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Grindr's 'Monkeypox Alert' Advises Users About Telltale Rash

Grindr's 'Monkeypox Alert' Advises Users About Telltale Rash

By Kilian Melloy | May 25, 2022

Grindr sent out a "Monkeypox Alert" that advised users to be on the lookout for the illness' telltale rash or other sores, and seek medical attention if they spot it.

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions over Advertising

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions over Advertising

By Michelle Chapman | May 25, 2022

Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending, political ads and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening.

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

Facebook, Instagram to Reveal More on How Ads Target Users

By Amanda Seitz | May 24, 2022

Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction

By Adam Beam | May 24, 2022

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

Female Leaders Face Waves of Online Abuse

Female Leaders Face Waves of Online Abuse

By Amanda Seitz | May 20, 2022

A crush of online harassment, stalking and abuse has driven dozens of women around the globe from powerful positions.

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

By Maryclaire Dale | May 19, 2022

Online searches. Period apps. Fitness trackers. Advice helplines. GPS. The often obscure companies collecting our health history and geolocation data may know more about us than we know ourselves.

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16, 2022

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

How to Avoid 'Rug Pulls,' the Latest Cryptocurrency Scam

How to Avoid 'Rug Pulls,' the Latest Cryptocurrency Scam

By Andy Rosen, Nerdwallet | May 16, 2022

A new type of scam has emerged in the hype-filled world of cryptocurrency: the "rug pull."

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

By Barbara Ortutay | May 15, 2022

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

May 12, 2022

Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting devices.

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

By Tom Krisher, Michael Liedtke and Adam Geller | May 11, 2022

As the uproar over Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court.

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

By Kelvin Chan | May 11, 2022

Elon Musk, who is offering to buy Twitter, has given his support to a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content after he met with the bloc's single market chief.

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

By Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher | May 10, 2022

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

By Aamer Madhani and Will Weissert | May 9, 2022

President Joe Biden announced Monday a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

By Kilian Melloy | May 8, 2022

Grindr sold users' location data to advertisers for years, reports say. The company claims to have safeguarded users' privacy, but such location data is how a Catholic priest was outed as a user last year.

Telecomn Groups End Fight Against California Net Neutrality

Telecomn Groups End Fight Against California Net Neutrality

May 5, 2022

Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that bars broadband providers from throttling service.

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

By Fabiano Maisonnave | May 3, 2022

The internet has made its way into vast, remote rainforest areas that, until recently, had no means of quickly sharing visual evidence of environmental crime.

How Online Casinos Operate

How Online Casinos Operate

May 2, 2022

Suppose you are considering entering the world of interactive gambling. In that case, the following article may be of interest to you, as it explains how online casinos operate.

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

By Matt O'Brien | May 1, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of "maximum fun" once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private.

UK Says Russian Cyber Soldiers Target Leaders

UK Says Russian Cyber Soldiers Target Leaders

May 1, 2022

Russian "cyber soldiers" have launched a new offensive, targeting social media platforms with a large-scale disinformation campaign that seeks to legitimize the invasion of Ukraine.

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