p>“By now, everybody knows where we are. …

Startups

40 people watched an alleged sexual assault video live on Facebook, no one did anything

Chicago police are looking for up to six men who reportedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old and live-streamed the attack on Facebook.<p>40 people watched the live video and not one reported it to police, authorities told <i>The Associated Press</i>.<p>Police only learned of the assault when the girl's mother …

Facebook

Making sense of the laptop ban

News broke earlier this week that the U.S. would ban laptops and tablets (and any other electronic device larger than a smartphone) from all U.S.-bound flights that take off from 10 airports in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The U.K. then followed suit and instituted its own ban, which …

Airlines

Instagram Hits 1 Million Advertisers, Fueled By Small Businesses

Instagram’s investment in free tools for businesses is paying off.<p>The popular photo-and-video sharing app has more than 1 million monthly advertisers, up five times from a year ago, the Facebook-owned company said on Wednesday. The number of marketers on Instagram has risen steadily alongside the …

Instagram

Critical LastPass security hole would allow hackers to steal your passwords

LastPass, an online service that keeps your passwords safe behind one master code, isn't <i>nearly</i> as secure as it should be right now.<p>According to Google's vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy, there's at least one unpatched vulnerability in LastPass that would allows attackers to steal passwords …

Network Security

Facebook now lets anyone go Live from a desktop

After bringing live streaming to mobile and quickly dominating the space, Facebook is now doing the same for desktops and laptops.<p>Starting today, anyone can stream through Facebook’s web interface. The feature has actually been available on Pages for some time, but I’m sure plenty of everyday users …

Facebook

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it’s not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby — it even lets you “wave” at them and gives you the option to send a message …

Google

Nintendo says it’s fixed the Switch’s Joy-Con connectivity issues

Nintendo has finally admitted to connectivity issues with the Switch’s left Joy-Con controller, but it says that a fix is in place to make sure all future units are working properly.<p>“A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con,” a Nintendo …

Nintendo

Atlassian starts integrating more of its products with Trello

After acquiring Trello earlier this year, Atlassian is now getting to the point where it is bringing more of its services to Trello’s lightweight project management service.<p>Given that Trello already has a framework for bringing third-party services into its tool, it’s no surprise that Atlassian is …

Collaboration

LinkedIn revamps timeline with Trending Storylines: curated, algorithmic news clusters

LinkedIn — the social network for professionals that’s now a part of Microsoft — has long been working on ways to get its 465 million users to stay on the site longer and use it for more than simply looking for jobs and quick networking exchanges — part of its bigger advertising and audience play — …

LinkedIn

Reddit lance des profils publics inspirés de Twitter et Facebook

Reddit teste l'intégration de profils publics sur sa plateforme, avec un modèle clairement inspiré de Facebook et Twitter. La nouvelle fonctionnalité …

Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking

Instagram’s advertiser base has doubled again.<p>The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago.<p>Some of that growth can be attributed to the simple fact that a lot of people …

Instagram