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Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you

Fyusion is bringing 3D vision technologies to a device near you

More than 15 million users a week launch the Fyuse app to take and share the 3D interactive pictures the technology enables. But what these users may not realize is that their pictures are actually a
Britain First signs up to fringe social media site after Twitter ban

Britain First signs up to fringe social media site after Twitter ban

Organisation opens verified accounts on Gab, which prioritises free speech but was banned from Google Play for hate speechThe far-right group Britain First is urging its followers to move to a fringe
How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

How reader funding is helping save independent media across the world

As the number of Guardian supporters continues to grow, we look at independent publications with their own take on membership modelsAfter the Guardian wrote three weeks ago about the collapse of
Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

Which were the most Instagrammed cities in the world in 2017?

The US and Russia account for nearly half of the most geotagged cities this year, with the entirety of Asia and South America represented by just two citiesAs Instagram inches closer to the 1 billion
Russia is biggest culprit of spreading fake news, says survey of UK social media users

Russia is biggest culprit of spreading fake news, says survey of UK social media users

Poll by humanitarian charity the Syria Campaign sheds light on Britons’ susceptibility to online misinformationMore than half of British users of social media surveyed in a new poll have admitted that
When 2017 got ridiculous, Australia's best memes came to the rescue

When 2017 got ridiculous, Australia's best memes came to the rescue

Politics and national affairs were at times so absurd it was enough to induce despair. But online a thousand blossoms bloomed When Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, better known as Macklemore, booked his
YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for film of man's body in Japan

YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for film of man's body in Japan

Outcry after American posts video in which he jokes with friends over apparent suicide victim they came across in forestThe celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul has apologised after sparking outrage by
Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlight

Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlight

Social media firms must remove hate speech or face fines up to £44m under controversial law that came into force on 1 JanuaryUS social media companies have scaled up operations in Germany, where a
Tweet and tell: turning Twitter into complaints megaphone

Tweet and tell: turning Twitter into complaints megaphone

Companies from rail operators to superstores are being caught up in Twitter storms but there is a good way - and a bad way – to deal with angry customersThere was plenty for rail passengers to be
Her too: Ivanka Trump’s praise of Oprah Winfrey speech raises eyebrows

Her too: Ivanka Trump’s praise of Oprah Winfrey speech raises eyebrows

Tweet backing anti-harassment movement met with derision as social media users point to Donald Trump misconduct claimsIvanka Trump was met with a wave of criticism after she tweeted in support of
M&S drops cauliflower 'steak' amid ridicule from customers

M&S drops cauliflower 'steak' amid ridicule from customers

Costing double the price of a whole vegetable and shrouded in layers of plastic, ‘clean eating’ product fails to make the cut Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its “cauliflower steak” product from
YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold

YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold

YouTube has taken further action against social media star Logan Paul, dropping the vlogger from its Google Preferred program, which is meant to be a mark of trust to signal to advertisers they can
Media to come under scrutiny in Manchester arena attack inquiry

Media to come under scrutiny in Manchester arena attack inquiry

Kerslake review of response to bombing will consider conduct of mainstream and social media after complaints from familiesAn inquiry into Manchester’s response to the arena bombing will examine the
The other Ivanka: woman Trump tweeted in error takes aim at his presidency

The other Ivanka: woman Trump tweeted in error takes aim at his presidency

Ivanka Majic – @Ivanka – writes blogpost year after president’s mistake thrusted UK resident into spotlightA woman from Brighton has marked the first anniversary of her being mistaken by Donald Trump
#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media?

#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media?

If you’ve been wondering what it means, here’s the answer – and the complex tale of how some have tried to hijack itIf you have been on social media over the last few weeks, you may have seen people
Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify has been working on building out its podcast business, and now offers a large catalog of shows (including our own Original Content, which you should definitely check out). Today, it’s debuting
What is it with world leaders tweeting selfies?

What is it with world leaders tweeting selfies?

Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Benjamin Netanyahu get out their selfie sticks while Vladimir Putin disrobes again to brave the coldA trio of photographs of world leaders shared online within the
Italians asked to report fake news to police in run-up to election

Italians asked to report fake news to police in run-up to election

Online service launched for flagging up instances as concern grows about rise of phenomenon The Italian government has launched an online service aimed at cracking down on fake news, which experts say
Sundance doc ‘Our New President’ presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens

Sundance doc ‘Our New President’ presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens

If the feeling at the fairly liberal leaning Sundance Film Festival — held last year after Trump’s election but before the inauguration —was one of impending doom, this year it’s all about prophecy
Why Facebook's news feed changes are bad news for democracy | Emily Bell

Why Facebook's news feed changes are bad news for democracy | Emily Bell

News organisations say they have seen a steady drop off in Facebook referred traffic“Homepage. Even the word sounds old. We bring the news to your social feed.” A week ago this is what you would have