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Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:289 groups and individuals signed 23 SCOTUS amicus briefs supporting Microsoft's case to prevent US government seizure of emails stored on servers in Ireland — Members of Congress took the same position as members of the European Parliament. The U.S. Chamber [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
Twitter:Twitter to email 677,775 people in the US who followed, retweeted, or liked a tweet from one of Russian government-linked Internet Research Agency accounts — When we appeared before the United States Congress last fall, Twitter publicly committed to regularly updating both congressional committees … [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
If you had the chance to ask your favorite vlogger what they want in a camera, you'll probably get a laundry list of feature requests. It should have the ability to record 4K video in a variety of framerates. It should be small and unobtrusive, so it can be carried [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: The Verge – Curcuit Breaker
Martin Matishak / Politico:President Trump signs the bill to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, extending warrantless surveillance program through 2023 — The law tweaks the sweeping warrantless programs that intercept digital traffic of foreign targets while hoovering up the personal information of an unknown [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:Facebook to survey users to measure trust in publications, data will affect News Feed rankings; news will make up 4% of News Feed posts, down from 5% — Tech giant will rely on user surveys of trustworthiness to try to preserve objectivity [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
The Jamboxx, a hands-free wind MIDI controller, has relaunched and opened its store again after a year and a half-long hiatus off the market. The new version of the Jamboxx is retooled to include a specially developed optical sensor that should last longer and provide a better playing experience. The Jamboxx [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: The Verge – Curcuit Breaker
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:Sources: YouTube plans to create Intelligence Desk to seek out inappropriate content using Google data, user reports, social media trends, outside consultants — Following a series of scandals and advertiser boycotts, YouTube takes a more proactive approach to hateful and offensive content. [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:Apple has hired a team of at least 18 people from a startup called Silicon Valley Data Science, including the co-founder CEO and CTO — Apple has made a quiet but interesting move in its longer-term strategy around courting more business from enterprises. The [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
Katie Collins / CNET:EU says social networks remove 70% of hate speech, up from 59% in May, review 81% of reported content within 24 hours; Instagram and Google+ join the initiative — Instagram became the latest social network to sign up to the EU's code of conduct on [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon — Amazon's slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa. Up to now, the [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: TechMeme Firehose

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