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Facebook Dating launches in Europe after 9-month+ delay over privacy concerns

By Natasha Lomas Facebook’s dating bolt-on to its eponymous social networking service has finally launched in Europe, more than nine months after an earlier launch plan was derailed at the last minute over privacy concerns. From today, European Facebook users ...

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President Trump’s Twitter accessed by security expert who guessed password ‘maga2020!’

By Zack Whittaker A Dutch security researcher says he accessed President Trump’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account last week by guessing his password: “maga2020!”. Victor Gevers, a security researcher at the GDI Foundation and chair of the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, ...

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3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’

By Walter Thompson Jason Morgese Contributor Jason Morgese is the founder and CEO of Leavemark, the first ad-free, data storage and social media hybrid. “The Social Dilemma” is opening eyes and changing digital lives for Netflix bingers across the globe. ...

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Daily Crunch: Facebook Dating comes to Europe

By Anthony Ha Facebook’s dating feature expands after a regulatory delay, we review the new Amazon Echo and President Donald Trump has an on-the-nose Twitter password. This is your Daily Crunch for October 22, 2020. The big story: Facebook Dating ...

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TikTok details how it’s taking further action against hateful ideologies

By Sarah Perez TikTok said on Wednesday it’s strengthening its enforcement actions against hate speech and hateful ideologies to include “neighboring ideologies,” like white nationalism and others, as well as statements that emerge from those ideologies. In a blog post, ...

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Gowalla is being resurrected as an augmented reality social app

By Lucas Matney Founders Patrick Piemonte (left) and Josh Williams (right). Image credit: Josh Williams. Williams hopes that AR can bring the Gowalla brand new life. Despite significant investment from Facebook, Apple and Google, augmented reality is still seen as ...

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Vectary, a design platform for 3D and AR, raises $7.3M from EQT and Blueyard

By Mike Butcher Vectary, a design platform for 3D and Augmented Reality (AR), has raised a $7.3 million round led by European fund EQT Ventures. Existing investor BlueYard (Berlin) also participated. Vectary makes high-quality 3D design more accessible for consumers, ...

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