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Influencers Beware: Feds Crack Down on Celebrities Shilling Digital Currency

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "In a threat to the new influencer economy, regulators send a message to stars like DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather...

Twitter Renews BuzzFeed News ‘AM to DM’ Morning Talk-and-Tweet Show for...

Variety reports: "BuzzFeed News and Twitter are bringing back millennial-targeted morning talk show 'AM to DM' for at least another year — claiming the show now averages...

Instagram Apologizes for Horizontal-Scrolling Test, Rolls It Back After Quick and...

Variety reports: "Facebook’s Instagram on Thursday rolled out what it thought was a small-scale test of a new tap-to-advance feature that lets users scroll through posts...

Facebook reportedly building cryptocurrency for WhatsApp money transfers

The Verge reports: "Facebook is building a cryptocurrency designed to make it easier to transfer money on WhatsApp, according to Bloomberg. The currency will reportedly be...

Twitter Stock Tumbles After Analyst Calls It ‘Harvey Weinstein of Social...

Variety reports: "Shares of Twitter fell more than 12% Thursday after a Wall Street analyst labeled the company 'the Harvey Weinstein of social media.' In a...

Facebook Confirms Spotify Used Access To Private Messages, Other User Data

Hypebot reports: "Spotify, Apple, Amazon and other companies were reportedly exempted from Facebook privacy rules and given more access to user data than the...

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Tech Crunch reports: "Reset the 'days since the last Facebook privacy scandal' counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access...

Instagram is now using AI to describe photos for users with...

The Verge reports: "Instagram announced today that it’s rolling out new features that will make the app easier to use for people with visual impairments. The...

Snap Stock Slips on Disclosure of Regulatory Probe Into IPO

Variety reports: "Shares of Snap, parent company of Snapchat, fell as much as 4.8% in trading Wednesday after the company said the Justice Department and the...

Facebook blocks dozens of accounts for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’ ahead of...

The Verge reports: "Facebook announced that it has blocked around 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections that were 'engaged...