Monday, the attorneys general of 48 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, said they had begun an investigation of whether Google is abusing its power as the dominant provider of internet search.
CD Projekt Red Is Definitely Making New Witcher Games, Whatever They May Look Like.Finally, CD Projekt Red, developer of The Witcher games and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, shared in their most recent financial report a new corporate strategy, which they're calling a "dual-franchise model."
Last year, he decided to develop his own platform, JustFor. Fans, which includes features like a store where creators can hawk merchandise, personalized phone numbers to text with followers, and the ability to sell videos (which OnlyFans now offers too).
A new report by researchers at Northeastern University confirms that the nation’s four major wireless carriers throttle at least some video content on their networks, and suggests a few workarounds for those who want the best possible video quality on their mobile devices.
In a report Thursday, the Pew Research Center said that in the vast ecosystem of YouTube’s English-language videos, children’s content and content featuring kids under 13 are some of the most popular videos on the site.
FaceApp is also the product of a Russian company that sends photos from your device to its servers, retains rights to use them in perpetuity, and performs artificial intelligence black magic on them.
In the case of the pedophile scandal, YouTube's AI was actively recommending suggestive videos of children to users who were most likely to engage with those videos. The feedback loop works like this: (1) People who spend more time on the platforms have a greater impact on recommendation systems.
Though they are developed by well-known companies and the location sharing is advertised for accepted uses, these apps also have the potential to be exploited by attackers who have access to victim devices.
YouTube will also start disclosing to iOS users the reason a video was recommended to them, like how Facebook tells you why you saw a specific advertisement or post in your News Feed.
YouTube is changing its hate speech policy to more effectively police extremist content, a move targeting the legions of neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists, white supremacists, and other bigots that long have used the platform to spread their toxic ideologies.
While at a streaming and gaming conference, Crystal Abidin, a digital anthropologist studying internet celebrity, and a few other women presenters referred to people who think of themselves as "gamers" as "influencers" or "internet celebrities.
In its third Content Standards Enforcement Report, Facebook laid out the sheer amount of prohibited content that appears on its platform, including fake accounts, spam, terrorist propaganda, child sexual exploitation, hate speech, bullying, nudity, violence, and the sale of regulated goods.
When Rec Room launched in the summer of 2016, it didn't feel like a platform for social virtual reality as much as it did a collection of mini-games.
Periods of extremely warm sea surface temperatures persisted for a prolonged period of time and extended thousands of kilometres [Photo: Dave Allen, NIWA]. For the past two summers, the Tasman Sea has experienced a marine heatwave, where periods of extremely warm sea surface temperatures persisted for a prolonged period of time and extended thousands of kilometres.
The spokesperson said Facebook’s and Instagram’s approaches to misleading posts differ in part because Instagram lacks a re-share button and the content users see in their Instagram feeds comes solely from accounts they have chosen to follow, unlike on Facebook.
Alex Jones evaded an earlier Facebook ban through a network of unofficial sites sharing Infowars content. Jones and his allies were able to evade an earlier ban through a network of ostensibly unofficial pages sharing Infowars content.
Responding to many questions about the speed of their reaction and the continued availability of the shooting video, several companies published posts or gave interviews that revealed new information about their content moderation efforts and capacity to respond to such a high-profile incident. The post-Christchurch push for centralizing censorship goes well beyond the GIFCT hash database.
More specifically, Ghosh says that it's time to make changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act , which protects social media sites like Facebook from liability for the content their users share. "This requires a collective effort, from Facebook, users, potentially security companies like us to keep these actors off social media sites," he says.
Facebook Takes On White Nationalism, Plus More in Tech News. Facebook appears to be the first platform to take a stand against white nationalism specifically, but the question of whether other platforms will follow suit, and if Facebook can actually rid its platforms of these kinds of posts, remains to be seen.
In a blog post published Wednesday, Facebook said that after three months of talking with civil society and academics, it agrees that “white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups.” The company’s content moderators will start to remove posts next week that include explicit phrases like “I am a proud white nationalist.”.
A copy of the directive published by European Parliament member Julia Reda, a member of the Pirate Party Germany who opposes the legislation, says companies will need to follow "industry best practices" for preventing the upload of copyrighted materials.
Why Tech Didn't Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral The online spread of a video from a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch Friday shows the limits of social media moderation.
These overdue moves illustrate the companies’ ability to identify and police false content, and they undercut a notion widely embraced in the social media industry that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube shouldn’t be “arbiters of the truth.” WIRED OPINION ABOUT Paul M.
If Facebook were a conventional supply monopolist, it would be vertically integrating by, say, launching a rival media service to Fox News and then selectively amplifying its own content at the expense of outside rivals.
AT&T's move signals that to start a new branded content enterprise, you'll need to be part of an enormous, epic bundle that is either integrated into a distribution powerhouse (think AT&T and Comcast) or so ginormous that the distribution powerhouses have to take it seriously and allow it to reach consumers undisturbed.
There cannot be a decentralized social media network unless there are rules that are held in common among an arbitrarily large, open group of publishers and readers—for example, standards for types of content and protocols for transmitting and displaying it.