Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Senators to Tim Cook: Is Apple ‘enabling’ Chinese censorship?

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, raised concerns to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday over the company’s removal of 400 virtual...

Women boycott Twitter in solidarity with Rose McGowan

What Twitter has wrought with its brief suspension this week of actress Rose McGowan’s account: #WomenBoycottTwitter. The social network is being slammed for uneven...

Twitter says Rose McGowan’s account briefly locked over doxxing

Twitter on Thursday restored actress Rose McGowan’s account after a brief suspension, saying she violated the social network’s terms of service because one of...

Thanks, internet: Steve Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and the rise of the ‘alt-right’

Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist for President Trump, encouraged former Breitbart tech news editor Milo Yiannopoulos to “help save Western civilization” by...

Twitter cracks down on accounts promoting terrorism

Twitter has been stepping up its fight against terrorism, pulling down accounts that promote violence before users even send their first tweet. The San...

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

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