Facebook removes hundreds of pages ‘linked to Russian site’

Social network says it has taken down 289 pages connected to Kremlin-backed news website. Facebook has removed hundreds of pages believed to be connected to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news website for allegedly breaching its rules… some of the pages frequently...

YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge

Platform acts after challenge leads to people walking through traffic and driving while blindfolded. YouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and pranks”, after a wave of incidents prompted by a viral challenge involving driving blindfolded...

YouTube removes advert for far-right Britain First

Film in which leader confronts Muslim outreach volunteers shown before Brexit content YouTube has removed an advert for the far-right Britain First from its platform, after clips promoting the group began appearing on the video-hosting website.The...

Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users to control other devices besides their Fire TV… Source:...

Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news

Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had a rocky relationship with news publishers recently. While it’s funded programming from...

Russia to Avoid US Sanctions with $10 Billion Bitcoin Investment

According to a Russian economist with ties to the Kremlin, the superpower is preparing a massive $10 billion USD investment in Bitcoin to replace its US dollar reserves. Russia’s Bitcoin investment is a step to minimize US sanctions on the country. Russia’s Bitcoin...

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

Brud, the company behind the virtual celebrity Lil Miquela, is now worth at least $125 million thanks to a new round of financing the company is currently closing. Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are...

The Xbox One X: 1 year later

Sony had a one-year head start with its mid-gen upgrade, but Microsoft has made strides with the Xbox One X… Source: gamerevolution.com: The Xbox One X: 1 year...

Samsung’s new Galaxy M smartphones will launch in India first

Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung India’s smartphone business, told Reuters that three devices will be available through its website and Amazon India...