Facebook Takes on Twitch, YouTube With ‘Live’ In-Game Streaming

Facebook on Monday announced that it is getting into the e-Sports game, jumping into the field of video games as spectator sports against Amazon-owned Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming. Later this month, people will be able to use Facebook accounts to log in to Blizzard Entertainment computer games such as “World of Warcraft.” The move […]

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Trolls Who Impersonate Others Online Could Face UK Charges

Britain’s prosecution service says people could be charged if they create fake online profiles in order to harass or humiliate others. The Crown Prosecution Service says it is updating its guidelines to reflect “new and emerging crimes” in the social media age. Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said Thursday that “we are seeing more […]

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The Fastest-Growing ‘News’ Site of 2015 Was an Obscure Content Farm for Moms

You have probably never heard of the LittleThings.com – and Little Things is really proud of that. They’ve only been around 15 months, too short a time to be a household name just yet. And still, somehow, this unremarkable, freshly dug well of “inspiring, uplifting, and engaging content” pulls in something like 1.7 million unique […]

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Egypt Arrests Facebook Page Administrators Ahead of Revolt Anniversary

Egyptian security forces have arrested two people for managing multiple Facebook pages they said were used to support the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and encourage protest, the Interior Ministry said. The move intensified a security crackdown on dissent in the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the uprising that began on Jan. 25, 2011 and ended […]

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Facebook and Google are fighting it out in Indian villages for the ultimate internet supremacy

Two of the world’s largest internet companies, Google and Facebook, are fighting for internet supremacy in Indian villages.  On Dec. 16, Google CEO Sundar Pichai—on his first overseas visit as the new head of the search giant—addressed a packed ballroom in Delhi. Dressed in a casual grey shirt and jeans, the Indian Institute of Technology […]

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