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Vast archive of tweets reveals work of trolls backed by Russia and Iran

Vast archive of tweets reveals work of trolls backed by Russia and Iran

Two misinformation campaigns spent years sowing discord in US and elsewhereMore than 10m tweets sent by state actors attempting to influence US politics have been released to the public, forming one

Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data

A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters,” is aimed at

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals

After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union
The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

David Gorodyansky Contributor David Gorodyansky is the CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree, maker of privacy app Hotspot Shield. More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s

Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018

On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether
Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Each episiode is about five minutes long.
Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Each episiode is about five minutes long.
How self-love got out of control

How self-love got out of control

Social media, reality TV, politics … has narcissism become the new normal?Once upon a time, Love Island contestant Adam Collard would simply have been called a player. His knack for pitting young

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV

Quartet Health, a startup backed with nearly $100 million from GV, Oak HC/FT and more, has quietly lost its COO, CPO and replaced its CEO this month.

VP Pence calls on Google to end work on a search engine for China

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence called for Google to end its development of a search engine custom built to accommodate China’s disposition for censorship. Pence gave the speech at a
Google’s head of its $110B+ ads and commerce business is leaving for Greylock Partners

Google’s head of its $110B+ ads and commerce business is leaving for Greylock Partners

Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google’s head of commerce, is leaving the company after more than 15 years and will be joining Greylock Partners, sources inside the company told us and Google confirmed. Ramaswamy
Thumbs down: how the video games industry is battling Brexit

Thumbs down: how the video games industry is battling Brexit

From dystopian games to organised campaigns, the industry’s stance on the EU is clear. But is it too little too late?Brexit and Wetherspoons, Brexit and fashion, Brexit and bananas … It seems as if so
Esther Perel: 'Fix the sex and your relationship will transform'

Esther Perel: 'Fix the sex and your relationship will transform'

Esther Perel’s breathtakingly frank therapy podcasts – Where should we begin – not only make for juicy listening, they’ve revitalised the stale private lives of millions. Miranda Sawyer listens to the

The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age

WndrCo, the consumer tech investment and holding company founded by longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, has invested $30 million in The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform.

In Senate hearing, tech giants push lawmakers for federal privacy rules

Another day, another hearing of tech giants in Congress. Wednesday’s hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee with Apple, Amazon, Google and Twitter, alongside AT&T and Charter, marked the latest
Comprova targets misinformation ahead of Brazil elections

Comprova targets misinformation ahead of Brazil elections

In a bid to fight fake news, the initiative is taking on social media sites such as WhatsApp and FacebookVoting machines rigged by Venezuela; suspicious connections with George Soros; elderly
'The people’s yogi': how Adriene Mishler became a YouTube phenomenon

'The people’s yogi': how Adriene Mishler became a YouTube phenomenon

With 4 million subscribers and hundreds of thousands more watching free weekly videos, Yoga with Adriene is a social media sensation. What makes her fans so devoted?There are more than 2,400 people in
Savvy Startups Like Casper and Brandless Are Investing in Brand Image First -- and You Should, Too

Savvy Startups Like Casper and Brandless Are Investing in Brand Image First -- and You Should, Too

Product used to be king, but in today's fast-moving, copycat-filled world of business, a strong identity can be the key to success.
Savvy Startups Like Casper and Brandless Are Investing in Brand Image First -- and You Should, Too

Savvy Startups Like Casper and Brandless Are Investing in Brand Image First -- and You Should, Too

Product used to be king, but in today's fast-moving, copycat-filled world of business, a strong identity can be the key to success.

Swiping right on virtual relationships

Sextech entrepreneur and advocate Bryony Cole is planning for a future when entire relationships exist in virtual reality.