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Twitter is down, it’s not just you, April 2018

Twitter is down, it’s not just you, April 2018

This morning Twitter experienced some problems at its source. The servers that keep Twitter in business appeared to be having some issues at around 9AM Central Time, and the problem did not appear to be localized to any one country or region. Reports poured in from California to Poland, Utah to Romania. Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband, because there's no Twitter right now, and that's an issue.

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Quit Facebook but keep your account: Here’s how

Quit Facebook but keep your account: Here’s how

Don't quit Facebook - just turn the right parts off. There's a switch in Facebook that'll turn down all the noise. There's a switch in Facebook that'll turn OFF your need to share all your private info. That switch is called "Unfollow" - and it's been there for a long, long time. It's just a little bit hidden - because Facebook doesn't really want you to use it.

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Twitter’s pistol emoji replaced with squirt gun in new update

Twitter’s pistol emoji replaced with squirt gun in new update

The Twitter emoji, more commonly called Twemoji, were updated to version 2.6 today, the latest update since the minor one introduced in late February. It's a pretty standard update, but there is one interesting aspect to it: the "Pistol" emoji (which is actually a cartoon revolver) has been replaced by an equally cartoony squirt gun.

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Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Thanks to Facebook, online privacy has come under the spotlight once again. But if history repeats itself, the issue will blow over after a year or so and people, especially end users, will have forgotten the lessons they learned or should have learned from the fiasco. So while the topic is hot and the fear fresh in our minds, it’s best to take stock of the places where we leave our digital footprints and make sure that those are really the only things we leave behind.

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Delete your apps, what’s left?

Delete your apps, what’s left?

If you deleted every one of your phone's apps, what would be left of your life? Would you still have a job? Would your friends still speak with you? How about your family - would you still be able to communicate? Could you find a way to show everyone what you're doing every day - or would you even want to?

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California bill proposal wants social networks to disclose bots

California bill proposal wants social networks to disclose bots

California has proposed legislation that, if passed, would require Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms to disclose bots to users. The system would have to ID the bots, alerting users to the non-human behind the post and the potential propaganda it may be spreading. The proposal follows Facebook's discovery of Russia propaganda on its platform, one mirrored later on by Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr.

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Twitter gears up to ban most cryptocurrency ads

Twitter gears up to ban most cryptocurrency ads

Earlier this month, Twitter announced its plans to begin cracking down on cryptocurrency spam accounts. If you're a regular Twitter user, you've likely encountered them before: accounts that exist for no other reason than to part gullible people from their cryptocurrency. As it turns out, that isn't the only thing Twitter is going to do to cut back on the amount of cryptocurrency spam on its platform, as it will soon be restricting certain ads as well.

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Ash has a new Pokemon and Twitter’s flipping out

Ash has a new Pokemon and Twitter’s flipping out

The current running Pokemon TV show, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Ash seems to have caught a new Pokemon. This Pokemon is purple and pink, and this Pokemon is extremely adorable. You are going to need to learn how to cope with this Pokemon as soon as possible, because it's about to take over your super kawaii user feeds, social networks, and etcetera - SOON.

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How to delete Facebook (and why you maybe can’t)

How to delete Facebook (and why you maybe can’t)

Today I'm going to split up the two ways one can delete their information from Facebook. One is quick and easy, and it feels great! The other is long, arduous, and probably won't give you the results you want anyway. Either way, Facebook pretty much has a large amount of your personal information, and asking them to delete any of it won't necessarily help.

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Rihanna’s right: Snapchat isn’t innocent (or immune to damage)

Rihanna’s right: Snapchat isn’t innocent (or immune to damage)

Rihanna just proved that once social networks went public, they put themselves on the same wobbly pedestal they themselves created. The way Snapchat was updated recently, it's fairly insulated from criticism from within its own network. But when a major influencer like Rihanna wants to take a shot at the company from another network, outside Snapchat's echo chamber, stockholders listen.

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Twitter cracks down on obnoxious cryptocurrency scam accounts

Twitter cracks down on obnoxious cryptocurrency scam accounts

Cryptocurrency enjoys massive popularity at the moment, and with that popularity comes many, many scammers. Facebook has already taken the drastic step of banning all crypto-related advertisements to tackle the issue, and now Twitter is cracking down on its own scammer problem. The company has said that it is actively putting measures in place to take care of the problem, but will it be enough?

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Bitcoin price untouched as Trump sends stock market tumbling

Bitcoin price untouched as Trump sends stock market tumbling

Over the past 24 hours the stock market's fallen sharply while Bitcoin price seems to be sticking to its guns. The DOW has "plunged" over the past three days around 1,000 points over the past two days, falling especially sharply a moment after Donald Trump made comments about adding trade tariffs to steel and aluminum. Bitcoin prices stayed steady this morning, too, as Trump said that "trade wars are good" and "easy to win."

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