Social networks are “refusing to act responsibly” in the fight against terror, a UK committee alleges.

A wide-ranging report from the UK’s Home Affairs Committee argues that terrorists’ use of the Internet to radicalize recruits and organize terrorist attacks “is one of the greatest threats that countries including the UK face.” Social networks are “consciously failing” to address this issue, the report says, something those firms pushed back on today. Government…

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Twitter Bans User Over Olympic GIF

Want to get banned from Twitter? Post a GIF from the Rio Olympics. Jim Weber, a contributor to Athlon Sports, had his account banned from Twitter on Saturday after publishing a GIF of Olympian Aly Raisman’s floor routine. While trying to send out a subsequent tweet days after publishing the GIF, he was informed that…

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WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook

WhatsApp today announced plans to start sharing “some information,” like phone numbers and analytics data, with parent company Facebook. The move, according to WhatsApp, is intended to fight spam and abuse and improve the user experience. “By coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people…

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Google To Crack Down On Sites With Pesky Popup Ads

Websites with annoying popup ads will be ranked lower on Google Search results pages for mobile users once a new rule is implemented. No matter what device users have in hand, Google wants netizens to find quality content fast. While it introduced the “mobile-friendly” label a couple of years ago — to help identify which…

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