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OnlyFans backtracks: Adult content ban no longer planned

OnlyFans backtracks: Adult content ban no longer planned

OnlyFans has reversed its decision to ban adult content from the subscription site, less than a week after it called its own future into question by seemingly ignoring the importance of those creators on its platform. The company had blamed banking partners for the freshly-puritanical switch, which was to go into effect on October 1, 2021.

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Elon Musk just revealed a huge SpaceX Starlink milestone

Elon Musk just revealed a huge SpaceX Starlink milestone

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service has hit 100,000 users, with Elon Musk confirming the milestone for the ambitious - and at times controversial - system. Aiming to replace terrestrial ISPs using fiber, cable, and DSL, Starlink instead looks to the skies with a growing constellation of low Earth orbit satellites.

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SmartThings Edge lets smart homes work without an Internet connection

SmartThings Edge lets smart homes work without an Internet connection

Smart home devices and appliances can do a lot of impressive things, especially when they work together with a single command or automated scenario. Almost all of these smart home products and platforms, however, have an intrinsic and almost non-negotiable dependence on the cloud and, therefore, an Internet connection. Following trends in the IoT industry, Samsung is also evolving its SmartThings platform with a new SmartThings Edge framework that, in a nutshell, will allow such smart devices to work faster, more securely, and more reliably by taking the Internet out of the equation.

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Facebook targets vaccine misinformation superspreaders in ban spree

Facebook targets vaccine misinformation superspreaders in ban spree

Facebook has announced a recent crackdown against a dozen accounts that were responsible for 'superspreading' misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. The removal also included bans on Pages and groups related to COVID-19 misinformation and the 'superspreaders' who were cited in a recent study about how fake news has spread online during the pandemic.

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OnlyFans bans adult content in drastic move to reshape its business

OnlyFans bans adult content in drastic move to reshape its business

In perhaps one of the most bizarre business moves we've seen from an online platform, OnlyFans has announced that it will no longer allow sexually explicit content. The announcement comes only days after a leak claimed the company planned to overhaul its image to serve as a Patreon-like subscription platform rather than a destination for adult content.

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GTA Online adds Go-kart battle Kart Krash: Full Auto in latest update

GTA Online adds Go-kart battle Kart Krash: Full Auto in latest update

This week the folks responsible for making GTA Online a never-ending bash-fest of updates released Kart Krash: Full Auto. This update to the game includes a whole bunch of other features that might've otherwise been in the headline, but really, a weaponized go-kart mode in GTA Online takes the cake. This new mode is playable in teams or as "free-for-alls" with Double GTA$ and RP all this week.

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Twitter now lets users report misleading tweets

Twitter now lets users report misleading tweets

Social media is a powerful tool that enables ordinary people to cover news that mainstream outlets may not easily tackle. Just like any other tool, however, it can be used for both good and bad, the latter by spreading misinformation faster than actual, confirmed facts. Different platforms have different ways of dealing with this kind of behavior, whether intentional or otherwise, and Twitter is now giving its users a bit of that power to report posts that they might consider to be misleading rather than informative.

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Warner Bros Reminiscence site uses deepfake tech to put you in the trailer

Warner Bros Reminiscence site uses deepfake tech to put you in the trailer

The soon-to-be-released science fiction movie starring Huge Jackman, Reminiscence, has one of the most unique promotional websites in the industry -- it uses 'deepfake' technology to put viewers or their loved ones in the trailer. The website also encourages viewers to engage with the content using interactive commands.

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Reddit is the latest social platform to launch a TikTok clone

Reddit is the latest social platform to launch a TikTok clone

Short-form videos that viewers can rapidly swipe through are the latest craze and Reddit has gotten in on the trend. The company is expanding its video platform with a new iOS app feature that is similar to TikTok. With this new capability, users can rapidly swipe through a feed of videos while interacting in certain ways.

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Twitter verifications paused again after fake author account gets badge

Twitter verifications paused again after fake author account gets badge

Twitter's coveted blue badge of verification has had a rocky history. The company used to allow users to request verification, but the company removed this option back in 2017, choosing to instead verify accounts on its own. Things have changed multiple times since then, but it looks like Twitter still hasn't ironed out its verification issues.

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NASA rolls out fun challenges and materials for the new school year

NASA rolls out fun challenges and materials for the new school year

We're only a couple of weeks away from students returning to school in the US, and here to make it a little more fun and educational is NASA with its freely provided materials. The space agency often shares fun projects and educational content with the public, including everything from simulation games to space 'passports' and more.

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Yale study finds social media ‘likes’ train users to act outraged

Yale study finds social media ‘likes’ train users to act outraged

A new study from Yale University has found that common social media features like "sharing" and "likes" are unintentionally training users to act outraged online, the reason being that other users are more likely to engage with posts that are more extreme. Users who like and share these posts have the side effect of teaching the person they "liked" to keep posting similar materials.

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