Meet This Museum's All-Star Arachnids and Insects

Meet This Museum's All-Star Arachnids and Insects

Last week, we livestreamed the first in a series of chats with their scientists, which you can check out above.And stay tuned to our Facebook channel for more livestreams with California Academy scientists in the coming weeks.

Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats

Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats

Facebook today announced new features for Messenger that will alert you when messages appear to come from financial scammers or potential child abusers, displaying warnings in the Messenger app that provide tips and suggest you block the offenders.

5 Free Digital Comics to Spend Time With During Lockdown

5 Free Digital Comics to Spend Time With During Lockdown

For comic book fans, though, there's a bit of a silver lining: All kinds of publishers are making a lot of their material available for free right now.

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

What problems does the new Facebook review board propose to solve?.It has no influence on the sorts of harassment that regularly occur on Facebook or (Facebook-owned) WhatsApp. It won’t dictate policy for Facebook Groups, where much of the most dangerous content thrives.

Zoom Security Gets a Boost With Keybase Acquisition

Zoom Security Gets a Boost With Keybase Acquisition

The good news is that a relatively very small number of people could actually have been identified by data, and CAM4 says no malicious hackers found it.Other bad news: A Facebook bug caused popular iOS apps like Spotify and TikTok to crash repeatedly for a couple of hours this week.

How a Facebook Bug Took Down Spotify, TikTok, and Other Major iOS Apps

How a Facebook Bug Took Down Spotify, TikTok, and Other Major iOS Apps

And lots of apps that don’t use Login With Facebook still use the SDK, which is why the issue Wednesday was so widespread.“It’s something people are not made aware of, and what’s more frustrating is that attempting to block it will break things a user may actually want, such as Login With Facebook.”.

Facebook Names the 20 People Who Can Overrule Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Names the 20 People Who Can Overrule Mark Zuckerberg

No, it’s not the casting call for a wonky sequel to Knives Out. These are a few of the newly announced members of the Facebook Oversight Board , the independent body that the social networking behemoth has launched to reconsider some of its most important content decisions.

One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality

One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality

This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.Piketty’s 753-page book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, published in 2013, sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and helped put inequality on the global agenda.Capital and Ideology builds on Piketty’s long-standing argument that inequality has soared across the world since 1980.

The National Emergency Library and Its Discontents

The National Emergency Library and Its Discontents

More recently, there has been litigation in federal courts touching on an issue raised by the Archive’s actions: whether an owner of a digital copy of a creative work can re-sell it without permission, the way one sells used books or records.

Celebrate Earth Day With These Books

Celebrate Earth Day With These Books

But there are also many new books that continue to tell nature, conservation and science stories in creative ways.I’m impressed by the different ways of telling the story, including a children’s adventure series, fun daily readings of nature facts, a literary novel and more.

What Plant-Based Burgers Can Teach Us About Saving the Planet

What Plant-Based Burgers Can Teach Us About Saving the Planet

No wonder it's hell marketing big solutions for the climate crisis to us; many of us think DNA in food is cause for alarm.A seminal book from the heyday of anthropology touches explicitly on meat, flesh, and irrationality: The Raw and the Cooked (1964).

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

Facebook announced on Monday that it was going to spend $100 million to help local news outlets during the coronavirus crisis.That money was meant to support coronavirus coverage in local publications, but according to Brown, so many requests for that money came in that the company realized that a much bigger sum was needed.

An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

For almost a decade, an Internet Archive program called the Open Library has offered people the ability to "check out" digital scans of physical books held in storage by the Internet Archive.

How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card

How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card

With a library card, an internet connection, and an e-reader, you can start reading the book right away without ever leaving your house.There are two ways to read your borrowed book: Directly in the Libby app, or on any Kindle device.

With Kids Stuck at Home, Authors Bring Stories to Instagram

With Kids Stuck at Home, Authors Bring Stories to Instagram

Jeffers is a part of a small fleet of children’s book authors who have taken to Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube in the past few days to entertain and bridge the social distances for kids who are cooped up at home.

ReleaseTheButtholeCut Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

ReleaseTheButtholeCut Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

What Really Happened: With social distancing and self-quarantining becoming the norm around the world, the internet is becoming even more important in people’s lives as a tool with which to communicate, with platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook assuming even more central roles in how we talk to each other and share information—which makes it a problem when things start to go inexplicably wrong, disrupting that communication in worrying ways.

Amazon Quietly Removes Some Dubious Coronavirus Books

Amazon Quietly Removes Some Dubious Coronavirus Books

Beyond saying that authors, publishers, and vendors are responsible for ensuring their books don’t violate any laws, the only other guideline is that Amazon may remove books that provide a “poor customer experience.”.

Russia Is Learning How to Bypass Facebook's Disinfo Defenses

Russia Is Learning How to Bypass Facebook's Disinfo Defenses

With the 2020 election now just seven months away, though, newly surfaced social media posts indicate that Russia’s Internet Research Agency is adapting its methods to circumvent those defenses.In September, University of Wisconsin researcher Young Mie Kim started analyzing posts on Facebook and Instagram from 32 accounts connected to the IRA.

808s and Tough Breaks: A Look at the Origins of Trap Music

808s and Tough Breaks: A Look at the Origins of Trap Music

For his first photo book, simply titled The Trap, the French photographer captured the Atlanta locales that birthed the ever-popular rap subgenre that shares the tome's name.Desailly spent two months in 2018 criss-crossing neighborhoods in the Georgia capital to photograph what life in the trap looks like.

Startup Guesty Under Investigation for Illegal Airbnb Bookings in NYC

Startup Guesty Under Investigation for Illegal Airbnb Bookings in NYC

Soto was right, NYC’s short-term rental market was booming—but what he failed to mention was that it was also largely illegal .On Monday, just four days after Soto’s presentation, the mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement formally announced it had opened an investigation into Guesty, saying that the bulk of the company’s business in New York has likely been unlawful.

More Companies Drop Out of GDC Over Coronavirus Fears

More Companies Drop Out of GDC Over Coronavirus Fears

Last week, we reported that a few companies, notably Sony and Facebook, were pulling out of this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco out of an abundance of caution over coronavirus.

Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

This week, Sony and pulled out of two of the biggest gaming events of the year—the PAX East convention and the Game Developers Conference—citing Covid-19, and as Sony said in a statement, because of the fact that "the situation related to the virus and global travel restrictions are changing daily.".No Man's Sky Is Now a Game With Living Spaceships, Which Is Weird.

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Another new feature it's testing, called "secure value recovery," would let you create an address book of your Signal contacts and store them on a Signal server, rather than simply depend on the contact list from your phone.

The Social Network Becomes a Social Science Subject

The Social Network Becomes a Social Science Subject

In the Foo Camp session, Stanford Law School’s Nate Persily, cohead of Social Science One, said that after 20 months of negotiations, Facebook was finally releasing the data to researchers.

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook

Facebook would transform itself from a college student hangout to the dominant social media service, with a population bigger than that of any country in the world, and was on its way to having more members than any religion.To understand Facebook, you have to understand Zuckerberg.

Zuck's Lost Notebook, Marsupial Trouble, and More News

Zuck's Lost Notebook, Marsupial Trouble, and More News

In the early days of Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg was always scrawling away in a notebook.But a new book by WIRED's Steven Levy describes more than a dozen pages Levy obtained from that very notebook.A new report shows that antechinus is ill-prepared for a warming world .

Facebook's Bug Bounty Caught a Data-Stealing Spree

Facebook's Bug Bounty Caught a Data-Stealing Spree

Facebook and Twitter also collaborated with Google and Apple on remediation efforts, and the Indiana University researchers won an additional bug bounty award from Google for their findings.

5 Comics You Need to Read After Watching Birds of Prey

5 Comics You Need to Read After Watching Birds of Prey

How to read it: Available digitally or in the Birds of Prey: Black Canary collected print edition.How to read it: Available digitally or in the Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty collected print edition.

Does Facebook Need an ‘Understand’ Button?

Does Facebook Need an ‘Understand’ Button?

“We’ve just introduced an easy way to tell friends that you like what they’re sharing on Facebook with one easy click,” the note says.We think of the new ‘Like’ feature to be the stars, and the comments to be the review.”.

The Microsoft Edge Browser Features You Should Check Out First

The Microsoft Edge Browser Features You Should Check Out First

Open the browser menu, click Settings , then choose Privacy and Services to find the three levels of privacy Edge offers.Pick Focused for simple, clutter-free access to your bookmarks and a web search; go with Inspirational to add a background image; choose Informational to add some feeds from Microsoft News.

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