A new update on the ride-sharing app Uber has some users upset and creeped out.
BuzzFeed News reported that a number of Uber users are not comfortable with the app’s update in which it announced that it will collect users’ location data for up to five minutes after they arrive at their destinations..
NPR reported that users became aware of the update via a prompt to accept the change through a pop-up notification on their phones.
Despite the best efforts of Mark Zuckerberg to downplay Facebook’s role in the election of Donald Trump, the scrutiny of how fake news is spread on the platform has intensified.
Buzzfeed News is reporting that “more than dozens” of Facebook employees have created an unofficial task force dedicated to addressing the issue.
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A 37-year-old man was shot and killed by a Louisiana police officer during an altercation in front of a convenience store, officials said.
Medical examiners determined Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge died Tuesday due to multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back, the Associated Press reported.
BuzzFeed missed its revenue target by 32 percent in 2015, and has slashed its revenue projections for 2016 from $500 million to $250 million, the Financial Times reports. Initially known for its listicles and relatable GIFs, the youth-oriented media start-up has made a name for itself by dramatically scaling its audience (BuzzFeed had 181 million global unique visitors in the past month), investing in in-depth reporting, and expanding into video production. Just last week, BuzzFeed captivated 800,000 people simultaneously on a Friday afternoon as two of its employees, dressed in goggles and protective gear, wrapped a watermelon with rubber bands until it exploded, in a live-streamed Facebook video.
Britain’s advertising watchdog ruled Wednesday that US website Buzzfeed misled readers with an advertisement styled to look like a news story.
Such so-called “native” advertising, in which brands sponsor content designed by Buzzfeed to appeal to its young audience, is a speciality of the fast-growing digital media company, known for its viral news.