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Crime and JusticeInternet Today

Reddit CEO Drops A Bombshell

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Reddit CEO confesses that he changed comments made by supporters of Donald Trump

Steve Huffman, the CEO of Reddit, has confessed that he edited comments made about him on the website from Donald Trump supporters.

Huffman claimed that he altered references to him in several of the comments inside the website's biggest forum for the next President, however not the comments themselves. Nonetheless, by doing this, he brings up previous worries that Reddit can not work with its' users.

"Yes. I changed the 'screw ups' remarks, editing them for roughly sixty minutes" wrote Huffman, who founded Reddit in 2005 with Alexis Ohanian.

EntertainmentInternet Today

Google, Facebook Make Changes In Effort To Ban Fake News Sites

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Fake news sites dot the landscape on platforms like Facebook and Google. Unfortunately, such sites play a dangerous game of misinformation. They've even proved lucrative for the perpetrators. Facebook and Google recently took efforts to ban fake news sites, though. With these efforts, perhaps the flood of fake news will lessen in a noticeable way.

On social media, fake news rose to popularity with the US election more so than ever before. Such sites found their way into Google search results and Google News. This type of news spreads inaccurate information on purpose rather than pushing a particular opinion or belief.

Google's policies now state that sites cannot misstate or misrepresent information. If a site breaks the policy, then it could lose Google AdSense privileges. Of course, fake news sites depend upon Google AdSense revenue in order to turn a profit from misinformation.

Internet Today

Your Next Job Could Come From Facebook!

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Recruitment drives through LinkedIn now face competition as Facebook creates a new job opening feature.

Pages have always been an important part of Facebook's ecosystem, and now they've added a new twist: job listings. Companies who currently market their products via their Facebook news feeds may now also have a new reason to funnel traffic that way; driving traffic for Facebook and paying for the privilege.

At present, it is only an experiment, first spotted by TechCrunch, and part of a wider drive to address the burgeoning social recruitment market. It is, in part, a response to behaviour that Facebook confirm they have already noticed: small businesses offering jobs through their existing Facebook pages.

There are already others participating in this market -- LinkedIn, Work4 and Jobscore to name but a few -- so there is clearly demand to be addressed. These services can already be embedded in Facebook pages, so it is a natural follow-on for Facebook to launch their own service. Speculation online is that Facebook already did some preparation work when it tested Profile Tags in 2015.

Crime and JusticeInternet Today

The Clinton Foundation Denies Being Hacked

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A hacker with the screen handle Guccifer 2.0 has claimed to have hacked the Clinton Foundation's website and leaked various emails tied to the Democratic National Committee. A number of files that could be potentially damaging to Hillary Clinton's reputation have been uncovered. The Clinton Foundation has issued a statement of denial about this claim. The hacker has reportedly posted screenshots and copies of spreadsheets that he claims to have found on the DNC's servers.

The hacker was posted that the Clinton campaign hasn't even bothered to secure their information against intrusions, and breaking in was a relatively quick and easy process. There has also been media attention devoted to the political motivation behind the breach. The hacker even mentioned a shout-out to Julian Assange. The two of these hackers have been tied to the publication of condemning information about private citizens and about members of the DNC.

Crime and JusticeInternet Today

Yahoo Password Breach May Create Ripple Effect, Experts Warn

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Cyber-security investigators are continuing to assess the damage in the aftermath of the massive Yahoo password breach that occurred in 2014, in which scores of Yahoo users had their password data stolen. The concern of investigators now is that the data could potentially be used to hack other websites, such as banks and email accounts.

According to Shuman Ghosemajumder, Shape Security's chief technology officer in California, cybercriminals often use this data for "credential stuffing". This is a process in which they use stolen usernames and passwords on various websites to access confidential information. Today's software makes this process almost instantaneous for cybercriminals, although it is only successful approximately 2 percent or less of the time.

Hardware InnovationsInternet Today

Tim Cook: CEO Of Apple

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According to Apple's CEO, any business should have the same positive values that individuals do. During his time at the helm of this company, he has only lost his temper one time. This incident happened in 2014, during an annual meeting with the corporation's shareholders. One particular representative for a conservative consultancy wanted the CEO to make some certain decisions that would only prove to be profitable for Apple.

Tim Cook retorted that his company doesn't care about the ROI, so much as improving the lives of customers through technology. One example is Apple's creation of accessible devices for the sight-impaired. He said that individual shareholders who only care about the return on investment should stop doing business with Apple.

Internet Today

Twitter Puts The Brakes On Yiannopoulos Trollings

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Twitter has finally decided to put the brakes on the troll coalition. The site has permanently banned head troll Milo Yiannopoulos, who is an editor at a conservative news outlet.

Yiannopoulos was notorious for trolling celebrities on Twitter. In fact, he just recently launched an attack on Leslie Jones, the "Ghostbusters" actress. Leslie apparently quit Twitter because of the trollings of this troll, who had 300,000 followers.

The troll group bombarded Jones with countless racist and sexist remarks. Even worse, they created fake messages that they designed to look as if they were coming from her account. She quit Twitter on Monday with much regret in her post.

Internet Today

Awesome Instagram Stats For Your Business

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With almost half a billion active users today what makes a lot of sense for your business to maintain an Instagram presence and have access to this huge number of Instagram users. It's not as simple as it looks though.

To be successful in promoting a product or service in this social media platform requires thorough analysis of demographics data to come up with the right marketing campaign for any specific product or service. This means that the demographics determine how the content should be written, how the images should be presented. Even how emojis should be used.

The amount of attention that any of your post potentially gets depends on how many followers you have. For example, to get at least 100 likes each time you post, your account should have more than 2,000 followers.

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Get Ready The Pokémon Go App Is Dropping In The USA

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Pokémon Go is now available for iOS and Android in the US

Score! Pokémon Go, the wildly anticipated reality game with a backing from Nintendo, is on its way to Android and iOS devices today.

In May, this fan-powerhouse was released in beta in the U.S. and it also seems to be coming out for many other iOS and Android users same day. At first, the app will be limited to New Zealand and while that seems strange, it is quite common. This first step is often a sign of a worldwide launching with imminent hints at expansion. At the time of this article, this highly-anticipated app is not available in the U.S. or the UK. While these two major markets are being left out currently, we expect that it will be more readily available at some point throughout Wednesday.

Business FirstInternet Today

Google Fiber is Purchasing High Speed web Company Webpass

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Google Fiber is expanding its' reach, after penning a deal to buy ISP Webpass, a thirteen year old firm that provides fast web connections to businesses and individuals throughout areas of America.

Google Fiber is owned by Alphabet and based in five American cities, however it intends to expand to over twenty in the near future. One city which has been targeted by Google Fiber is San Francisco, and this purchase will facilitate that move. Webpass is well established in California, because it has services operating in Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Diego and Emeryville. In addition, it is present in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Miami, Boston and Chicago.

Webpass emailed its' current customers to announce the deal - which is predicted to complete over the summer. The email said that the normal daily operation of the service, and the prices, will remain the same for the foreseeable future.

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