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Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
The Biden campaign asked Google and Twitter to take down Trump's misleading campaign ad, in addition to asking Facebook, and both companies refused the request   —  (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign sent letters over the last week to Facebook Inc …
Oct 11, 2019, 7:20 PMIn context
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Twitter releases new Catalyst app for macOS Catalina, now available to download in the Mac App Store   —  The most notable Catalyst app yet  —  Twitter's stop-start history of Mac development entered a new era today with the release of yet another all-new app.
Oct 11, 2019, 12:50 AMIn context
Lauren Goode / Wired:
The Essential Gem's unveiling resurfaces allegations against Andy Rubin, making clear that it's becoming hard to disassociate products from their makers   —  The Essential Gem's unveiling makes clear that it's becoming harder to disassociate new products from the people making them.
Oct 10, 2019, 8:30 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter says it has unintentionally used some email addresses and phone numbers provided for account security purposes for ad targeting   —  Twitter disclosed Tuesday that it “unintentionally” used some mail address and phone numbers for advertising even though the information was provided for account security.
Oct 8, 2019, 5:04 PMIn context
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
A behind-the-scenes look at how OpenAI's GPT-2 predictive text algorithm works, which can be “fine-tuned” to write phony customer reviews or even news articles   —  \u003clink href="https://www.newyorker.com/ projects/interactive/2019/191014-seabrook/css/ header_override.css" …
Oct 8, 2019, 7:15 AMIn context
New York Times:
The Trump administration is inserting CDA 230-like protections into international trade deals that shield online platforms from lawsuits related to user content   —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has begun inserting legal protections into recent trade agreements that shield online platforms …
Oct 8, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
VICE:
Twitter employees explain the platform's more relaxed approach to policing content, while keeping a 1,500-strong enforcement team vs. Facebook's 15,000   —  Multiple current and former Twitter employees, including executives, explain how Twitter really positions itself and its responsibilities around moderating speech.
Oct 7, 2019, 3:10 PMIn context
Sarah Gooding / WordPress Tavern:
Matt Mullenweg and Ruby on Rails' creator David Heinemeier Hansson discuss balance of power in open source projects, tradeoffs of growing WordPress market share   —  In what began as a heated conversation on Twitter, Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg and Ruby on Rails creator …
Oct 6, 2019, 7:52 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok says it is banning political ads because they don't fit with its “positive, refreshing environment”   —  Already under fire for advancing Chinese foreign policy by censoring topics like Hong Kong's protests and pro-LGBT content, the Beijing-based video app TikTok …
Oct 3, 2019, 2:45 PMIn context
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Twitter and TweetDeck experience partial outages worldwide, causing problems with login, images, polls, DMs, and more   —  Be nice to any journalists you see on Twitter right now — Tweetdeck is down and it's a headache for everyone.  While the company has said it's aware of issues and investigating …
Oct 2, 2019, 7:05 AMIn context

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