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Instagram's Reels Looks An Awful Lot Like TikTok
*insert Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme*
You Can Now Use Reels, Instagram's TikTok Rip-Off
Reels is just like TikTok - but built right into the Instagram app.
If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
Prosecutors Said A 17-Year-Old And Two Others Hacked All Those Famous Twitter Accounts In A Bitcoin Scam
“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here," prosecutors said.
How to Fight Against Big Tech’s Power
We are beholden to a few Big Tech overlords for much of our digital lives. We can be more conscientious about it.
Why America Is Afraid of TikTok
The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window on the world". A Republican Senator says it is a “Trojan horse”. Eric agrees with the American paranoia about TikTok, as it's exposing billions of super-happy As...
Is Ghislaine Maxwell Secretly Married to Tech CEO Scott Borgerson? Twitter Believes So
The prosecutors revealed that Maxwell is married and is refusing to reveal the identity of her husband
The Pandemic Is Changing Work Friendships
Co-workers had little choice but to bond when they spent 40 hours a week together. But if widespread remote work sticks around, those relationships will never be the same.
Nicole Thea: Pregnant social media star dies with unborn son
Social media star Nicole Thea has died along with her unborn son, her Instagram page has announced.
This New High-Tech Face Mask Can Translate Your Voice Into 9 Languages
With a Covid-19 vaccine still a ways off, face masks are going to be part of our everyday lives for the foreseeable future. Because of that, one Japanese startup is trying to maximize their utility. It has developed a face mask that does...
I’d like to offer a warning about radicalization
The debate currently raging about “cancel culture” is a byproduct of an ongoing process of radicalization and tearing of our social fabric which has been underway for some time. Some of this is intentional and being driven by bad actors;...
Will virtual-reality gyms let us work out in the pandemic?
Put on a headset and fight your way to fitness: a VR gym marries gaming to exercise
These Black Influencers Saw Their Followings Explode After The Black Lives Matter Protests. Now They Want To See Lasting Change.
BuzzFeed News spoke in depth with three Black influencers about adjusting to their new audiences and how white influencers and followers can ensure lasting change comes to the industry.
The coronavirus infodemic of misinformation is nearly as bad as the pandemic itself
An "infodemic" of misinformation and disinformation has helped cripple the response to the novel coronavirus. To beat the infodemic, we need to practice information distancing to go with social distancing.
Kazakh bodybuilder's 'marriage' to sex doll girlfriend on hold because of coronavirus
Kazakh bodybuilder Yuri Tolochko has revealed his planned nuptials with sex-doll fiancee Margo have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, you read that right.
Twitter Says You Have To Read This Article Before You Tweet It
People who share links on Twitter without reading the story they are linking to might be in for automated passive-aggression.
Facebook Is Taking Down Posts That Cause Imminent Harm - But Not Posts That Cause Inevitable Harm
The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic. If it can do it now, why wasn't it doing it all along?
Analysis estimates more than 10 years of life are lost for each UK Covid death on average
More evidence against "they were going to die soon anyway" line.
Email addresses and passwords allegedly from NIH, WHO and Gates Foundation, are dumped online
Anonymous activists have posted nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords allegedly belonging to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and other groups working to combat the coronavirus ...
Dutch Hyperloop plan eyes Paris to Amsterdam in 90 minutes
Plans to create a high tech link between French and Netherlands capitals are under discussion after a study suggests the project could be economically viable.
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