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Debunking 3 Viral Falsehoods About Kamala Harris

False and misleading information about Ms. Harris has surged in the days since she joined the Biden ticket.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Rumors and Misinformation, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


Kamala Harris and Disinformation: Debunking 3 Viral Falsehoods

False and misleading information about Ms. Harris has surged in the days since she joined the Biden ticket.
Tags: Twitter, News, Social Media, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Rumors and Misinformation, Presidential Election of 2020, Kamala D


Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for tweets

The Supreme Court on Friday found advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for tweets he had posted over the last few weeks. “When historians in future look back at the last 6 years to see how democracy has been destroyed in India even without a formal Emergency, they will particularly mark the role of the Supreme Court in this destruction, & more particularly the role of the last 4 CJIs,” Bhushan had said in one of the tweets against which the court had taken suo moto cognisance. B...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Supreme Court, India, Nagpur, Prashant Bhushan, Bhushan, Arun Mishra, Dushyant Dave


Instagram Retained Deleted Photos and Messages on Its Servers for Over a Year

Instagram has awarded a security researcher a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he found photos and private direct messages on the platform's servers that he had deleted more than a year ago (via TechCrunch). Saugat Pokharel discovered that his content hadn't been removed in October after downloading a copy of his data from the photo-sharing app. Instagram introduced the download option two years ago to comply with the European Union's data privacy GDPR regulations. Instagram said the reason Pok...
Tags: Twitter, Instagram, European Union, Pokharel, Saugat Pokharel, Instagram Retained Deleted Photos


Instagram wasn’t removing photos and direct messages from its servers

A security researcher was awarded a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he found Instagram retained photos and private direct messages on its servers long after he deleted them. Independent security researcher Saugat Pokharel found that when he downloaded his data from Instagram, a feature it launched in 2018 to comply with new European data rules, his downloaded data contained photos and private messages with other users that he had previously deleted. It’s not uncommon for companies to store fre...
Tags: Security, Social, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Pokharel, Saugat Pokharel, TechCrunch Pokharel


Instagram wasn’t removing photos and direct messages off its servers

A security researcher was awarded a $6,000 bug bounty payout after he found Instagram retained photos and private direct messages on its servers long after he deleted them. Independent security researcher Saugat Pokharel found that when he downloaded his data from Instagram, a feature it launched in 2018 to comply with new European data rules, his downloaded data contained photos and private messages with other users that he had previously deleted. It’s not uncommon for companies to store fre...
Tags: Security, Social, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Privacy, Social Media, Tech, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Pokharel, Saugat Pokharel, TechCrunch Pokharel


Twitter pledges to dial up efforts to combat election misinformation

In the latest sign of US platforms bracing for the 2020 US presidential election in November, Twitter has said it will step up efforts to prevent its service from being used to target voters with false information around election participation. Earlier today Facebook announced the launch of a voting hub aimed at combating election misinformation on its platform by gathering together genuine election resources. Twitter is spinning a bolder message — saying its aim is to “empower every eligi...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, Voting, US, Tech, United States, President, Presidential Election, Civic Technology, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, NASS


Ashley 'Dotty' Charles: 'Purveyors of hate have turned trolling into a business. We have the power to turn the tables'

By refusing to breathe life into the peddlers of hate we can put them out of a job• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the worldThere’s a hot new profession on the rise with incredible career prospects, flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. A fast-paced job in a rapidly growing industry that can catapult you from pen-pusher to proprietor without a single second of overtime. What is this highly desirable position? I present to you the dastardly role of the outra...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Technology, Media, Instagram, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, Life and style, Blogging, Rap, Culture, Digital Media, Ashley Dotty Charles


Prepare All Keyboard Warriors: A TikTok and Twitter Merger is Abound!

Earlier this week US President Trump has released an executive order regarding ongoing talks on banning TikTok. The document indicates that all transactions between US companies and TikTok must be banned within the next 45 days. The large media company owning TikTok, ByteDance, is now scrambling to choose which actions to do next – to sell or to close down. There had been multiple reports that Microsoft had also been in talks with ByteDance. It is reported that the company is eyeing the purchase...
Tags: Twitter, News, Microsoft, Advertising, US, Social Media, Trump, Twitter Microsoft, Tiktok, TikTok Ban


Twitter’s new API encourages devs to craft powerful third-party apps and useful bots

Twitter‘s had a rocky relationship with third-party developers creating apps on top of the service. Over the years, it has introduced limitations for apps such as the active number of tokens and the number of actions (you know, tweets, retweets, likes, and DMs) within a time frame, making it difficult to craft things like alternative Twitter clients. But Twitter wants to put all that in the past, as it launched its new API last night. The company now wants to play fair with developers and even e...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Design & Dev


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. The Trump administration is asking a court to dismiss the tech industry's legal challenge his executive order taking aim at social media companies. The lawsuit was brought in June by the Center for Democracy and Technology, a group backed by Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet subsidiary Google, which called Trump's directive "unconstitutional." Uber and Lyft have threate...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Instagram, California, China, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, New Delhi, Palantir, Alexa, Trump






National Review, Daily Caller Help Publicize Lies About Former Kamala Harris Staffer

According to leading conservative columnists, Twitter has hired Nick Pacilio, a former staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris, to decide which of President Trump’s tweets deserve to be fact-checked and which should be labeled for the public as “potentially misleading.” That’s news to Pacilio. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Kamala Harris, Trump, The National Review, Bullshit Artists, The Daily Caller, Sen Kamala Harris, Nick Pacilio, Kamala Harris Staffer, Pacilio Read


Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter team up to fight election interference

Big Tech wants to make sure the election is secure this time
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Microsoft, Trends, Social Media, Facebook Google Microsoft, Breaking


How TikTok tracks, Surface Duo preview, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech stories of the day, including how TikTok tracks and more.
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Tiktok, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, Microsoft Surface Duo


Inside Verzuz’s Collaboration With Apple and Twitter

Verzuz — the popular DJ battle where artists like Snoop Dogg and DMX square off and showcase their hits in friendly competition while fans cheer on via social media — has upped its game via a partnership with Apple Music and Twitter, which not only lifts the series’ already high profile, it elevates the production […]
Tags: Apple, Twitter, News, Jack Dorsey, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Verzuz


Amazon is chockfull of products promoting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory even as fellow tech giants like Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter crack down (AMZN)

Amazon currently displays hundreds of results for products associated with QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory, which the FBI has deemed as posing potential domestic terrorism threats. Business Insider found hundreds of results for t-shirts, books, stickers, masks, and other items when searching for "QAnon" in Amazon's marketplace. However, not all of the results were directly tied to the far-right fringe conspiracy theory — some were pro-Trump propaganda or messaging associated with "Blue ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Etsy, West Point, Nbc News, US, Trends, Walmart, Bbc, Fbi, Nevada, Lewis Carroll, Christchurch


Coronavirus Update 8-12-2020: Elevator anxiety

Has COVID-19 caused you to have elevator anxiety, as in a fear of being inside of a 7' x 5' box with other people? According to a not-quite scientific Twitter poll with over 4,000 responses, more than six in 10 workers will not use an elevator to get to their office. POLL (a retweet would be nice):Do you use an elevator to get to where you live?Would you be ok with using an elevator to get to work? (Assume ~3ft of spacing, and everybody wearing masks.)— Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) August 5, 20...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Jon Hyman


Comments on NTIA’s Petition to the FCC Seeking to Destroy Section 230

As requested by the Trump anti-Section 230 Executive Order from May, NTIA submitted a 57 page petition to the FCC asking the FCC to make rules interpreting Section 230. The FCC, in turn, has put the petition out for public comment ( Docket RM-11862), with the initial comment submission period ending September 2. I previously described NTIA’s petition this way: Normally we expect a government agency like NTIA to provide an intellectually honest assessment of the pros/cons of its actions and not...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Fcc, Microsoft, Yahoo, Law, Congress, Youtube, America, Ben Franklin, Commission, John, Ugc, Trump, Barnes


Twitter expands conversation limits feature to all users

Twitter has expanded its conversation limits feature to everyone, the company announced Tuesday. The limits allow Twitter users on the web version of the service or the mobile apps to restrict people from replying to their tweets, specifically people they don’t follow, or people who they have not mentioned in a tweet. “People tell us they feel more comfortable Tweeting [with the feature] and more protected from spam and abuse,” Director of Product Management Suzanne Xie said. Twitter started tes...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Privacy, US, Social Media, Ftc, Xie, Suzanne Xie


Can Law Firms Call Themselves Innovative When Their Leaders Don’t Use Twitter?

When I’m sharing a news story regarding a law firm on Twitter – positive news about the firm – it would be nice to give a shutout to the managing partner/executive chair as well as the firm, generally. The problem is that most chairs/managing partners are not active on Twitter. Being as weak as the next law firm when it comes to a simple form of innovation – communication – is a scary place to be. If you as a leader of a law firm, can’t reach in your purse or pocket and pull out yo...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Obama, Uncategorized, HARRIS


Twitter's Reply-Limiting Feature is Now Available To Everyone

Twitter is making one of its boldest experiments official. After months of testing, the company is bringing its reply-limiting feature, which allows users to control who can reply to their tweets, to all users. From a report: With the update, which is rolling out now to Twitter's apps and website, users can choose who can reply to tweets before they send them. The options are everyone, people you follow, and people you mention. If you choose people you mention, but don't mention anyone in the tw...
Tags: Twitter, Tech


Twitter now lets everyone limit replies to their Tweets

Twitter may describe itself as the town square, but that doesn’t mean you have to talk to everyone walking past your seat at the cafe. Today, to increase the amount of “meaningful conversations” that take place on Twitter, and to help people weed out abuse and spam in their replies, the company announced that it is rolling out a new feature where users can limit who replies to their Tweets. After a brief run in beta, the feature is rolling out globally starting today to users of the iOS and A...
Tags: Social, TC, Twitter, Tech, Xie, Retweet, Suzanne Xie, Kayvon Beykpour Twitter


Snake Eyes: Henry Golding Says G.I. Joe Spinoff is a Different Kind of Superhero Film

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Snake Eyes: Henry Golding says G.I. Joe spinoff is a different kind of superhero film Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding took to Twitter to reveal that he has already seen a cut of Paramount Pictures’ forthcoming G.I. Joe spinoff Snakes Eyes. He further hypes up the project by teasing fans that the movie will be far different from other typical superhero films. Originally scheduled to hit the theaters on October 23, 2020, the studio was reportedly planning to push back ...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Paramount Pictures, Golding, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, G I Joe, Stuber, Movie News, Kenta, Robert Schwentke, Brian Goldner, Henry Golding, Evan Spiliotopoulous, Andrew Koji Warrior, Scarlett Úrsula Corberó Money Heist, Baroness Haruka Abe


Twitter Tests Automatic Translation for Tweets in a Different Language

Twitter today announced it will begin testing a feature with a small group of users that automatically translates tweets in a language that they may not be able to read. Currently, users whose primary language is set to English in Twitter can tap or click a button to manually translate a tweet in their feed that's in another language. Starting today, however, users in Brazil will see English-language tweets that have been automatically translated to Brazilian Portuguese, rather than having t...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Brazil


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


The Problem With Allowing Fake News Into Your Speech

Fake news can make your whole speech fake Image Credit: Scott The reason that an audience will come to listen to what you have to say in your next speech is that they understand the importance of public speaking and they hope to learn something new. The thinking is that you have had an experience, done some research, or experienced something that changed you in a way that you will now be able to share with your audience. It is through your words that your audience hopes to experience what y...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Internet, Propaganda, Speaking, Facebook Twitter, Twitter Facebook, Facebook Google, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Fake News, Disinformation, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question For You, Inaccurate Information, Manipulated Information


An internal Facebook audit reportedly shows QAnon groups have millions of members, but some employees who ran the investigation fear the company won't take any action (FB)

As part of an internal investigation probing communities with potential ties to violence on its site, Facebook found millions of followers across thousands of groups associated with the far-right fringe conspiracy theory QAnon, per an NBC News report. However, some Facebook employees fear the company won't take the necessary action against the 3 million online QAnon group members, according to internal documents viewed by NBC News.  The employees also expressed concern that QAnon's presence on...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Trends, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, State, NBC News The


YouTube permanently bans white nationalist channel VDARE

The YouTube channel was a big promoter of white nationalist rhetoric and ideas
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, White Nationalists, Alt-right