Facebook report affirms the platform didn’t do enough to prevent violence in Myanmar

Facebookhas been used by bad actors to spread misinformation and hate in Myanmar.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images A night before the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook has dropped an independent report into the platform’s effect in Myanmar. The report into Facebook’s impact on human rights within the country was commissioned by…

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Twitter bug potentially exposed direct messages to unauthorized developers for over a year

Not good.Image: GETTY IMAGES/LEON NEAL Well this isn’t good.  Late Friday morning, Twitter notified a select group of users that some of their private messages might not have been exactly, well, private. The warning, issued to at least one Mashable reporter in the form of a popup within the mobile…

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Twitter turned Fox News’ coverage of the Manafort and Cohen trials into a hilarious meme

YouTube is the latest social platform to roll out time management tools.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is worried about your digital health. More specifically, your addiction to watching hours upon hours of YouTube videos.  The search engine giant’s video giant, YouTube — the second most trafficked website in the…

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Time Well Spent features show why it’s time to go cold turkey on smartphones all together

I wish I could quit u.Image: vicky leta/mashable Big Tech likes to disrupt. But when it comes to papering over the problems it’s created, it’s happy taking a page out of a well-worn corporate playbook. Over the last month, Google, Apple, and, most recently, Facebook and Instagram, have all unveiled…

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Facebook is more dangerous than ever. You can make it stop

Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix. His firm recently found itself in the spotlight for misrepresenting itself and harvesting data from millions of Facebook users to aid the Trump campaign / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAImage: AFP/Getty Images Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision…

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