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Reddit annouce new CEO as Ellen Pao steps Down

  • 13/07/2015 at 07:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Reddit LogoReddit recently had issues when a popular employee was fired and users started a revolt against the decision. That lead to interim CEO Ellen Pao leaving Reddit and in a new announcement that Steve Huffman, the first CEO and co-founder is back at the helm.

Reddit has been going off with conspiracy theories about what happened and what’s not being said by the company. According to sources as Reddit and Pao, this was a mutual decision and she was not fire. Some conspiracy theorists on Reddit believe Pao was a scapegoat and the board wanted rid of her.

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Wondering what happened on Reddit? Here’s what you need to know

  • 06/07/2015 at 23:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Reddit LogoVisitors to Reddit might have found their usual content viewing disrupted last week after a revolt occurred on a number of major (and many minor) subreddits. So, what happened, and what does it mean now?

It all started with a surprise announcement. Victoria Taylor, the beloved AMA (Ask Me Anything) coordinator who oversaw interviews with many celebrities on the site, had been terminated.

This immediately started off a veritable storm of anger. Not only from the users of the site who had come to know her, but especially from the moderator’s of the site.

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Edward Snowden AMA was as fascinating as you would expect

  • 24/02/2015 at 23:06 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Edward SnowdenNSA whistleblower Edward Snowden joined journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald on Reddit yesterday for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion. The results were just as fascinating as you would expect them to be.

Edward Snowden, who has been living in Russia following threats to his person after his NSA revelations, was joined by filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), and journalist and attorney Glenn Greenwald for the discussion. All three had a great deal to say about the leaks, the fallout, and the future of privacy across the globe.

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Tim Berners-Lee hosted an AMA session on Reddit

Tim Berners Lee AMA RedditTo celebrate 25 years of internet Tim Berners-Lee was kind enough to answer some questions during an AMA session on Reddit website. It was a great opportunity to ask the father of the internet about Snowden, the dark side of the internet, BitCoin, his first computer and various other interesting facts.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee started the AMA Reddit saying that “As we celebrate the Web’s 25th birthday (see webat25.org), I want us all to think about its future and ask how we can help make it a truly open, secure and creative platform – available to everyone. The idea of an AMA is another great example of how the Web’s helping to connect and empower people around the globe and I’m really excited to be answering your questions!” And right away the questions started to emerge. Here’s the full dialog.

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CISPA could reinstate terror among U.S. citizens

CISPASOPA has already been forgotten, though it was the last threat against your privacy, launched by the government against the American people. In November they launched another assault, called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. At the last minute an amendment was added that expanded the powers far beyond cyber protection. But then again, the crooks in Washington are always perpetrating such abuses on the American people.

CISPA paves the way for the U.S. government and private business to cooperate on security threats, as well as on suspicions of child pornography. It shields private companies from law suits for sharing clients’ private information and correspondence, with the U.S. government, when it is for the sake of national security or on suspicion of child pornography.

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