The European Union is once again asking Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other web companies to crack down on hate speech and speech inciting violence and terrorism but this time, its taking things a step further. The European Commission has issued guidelines for web companies to follow, and its warning the companies that, if they dont comply, the Commission may pass legislation. And that legislation, of course, could lead to some huge fines.There are a handful of guidelines so far. The Commission recommends that web companies appoint a dedicated point of contact, who law enforcement can contact when illegal content is discovered. It wants web companies to allow third-party trusted flaggers with specific expertise in identifying illegal content to come in and monitor potentially illegal posts. And it asks web companies to invest in technologies that can automatically detect potentially illegal posts and speech.
WASHINGTON The Department of Homeland Security will soon begin collecting social media data from all immigrants entering the United States, part of what agency officials call an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the country but privacy advocates see as an unnecessary intrusion that would do little to protect national security.The department will begin collecting the information on Oct. 18, the same day the Trump administrations new travel ban on citizens of seven countries and restrictions on those from two others are set to take effect.Green card holders and naturalized citizens will also have their social media information collected, with the data becoming part of their immigration file. It was unclear whether the monitoring would take place only in the application process or could continue afterward.
President Donald Trump told Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he was doing an “unbelievable job” fighting drugs in the country. Duterte promised to end drug use in the Philippines by killing drug dealers and users. A year into his term, thousands of people have died and Duterte continues to earn historically high approval ratings. As the nation’s police force carries out his bloody anti-drug campaign, it leaves behind a wake of grief in the families of those killed, and a portrait of the price the nation is willing to pay to bring discipline and order to the country.
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What happened to the Twitter app for Apple Watch? That’s just what people who updated their iPhone version of the Twitter app are asking, after discovering Twitter’s companion app for the Apple Watch has vanished from the App Store. Apple Watch users turned to the app to look at recent tweets, check out top trends and send tweets using the Watch’s voice-to-text feature. Now it’s gone.So what gives? When asked for a comment, Twitter said: “We heard from people that notifications were the most helpful part of the Apple Watch Twitter experience. With this, we are focusing on supporting more robust, media-rich notifications. We are committed to providing the very best Twitter experience on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch, and we’ll continue to iterate and improve our apps across all platforms.”
iOS 11 har nu installerats på runt 25 procent av alla de enheter som används ute på nätet och som har besökt någon av Apples alla tjänster.
Mätningen gjordes en vecka efter det att iOS 11 hade lanserats och 25 procent är något lägre än iOS 10 vilket delvis kan förklaras med att den här gången så levererades inte nya iPhone-modeller ut i samma takt som tidigare. Många väntar på iPhone X och leveranserna av iPhone 8-modellerna har precis kommit igång. iOs 11 är dessutom en stor uppdatering och de tenderar till att installeras i något långsammare takt än övriga versioner.