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Twitter is building a ‘subscription platform,’ and paying for tweets might be a thing

07.08.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

"This site is free" is a common refrain on Twitter. Meant to be read in the tone of sarcastic disbelief, it's often brought out to highlight the absurdity of a situation that someone has, typically, stumbled ***-first into online — on full disp... ...

U.S. is investigating claims that TikTok violated children’s privacy

The FTC and the Justice Department are investigating claims that TikTok, the popular social media app with close ties to China, violated a 2019 agreement to protect children's privacy. Reports Diane Bartz at Reuters,

The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others in May asked the FTC look into their allegations ...

Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

07.02.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn't.  In a Wednesday blog post, Facebook announced that (oops!) thousands of developers continued to receiv... ...

India bans TikTok after deadly military conflict, accuses app of ‘stealing’ data

06.29.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The Indian government banned TikTok, which is extremely popular in the country, for alleged privacy violations and threatening its "sovereignty." On Monday, the government of India announced the banning of 59 apps — including TikTok &#8212... ...

Facebook announces bold plan to label some awful content, sometimes

06.26.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Mark Zuckerberg has a bold new plan to occasionally do something about content that violates Facebook's policies. Every now and then. When the company feels like it.  In a Friday morning livestream and accompanying post, the CEO seemingly attemp... ...

Non-parody Devin Nunes can’t sue Twitter over a parody-cow account

06.25.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Devin Nunes is a real human obsessed with a pretend cow who loves to tweet. Sadly for him, as of a Friday ruling, the congressman from California will have to leave Twitter out of his ongoing litigious obsession.  Nunes, a Republican, sued Twitt... ...

Twitter flags another Trump tweet for ‘abusive behavior’

06.23.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The **** has broken.  Twitter once again slapped a label on a Donald Trump tweet Tuesday, writing that the president's ramblings about using "serious force" violated the company's abusive behavior policy. This move comes less than a month after ... ...