YouTube is trying to clean up its kid’s app. Recent reports have called attention to troves of videos with profanity and violent themes on YouTube Kids, the video-sharing site’s kid-friendly platform. Read more at CNN.
Day: November 12, 2017
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein cited the recent Texas mass shooting as an example of why encryption backdoors — or ways to circumvent security and privacy protocols — are necessary. Read more at CNN.
Twitter is looking to simplify the way advertisers interact with its platform by rolling out a self-serve advertising subscription tool, Promote Mode, which gives advertisers the chance to automate their promoted tweets by paying a monthly subscription fee. Read more at… Read More ›
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s app is close to surpassing Apple Pay in usage for mobile payments in the U.S., giving the world’s largest retailer even more clout as a growing number of people shop with their smartphones. Read more at Bloomberg.
US consumers are spending more time with their digital devices than ever before, and that holds true while they’re already watching something else. eMarketer estimates 177.7 million adults will regularly use a second-screen device while watching TV this year, an… Read More ›
About a quarter of all U.S. adults (26%) get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016. But there is considerable variation in the extent to which each site’s news users… Read More ›
There’s one messaging app we should all be using: Signal. It has strong encryption, it’s free, it works on every mobile platform, and the developers are committed to keeping it simple and fast by not mucking up the experience with ads,… Read More ›
This is a simple truth for 2017 and beyond: we don’t want to wear glasses to enjoy our tech. That became loud and clear this week courtesy of Snap, the parent company of communication app Snapchat. Read more at USA Today.
By the age of 14 the average child will have sent more than 35,000 texts, 30,000 WhatsApp messages and racked up more than three solid weeks of video chat, a new study has revealed. The modern youngster will also have… Read More ›
Time with social media sites and apps has declined slightly, and time spent with mobile gaming apps is flat. News and weather apps have lost engagement, while entertainment (e.g., Netflix), shopping and lifestyle apps have gained. Overall, user digital time… Read More ›