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Trolls threaten laid off reporters in coordinated online campaign

By 4chan, brigade, buzzfeed, crime, deaththreats, engadget, gear, harassment, huffingtonpost, instagram, Internet, threat, troll, trolls, Twitter

Unfortunately, sustained online harassment campaigns are still a reality. NBC News has learned that trolls have launched a coordinated threat campaign against BuzzFeed and Huffington Post (owned by Engadget parent Verizon) journalists recently…

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The bogus expert and social media chicanery of DC’s top cyber think tank

By badpassword, buzzfeed, column, conspiracy, cybersecurity, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hackers, icit, ideology, informationwarfare, jamesscott, johnbolton, Opinion, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, rudygiuliani, Security, services, snakeoil, tomorrow, whitehouse, Zero-Day

Like viruses, cybersecurity charlatans are incidental guests in the body of infosec. These men sell false expertise, conspiracy theories, and invisible security potions and they are as unintentionally hilarious as they are alarming. Case in po…

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The Tasty OneTop smart cooker ruined my dinner party

By buzzfeed, connectedhome, cooking, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, hands-on, home, inductioncooking, kitchen, onetop, tasty, tastyonetop

It’s been quite a drama for me in the kitchen lately: Due to a leak in my building, my cooking gas was shut off for 11 months. It’s back now, but for most of last year I had to get by with takeout, microwaveables and oh-so-many salads. Tasty’s OneTop…

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The Tasty OneTop smart cooker ruined my dinner party

By buzzfeed, connectedhome, cooking, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, hands-on, home, inductioncooking, kitchen, onetop, tasty, tastyonetop

It’s been quite a drama for me in the kitchen lately: Due to a leak in my building, my cooking gas was shut off for 11 months. It’s back now, but for most of last year I had to get by with takeout, microwaveables and oh-so-many salads. Tasty’s OneTop…

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Walmart sells meal kits to challenge Amazon and Blue Apron

By Amazon, blueapron, buzzfeed, Delivery, engadget, food, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, Internet, jet.com, mealkit, services, tasty, video, walmart

Walmart’s never-ending quest to beat Amazon has it venturing into unfamiliar territory: meal kits. The big-box retailer has started selling just shy of 30 meal kits (such as a Thai crab curry) from multiple brands. How much you’ll pay varies, but i…

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Facebook tests split News Feed that keeps friends front and center

By advertising, businessinsider, buzzfeed, design, engadget, explorefeed, facebook, facebookpages, fakenews, gear, huffingtonpost, Internet, Mobile, newsfeed, trendingtopics

Facebook is currently testing a new dual-feed setup that separates Page-generated posts from ads and posts from friends, The Guardian reports. The trial is currently underway in six countries — Bolivia, Guatemala, Cambodia, Slovakia, Serbia a…

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Google has targeted ads based on hate speech, too

By advertising, antisemitism, av, Business, buzzfeed, engadget, facebook, gear, google, hatespeech, Internet, politics, propublica, racism, services

Yesterday, ProPublica released a report on its investigation into the sorts of ad categories Facebook makes available to advertisers. It found that the website allowed it to target ads to users based on categories like “Jew hater” and “How to burn je…

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Facebook will court ‘millennials’ with its original videos

By applenews, attn, buzzfeed, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gear, groupninemedia, Internet, socialnetwork, socialnetworking, Streaming, vox, voxmedia

Facebook’s dreams of pushing original video shows may be delayed, but that’s doing little to stop its ever-growing ambitions. Reuters sources claim that Facebook has landed deals with a slew of “millennial-focused” internet media companies, includin…

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Twitter wants to be your home for watching live shows

By buzzfeed, cheddar, engadget, entertainment, Fashion, img fashion, Internet, livenation, livestream, livestreaming, mlb, News, popculture, theverge, Twitter, verizon, wnba

Twitter’s livestreamed content has been mostly sports and politics over the last few years, with fans able to watch and tweet about the latest boxing match or presidential debate right on Twitter itself. The company is set to double down on the strat…

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All opinions are equal in BuzzFeed’s new comment system

By bensmith, bloomberg, buzzfeed, Comments, Culture, donaldtrump, engadget, ethics, facebook, Internet, journalism, outsideyourbubble, politics, reddit, Twitter, wallstreetjournal

President Donald Trump’s election win was shocking to many, which seems to say that Americans understand each other less than ever. Part of this disconnect may be a lack of exposure to opposing viewpoints. That’s what Buzzfeed seems to think, and it’…

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