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instagram takes uber live hostage: your daily distraction... you're welcome.

instagram takes uber live hostage: your daily distraction... you're welcome.
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #184 • View online

YouTube Moves To Protect Kids
YouTube seems to finally be taking on at least some responsibility for protecting their viewers. The platform terminated the kids’ channel ToyFreaks as it violated child endangerment policies by showing a nearly abusive relationship between a dad and his daughters. At over 8 million subscribers, the channel was among the top 100 channels on YouTube. Hopefully this means affirmative action will be taken against other concerning content on the platform.
Protecting kids should have been a priority a long time ago, but at least YouTube has made some action.
Protecting kids should have been a priority a long time ago, but at least YouTube has made some action.
TV Surfers Turn To The Net
As we get our mindless content consumption online now, it might come as no surprise that the days of channel surfing are over. Perhaps now that short term video has grown cross-platform, we’re happy to actually sit down and just watch a full program, (or maybe we’re too busy looking at our phones to change the channel).
It makes sense that we're more dedicated to our TV programs when we watch so few of them.
It makes sense that we're more dedicated to our TV programs when we watch so few of them.
Thanks A Lot Uber
After a super great year for the ride-hailing program, Uber has hit a high point, as it was revealed that last year hackers were payed off with $100,000 from the company as they had stolen data from over 57 million users and employees. They had managed to keep it entirely quiet for a year, until CEO Dara Khosrowshashi confessed to the incident in a statement yesterday.
57 million people were affected, and you didn't think to let them know? Really??
57 million people were affected, and you didn't think to let them know? Really??
Live Facetime Now Available
Have you ever thought, “I’d like to Live Stream this, but I really want my friend’s face to be on this too”? Your wish has been granted, as Instagram now allows friends to take part in another’s live stream by requesting to join it. So basically, we now have public, streamable Facetime. 
Did we ask for this? No, but now that we have it the possibilities seem endless!
Did we ask for this? No, but now that we have it the possibilities seem endless!
Is Scott Rogowsky Being Held Hostage?
Viral interactive game show HQ Trivia may be holding their host hostage, or at least some fans of the show online feel that might be the case. Tweeting with #FreeScott, they were reacting to a threat by CEO Rus Yusupov that he would fire Scott for comments made in an interview with the Daily Beast. Faced with a fuzzy screen due to “technical difficulties”, fans were left to their own imaginations.
We're 100% on board with #FreeScott!
We're 100% on board with #FreeScott!
Have a great American Thanksgiving to our American friends, from the Truly Social team!
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