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Covid live news: New Zealand reports first new cases in community; Russia approves vaccine

Coronavirus updates: community transmission ends over 100 days of virus-free streak; Putin claims vaccine success; deaths likely to pass 750,000 this week, says WHOGlobal report: coronavirus cases pass 20m as WHO points to ‘green shoots of hope’France extends mask use as Greece says it is in second waveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.22am BST Germany’s hospitality sector is starting to discuss ways in which it can prepare itself for a winter with coronavirus, amid fears that many pubs, r...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Greece, Putin, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Munich, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Who


Why Some of You Might Be Seeing a New ‘Quotes’ Section Underneath Tweets

Apparently, some more metrics on our tweets is exactly what is missing from our lives during a global pandemic. Or at least that’s what Twitter thinks. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Retweets, Misinformation


Klout Founder Tells the Slightly Dirty Secret of His Success

Klout, a website that defined the unctuous early days of social media, used to rate you based on your online presence. In its heyday, a high Klout score could get you special privileges - maybe a free soda - and bragging rights at the Rosewood hotel, the literal Hotel California where VCs checked you into their funds…Read more...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Science, Klout, Hotel California, Rosewood


Haunted by Regret Over Killing Vine, Twitter Purportedly Eyes Acquiring TikTok

While we’re all waiting to see if Microsoft succeeds in striking a deal to buy TikTok, bam! Surprise! Another big tech company, although not nearly as big as Microsoft, has apparently entered the fray, saying that it too is interested in arguably one of the hottest apps currently on the market. That company is…Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Vine, Donald Trump, Tiktok


What Is QAnon And Why Did Facebook Ban One Of Its Largest Groups?

Facebook has banned one of the largest groups devoted to the far-right, rabidly pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, Business Insider reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Misinformation, QAnon


Someone Leaked a Bunch of Confidential Intel Documents

Earlier today, a Twitter user leaked 20GB worth of confidential Intel documents stored on a file-sharing service—documents that the Twitter user claims they received from an anonymous hacker. According to the leaker, the folder contains classified information under NDA, and the hacker who provided the documents to…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Intel, Hacking, NDA, Privacy And Security


Cops Terrorize Black Family but Blame License Plate Reader for Misidentifying 'Stolen' Car

The Aurora Police Department in Colorado is blaming its license plate reader for misidentifying a “stolen” vehicle after video went viral showing a Black family with young children being menaced and traumatized by several cops. It’s just the latest example of police terror. The incident likely wouldn’t have drawn much…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Twitter, Science, Colorado, Police, Viral Videos, Black, Aurora, Aurora Police Department


Cops Terrorize Black Family but Blame License Plate Reader for Misidentifying 'Stolen' Vehicle

The Aurora Police Department in Colorado is blaming its license plate reader for misidentifying a “stolen” vehicle after video went viral showing a Black family with young children being menaced and traumatized by several cops. It’s just the latest example of police terror that likely wouldn’t have drawn much…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Twitter, Science, Colorado, Police, Viral Videos, Black, Aurora, Aurora Police Department


Trump Admin Moves to Boot GOP FCC Commissioner Who Hinted Its Social Media Order Is 'Gibberish'

The White House has yanked its nomination to give GOP Federal Communications Commissioner Mike O’Rielly another term at the agency, offering no explanation as to why.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Youtube, White House, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Tech Policy, Section 230, Mike O'Rielly, Mike Orielly


Twitter Finally Bans the Nazi. No, Not That One. No, the Other One.

Twitter has finally booted David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard and founder of the KKK revival group the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Kkk, David Duke, Klu Klux, Good Job Guys


Tucker Carlson Defends Doctor Who Says Demons Steal Semen From People While They Sleep

Fox News host Tucker Carlson lashed out at tech companies and reporters Tuesday night, insisting that a pro-Trump group called “America’s Frontlines Doctors” was being censored and improperly ridiculed for their beliefs. Carlson, of course, is full of shit.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Medicine, Youtube, Dna, America, Cnn, Aliens, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Tucker Carlson, White Supremacy, Carlson


How to Watch Tech CEOs Testify to Congress Today on YouTube, Facebook, and More

Big Tech companies will make history on Wednesday when some of the most powerful CEOs in the country testify to Congress. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet/Google will get the spotlight starting at 12 p.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, July 29.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Tim Cook, Pbs, Jeff Bezos, Hearing, Pacific, Twitch, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Reuters, Cordcutters


Twitter Trends Are a Crime Against Me, the President, Tweets President

Today in squirmy little squids squirting clouds of ink: Twitter trends that make the president look bad are somehow illegal, according to the president. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Social Media, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Mr President You Posted Cringe


Twitter Workers Also Abused Access to User Accounts, Including Beyoncé's: Report

Twitter contractors with high-level administrative access to accounts regularly abused their privileges to spy on celebrities including Beyoncé, including approximating their movements via internet protocol addresses, according to a report by Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Beyonce, Privacy, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Jack Dorsey, Twitter Hack, Bloomberg Read


Man With Sole Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons Retweets Random Fistfight

President Donald Trump retweeted a random fistfight over the weekend in an attempt to make fun of people who wear masks during the pandemic, the latest sign that Trump is basically a bored troll who just so happens to have the sole authority to launch America’s many nuclear weapons. Trump, as everyone knows at this…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, America, Social Media, War, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, Trump, Jake Tapper, President Trump, Our Garbage President, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Dozens of Hacked Twitter Accounts Had Their DMs Exposed, Twitter Confirms

Twitter never fails to disappoint. Despite its best(?) efforts, the platform remains the same bot-riddled, neo-Nazi-friendly cesspool that’s full of the same harassment and hate we’ve come to expect. With that said, it might not be too surprising that the high-profile Twitter hacking incident from earlier this…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Hacks, An Attempt


Twitter Expects QAnon Crackdown to Affect 150,000 Accounts Across Network

When should Twitter have banned QAnon, the conspiracy theory that has thoroughly convinced people, mainly Trump supporters, of an omnipresent threat of Satanic child abusers? Was it when Reddit banned their QAnon subreddit for making “violent threats” in 2018? Was it when a group of armed Arizona veterans stormed a…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Arizona, Reddit, Trump, QAnon, Accounts Across Network


No, a Reporter Did Not Call the White House Press Secretary a 'Lying Bitch'

An Al Jazeera reporter did not call White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany a “lying bitch” on Tuesday, despite claims to the otherwise by sizable contingent of pro-Donald Trump Twitter accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Audio, White House, Social Media, Al Jazeera, Donald Trump, Fake, Misinformation, Kayleigh McEnany, Donald Trump Twitter


CNN Blurs Faces of U.S. Secret Police in Viral Video

CNN aired a viral video on Sunday of U.S. secret police kidnapping people in Portland, Oregon—a tactic that White House officials say could be coming to several other cities in the coming weeks. CNN made an odd journalistic choice to blur the faces of the police in the video, but CNN’s Jake Tapper took to Twitter…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Media, White House, Social Media, Cnn, Viral Videos, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Jake Tapper, President Trump, Blurs, CNN Blurs Faces of U S Secret Police




Twitter Confirms 130 Accounts Were Hit in the Latest Hack

In the days since we saw some of Twitter’s highest-profile accounts taken over for what appears to be a massive cryptocurrency scam, we’ve come up with more questions than we’ve gotten answers. How, exactly, was that one Twitter employee actually involved? What sort of technical protections has the company come up with…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Cryptocurrency, Scammers


Everything We Know About the Big Twitter Hack of 2020

An apparent cryptocurrency scheme that bombed Twitter Wednesday saw the accounts of high-profile brands, crypto exchanges, businesspeople, celebrities, and politicians compromised in an unprecedented hack that raises serious concerns about the security flaws of the platform and what information could have been…Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Privacy, Encryption, Hacking, Hacks


Twitter Finally Blocks the Worst of Us From Tweeting [Update: It Was Too Good to Last Forever]

Twitter spectacularly shit the bed on Wednesday evening as it scrambled to stamp out a widespread hack of high-profile accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Log Off, Fun Times On The Internet With Friends


Twitter Finally Blocks the Worst of Us From Tweeting

Twitter spectacularly shit the bed on Wednesday evening as it scrambled to stamp out a widespread hack of high-profile accounts.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Log Off, Fun Times On The Internet With Friends


Why David Duke Is Allowed on Twitter, Polynesia and iOS 14: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well folks, as I’m sure all of you are aware, life is a bit rough right now. Although many of you probably do this already, I’m going to share what I do to cope with the news that the world is burning every time I wake up (or at least that what it feels like.) I scroll through TikTok, and then I am reminded that there…Read more...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Joe Biden, Sony, Nightmares, Donald Trump, David Duke, Polynesia, Game Boy Advance, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus, Ios 14


Twitter Defends Giving David Duke a Platform: He's 'Not Currently a Member of the KKK'

Why is David Duke, a white supremacist and former Klansmen, allowed to spout hateful anti-semitic, anti-trans, and anti-Black things on Twitter? According to the company, one reason Duke is not banned is that he’s not currently a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Seriously.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Youtube, Social Media, Public Relations, Pr, Racism, Kkk, Racist, Duke, Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, Our Garbage Twitter, Twitter Nazism


Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Trump on Twitter, Wants Tucker Carlson For VP

David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed President Donald Trump yesterday on Twitter and even tweeted a suggestion about a new running mate for the U.S. president: Tucker Carlson. Why is David Duke still allowed to be on Twitter while other white supremacists are getting booted in droves?…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Youtube, Nazis, Social Media, Racism, Kkk, Fox News, Tammy Duckworth, Donald Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tucker Carlson, David Duke, Anti Semitism


Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn't Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just 'News Alerting'

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Privacy, Minneapolis, Police, Social Media, Intelligence, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Protests, Mass Surveillance, Dataminr, George Floyd


Twitter Is Working on Some Kind of Mysterious Subscription Feature

Twitter may be finally working on a way for you to monetize your shitty tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in your bio—that, or it’s launching a new tier of premium or ad-free accounts. As reported by VentureBeat on Wednesday, the revenue-hungry social network is indeed building some kind of…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Payments, Subscriptions


Google, Twitter, and Facebook Stop Handing Over User Data to Hong Kong Cops

When Hong Kong passed its shiny new national security law last week, the city’s authorities were probably expecting a bit of pushback from the locals, who’ve called the new regime everything from “chilling” to “draconian” to nothing less than the Chinese Communist Party’s “takeover of Hong Kong.” Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Science, Chinese communist party, Authoritarianism, Google Twitter, Facebook Stop Handing Over User Data, Hong Kong Cops



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