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Reddit scraps Alien Blue in favor of in-house built iOS and Android apps

Reddit has released two self-created mobile apps that it hopes provides users with a great foundation to explore the site’s content. The new iOS and Android apps are replacing the Alien Blue app, which Reddit will remove from the App Store, although it’ll still work without support for those that have previously downloaded it. Launching […]

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Reddit change raises alarm about possible U.S. government spying

(Reuters) – Digital privacy advocates and users of Reddit expressed their alarm on Friday over a change in the forum’s transparency report that suggested it may have been asked to give customer data to FBI investigators under a secretive government authority. The annual report lists a variety of requests the site has received for information […]

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Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report

WASHINGTON (By Dustin Volz for Reuters) — Social networking forum Reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked to hand over customer data under a secretive law enforcement authority. Reddit deleted […]

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Reddit’s 2015 stats: Pageviews up 16% to 82 billion, submissions hit 73 million, comments pass 725 million

Reddit today announced that in 2014 it served an impressive 82.54 billion pageviews in over 88,700 active subreddits. The company also shared that it saw 73.15 million submissions, received 725.85 million comments, and enjoyed over 6.89 billion total votes during the year. Using 2014’s figures, we can see that pageviews were up 15.85 percent year-over-year […]

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Reddit is down, but only if you’re logged in: ‘all of our servers are busy right now’

Is Reddit down for you right now? There’s a simple solution: Just log out. Alternatively, you can just fire up Reddit in incognito mode. Voilà. Complaints about the outage at the online discussion board have been ongoing for a few hours now, according to searches on Facebook and Twitter. Sites like Down Detector confirm the […]

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Reddit details privacy policy update, starts rolling out Do Not Track support

Reddit has announced it will be updating the privacy policy for its online discussion board “in a little over a month.” Company Chief Executive Steve Huffman took to the site to explain the changes that will be taking place. Of note in the policy update is how long Reddit will store IP addresses for users […]

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How tech companies are showing support for France after Friday’s attacks

A few tech companies — namely Airbnb, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Reddit — have taken measures to express their solidarity with France after terrorist attacks hit Paris yesterday, where 127 are reported to have died. Some of these expressions aren’t huge, but they’re still notable, because the Francophilia hasn’t spread across the board. Twitter, which […]

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