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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown o… Source: Engadget | China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its …

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How to Purge Social Media 'Friends' So You Can Have Fun Online Again

It now seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that social media is bad—bad for our well-being and privacy, too much of a time-sink, and so on. But does it have to be? Can it be made good? Or, slightly less bad? Shaking up who you follow and share with can do wonders for your …

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The Game Awards will stream on more than 40 platforms next month

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means awards season is getting into full swing. The Game Awards takes place December 6th at 9PM ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and this year, it will stream live on more than 40 video platfo… Source: Engadget | The Game Awards will stream …

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Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Kicking Nazis off tech companies' services is so easy, and such a simple thing to do. It is such a basic act of human decency, a trivial task that would stop PayPal, Stripe, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, GoDaddy and many more from being unquestionabl… Source: Engadget | Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Twitter expands its reporting options for spam tweets and accounts

Until now, Twitter's reporting process has offered limited options for you to let the company's staff know exactly why you're flagging iffy tweets. That changed somewhat on Wednesday, as you can specify the type of spam you're drawing attention to wh… Source: Engadget | Twitter expands its reporting options for spam tweets and accounts

Twitter May Soon Remove 'Likes' in Ongoing Effort to Promote Healthy Conversations

Twitter is reportedly planning to remove “likes” from the social media platform as its CEO Jack Dorsey told employees at an in-house event last week that he was “not a fan of the heart-shaped button,” and that it would be eliminated “soon” (via Variety). In a Tweet, the Twitter Communications team said it is “rethinking …

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With Khashoggi, tech confronts its blood money

In 2015 we laughed at Hacking Team for getting hacked. Their profit-driven facilitation of human rights abuses around the world was somehow barely competent, but notorious. They sold illegal hackware and surveillance tech to brutal regimes and traine… Source: Engadget | With Khashoggi, tech confronts its blood money

Twitter tests status updates and ‘ice breaker’ tweets

Last month, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that one of his company's goals is to "increase the health of public conversation" on its platform. And it's a talking point Twitter has come back to throughout the y… Source: Engadget | Twitter tests status updates and ‘ice breaker’ tweets

Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

Though President Trump and Vice President Pence have repeated claims that China is actively trying to meddle in the upcoming US midterm elections, officials at Facebook and Twitter have now said they haven't come across any such attempts. Anonymous p… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

I Did Not Buy 6,500 Pairs Of Nikes To Send To The Dump, But Thousands Of Idiots Think I Did

First off, let’s get something out of the way: I did not purchase $1.3 million dollars’ worth of Nike Air VaporMaxes (White/Varsity Purple/Metallic Silver/Aqua, size 9.5) with the intent of shipping them to the Glendale city dump.Read more… Source: Kotaku | I Did Not Buy 6,500 Pairs Of Nikes To Send To The Dump, But …

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Twitter Testing Revamped Desktop Site With Bookmarks Integration

Twitter is testing an updated version of its desktop site that includes a new Bookmarks feature, the company outlined in a tweet earlier today. Bookmarks is a feature that was added to the mobile version of Twitter earlier this year but has yet to make its way to the desktop. The Bookmarks option is designed …

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Facebook temporarily deleted cross-posted tweets

If your Facebook suddenly looked sad and empty, devoid of all those tweets you cross-posted over the years, don't worry: they'll be back soon enough. Some users have recently discovered that their cross-posted tweets disappeared from Facebook, includ… Source: Engadget | Facebook temporarily deleted cross-posted tweets