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Twitter, Reddit, other internet firms oppose US rules requiring visitors to disclose social media info
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Twitter, Reddit, other internet firms oppose US rules requiring visitors to disclose social media info

The internet group says the rules force foreign nationals "to surrender their anonymity in order to travel to the United States" and "chill a vast quantity of speech and associational activity."

WordPress owner Automattic buys blogging platform Tumblr for an undisclosed amount
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WordPress owner Automattic buys blogging platform Tumblr for an undisclosed amount

Tumblr hosts more than 450 million blogs and has over 200 employees, who will now be part of Automattic.

WhatsApp Web gets support for Picture-in-Picture for shared videos globally: Report
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WhatsApp Web gets support for Picture-in-Picture for shared videos globally: Report

If you want to use Picture-inPicture on WhatsApp web, make sure you have 0.3.1846 update installed.

Tumblr to ban adult content from 17 Dec; existing porn posts to switch to private mode
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Tumblr to ban adult content from 17 Dec; existing porn posts to switch to private mode

Exceptional situations such as exposed female-presenting nipples related to breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments and more would be allowed

Tumblr was removed from App Store after it was found serving child pornography
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Tumblr was removed from App Store after it was found serving child pornography

Back in February, Telegram was also removed from App Store for similar reasons.

Facebook suspends Boston-based data analytics firm for harvesting user data
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Facebook suspends Boston-based data analytics firm for harvesting user data

Crimson Hexagon has collected more than 1 trillion public social media posts from Facebook.

Instagram and YouTube are more popular among US teens than Facebook: Pew Research study
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Instagram and YouTube are more popular among US teens than Facebook: Pew Research study

Other surveys showed that girls are more likely to use Snapchat, while boys mostly use YouTube.

Gay-dating app Grindr comes under fire for sharing users' HIV status and location with companies
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Gay-dating app Grindr comes under fire for sharing users' HIV status and location with companies

Researchers worried that including the health information with other data such as location and email address could result in people being identified.

Indonesia blocks blogging platform Tumblr for not taking action against 360 accounts for pornographic content
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Indonesia blocks blogging platform Tumblr for not taking action against 360 accounts for pornographic content

Tumblr which hosts more than 400 million blogs through its service globally did not respond to the letter within the stipulated deadline.

Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp resigns from the Yahoo-owned blogging platform
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Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp resigns from the Yahoo-owned blogging platform

Karp founded Tumblr in New York in early 2007 as a platform where people could share writing and short-form media. Now, Tumblr hosts some 380 million different blogs

Internet businesses including Reddit and Twitter urge FCC to scrap plans of rolling back net neutrality rules
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Internet businesses including Reddit and Twitter urge FCC to scrap plans of rolling back net neutrality rules

Ajit Pai, appointed by President Donald Trump in January, unveiled plans last week to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet.

Yahoo reports lackluster results as sale looms
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Yahoo reports lackluster results as sale looms

Yahoo's quarterly earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations on Monday in what may be the company's last financial report before it sells its core business.

Tumblr launches live video service in partnership with YouTube and others
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Tumblr launches live video service in partnership with YouTube and others

Tumblr has decided to jump on the live video bandwagon, but in a rather unique, and arguably, friendlier fashion.

Tumblr to launch live video service
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Tumblr to launch live video service

Tumblr is about to launch some kind of live video service, and has teased something big coming at 4:00 PM EST on 21 June. Interested readers in India will have to stay up awake tomorrow morning to witness the launch for themselves, which is scheduled for 1:30 AM on 22 June Indian time.

Frequent social media use may lead to eating disorder
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Frequent social media use may lead to eating disorder

Excess use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube may lead to disordered eating and body image concerns among young adults, suggests new research.

Yahoo in talks with Facebook for Tumblr ad-sale deal: Report
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Yahoo in talks with Facebook for Tumblr ad-sale deal: Report

Yahoo is reportedly in talks with Facebook about an advertising partnership that would allow the social networking site to sell ads on Tumblr.

Indonesia bans Tumblr over pornography; will block 477 websites for the same
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Indonesia bans Tumblr over pornography; will block 477 websites for the same

Indonesia said on Thursday it will block access to microblogging platform Tumblr over pornographic content, the media reported on Thursday.

Indonesia to ban Tumblr, 476 other websites for sharing adult-rated content
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Indonesia to ban Tumblr, 476 other websites for sharing adult-rated content

An official from the government of Indonesia said that these websites have violated the country's information and electronic law.

Tumblr TV: Now search and view GIFs in full screen mode
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Tumblr TV: Now search and view GIFs in full screen mode

Within a week from unveiling its GIF Search engine, Tumblr has introduced new Tumblr TV, a new feature aimed at making it simpler for users to find GIFs.

Tumblr takes on Reddit's AMA with Answer Time
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Tumblr takes on Reddit's AMA with Answer Time

Micro-blogging platform Tumblr is now launching a Q&A platform of its own called Answer Time, similar to Reddit’s Ask Me Anything platform, offering users one more way to connect with each other.