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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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Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

As bitcoin popularity grew, so did the number of companies accepting it as a payment method. Dell was one of the early big companies to accept it; Microsoft, too, let customers pay for subscriptions using the digital currency. Reddit adopted bitcoin as a payment option for Gold way back in 2013, but quietly changed that in recent days, blaming Coinbase and bugs for its decision.

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Bitcoin taxes: A terrifying story about the basics

Bitcoin taxes: A terrifying story about the basics

For tax collectors at the IRS, bitcoin season is upon us. Today we're taking a peek at the most basic elements - the need-to-know parts - of taxes in the United States when it comes to bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. As one Redditor found out recently, taxes on crypto could be simple - or they could be absolutely terrifyingly bad to behold. OF NOTE: None of what we present here should be taken as financial advice, as we are not accountants - all users should seek professional help (especially if they're frequent readers of articles here on SlashGear.)

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Reddit Russian propaganda is mostly shared by American users

Reddit Russian propaganda is mostly shared by American users

Reddit has finally spoken up about recent reports pointing toward the presence of Russia propaganda on its platform. The company wasn't ignoring the reports, company CEO Steve Huffman said in a post, but rather being "careful to not tip our hand too much" during its own investigation into the matter. According to Huffman, who posted under his handle /u/spez, "We take the integrity of Reddit extremely seriously, both as the stewards of the site and as Americans."

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Last Galaxy S9 secrets just spilled on Reddit

Last Galaxy S9 secrets just spilled on Reddit

A tipster spilled what seemed to be a whole lot of details on the Samsung Galaxy S9 a bit over a week before the main reveal event. This tipster decided they'd risk revealing the identity of whoever it was that allowed them to handle the Galaxy S9 in the process, writing their AMA on Reddit. This Redditor suggested that they "got to use [the Galaxy S9] for about 20 min" and that they "got pretty familiar with the device."

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Reddit bans “involuntary porn” made with artificial intelligence

Reddit bans “involuntary porn” made with artificial intelligence

Weeks ago, a disturbing subreddit called "deepfakes" featuring adult content edited using artificial intelligence went viral. The content seemingly featured popular actresses (and the occasional actor) in adult movies, though none of those celebrities had actually participated in the content and none had given their consent. The videos were edited using artificial intelligence, and now Reddit is squashing them.

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Reddit two-factor authentication goes live: secure your account now

Reddit two-factor authentication goes live: secure your account now

Reddit may be a bastion of throwaway accounts, but many users have regular accounts that they use as their more permanent posting handle. Some of those accounts are valuable; others contain personal content, maybe even messages linking it to the user's identity. Security is important for those reasons and more, and now Reddit has finally an adequate solution.

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