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Instagram will let users report ‘false information’

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Instagram is, very slowly, ramping up its tools to fight misinformation.

The photo-sharing app will now let its users report posts that contain “false information.” Reported posts may be sent to one of Instagram’s fact-checkers and the post could eventually be hidden from Instagram’s Explore page and hashtag pages. 

In other words: if you spot fake news or some other type of misinformation in the app, you can now report it, and it might be removed from the more public-facing areas of the…

Instagram will let users report ‘false information’

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Instagram is, very slowly, ramping up its tools to fight misinformation.

The photo-sharing app will now let its users report posts that contain “false information.” Reported posts may be sent to one of Instagram’s fact-checkers and the post could eventually be hidden from Instagram’s Explore page and hashtag pages. 

In other words: if you spot fake news or some other type of misinformation in the app, you can now report it, and it might be removed from the more public-facing areas of the…

What people really mean when they identify as sapiosexual on dating apps

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The fog of love that is dating in 2019 has led to a near-constant barrage of new terms that help us navigate the uncertainties of modern courtship: ghosting, lumbersexual, cuffing, cloaking. To the novice, online dating profiles today can look like bafflingly coded messages with random-ass numbers (aka the unspoken requirement for men to include their height) and nonsense acronyms (aka Myers-Briggs personality type indicator).

But no online dating term has garnered quite as much instant…

Facebook wants to slide ads into your DMs according to new patent application

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If you’ve ever felt like Facebook was literally listening to your conversations, you’re really not going to like its newest idea.

A new patent filing details how Facebook could place targeted advertising inside of private conversations in Messenger. The company has allowed businesses to run ads in its messaging app for some time, but has stopped short of placing ads inside of users’ private conversations.

The patent application, however, suggests the company may be thinking about…

These musicians invented sex, according to the latest Twitter meme

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Most of us would not be here on this Earth if not for sex. But sex wasn’t always around. No, sex was actually invented, pitched and spread to the general public somewhere between the mid ’90s and the 2010s. 

It was only when musical acts like the Lady Gaga, The 1975, and BTS released their sweet, sweet melodies that it was even possible to fornicate. Sorry folks, whatever you were doing before that was decidedly not sex. At least, according to Twitter. 

After a religious tweet from…

These musicians invented sex, according to the latest Twitter meme

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Most of us would not be here on this Earth if not for sex. But sex wasn’t always around. No, sex was actually invented, pitched and spread to the general public somewhere between the mid ’90s and the 2010s. 

It was only when musical acts like the Lady Gaga, The 1975, and BTS released their sweet, sweet melodies that it was even possible to fornicate. Sorry folks, whatever you were doing before that was decidedly not sex. At least, according to Twitter. 

After a religious tweet from…

No, Incognito mode won’t keep your porn habits private. This will.

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Your dumb privacy tricks aren’t working. They still know what kind of porn you’re watching. 

So concludes a not-so-surprising study, which determined that online pornography sites are loaded with various trackers that leak private details about their users to third parties. And no, the study authors take pains to insist, Google’s Incognito mode won’t keep your secrets. 

This latter point highlights broad confusion among the general public about what the Google Chrome feature actually does….

No, Incognito mode won’t keep your porn habits private. This will.

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Your dumb privacy tricks aren’t working. They still know what kind of porn you’re watching. 

So concludes a not-so-surprising study, which determined that online pornography sites are loaded with various trackers that leak private details about their users to third parties. And no, the study authors take pains to insist, Google’s Incognito mode won’t keep your secrets. 

This latter point highlights broad confusion among the general public about what the Google Chrome feature actually does….

No, Incognito mode won’t keep your porn habits private. This will.

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Your dumb privacy tricks aren’t working. They still know what kind of porn you’re watching. 

So concludes a not-so-surprising study, which determined that online pornography sites are loaded with various trackers that leak private details about their users to third parties. And no, the study authors take pains to insist, Google’s Incognito mode won’t keep your secrets. 

This latter point highlights broad confusion among the general public about what the Google Chrome feature actually does….

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is going public

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Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, is going public, which will make it the first publicly listed human spaceflight company.

First reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by VG, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) called Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. is investing a mighty $800 million in the spaceflight company, which would give it a 49 percent holding.

To sweeten the deal, Social Capital Hedosophia Founder and CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya,…