Facebook prohibits gun accessories from being advertised to minors

July 12, 2018

Facebook announces additional restrictions on firearm-related publicizing . Image: NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES Facebook is is strengthening its rules on advertising grease-gun accessories to minors. The social media giant announced it would restrict the advertising of weapon accessories, such as optics, belt accessories and holsters, to those over the age of 18. It is not outright censoring the advertising of this type of items. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people…

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SEC says bitcoin and ether aren’t securities

June 29, 2018

Clarity is good . Image: ULRICH BAUMGARTEN/ GETTY The world of cryptocurrency just got some much needed good news. With the prices of bitcoin and ether on a steady downward trend, the Protection and Exchange Commission today supplied hodlers with a twinkling of hope: Neither of the cryptocurrencies are considered protections. SEE ALSO: The only good thing to come out of Bitcoin is this inventory artwork “cat-o-nine-tail” So reports CNBC,…

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Facebook blocks ad for actual news claiming it’s ‘political’

June 28, 2018

Of track . Image: Christophe Morin/ IP3/ getty Having missed the boat totally on fake report, Facebook appears to now be plunging the hammer on the real stuff. The nonprofit investigative journalism store Reveal wrote a major tale this week involving immigrant children allegedly being forcibly administered with medications at a government-contractor lead detention center. As stores do these days, it attempted to share the narrative on Facebook with its…

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This chain-smoking robot is taking one for the team

June 17, 2018

First Congress , now The Onion is going after Zuckerberg . Image: Getty Images/ chip Smodevilla Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is get a savor of what happens when you piss off The Onion. The satirical report website has been relentlessly trolling Zuckerberg and Facebook for the past few days and promises it’s only getting started. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people to take its fake news battle severely While the…

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Ever wonder how the universe might end?

June 2, 2018

Facebook’s shareholders are not happy with Zuck . Image: Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images Facebook’s own shareholders are losing patience for Mark Zuckerberg’s condones. At the company’s annual shareholders fulfilling on Thursday, attendees attained it abundantly clear that they’re fed up with Facebook and the apparently endless onslaught of scandals. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s desperate for people to take its fake news combat earnestly One shareholder, voicing is supportive of a proposal…

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Google News update wants to give everyone the ‘same information’

June 1, 2018

Google wants to broaden your horizons — and maybe set some “fake news” to rest — with its updated News app. The company rolled out the new program during its I/ O conference Tuesday. It employs artificial intelligence to show everyone a broad perspective on the same knowledge, unlike, say, the Facebook News Feed, which differs wildly from person to person. In other terms, a tale about President Donald Trump…

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Famous investors are running out of insults for Bitcoin

May 31, 2018

Warren Buffett: An expert on rat poison . Image: Daniel Zuchnik/ Gettyimages Bitcoin bashing has been a popular athletic among the very rich for quite a while, but this week the usual suspects have significantly upped their play. These periods, it’s no longer enough to call Bitcoin a bad or dangerous investment. If you want to convince the world that Bitcoin is no good, you will be required to conjure…

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Ethereum co-founder tackles ‘chicken or egg’ paradox on Twitter

May 27, 2018

Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum co-founder, ancient philosophical question solver . Image: Vitalik Buterin Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum, “re gonna have a” bang on Twitter. An active tweeter, Buterin uses the platform to announce news about Ethereum, but likewise to crack jokes or debate almost anything. On Tuesday, he decided to tackle some ancient logical contradictions, including the everlasting “chicken or egg” dilemma and the omnipotence contradiction. SEE ALSO:…

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Coinbase makes it easier for hedge funds to trade Bitcoin

May 26, 2018

Coinbase’s new trading platform for institutional investors: Coinbase Prime . Image: Coinbase Cryptocurrency is running legit in a big way. Leading U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is going after institutional investors with four brand-new major products, all of which cater to the needs of professionals and big-hearted institutions, establishing it easier for them to trade cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. SEE ALSO: Facebook is working on its own cryptocurrency…

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Stratis had one of the biggest ICOs ever. Now it lets you launch your own.

May 23, 2018

Image: Jack Taylor/ Getty Images When the time comes to initial coin offerings or ICOs — crowdfunding occurrences in which participates buy digital tokens from a startup — the London-based Stratis is one of the original thugs. The company launched a successful ICO in June 2016, style back before the ICO craze, selling its STRAT tokens for $0.007 each. The price of STRAT has skyrocketed to$ 6 since, giving early…

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Facebook is testing out a distinctly Reddit-like feature

May 19, 2018

Would you like to have capacities necessary to downvote/ dislike a Facebook comment or post ? Image: www.thoughtcatalog.com Like…or dislike? The prospect of Facebook adding downvoting — the opposite of “liking” — for positions and statements on its system has tickled the imagination of many users. It could be great for rid ourselves of those pesky fake news posts, but it could also be used for trolling and it was…

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Burger King just showed how valuable Instagram stories are for brands

May 19, 2018

More burgers, more money, more grams . Image: lola& Sarah There are two plausible reactions to a brand-new Instagram campaign from Burger King. The first: Dope, burgers! The second: Dang, labels are about to clog up my Narratives feed. SEE ALSO: Don’t forget: Instagram is creepy-crawly, too Spanish Burger King applied Instagram Stories’ polling feature to allow customers to build their own Whoppers — and then get promo codes and…

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Congress released more than 3,000 Russian Facebook ads

May 15, 2018

The exertion that went into dividing Americans was immense . Image: democrats-intelligence.house.gov Talk about a data dump. On Thursday, the House Democrat of the Judiciary Committee released a trove of Facebook ads that the Internet Research Agency — implicated as the digital company Russia utilized to promote propaganda and fake news on the internet — written to “sow discord” in America. And the document cache is … enormous. The ads…

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Zuck has two choices now: comply with UK government or receive a formal summons

May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 11: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg appears for a hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.( Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images ) Image: The Washington Post/ Getty Images If Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t already worried about facing up to UK legislators, he jolly well should be now. Facebook…

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Can hackers put an end to cybercrime? These ‘ethical hackers’ say yes.

May 13, 2018

Players in the World Hackathon in Guadalajara, Mexico, in July of 2017 Image: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock The last two years have appreciated the Equifax violate, the WannaCry cyberattack, a nefarious DDoS attack that destroyed the internet for a full day, and a laundry list of other security infringes of the stores, eateries, and retailers we know and adoration. A skilled hacker has a dangerous amount of power…

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UNICEF has a page where you can donate by in-browser cryptocurrency mining

May 7, 2018

UNICEF Australia’s The HopePage allows you to donate by allowing cryptocurrency mining on your computer . Image: unicef australia/ screenshot Taking control of one’s browser to mine cryptocurrency has a moderately of a negative connotation, but UNICEF Australia is seemingly doing it for good. The charity has launched something called The HopePage, which allows people to make a donation by deterring the webpage open and using your computer’s CPU to…

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Bitcoin and Ethereum keep sliding, but there might be better times ahead

April 21, 2018

The prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum are on fire. In a bad lane . Image: Anadolu Agency/ Contributor/ Gettyimages Every product here is independently selected by Mashable writers. If you buy something featured, we are able to deserve an affiliate committee which helps corroborate our work. It’s been a bad month in crypto-city. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by sell cap, is trading at $7,076 — a 7% decrease in the…

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There’s a new world’s largest SSD and it comes with 100TB of storage

April 17, 2018

Behold, the new world’s largest SSD with 100 TERABYTES of storage . Image: nimbus data Think your 1TB, or 5TB, or even 30TB solid-state drive can store a lifetime of documents, music, movies and games? Imagine again. Nimbus Data has now shattered the previous 60TB 3.5 -inch SSD drive record with the world’s first 100 terabyte drive. Holy moly! Not merely is the ExaDrive DC100 the world’s largest 3.5 -inch…

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Here’s how to find out which of your Facebook friends are sharing fake news

April 16, 2018

Not again, Megan . Image: Facebook Annoyed by the never-ending river of fake news on social media? You can now use Facebook’s brand-new News Feed feature to identify your friends who are now sharing misleading or just plain old inaccurate report and set them back on the path of righteousness. The feature, launched Tuesday for U.S. users, is actually an extension of an older News Feed update Facebook has been…

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This Firefox extension stops Facebook from tracking you

April 8, 2018

Facebook tracks its customers online, far beyond the app and other services. Passed the latest data privacy scandal involving Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla is letting internet users fight back. SEE ALSO: Mozilla drags ads from Facebook until Zuck makes good A new browser extension called the “Facebook Container” lets Firefox consumers isolate their activity on Facebook to Facebook.com, inducing it more difficult to way users’ acts elsewhere on…

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