Articles about Reddit
13 Jun 2021
Single customer triggered bug that caused global internet outage: Fastly
On June 8, a global internet outage took the world by surprise at around 3:00pm Indian Standard Time. The outage affected many prominent news outlets and social media platforms including CNN, The Verge, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Reddit.
08 Jun 2021
Major websites including Amazon, The Guardian, CNN, Reddit down
A global internet outage (now resolved) was reported by several internet users around 3 PM Indian Standard Time. The disruption has affected a number of websites including news portals such as CNN, The New York Times, and The Guardian in addition to platforms such as Reddit.
27 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Here's how deepfakes could end humanity, and more
Unknown perpetrators, using the power of deepfakes, duped Dutch politicians into believing they were video conferencing with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's chief of staff.
26 Apr 2021
Reddit faces class action suit for hosting child pornography
Reddit is facing an unprecedented lawsuit under the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (FOSTA-SESTA) Bills introduced by then US President Donald Trump.
21 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more
You can find everything in Silicon Valley except originality. Sure enough, Facebook joins the mad rush to clone Clubhouse.
20 Apr 2021
Reddit throws open its Clubhouse clone to the masses
Every social media entity under the sun has either announced plans to clone Clubhouse or actually introduced a clone. After Facebook, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Telegram jumped on the audio-only social media bandwagon, Reddit has finally caught onto the phenomenon.
26 Mar 2021
Reddit parts way with controversial employee after site-wide protests
Reddit was compelled to part ways with former UK politician Aimee Challenor after hundreds of high profile subreddits went private to protest the platform's censorship.
26 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit users get transgender employee fired, and more
The last couple of days saw high drama with several high-profile subreddits going private to protest Reddit censoring dissent against an employee. Redditors expressed concerns against a recent Reddit hire and former transgender politician's checkered past.
23 Mar 2021
Bill Gates says his coding skills are now "rusty"
As the co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates surely is one of the pioneers of home computing, but he admits he is no longer on top of the programming skills that made him a billionaire.
08 Mar 2021
Reddit hires former Snap executive Drew Vollero as first CFO
Reddit, the internet discussion platform riding high on unprecedented growth, has roped in former Snap Inc. executive Drew Vollero as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
24 Feb 2021
Netizens decode message hidden in NASA's Perseverance rover's parachute
The parachute unfurled during the final descent of NASA's Perseverance rover had random pattern of red and white bands, on the face of it. NASA officials later said it contained an encoded message.
09 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more
Apple had recently taken great pains to warn us about its evil Big Tech brethren and their evil advertisements. Looks like it forgot to heed its own warnings.
09 Feb 2021
Reddit raises $250 million in Series E funding
Super Bowl advertisements are incredibly pricey, but Reddit seems to have got its money's worth. The self-declared "front page of the internet" has raised a cool $250 million in the latest funding round.
07 Feb 2021
Reddit steps in to stop coup attempt in WallStreetBets subreddit
Hollywood's entanglement in the people's rebellion against Wall Street has led to such high drama that Reddit was forced to step in.
06 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more
The fine journalists at BuzzFeed saw documents implicating former US President Donald Trump of many terrible things, but quickly deemed them too evil to be seen by their readers. So now we must take their word on the orange man being bad.
02 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Google pays for systemic racism, misogyny, and more
It looks like we've figured out why Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its motto in 2018.
01 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Musk's army of gamer cyborg monkeys, and more
There is never a dull moment with Elon Musk. At a recent Clubhouse interaction, the world's richest man revealed that his Neuralink start-up has monkeys with brain implants that allow them to play video games with one another.
29 Jan 2021
Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders
Trading app Robinhood on Thursday prevented investors from buying several stocks in order to facilitate short-selling hedge funds in their battle against the working class investors from the WallStreetBets subreddit.
29 Jan 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more
The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.
28 Jan 2021
Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'
Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.
28 Jan 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more
What began as a price war between Reddit's army of trading enthusiasts and the Wall Street billionaires over the GameStop stock, saw the hedge funds lose more than $10 billion.
28 Jan 2021
Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop
Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.
27 Jan 2021
SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage
SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.
02 Jan 2021
Redditor compresses 'Shrek' film onto a 1.44 MB floppy disk
In a stark departure from 8K televisions and high fidelity Blu-ray media playback, a Redditor has gone full retro by cramming the entire Shrek film onto a floppy.
28 Sep 2020
Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India
Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.
12 Sep 2020
Pixel 3 owners are complaining about swollen batteries: Details here
When Google had unveiled Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with top-end internals and impeccable cameras, they were seen as the company's answer to flagships in the market.
29 Aug 2020
Strange notifications hit Microsoft Teams users; now fixed
In the last couple of days, several users of Microsoft Teams reported receiving a flurry of mysterious notifications.
24 Aug 2020
Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G's image and specifications leaked
Google is expected to launch its all-new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G on September 30. In the latest development, the design and key specifications of both the handsets have been revealed in a now-deleted Reddit post.
27 Jul 2020
Instagram caught accessing camera unnecessarily on iPhone
Despite being in beta, Apple's latest iPhone operating system, the iOS 14, is doing wonders at bringing sneaky app behaviors into the limelight.
20 Jul 2020
Pixel 4 XL's glass back is coming off: Details here
Google's Pixel line-up has drawn a lot of attention for its extraordinary camera and software features.
09 Jul 2020
Facebook to PUBG, Army directs troops to delete 89 apps
Amid growing security concerns, the Indian Army has directed its troops to delete 89 smartphone applications.
05 Jul 2020
After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones
A few days back, we reported the case of Chinese video app TikTok snooping on the clipboard of iPhones.
05 Jul 2020
#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage
This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.
02 Jul 2020
Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?
Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.
30 Jun 2020
Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit
As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.
25 Jun 2020
Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name
Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.
19 Jun 2020
2020 MacBooks are running into USB 2.0 connectivity issues
The latest line of MacBooks - 2020 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air - is running into connectivity issues, creating problems for a number of users around the world.
14 Jun 2020
Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer
Microsoft is having a hard time getting a grip on Windows 10 issues.
10 Jun 2020
Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member
Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.
07 Jun 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Google's incognito tracking, 'infected' Android wallpaper, Mitron app, more
This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.