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Apple downplays iCloud blackmail — but users should be worried

Apple has downplayed reports that millions of leaked iCloud logins are in the hands of hackers who could use the information to steal personal information or wipe devices.

Reddit to transform into a social network with new profile pages

Reddit has announced it has begun trialling a radical new profile page design that's reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter. It will evolve the discussion board site towards being a social network by enabling users to post directly to their new profile page.

Op-Ed: Reddit bans alt-right dox factory subreddits

Sydney - Reddit has removed two alt-right subreddits which were publishing a lot of private information. This is doxing, and it’s legally very questionable, as well as unethical.

Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder and Y Combinator partner Alexis Ohanian, according to a Thursday post she made on — where else — Reddit.

Op-Ed: The Internet transforms Tim Kaine into countless jokes

Night three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was a doozy. Peaceful protestors collected outside the Wells Fargo Center while some of the biggest characters in American politics took the stage, and the Internet did something strange.

Reddit's first mobile apps are available to download now

Discussion board website Reddit has finally launched its official mobile apps for Android and iOS. After a beta testing period, the app became publicly available today, giving you a faster way to access Reddit without navigating the mobile website.

How often do we change our minds?

A subreddit, debating how and when people change their minds, has inspired a scientific study into how people's minds are changed.

Reddit's CEO is planning a big overhaul of the site's front page

Reddit gets about 8 billion pages views a month, but the site's CEO Steve Huffman thinks the time is right for "big" changes.

Google did a Reddit AMA for its new tablet and got destroyed

The team behind Google's Pixel C Android tablet participated in a Reddit ask me anything (AMA) session earlier this week. The conversation was quickly flooded with overwhelmingly negative comments though, fuelled by media criticism of the device.

Russia bans then unbans Reddit over drug posts

The Kremlin’s Internet watchdog blocked access to Reddit this week before quickly reversing its decision over concerns regarding threads that discuss the growth of marijuana.

Russia officially bans Reddit over narcotics thread

The Russian government has officially banned Reddit, one of the most popular sites on the internet. China and North Korea are the other countries that have officially banned Reddit.

Reddit bans its most infamous racist communities

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced the link-sharing and community site's new content policy, which is mostly in line with the proposal he put forward in late July.

Amid controversy Ellen Pao resigns from reddit

Amid turmoil and criticism, reddit CEO Ellen Pao announced Friday that she is leaving the top post of the popular news and social media site.

Op-Ed: Ellen Pao showed why only techies should manage tech companies

San Francisco - In only a few months, Ellen Pao went from being the face of gender discrimination in the Silicon Valley to a symbol of censorship. While some will blame sexism, her downfall is the classic story of why tech companies should be lead by techies.

Yes, Google admits police can wiretap your Hangouts for the gov't

Recently, on a Reddit "Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Friday, Google 'fessed up and said that although it encrypts its popular Hangouts conversations, it doesn't use end-to-end encryption. What exactly does that mean?

Op-Ed: Evolving Reddit — New video division will create unique content

New York City - Reddit is THE site everyone has an opinion about, for, or against. Some love it, some loathe it. It’s the internet’s answer to getting your face sandblasted every day, or a really fascinating roam around the world. Buzzfeed with soul, perhaps.

Reddit sees dramatic reduction in revenge porn victim reports

Reddit's community leader has updated the world on the website's continuing efforts to eradicate revenge porn. The popular discussion board known as the "front page of the Internet" has promised that revenge porn will not be tolerated.

Op-Ed: The top 10 sub-reddits all journalists should be checking out now

At 5.2 billion pageviews monthly, reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world. Journalists and news junkies can get the latest headlines from various reddit communities, from tech stories to sports highlights to offbeat news.

Op-Ed: Hoax – Priest who never existed claims he died, saw female God

Boston - So lately, tongues have been wagging due to a recent story of an elderly priest who died and had a conversation with God, and a female God at that. The story has been dancing around on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.

Op-Ed: Bill Gates warns against artificial intelligence

The debate regarding artificial intelligence has reached the commercial sphere. Bill Gates has joined Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk in warning of the risks to humanity from artificial intelligence. In an interview on Reddit, he explained his views.

Meet Redditmade, Reddit's own crowdfunding site

Reddit, the popular, self-described "Front Page of the Internet" has launched Redditmade, a crowdfunding platform for its subreddit users.

Apple and Reddit shut down the iWorm virus that took control of Macs

Apple has added the dangerous iWorm bug to its malware detector after 17,000 Mac users were found to have been infected with the virus.

Op-Ed: 4Chan user naked Emma Watson pics threat hoax by media co morons

New York - A user on 4Chan, a sorry excuse for a troll social site, has threatened to release nude pictures of Emma Watson after her recent feminist speeches. Watson, apparently, is one of many stars to be demeaned in this way.

Big tech firms to observe 'Go Slow' day as form of FCC protest

On September 10, if you're finding that Reddit is moving frustratingly slowly, don't panic — it's not your Internet connection. It's a protest of the FCC's potential changes to net neutrality laws.

Video: 15 missiles intercepted at once by Israel's Iron Dome

A video going viral online shows 15 missiles reportedly being shot into the sky in Israel, and moments later the Iron Dome missile-intercepting technology quickly dispatches all of the incoming attacks.

Op-Ed: Subreddit on beating women shut down

Most of our readers and Digital Journalists would not stomach a site that advocates violence against women. Unfortunately one sub-sector of the site Reddit approved of and applauded violence against women until a recent shutdown.

Op-Ed: For young guys on mobile, Twitter & Reddit erupt as leaders

New research coming out of Consumer Sharing Trends Report 2014 reveals that Twitter’s back and stronger than ever. And what social channel saw the second most dynamic growth, you ask? Reddit.

Reddit posts list of games affected by GameSpy shutdown updated

Reddit users have updated the list of games affected by the GameSpy shutdown to include games that will be still be available and games that will lose its multiplayer feature.

'Crysis' will not be saved from GameSpy shutdown

Crytek has officially confirmed that it has no plans to transfer the multiplayer features of 'Crysis' and 'Crysis 2' in response to the shutdown of GameSpy.

Reddit users generate list of games affected by GameSpy shutdown

In response to GameSpy's shutdown of its multiplayer servers, Reddit users have compiled a list of games that will be impacted.
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