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Weird Wide Web: Terrorist hackers, missing children on Facebook and the anti-Tinder

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Multilingual news of the week

Google Translate’s next update will let you translate spoken words into another language in real-time, similar to Skype.

Hack of the week

Hackers who support Islamic State broke into a Pentagon Twitter account and YouTube channel. Officials played down the incident, however, saying no sensitive networks were penetrated.

Facebook public service of the week

The social networking giant this week announced a partnership with the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the US. This move will see the organisation sending Amber Alerts to the Facebook community to help find missing children. The alerts will appear on users’ feeds but law enforcement will determine the rage of the target area for each alert.

Source: Facebook

Amazing animation tool of the week

Does anyone remember Nintendo’s Power Glove? It was basically a complete failure. But animator Dillon Markey has brought one back to life, modifying it into a real impressive animation tool:


Source: Ava Benjamin/Vimeo

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Dating app with a difference of the week

This new app has been dubbed ‘The anti-Tindr’. Talk or Not aims to bring conversation back to the forefront of modern dating and reveals user’s photos piece by piece once a conversation is mutually exchanged, GeekWire reports.

Source: Talk or Not via iTunes

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