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Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign – TechCrunch

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign – TechCrunch

Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence operation. Or, to put it more plainly, the social network suspects that Russian operatives are behind the leak of sensitive trade data — likely with […]

Chirp debuts a faster, feature-filled Twitter app for Apple Watch – TechCrunch

Chirp debuts a faster, feature-filled Twitter app for Apple Watch – TechCrunch

Chirp, a Twitter client preferred by hundreds of thousands of Apple Watch users, is getting its biggest upgrade since its arrival last year. Now redesigned for watchOS 6, the new version of Chirp includes a rebuilt timeline feature that allows you to endlessly scroll through tweets much more quickly than before, along with other enhancements […]

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online services from collecting personally identifiable information about kids under 13 without […]

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Under the terms of a a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking steps to prevent discriminatory ad targeting. Specifically, the company says ads in the United States that involve housing, employment or credit can no longer be targeted based on age, gender, ZIP code or […]

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in more than 80 countries. The company today is announcing several new features, including WhatsApp integration, support for first-hand information sharing and an expansion of its “Data for Good” tools for things like better disaster and displacement maps. Crisis […]

Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland Facebook says it will make it easier for users to get their […]

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts – TechCrunch

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts – TechCrunch

Twitter today is launching a new resource that aims to serve as the central place for everything related to the company’s efforts around privacy and data protection, the Twitter Privacy Center. The new site will host information about Twitter’s initiatives, announcements, new privacy products, and other communication about security incidents. The company says it wanted […]

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

It’s not friend portability, but Facebook has announced the launch today of a photo transfer tool to enable users of its social network to port their photos directly to Google’s photo storage service, via encrypted transfer. The photo portability feature is initially being offered to Facebook users in Ireland, where the company’s international HQ is […]

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