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How Facebook and Google threaten public health – and democracy | Roger McNamee

In an interview this week with Axios, Facebook’s original president, Sean Parker, admitted that the company intentionally sought to addict users and expressed regret at the damage being inflicted on children. This admission, by one of the architects of Facebook, comes on the heels of last week’s hearings by Congressional committees about Russian interference in […]

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Twitter users respond to #280characters rollout: ‘All we wanted was an edit button’

Twitter has officially unleashed its 280 character count to the masses. The social media platform had originally selected only a small number of accounts to test the longer feature. However, it announced on Tuesday that it would expand the character limit from 140 characters to 280 for all of its users. At first, sentiment seemed […]

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Razer Phone launch: company squeezes PC gaming tech into a smartphone

Gaming on smartphones is big business. So big that hardcore gaming firm Razer reckons there’s a better way to make a smartphone that’s good for games, but that you won’t be embarrassed to use in public. Having started making precision mice and colourful keyboards for gaming, then successfully moving into performance laptops over the last […]