Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom

Twitter has spent the past several months trying to fix its verification mess, but it looks like you’ll have to wait a while longer for a solution. New product lead Kayvon Beykpour has announced that Twitter is putting its verification reform efforts on hold to focus on “information quality” in the run-up to the US mid-term elections. The move is meant to help the social network “move faster” on areas it thinks are “most important,” Beykpour said.

The company will come back to the verification issue once it makes “more progress,” Beykpour added, referencing an email that hinted it might take a few weeks. He also acknowledge that the ad hoc verification in the meantime has produced “frustration” from people who already saw Twitter verification as a mysterious, inconsistent process.

Källa: Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom

Trump Now Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that he had misspoken a day earlier in Helsinki, Finland, when he appeared to take the word of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia over the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies on Russian election meddling in 2016. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump said he “accepts” those findings.

Mr. Trump said the misunderstanding arose from his use of a “double negative.”

“The sentence should have been ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia,’ sort of a double negative,” he said. “So you can put that in and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself. I have on numerous occasions noted our intelligence findings that Russians attempted to interfere in our elections.”

Källa: Trump Now Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling

Netflix announces its first TV shows and movies from Millarworld

Today, Netflix announced the first TV shows and movies based on comic book writer Mark Millar’s properties. Netflix will add two television series and three movies to its original programming.

Television shows include Jupiter’s Legacy, a superhero story that spans multiple generations. There’s also American Jesus, about a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he’s Christ returned to Earth, which will also be multilingual (Spanish and English).

Källa: Netflix announces its first TV shows and movies from Millarworld

Netflix CEO: ‘Net neutrality advocates have won the day’

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings played down the rollback of net neutrality regulations in the US.

“Around the world net neutrality has won as a consumer expectation,” Hastings said Monday during a video discussion of Netflix‘s second-quarter financial performance. “Broadly around the world consumers have the expectation and ISPs are delivering it,” he added, referring to Internet service providers.

“The net neutrality advocates have won the day in terms of those expectations,” he said.

Even in the US, where stricter net neutrality protections were rolled back earlier this year, Netflix doesn’t expect that dynamic to change, he added.

Källa: Netflix CEO: ‘Net neutrality advocates have won the day’

Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty in theft of Project Titan trade secrets case

Last week, it was reported that a former Apple employee had been charged by the FBI with stealing trade secrets related to the company’s Project Titan autonomous driving technology. As reported by Reuters, however, Xiaolang Zhang has pleaded not guilty…

The report explains that Zhang pleaded not guilty during a hearing today in San Jose, California. Details are sparse at this point, but we do that Zhang has retained his own lawyer, Daniel Olmos, for the case.

Källa: Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty in theft of Project Titan trade secrets case

Netflix shares tank after big miss on subscriber growth

Netflix Inc’s subscriber growth fell short of Wall Street expectations on Monday, sending shares of the normally high-flying stock down 14 percent on fears that the company’s rapid expansion is slowing.

The streaming video pioneer added 5.2 million customers from April through June, 1 million fewer than forecasts from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, as it added new programming including “Lost in Space” and new episodes of Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and “13 Reasons Why.”

Källa: Netflix shares tank after big miss on subscriber growth

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