Viral FaceApp facing scrutiny, YouTube cracking down on stream-ripping
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The viral hit face at popularized by the excellent job it does at virtually aging selfies is facing scrutiny from US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
He's asked the FBI and FTC to open a national security and privacy investigation over concerns of how the app is using the data it collect.
YouTube's new copyright protection measures have caught the eye of a congressional committee and the recording industry.
The problem stems with the prevalence of stream-ripping third party sites, and the amount of influence in reach YouTube has.
In response, YouTube has ratcheted up efforts to block such ripping.
And finally, Twitter wants it to be easier to follow and join conversations on the platform.
Part of that is apparently adding small icons to users profile pictures in replies.
For example, a small microphone indicates the original poster every tweet, and an add symbol means a user was tagged.
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