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Twitter Working On New Tools To Mute Trolls

Twitter is stepping up its efforts to clean up conversations on its platform. The company is using a combination of human review processes, machine learning, and policies to find and hide tweets that “distort and detract from the public conversation.” Specifically, it is seeking tweets that come from accounts that don’t have any followers, or from […]

Gmail’s ‘Nudge’ Feature Is Now Rolling Out

Google said its artificial assistant-powered “nudge” tool is going live for most Gmail users today. The tool is meant to remind people to respond to emails that may have fallen through the cracks. Gmail “will now ‘nudge’ users to reply to emails they may have missed and to follow up on emails for which they haven’t […]

Google’s Tour Creator Gives You The Power To Create VR Expeditions

Google today introduced Tour Creator, a tool that allows people to create and share their real-world experiences via virtual reality. Google explains that to make a VR tour people can use their own 360-degree photos and supplement them with imagery from Google Street View. It is easy enough that anyone can put Tour Creator to use. “The […]

Google Pay Comes To The Web

Google Pay has officially expanded its reach to the web. Now, people can use Google Pay to make online purchases whether they’re browsing on their desktop or their mobile device. Google Pay is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on PCs and iPhones/iPads. This means Apple device users can put Google Pay to work from their […]

During F8 Event Facebook Announces Dating, Story Sharing, Group Organization, More

Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps. (This feature is also headed to Facebook-owned Instagram.) Starting with Spotify and GoPro, mobile […]

Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies

Facebook has made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S. citizens. The data was passed to Cambridge through a third-party […]

Facebook Completely Overhauls Privacy Tools For Better Ease-of-Use

Facebook today made new controls available to uses for managing their account, settings, and data. Facebook says it redesigned the entire settings menu on mobile devices to improve discoverability. It reduced what was previously spread across nearly 20 screens down to a single page. The app includes a revised privacy shortcuts menu, which provides control over […]

Google Maps Adds Support for 39 New Languages

Google today said it has updated Google Maps with support for 39 new languages. The new languages, some of which include Afrikaans, Burmese, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese, bring Maps to some 1.25 billion additional people around the world. Google says the added languages are available in the latest […]

Apple Launches New Family Resource Web Page – Control Accounts From One Page

Apple recently published a new web site meant to help families manage their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple accounts. The site offers high-level overviews of all the parental controls available, as well as deep-dive tutorials with step-by-step directions on how to enable each tool. Parents have long been able to manage iTunes purchases, control content, set […]

Chrome 68 Will Label All Unencrypted HTTP Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as “not secure” when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic […]

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