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WhatsApp just made its group video chats a little less chaotic

WhatsApp's parent company Facebook is dealing with a political crisis after crisis. That hasn't stopped WhatsApp from making some useful improvements for everyone still relying on chat services in quarantine.

How to download YouTube videos

In this time of ubiquitous internet and abundance of content, downloading videos to your hard drive is rarely necessary. But sometimes, an important video can be hard to find,...

Samsung is skipping IFA this year, instead of running its own digital event

Samsung is skipping IFA this year.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, IFA 2020 is scheduled to be the first major tech event this year to actually...

Elon Musk’s coronavirus self-own to go down in the history of self-owns

All he had to do was keep his mouth shut.  Like so many of his fellow tech executives, Elon Musk believes that his success in one...

Police used ‘smart streetlights’ to surveil protesters, just as privacy groups warned

Well, we can't say we weren't warned. San Diego police have turned a technology pitched on the promise of reducing traffic fatalities and tracking carbon emissions into a...

YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer, and other white nationalist personalities

A slew of major far-right video personalities just lost their online home. On Monday, YouTube banned a half dozen white nationalist channels from its platform for...

Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it’s more ‘CSI Miami’ than ‘Tron’

Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it's worth. There have been...

India bans TikTok after the deadly military conflict, accuses app of ‘stealing’ data

The Indian government banned TikTok, which is extremely popular in the country, for alleged privacy violations and threatening its "sovereignty." On Monday, the government of India announced the...

Waze brightens app with a colorful redesign

Navigation app Waze "refreshed" its look on Monday with brighter colors and expressive icons.  The Waze logo has a new font. Waze's Carpool app is also...

Every platform that took action against Trump accounts and groups so far

President Donald Trump has been saying covertly and overtly racist stuff since before he became the president.  Now, after protests against police brutality and systemic racism swept the country, some social media companies are...

Facebook to add a link to ‘authoritative’ info on posts about voting—even Trump’s

Facebook took a teeny step forward on its tightrope walk between helping people vote in 2020 and not pissing off President Donald Trump. In a live-streamed video Friday, Facebook CEO...

Facebook expands hate speech rules in ads, but regular racist posts are still OK

Facebook has had enough of hate speech... well, in ads, at least.   The company's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced a slew of new policies on Friday...

Now you’ll know why that random number is calling on Google’s Phone app

It's one thing to know who's calling or that it's likely a spam call, but now some Android users on Google's Phone app will know a lot more about why a...

Apple’s iOS 14 beta shows apps like TikTok still spy on your iPhone clipboard

A copy-paste issue on iPhones is still running wild on more than 50 apps, including TikTok, numerous news apps, and games like Bejeweled. The clipboard privacy...

‘Lunar Loo’ challenge asks people to help astronauts poop on the Moon

There are 51 days left to design a NASA toilet fit for Moon-traveling astronauts. A newly launched lunar loo challenge is asking those who are interested to redesign...

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Here’s why this massive horror subreddit has shut down for a...

In one very creepy corner of Reddit, a war over content theft is raging. On Monday morning, r/NoSleep – a fiction-based,...

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