Trolls threaten laid off reporters in coordinated online campaign

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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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Now you can help search for missing Seattle hiker Samantha Sayers

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By David Lohr

A Washington state drone pilot is putting a new twist on missing person searches by asking volunteers to examine images that may offer digital evidence of a hiker who vanished four weeks ago today.

Steve Monchak, owner of PNW D…

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Facebook tests split News Feed that keeps friends front and center

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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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New York Times picks an AI moderator over a Public Editor

By applenews, arthur ochs sulzberger, jr., atgoogletalks, Business, byron calame, changes, clark hoyt, daniel okrent, engadget, entertainment, huffingtonpost, jayson blair, jaysonblair, lizspayd, new york times, newyorktimes, the times

In a surprising move, the New York Times announced to its staff on Wednesday that it will immediately eliminate the position of Public Editor at its publication. The role will instead be filled by an expanded comments section — one that is mo…

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