Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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YouTube named the most popular video of the year

Video hosting YouTube named the most popular music videos of the year. The leader was the clip for the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi with the participation of vocalist Daddy Yankee. The video became the most popular not only in 2017, but also for all...

Facebook launched a messenger for children

Facebook Company presented a new application, which was called Messenger Kids. It will allow children and teenagers to exchange messages and video calls without registering an account. While the new messenger will be available only in the US and only owners of gadgets on the iOS...

Google and Facebook will gain control over 84% of the global digital advertising market

Google and Facebook will receive 84% of the money spent on digital advertising in the world (excluding China) in 2017, according to a report of the GroupM agency, owned by the advertising group WPP. According to the forecast of the agency, in 2018, global advertising...

YouTube will show its Stories

YouTube is testing a new feature called Reels, which will be identical to the Stories mode in Instagram and Snapchat, reports by The Verge. For these purposes, a separate tab will be highlighted where the user can load their Reels. Unlike Stories in Instagram, short...

Terror acts in Russia were prepared with the help of Telegram and Zello: official

The militants who planned the terrorist attacks in Russia this year were managed remotely from the Middle East by means of Zello and Telegram programs, said Wednesday the director of the Regional Antiterrorist Structure (RATS) of the SCO, Evgeny Sysoev. "It is well known that...

Companies leave YouTube because of showing their ads in questionable videos: FT

Companies Mars, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank refuse to advertise on YouTube after it became clear that their videos were shown in children's videos with obscene comments, the Financial Times reported. In the company itself, they said that they react hard to questionable videos. Earlier, the BBC...

NATO experts named bots of 60% of Russian-speaking Twitter-accounts

Among the Russian-speaking accounts in Twitter, only 40% are real, the rest 60% are bots. Such conclusions were reached by experts of Stratcom's Strategic Communication Center. In their Robotrolling report, it is argued that Russian-speaking bots created about 70% of all NATO reports in the...

Large corporations refused to advertise on YouTube because of the censorship scandal: FT

Several large corporations refused to advertise on YouTube after it became clear that their ads were shown in children's videos with obscene comments, writes the Financial Times. It is noted that the reason for this was an investigation into the incorrect comment moderation system conducted...

Skype is banned in China

The Chinese government has deleted the Skype application for voice and video conversations from Apple and Android stores since Wednesday, November 15. Apple said in a statement that the move came after the Chinese government saw the application of "Skype" is inconsistent with its domestic...

Google News will hide RT and Sputnik news from users

News aggregator Google News will learn how to rank news items from RT and Sputnik in order to combat "Russian propaganda". This is reported by the portal VICE with reference to the chairman of the board of directors of Alphabet, which includes Google Inc,...

Social networks harm your brain: Facebook co-founder

Co-founder and former Facebook CEO Sean Parker said that the social network was created in order to take away from a person as much as possible of his attention and free time. "It meant that we needed to give the user something like a small...

WhatsApp down

WhatsApp is down in some parts of the world, say users -- Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger was down for some users in India, according to user accounts on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon. Users in other countries also reported a WhatsApp outage on social...

Twitter account of President Trump down

A Twitter employee deactivated President Donald Trump's personal account, before it was brought back online 11 minutes later, the social media company said. "Earlier today @realdonaldtrump’s account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee. The account was down for 11 minutes,...

Russian hackers try to hack 4.7 thousand accounts of Gmail users, report

Hackers, allegedly connected with Russia, tried to hack 4.7 thousand accounts of Gmail users, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The agency conducted its own investigation, based on data collected by Secureworks, which deals with cybersecurity. The company itself, the agency claims, discovered this data...

Malaysia investigating alleged attempt to sell data of 46 million mobile users

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Malaysia is investigating an alleged attempt to sell the data of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers online, in what appears to be one of the largest leaks of customer data in Asia, reported Reuters.

Finally, Telegram messenger blocks over 8,500 channels related to terrorism

The creator of the telegram messenger Pavel Durov said that in October, more than 8,500 channels related to terrorism were blocked. "Of course, there are rules that should guide the administrators of the Telegram channels, for example, it is prohibited to publicly promote violence in...

Finally, Telegram messenger blocks over 8,500 channels related to terrorism

The creator of the telegram messenger Pavel Durov said that in October, more than 8,500 channels related to terrorism were blocked. "Of course, there are rules that should guide the administrators of the Telegram channels, for example, it is prohibited to publicly promote violence in...

Zakharova promises to retaliate against Twitter on RT, Sputnik

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Twitter is blocked on advertising RT and Sputnik is a violation of international and domestic legislation guaranteeing freedom of speech, RT reported. "We regard this as another aggressive step aimed at blocking the activities of the Russian...

Twitter ban RT, Sputnik to be advertised within the framework

Twitter has decided to ban RT TV and Sputnik agency to be advertised within the framework of the site from all accounts. This is stated in the company's blog. “Twitter has decided to ban advertising from all accounts owned by Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik;...

Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google join forces in fight against terrorism online

Technology giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google will join forces in the fight against terrorist content on the Web, RIA Novosti reported . The decision was the result of a meeting of representatives of companies with the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs G7,...

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