YouTube Bans The Trendy But Dangerous Bird Box Challenges

The video website has banned dangerous challenges after people drove with blindfolds on and ate detergent pods. YouTube has banned prank and dangerous challenge videos after people started wearing blindfolds while driving.The Google owned platform has updated its guidelines after the Netflix film Bird Box saw people start pulling blindfolds over their eyes to perform tasks. One teenager crashed her car...

Instagram Is ‘Open Market’ For Drug Dealers

The company says the research is misleading and "not a real representation of what most people see on Instagram". Facebook has hit out at claims that its platforms and algorithms support drug dealing, with the problem alleged to be rife on Instagram. The post was made in response to a report by the Washington Post which claimed Facebook-owned Instagram was functioning...

Hackers Just Stole Over 600 Million Account Details From These Websites

The price appears to be relatively cheap because the information is targeted at spammers and credential stuffers who could use the information to also get access to other sites for which the users use the same usernames and passwords. Hackers have made available on the dark web details of some 617 million accounts stolen from 16 websites including ShareThis, Dubsmash...

Facebook Is In A World of Shit

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc over its use of personal data, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, after a whistleblower said a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc over its use of personal data, Bloomberg News...

The Gunman in New Zealand Livestreamed His Killing Spree, The Killer Part: Facebook Could Do Nothing About it

This is where the role of technology is questioned, and rightly so. Questions need to be asked of Facebook, which allowed the 17 minute Live stream to be broadcast on its platform, for millions to see. The millions that would include children of a very young age. Where was all the artificial intelligence (AI) that the boffins in Silicon...

IBM Took Millions of Flickr Users’ Photos for Facial Recognition Project

Companies are collecting images that people post online - which could then be used to watch and track them in real life. Facial recognition can log you into your iPhone, track criminals through crowds and identify loyal customers in stores. The technology - which is imperfect but improving rapidly - is based on algorithms that learn how to recognize human...

Man Leaves His Pregnant Wife to Play PUBG Video Game ‘Without Any Interference’

A recent Facebook post revealed that a man in Malaysia reportedly left his four-month-pregnant wife and child so that he could play PUBG without any interference. A Facebook post written in Malay went viral recently in which the wife revealed that her husband was first introduced to the game by his siblings and soon got addicted to it. His...

90% of Active Twitter Users Retweet Or Like ‘Fake News’

Of the many harms that affect the political, economic, and social well-being, the most out-of-line practice is that of spreading false news. Littered with fake news, how exactly social media’s active users plug away at the potential fake news? According to a new study from the University of Buffalo, nearly 90% of ‘active’ Twitter users spread misinformation, especially during public emergencies or disasters....

No Friend Of Mines: Facebook Messenger Can Spot FAKE Friends – And Will Start Warning You About Them

Facebook Messenger is testing a new feature that will help users dodge scams and fake news Part of the problem for everyday Facebook users is that it's hard to tell who's who on the site.When you receive a friend request or message from someone out of the blue, you have no real way of making sure that person is who...

UK’s Superdrug ‘Jacked” By Claiming To Have 20,000 Customers Details

British health and beauty retailer Superdrug has told its online customers to change their passwords after it was the victim of an extortion attempt from an individual claiming to have obtained shoppers’ personal information. The firm, part of the A.S Watson Group, said on Monday it was contacted by an individual claiming to have information on about 20,000 online customers...