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Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests

Iran is trying an all-too-familiar tactic to hinder protests: cut the lines of communication. The Iranian government has shut down nearly all internet access in the country amidst mounting protests that began over a 50 percent hike in fuel prices … Read the rest of this entry

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Simpsons World shuts down as episodes move to Disney+

You knew Simpsons World wouldn't last much longer when Disney+ claimed The Simpsons as a streaming exclusive, but you might not have expected the end to be so… abrupt. Simpsons World has promptly shut down, making Disney+ the only place … Read the rest of this entry

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Instagram is trying to shut down stalking app Like Patrol

Whether it's a parent checking in or a jealous boyfriend keeping tabs on his ex, stalkers are going to stalk. There are several apps that enable this type of behavior, and Like Patrol is one of them. The app scrapes … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported… … Read the rest of this entry

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California cracks down on political and pornographic deepfakes

Deepfake videos can be fun, but not when it comes to politcs and pornography. Now, the state of California is doing something about it with two new bills signed into law last week by Governor Gavin Newsom. The first makes … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube is shutting down its TV-friendly web interface

If you tend to watch YouTube using the Leanback interface on a home theater PC, you might have to scrounge for an alternative. YouTube is warning visitors to the Leanback web portal that this version "will be going away soon." … Read the rest of this entry

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Epic tones down overpowered mechs in ‘Fortnite’ competitive modes

Yes, Epic is aware that its giant mechs are souring Fortnite — and it already has a fix, at least for competitive audiences. The developers have dramatically reduced the spawn rates for B.R.U.T.E. machines in Arena and Tournament playlists, with … Read the rest of this entry

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Visa Checkout to shut down in 2020

Visa is completely rehauling its online payment system to add more security. 9to5 Google reports today that Visa Checkout, a competitor to Paypal which integrated with the Google Pay digital wallet, is shutting down in 2020. The move isn't an … Read the rest of this entry

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Happy Monday, Slack is down

If your computer or phone is pinging you a little less frequently today, it might be because Slack is having some service issues. "Some workspaces might be experiencing issues with messages sending and loading," it said on its status page. … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Fortnite’ winds down season nine with a giant-sized battle

Epic is still finding ways to mark Fortnite's season transitions in grand style. The studio just finished a "Final Showdown" event for the end of season nine that interrupted the battle royale with a brawl between a giant monster and … Read the rest of this entry

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