Category: Internet

adminJuly 30, 20216min150
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Following the Surgeon General’s July 15 advisory on health misinformation and social media, President Joe Biden remarked that Facebook and other social media platforms are “killing people.” Though Biden quickly backpedaled on his remark, Facebook rebutted it, citing instead its own study that showed increasing “vaccine acceptance” by U.S. Facebook users. […]

adminJuly 29, 20215min180
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A Moscow court ordered Google on Thursday to pay a fine of 3 million rubles (roughly $41,000) for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia, a move that is part of the government’s longstanding effort to tighten its grip on online activity. The fine is […]

adminJuly 28, 20218min140
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Imagine a world where you could sit on the same couch as a friend who lives thousands of miles away, or conjure up a virtual version of your workplace while at the beach. Welcome to the metaverse: a vision of the future that sounds fantastical, but which tech titans like Facebook […]

adminJuly 25, 20213min350
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Websites were briefly knocked offline Thursday after a software update triggered a glitch at network specialty firm Akamai. Reports of internet outages from locations around the world spiked at website Downdetector, with US-based Akamai saying some websites were offline for as long as an hour. “A software configuration update triggered a […]

adminJuly 24, 20219min280
Worldwide, Gen Z have increasingly been abandoning Facebook in favour of other apps. Like internet personalities the world over, Kenyan TikTok comedian Mark Mwas was intrigued when Facebook announced a $1 billion plan to pay content creators like him. But the 25-year-old, whose following surged past 160,000 as entertainment-starved Kenyans flocked to the app during […]

adminJuly 22, 20214min320
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Zoom has a plan for getting its users past “Zoom fatigue” as pandemic restrictions lift and we seek out more human interaction. The video conferencing service, which doubled as a critical lifeline along with other video chat tools during the pandemic, announced Wednesday that it’s rolling out new Apps and Events […]

adminJuly 21, 20213min370
Facebook-owned Instagram is adding user tools for filtering inappropriate content on the social network. Instagram on Tuesday added a way for users to adjust how tightly they want to filter out violent or sexually suggestive posts while they explore the image-centric social network. A new “Sensitive Content Control” option at Facebook-owned Instagram lets people adjust […]