A cacophony of self-pity drowns out r/The_Donald’s message as Reddit extends quarantine

Reddit‘s taken r/The_Donald’s teeth away. The once proud community was, in its heyday, the vanguard for the MAGA movement. Now it’s just a sad group of self-declared victims whining about how unfairly they’ve been treated by social media. Back in June, the subreddit was quarantined for “threats of violence against police.” Widespread community outrage over…

TikTok’s new set of safety videos teach users about features, the app’s focus on ‘positivity’ – TechCrunch

TikTok today released a new set of safety videos designed to playfully inform users about the app’s privacy controls and other features — like how to filter comments or report inappropriate behavior, among other things. One video also addresses TikTok’s goal of creating a “positive” social media environment, where creativity is celebrated and harassment is…

Startup founders share why they attend TechCrunch Disrupt – TechCrunch

On 11-12 December, thousands of savvy startuppers will flock to Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2019. Disrupt events, the premiere technology conferences hosted by TechCrunch, are known the world over as the place to launch, network, invest in and collaborate with the international early-stage startup community. Disrupt offers plenty of startup action — world-class speakers, Startup…

Your smart watch will soon log you into your accounts without a password

Authentication solutions provider Nok Nok Labs has officially announced the availability of FIDO-based passwordless authentication for smart watches. To that effect, the Palo Alto-based firm is launching a new software development kit (SDK) that offers a standardized means for verifying logins using smart watches, in addition to mobile apps, mobile web, and desktop web. The…