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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Jack Dorsey expands on his vision of a decentralized social network and suggests an “app-store-like view of ranking algorithms” for users to select options   —  Dorsey expands on Twitter's vision for a decentralized network  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey imagines a future …
Feb 9, 2021, 8:45 PMIn context
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Ajit Pai says he won't move forward with rule-making on Section 230 and that he won't “second-guess” Facebook and Twitter's decision to bar Trump from posting   —  For the bulk of his tenure, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has avoided wading into the relentless controversies that defined President Trump's presidency.
Jan 7, 2021, 6:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches a new livestreaming option for influencers on its Amazon Live service, a home shopping network-style video feed on Amazon's retail site   —  Amazon is giving live streamers a new way to earn commissions on purchases of products showcased in their streams.
Jul 16, 2020, 9:15 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Despite pretending to be a free speech alternative to Twitter, Parler is taking down content and shutting down accounts   —  Well, that did not take long at all.  On Friday we predicted that just like every other social media platform out there, the new favorite among people who falsely …
Jun 29, 2020, 6:50 PMIn context
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Equipment from Cellebrite, popular with law enforcement for hacking into iOS/Android devices, is selling for $100-$1,000 on eBay; new units usually cost $6,000   —  When eBay merchant Mr. Balaj was looking through a pile of hi-fi junk at an auction in the U.K., he came across an odd-looking device.
Feb 27, 2019, 11:25 PMIn context
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
How Instagram has become a refuge for far-right figures who have avoided being banned from the site, including Alex Jones   —  Instagram hosts accounts from prominent right-wingers who have already been banned from Twitter and Facebook.  —  Alt-right social network Gab shuttered itself …
Oct 30, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Twitter bans ~1,500 accounts, source says for spreading misleading election-related content; the “NPC” accounts were 4chan and Reddit users posing as activists   —  Twitter has barred hundreds of right-wing users for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists.
Oct 16, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Holden Page / Crunchbase News:
Foursquare raises $33M Series F, two years after its major pivot from consumer social network to location data provider and $45M Series E   —  Tech companies want your location data, and over the years, Foursquare has banked a lot of it from willing users.  —  Originally billed …
Oct 8, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it's ending legacy API support, used by third-party apps like Tweetbot, due to “technical and business constraints”   —  It's hard to be a fan of Twitter right now.  The company is sticking up for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, when nearly all other platforms …
Aug 16, 2018, 1:07 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or partial nudity   —  Since Martin Belcher, a 50-year-old customer-services adviser based in the U.K., joined Twitter in 2012, he's tweeted out thousands …
Jul 14, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context

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