Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

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The Grim Upward Trajectory of Mobile Fraud Risks

More than 8,600 retail locations will shut down this year, following the 5,077 that closed last year, based on data from Credit Suisse. Moreover, 2017 could surpass 2008 — the worst year for retail closures on record — when 6,163 stores shut down operations. However, unlike 2008, when overall consumer spending declined with the onset of a global recession — the worst economic downturn since the end of World War II — today’s shop killer is online commerce, notably sales made on mobile devices.

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C-SPAN Resorts to Social Media to Cover Gun Control Sit-In

C-SPAN cameras in the U.S. House were shut off Wednesday morning during a sit-in over gun control legislation, but the cable network soon began broadcasting social media streams from legislators taking part in the event. House Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., had refused to stop their protest, which demanded a vote on gun control following last week’s terrorist shooting in Orlando. C-SPAN launched in March 1979 to cover proceedings of the federal government. However, the network never has had full control over the cameras.

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C-SPAN turns to social media feeds to cover House sit-in

With the cameras it uses to cover Congress shut off, C-SPAN turned to social media feeds on Wednesday to beam live coverage of the House Democrat’s sit-in to demand votes on gun control legislation

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Apple's Books, Movies Fall Victim to Chinese Crackdown

The Chinese government ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks and iTunes Movies services in the country, according to news reports published last week. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television reportedly called for the closure. The government in February announced a policy banning all foreign media from publishing in China without direct approval. The crackdown was scheduled to go into effect in March, and the government reportedly informed Apple that it would have to adhere to the new rules.

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Yahoo Rolls Up Screen

Yahoo has shut down its Yahoo Screen on-demand streaming video hub, according to news reports. The hub’s offerings included a National Football League game played in London, licensed clips of shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” and a number of original series, including “Community.” The company had to write off $42 million in losses stemming from running original series, Yahoo’s third-quarter report states. Video was one of the four areas CEO Marissa Mayer had banked on to turn the company around.

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Dropbox to shut down Mailbox & Carousel in early 2016, focus on collaboration

Article Image Dropbox will shut down its Mailbox app on Feb. 26, and its photo management app Carousel on Mar. 31, the cloud storage service announced in a Monday blog post.

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Google to shut down Songza on Jan. 31, migrate listeners to Google Play Music

Article Image Google will officially shut off Songza at the end of January, leaving a two-month window for listeners of the streaming service to migrate to Google Play Music, according to an announcement.

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Telegram Shutters 78 ISIS Channels

The team behind the Telegram secure messaging app on Wednesday reported that it had shut down 78 channels, across 12 languages, used by ISIS and its supporters. However, the app’s privately used channels weren’t affected by the sweep. After the attacks on Paris last weekend, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, the Telegram team learned via reports sent to abuse@telegram.org that the terrorist group had been communicating openly on its secure messaging platform. Telegram has emphasized that it has no intention of blocking free speech.

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Apple nixes iOS version of popular brightness management tool f.lux

Article Image Apple has shut down the iOS version of f.lux, reportedly arguing that the brightness management app violated terms of the Developer Program agreement.

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New Australian bill could outlaw VPNs in bid to stamp out Hulu, Netflix ‘piracy’

The Australian copyright industry is backing a bill that could be used to shut down VPNs and other services, all in the name of protecting copyright.

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Businesses Seek Liability Protection for Cybersecurity Disclosures

“No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families,” President Barack Obama told the U.S. Congress during the State of the Union Address last week. However, hunting down the perpetrators of cyberattacks that compromise national security or disrupt commerce is only going to get more difficult in the future, as the president noted a week earlier during a visit to the National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center.

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Google Pulls Down Shades on Glass' Future

Google on Thursday announced that it will shut down its Glass Explorer Program in order to refocus — but that new versions of Glass will be forthcoming at some unspecified time. The Google Glass team will be moving out of Google X to become an independent entity reporting to Tony Fadell, cofounder and CEO of smart thermometer maker Nest, which Google acquired a year ago. The Glass team put a positive spin on its reorganization, characterizing it as a move from an open beta concept toward reality.

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Apple may end Beats Music brand, to keep subscription streaming service active [u]

Apple on Monday denied rumors that it is planning to shut down the Beats Music subscription service, but a new report claims the company is looking into a branding change to more closely align the property with other first-party offerings.

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Apple supplier Foxconn forced to shut Vietnam factory due to protests

Apple’s chief manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has been forced to shut down its operations in Vietnam for three days due to anti-China protests over oil drilling.

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