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Facebook is finally purging annoying fake videos from your News Feed

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Say goodbye to annoying fake Facebook videos.

The social network is tweaking its algorithm so you’ll see static memes disguised as videos and images with fake play buttons way less often.

Facebook is finally purging annoying fake videos from your News Feed

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Say goodbye to annoying fake Facebook videos.

The social network is tweaking its algorithm so you’ll see static memes disguised as videos and images with fake play buttons way less often.

Apple finally catches up with the rest of the world and joins Instagram

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Apple is getting a bit more social.

The notoriously social media-shy tech giant just launched a new Instagram account to showcase some of the best photos taken with the iPhone.

Like Apple’s long-running “Shot on iPhone” campaign, @Apple will exclusively feature curated and credited photos from iPhone users all over the world. The company says product photo galleries, commercials or other company marketing will never appear on the account.

The idiosyncratic Cupertino company has long eschewed…

Here’s how to scam your way into becoming an Instagram influencer

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If you’re on social media, you’ve most likely heard of the side-hustle. Work your 9 to 5, sure, but you also should be making yourself known in the world. Definitely don’t just sit down and watch “fucking House of Cards,” as entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk tweeted.

Well, here’s one side-hustle you can probably manage while binging all of Netflix’s originals: Be an Instagram influencer. Don’t have a foodie lifestyle or a cute dog? Don’t worry. Just fake it, and you could be taking in hundreds of…

Google is launching a built-in ad blocker for Chrome Canary

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Google is making a move to upgrade your mobile browsing experience in future versions of Chrome. The search giant is finally banishing those distracting ads that make it more difficult to navigate websites on mobile device’s smaller screens.

A $99 ‘subscription’ will be the beginning of the end for Twitter

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You know that guy on Twitter. He (or she) is always firing off what they’re up to (no matter how mundane), commenting on every trending hashtag, and often tossing out flashes of #dailyinsight.

This is the Twitter Influencer™, and it’s a species as old as Twitter itself. Even if you don’t value what this kind of person has to say, chances are you follow a couple of them—maybe because you once met them in real life and thought they seemed okay, or you clicked on a few of them when you were new…

A $99 ‘subscription’ will be the beginning of the end for Twitter

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You know that guy on Twitter. He (or she) is always firing off what they’re up to (no matter how mundane), commenting on every trending hashtag, and often tossing out flashes of #dailyinsight.

This is the Twitter Influencer™, and it’s a species as old as Twitter itself. Even if you don’t value what this kind of person has to say, chances are you follow a couple of them—maybe because you once met them in real life and thought they seemed okay, or you clicked on a few of them when you were new…

Forget fake news. Facebook needs to do something about fake ads

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Patrick Stewart is just fine. I looked at his Twitter. He’s happy and healthy and staring in a meh Emoji Movie.

I did my spot check shortly after seeing disturbing ad on Facebook. It inferred that something had happened to one of the world’s most beloved actors.

Perhaps you’ve seen these Facebook ads, the cryptic, often misleading images and text that sit neatly in the right rail of your desktop Facebook, right next to your newsfeed. Facebook calls the area “Sponsored,” so you know they’re…

The ‘Rock X Siri’ mini movie is out, and it’s exactly what you thought it’ll be

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is awesome, and Siri helps him out being even more awesome.