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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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Reddit brings dedicated News tab beta to all of its iOS users

Reddit brings dedicated News tab beta to all of its iOS users

In case you missed the initial announcement, Reddit introduced an alpha test for a News tab in its iOS app about a month ago. The feature provides a dedicated in-app area where news content on a variety of categories can be accessed directly. This week, the company revealed that it is bringing that new tab to all of its iOS users, but not everyone is happy about it.

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Flight Sim Labs threatens Reddit mods with libel over DRM thread

Flight Sim Labs threatens Reddit mods with libel over DRM thread

It might not be that good at making tools to protect its DRM, but Flight Sim Labs seem to be pretty good at stirring up controversy for itself. Earlier this year, the popular flight simulation developers were discovered to have “erroneously” implemented an anti-piracy mechanism that harvested some users’ Google Chrome passwords. Now its DRM strategy is again at the center of another scandal but not because of any technical or security problem but because the company is threatening legal action against Reddit moderators over a thread discussing that topic.

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Laurel VS Yanny explanation: A visual look at sounds

Laurel VS Yanny explanation: A visual look at sounds

Overnight the internet became obsessed with an audio clip called Laurel VS Yanny. Today we're going to make the distinction simple - with pictures and everything. In a nutshell: both "yanny" and "laurel" are in the original sound clip - and it wasn't originally meant to be a trick. It's just the way the audio clip was processed that makes the big difference.

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Reddit says racist content and slurs don’t violate site rules

Reddit says racist content and slurs don’t violate site rules

Reddit has a long history of allowing controversial subreddits to stay live, though it has implemented certain actions against them in the past, such as quarantining. Still, the site has historically dragged its feet about banning subreddits that many felt were in violation of site rules, in some cases allowing them to remain, and it has now stated that racist content is permissible.

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