Daily Crunch: Instagram fights bullying

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Daily Crunch: Instagram fights bullying

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1. New Instagram features flag potentially offensive comments, allow you to quietly ‘restrict’ users

Instagram seems to be trying to find ways to limit bad behavior without outright blocking posts or banning users.

The first feature is supposed to use Artificial Intelligence to flag comments that “may be considered offensive,” then gives those users the option to “undo” their comments before posting. The second addition is the ability to “restrict” users looking at your account — which is less obvious than outright blocking someone.

2. Apple stops selling the 12-inch MacBook, a computer you either loved or were confused by

Apple officially stopped selling the 12-inch MacBook today, a computer that hasn’t had an update since June 2017 and that is also maybe one of the most contentious Macs in Apple’s lineup.

3. The sinkhole that saved the internet

An in-depth look at the “kill switch” preventing future WannaCry outbreaks.

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4. FCC proposal would let it punish international robocallers

While the FCC

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