Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Google, other tech companies warned over ‘dangerous’ banning of neo-Nazis, hate groups

Neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer has been pushed offline or perhaps to the dark web by companies such as GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare, which one...

Tim Cook defends Apple’s decision to pull VPN apps from China

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company’s decision to pull more than 60 virtual private network (VPN) apps from China during the company’s earnings...

Facebook censorship bias detailed in internal documents

Facebook’s censorship policies are skewed to protect “groups” such as white men from hate speech, but not “subsets” such as black children, according to...

No Go: AlphaGo vs. human Go master match censored in China

It looks like it will take more than a friendly game of Go to repair China-Google relations. Source

How does Facebook decide what to take down?

The world's largest social network is scrambling to keep up with violent videos and threatening content posted by its nearly 2 billion users. Source

Facebook calls cops on BBC journalists investigating company’s handling of child porn

A U.K. lawmaker called Facebook's move "extraordinary." Source

Reddit bans white nationalist groups ‘altright’ and ‘alternativeright’

Online message board Reddit has shut down two high-profile white nationalist groups on the site because of doxxing. Source

Badlands Twitter controversy shines light on national parks, climate change

Twitter, the preferred social media tool of Donald Trump that helped propel him to the presidency, is also boosting the popularity of national parks amid an information crackdown. Source

Facebook faces more pressure over charges of racial bias in censorship

Nearly 80 civil rights groups and supporters are accusing Facebook of racially biased censorship and want to meet with the company about their concerns. Facebook engages in “consistent and... Source

Apple removes New York Times apps in China in latest example of tech obstacles...

Bowing to China’s demands, Apple has removed apps by the New York Times from its app store there. It’s another reminder of the complicated issues Silicon Valley tech companies face in... Source