Facebook And Twitter May Not Be Present At White House Social Media Summit

A social media summit without two of the biggest players in social media might not make much sense but apparently, that’s going to be the case for the upcoming summit at the White House. According to reports, the White House has not invited the two most popular social media companies to attend the event.


Twitter Direct Messages Are Facing An Outage

This hasn’t been a particularly kind week for online services. After Cloudflare’s troubles yesterday which knocked a fair bit of the internet offline, Facebook’s services have been acting up today for users across the globe. Twitter is now facing its very own outage with direct messages not working as they should be.


House Lawmakers Call On Facebook To Put Libra Cryptocurrency On Hold

Facebook’s launch of its Libra cryptocurrency was never going to go through without scrutiny from lawmakers. Not long after the ambitious project was revealed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, House Democrats are now calling on the company to put the development of its Libra cryptocurrency and its Calibra digital wallet on hold.


Facebook News Feed Will Now Downrank Sensational Health Claims

Facebook keeps tweaking the News Feed to ensure that the billions of people who use the social network only see the content that they’re most interested in. The latest tweak has to do with sensational health claims which one can often come across on Facebook. The company says that News Feed will now begin to downrank health content that’s misleading or sensational.


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Many Websites Are Down Because Of Major Cloudflare Outage

Your browser may have thrown up the “502 Bad Gateway” error if you have been trying to access some websites this morning. Quite a few have been affected by a massive Cloudflare outage that has been going on for a couple of hours. The outage was confirmed by Cloudflare through its System Status page as well.


Facebook To Ban Ads That Tell Americans Not To Vote

Facebook has taken a lot of flak for how its social network was used to spread misinformation during the previous election. With election season fast approaching, the company is taking steps to ensure that there’s not a repeat of last time. It has now said that ads which discourage people in the United States from voting ahead of the U.S. presidential election next year will be banned.


Twitter Now Hides Harmful Tweets From Public Figures

Twitter executives had recently hinted that the platform could make a change soon which reduces the reach of harmful tweets from public figures. It has officially announced this change today. A new notice for tweets from public figures is rolling out today, particularly the tweets that break its community guidelines. So if a public figure were to tweet something against the guidelines, Twitter can notify users of the violation and […]


Netflix Testing A Pop-out Player For The Desktop

Many of us would like to watch Netflix while we do other things at the same time. Netflix may soon make it easier to do that on our desktops. The company has reportedly started testing a pop-out player which will enable users to stream their favorite TV show or movie in a picture-in-picture environment on the desktop.


Old Music Videos On YouTube Are Being Remastered With UMG

You just can’t find the same quantity of music videos anywhere else that you do on YouTube. It’s one of the world’s go-to online services for listening to music as it’s free to watch videos on the platform and you could find just about any song there. However, many of the music videos are from the days gone by with visuals meant for old TVs with single speakers.


YouTube Could Move All Kids’ Videos To The Dedicated App

YouTube has been tackling the issue of pedophilic comments on videos on young children but it has come under criticism for what many believe are steps that aren’t adequate enough. It shut down comments on videos with young kids earlier this year and also promised to implement smarter comment filtering using AI. However, the company might be looking to make a major change now by moving all kids’ videos to […]


Google Calendar Is Down Worldwide

Facing issues with Google Calendar this morning? You’re not the only one. The service is down for users across the globe. They’re unable to access the calendar right now as it returns a 404 error message in the browser. Google has also updated its service dashboard to reflect that calendar isn’t operating as it should be.


Next Chrome Release Will Making Bypassing Paywalls Easier

Most major publications that rely on paywalls to drive subscriptions offer visitors a number of free articles per month. Once your quota for the month is finished, you can either wait until the next month or subscribe. One way users got around this paywall was by using the incognito mode in Google Chrome but developers later added some code to check if the visitor was using incognito mode. If it […]


Cat Filter Spices Up Pakistani Minister’s Live Press Conference

Press conferences aren’t exciting, even more so the ones made by politicians. So what could make a long and drawn out press conference bearable? Perhaps a cat filter? Better yet, a cat filter that the politician doesn’t know has been turned on. That’s precisely what happened during a live press conference of a Pakistani minister, the cat filter was accidentally enabled during the live stream on Facebook.


Amazon Spark Has Been Shut Down

Amazon Spark was launched a couple of years ago. It was best described as Amazon’s iteration of Instagram, in that it relied on images to make shopping discovery easier for customers. It didn’t really take off and was nowhere near as popular as Instagram so perhaps that’s why Amazon has now decided that it’s time to pull the plug on this service.