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UK outs extremism blocking tool and could force tech firms to use it

The UK government’s pressure on tech giants to do more about online extremism just got weaponized. The Home Secretary has today announced a machine learning tool, developed with public money by a local AI firm, which the government says can automatically detect propaganda produced by the Islamic State terror group with “an extremely high degree …

Despite controversy, Logan Paul hasn’t done anything to be kicked off of YouTube

Despite the controversy surrounding YouTube celebrity Logan Paul (thanks to a string of videos exploiting an apparent suicide and tasering a rat), the young media personality hasn’t done anything to warrant being kicked off of the platform that made him a star. That’s according to chief executive Susan Wojcicki, who defended her company’s treatment of …

YouTube is expanding Red to more countries

YouTube Red will expand its subscription service to as many as 100 countries, according to YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki . Speaking at Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., Wojcicki said that YouTube will be looking to expand its Red service “to many more countries”. The subscription service first launched in October 2015 …

The latest viral challenge will have you sleeping in Ikea, and police are cracking down

South Yorkshire police issued a warning about a new internet trend called the “24 hour challenge” after an 11-year-old boy went missing. The challenge involves staying the night in an Ikea store undetected and sneaking out in the morning. The trend took-off in 2016 when 2 YouTubers successfully stayed the night at the warehouse. 

Use Google Chrome on Android to Play YouTube Videos in the Background

Wouldn’t it be great if you could check your emails on the phone and also enjoy YouTube videos in the background at the same time? Or, to save battery, you turn off the phone display and YouTube would still continue to stream the audio from the selected YouTube playlist in the background. Unfortunately, none of …

Here's how you can build your Elon Musk flamethrower, if that's your, uh, 'thing'

Why buy crap when you could build your own crap, thanks to instructional videos on YouTube? One YouTuber recently posted the most badass DIY video that shows viewers how to make an exact replica of Elon Musk’s promotional flamethrowers.  After Musk’s 20,000 flamethrowers sold out in just four days, YouTuber “So I Had This Idea…” …