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At Long Last, You Can Buy Stuff Lots Of Places With Venmo

Until today, Venmo’s devoted users have only been allowed to use the app to pay people they know — along with not to buy stuff, particularly coming from people they don’t know. which will change dramatically starting on Tuesday, when PayPal, the company which owns Venmo, will begin opening up the app to the more than 2 million US retailers ...

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Twitter Doesn’t Seem To Be Very Great At Enforcing Doxxing Bans

When actor Rose McGowan doxxed someone by tweeting a private phone number last week, Twitter acted quickly to restrict her account until she deleted the tweet, which was in violation of the platform’s terms of service. although a BuzzFeed News analysis of thousands of tweets inside same timeframe, as well as thousands more a week later, shows in which Twitter’s ...

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Content Ad Networks Say Russian Trolls Did Not Use Their Platforms For Election Propaganda

Content recommendation ad networks such as Outbrain along with also Taboola, whose clicky content sprawls across the web, say they found no evidence that will Russian ads or different forms of election tampering took place on their platforms during the 2016 election. Outbrain claims to reach more than 550 million visitors per month via content recommendation modules that will places ...

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Facebook Executives Find A fresh Crisis Communications Tool: Twitter

As Facebook grapples with the unprecedented crisis that will’s arisen around its role from the 2016 US presidential election, some of the company’s top executives have begun doing damage control on an unlikely platform — Twitter. In recent weeks, these executives — Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, VP of Augmented along with also Virtual Reality Andrew Bosworth, along with ...

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How People Inside Facebook Are Reacting To The Company’s Election Crisis

  inside the summer of 2015, a Facebook engineer was combing through the company’s internal data when he noticed something unusual. He was searching to determine which websites received the most referral traffic through its billion-plus users. The top 25 included the usual suspects — YouTube in addition to the Huffington Post, along which has a few obscure hyperpartisan sites ...

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Ad Industry Insiders Profited coming from An Ad Fraud Scheme of which Researchers Say Stole Millions Of Dollars

Some of the world’s biggest brands were ripped off by a digital fraud scheme of which used a network of websites connected to US advertising industry insiders to steal what experts say could be millions of dollars, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. Approximately 40 websites used special code of which triggered an avalanche of fraudulent views of video ads ...

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Facebook Tests A Return Of The Status Message

Facebook is actually testing a brand new “temporary profile status” feature in which will allow its users to post ephemeral, text-only updates of up to 101 characters, a company spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News Tuesday. Facebook began testing the brand new feature globally over the past week. The ‘brand new’ statuses, which you can also keep permanently, are reminiscent of ...

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