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Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit partial outage hits mobile, desktop, comments, and mods

Reddit users have had trouble accessing the service on mobile and desktop for most of Saturday morning, prompting an official response from the company: it is experiencing a partial outage across multiple aspects of its service. The outage, according to Reddit, is due to 'an incident' with Amazon Web Services that is impacting the social platform. It's unclear when the service will be fully restored.

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Multiple Reddit SubReddits banned for apparent spam [UPDATE]

Multiple Reddit SubReddits banned for apparent spam [UPDATE]

A wave of SubReddit bans occurred this afternoon seemingly at once, including but not limited to r/Android, r/cricket, r/MiamiDolphins, r/golf, r/auckland, r/tennisstreams, r/Wellington, r/Minneapolis, and possibly others. This ban wave likely occurred due to an automatic switch to combat malicious spam attacks. It is unlikely that these bans were due to human analysis and admin judgement. UPDATE: Most or all SubReddits banned this afternoon are now back in business - and we're still seeking answers.

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Reddit’s RPAN streaming video network: Who can broadcast?

Reddit’s RPAN streaming video network: Who can broadcast?

Today we're taking another look at the Reddit Public Access Network, or RPAN, also known as R/PAN. Yesterday we took a brief look at RPAN using what details were available at the time - today we're going a little bit more in-depth thanks to some assistance from an official Reddit company spokesperson who reached out to SlashGear to provide deeper insight. This begins with the most important piece of the puzzle: It's not just ANYONE who can stream videos right now. The RPAN network has a few guidelines, the lot of which are still not entirely public.

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Reddit RPAN lets anyone* live stream videos right now [UPDATE]

Reddit RPAN lets anyone* live stream videos right now [UPDATE]

The Reddit Public Access Network is officially up and available for use today in a test run on R/PAN. This is the first time the Reddit Public Access Network was made available to the world for use - beyond basic testing behind the scenes. Users are able to broadcast their day using their smartphone and do not necessarily need to be any sort of pre-screened or pre-approved creative type of member of any certain club. *UPDATE: A Reddit spokesperson revealed that there are, indeed, criteria that must be met by any one Redditor before they are able to broadcast. Additional clarifications were shared by a Reddit spokesperson as well.

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Reddit is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Reddit is down (sort of), it’s not just you

Today at around 3:45 Central Time, Reddit had a bit of an internal error the likes of which brought parts of the page to a halt. This down-time was verified by several sources independently, including the official Reddit status page (dot io) where the official Error Rate jumped at around a quarter-till the hour.

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One of the biggest gaming Reddits is closed for April Fools’ – but it’s no joke

One of the biggest gaming Reddits is closed for April Fools’ – but it’s no joke

If you're one of the nearly 1.7 million people subscribed to the Games subreddit, you're being greeted by a rather silent forum today. The moderators of /r/Games have shut the whole production down for April Fools' Day, but this isn't some kind of prank. Instead, the motivation behind this shut down is serious, as the moderators are attempting to shine a light on toxicity within the larger gaming community and within their subreddit.

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Reddit Transparency Report details government requests in 2018

Reddit Transparency Report details government requests in 2018

Reddit has released its transparency report for the year 2018, detailing the number and types of requests it received, including ones sent by governments around the world. For its latest report, the company has included information about retractions, restorations, and copyright removals, plus info on when it removed content in violation of its Content Policy.

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Reddit’s best Android games of 2018 list is a bit of a shock

Reddit’s best Android games of 2018 list is a bit of a shock

In the first month of 2019, Reddit's AndroidGaming subreddit did a big vote session choosing the best mobile games of 2018. The winning games largely centered on - shockingly, perhaps - games that were big, sprawling, and involved. More than the average mobile game, anyway. What's more, many of the titles are those that rarely - if ever - appear in the average tech news stream, and as such are mostly grown by word of mouth.

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Report: As Social Media distrust grows, forums return to vogue

Report: As Social Media distrust grows, forums return to vogue

A recent survey with Tapatalk suggested that the end of social networking may be near - or at least it may be the end of trust in said networks. Before you drop too deep into the findings, remember here that Tapatalk is a Forum-centric business - because of this, they've got a pretty good reason to suggest forums are on the uptake. Assuming they're completely on-the-level, the survey's results are pretty gosh-darned interesting, and unexpected.

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Essential PH-1 AMA: Here’s everything that was promised

Essential PH-1 AMA: Here’s everything that was promised

Andy Rubin’s Essential dared to be ambitious. It may not have been a runaway success, but the Essential PH-1 has definitely left a memorable mark in the Android market. While it may never have a successor, the good news is that the startup is still very much committed to supporting the device all the way to 2020. That’s the hope that Essential left fans with from its latest monthly Reddit AMA, though fans would have probably also hoped for any sign that there will still be a PH-2.

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Reddit hackers: What you need to know

Reddit hackers: What you need to know

Today Reddit announced a security incident that occurred in the middle of June. The incident was discovered on June 19th, 2018, and the full extent of the data shared and/or compromised was revealed this afternoon. The incident is particularly important right this minute because of the rise of understanding in the weaknesses in sms-verified authentication.

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Reddit Chat live chat rooms arrive in beta for many subreddits

Reddit Chat live chat rooms arrive in beta for many subreddits

Reddit is bringing back an old-school form of Internet interaction with strangers: chat rooms. The company has been quietly working on its Chat platform, including offering it as a limited beta over the past year. Over these months, Reddit says that about 7,000 people have used the chat feature, paving the way for today's big news: the chat room beta is expanding to more subreddits.

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