US citizen allegedly used fake eBay sales to hide ISIS funding

According to FBI records, US citizen Mohamed Elshinawy used fake eBay sales to bring in ISIS funding for terror attacks, reports the Wall Street Journal. As part of a financial network with operatives in Britain and Bangladesh, Elshinawy pretended to…

The weird and wonderful world of soccer transfers on Twitter

Football. Soccer. Calcio. Futbol. Fußball. Whatever you call it, the world's favourite game continues to grow in terms of players, viewership and, of course, money. Just last week, Brazilian forward Neymar sealed a whopping €222 million ($…

This app quickly mutes 100 crowdsourced topics from your Twitter timeline

 If you’re sick of politics, sport and general world news then you’re probably best off avoiding social media altogether. But if you want to have your cake and eat it, there is another option to prevent unwanted items filling up your precious timeline on Twitter. Try Mute, a way to quickly mute 100 words from Twitter as chosen by the wisdom of people on the internet —… Read More

You actually don’t mind Instagram messing with your timeline

Instagram has been enjoying a blockbuster of a year. It hit the 700-million-user mark in April, and last week the service celebrated the first anniversary of Stories — the Snapchat clone that now has 250 million daily users. The amount of time peopl…

Facebook is still terrible at managing hate speech

Facebook has failed yet again at managing and removing hate speech. Ijeoma Oluo, a black activist and writer, was on a road trip with her children recently when she decided to make a meal stop at a Cracker Barrel. While at the restaurant, which has b…

Twitter hides daily user numbers to avoid Facebook comparisons

While Facebook is happy to wax lyrical about its user metrics, Twitter is keeping schtum on the number of its daily visitors — even after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten involved. Instead, Twitter wants everyone to focus on m…

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

 Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. Read More

Twitter tests $99 subscription for auto-promoted tweets

Twitter is testing a subscription plan that charges users $99 a month to automatically promote tweets into strangers' timelines. This wouldn't be a service offered to all: Only those invited would be given the option to bellow out tweets to folks who…