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'Bait!' brings an ice fishing expedition to Facebook's social VR
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Facebook launched its social VR Spaces beta last April, finally showing us a compelling experience that helped put the social media company's acquisition of Oculus in the first place. Recently, Oculus showed off a little ice fishing game from casual…

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Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon
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(credit: Wikipedia) A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts on a publicly accessible Amazon account in what appears to be a military-sponsored intelligence-gathering operation that targeted people in the US and other parts of the world. The three cloud-based storage buckets contained at least 1.8 billion scraped online posts spanning eight years, […]

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Meet Jibo, the $899 social robot     – CNET
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Jibo is a cute and quirky social robot that answers questions, tells jokes and wants to be your friend.

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Facebook acquiring tbh, a social network popular with teens     – CNET
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Mark Zuckerberg’s social network once again makes a play to appeal to young users.

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Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy
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Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others may pose a threat to American democracy, suggests a new report from The Omidyar Group. The report follows recent disclosures about targeted dark post advertising, fake news and other abuses propagated by Russian troll farms during the 2016 presidential election. Among the questions the report raises […]

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Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
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 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were […]

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The CEO of Social Finance will step down
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 One month after reports of a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit against the online lending startup Social Finance came to light, the company has announced that its hard-charging chief executive Michael Cagney will be stepping down at the end of the year. The company said that it has already begun a search for Cagney’s […]

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Court says politicians can't block people on social media
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A federal court in Virginia just handed down a verdict that could affect a lawsuit against the president for blocking users on Twitter. US District Judge James Cacheris has ruled that Phyllis Randall, chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervi…

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A social app that took viewers to shows, presidential debates is ending     – CNET
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There will be one less venue for hanging out with friends in virtual reality.

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