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- Can Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ carbon goal succeed?The tech giant admits its "carbon negative" goal is ambitious. ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Why Twitter Is Messy, Glitched, and in Love With DramaSomething odd happened this week on Twitter: A hashtag became the most popular topic in the country by accident.After Senator Elizabeth Warren brushed away the handshake of Senator Bernie Sanders in the moments following a debate, Sanders supporters—or, at least alleged Sanders supporters—began to tweet the hashtag #NeverWarren. Several left-leaning journalists and online Sanders surrogates noticed the rising phrase and sent tweets opposing it. But since their tweets accumulated likes and retweets, they only made the hashtag itself more popular. The algorithm that determines the social network’s most popular topics, after all, could not differentiate between a tweet endorsing #NeverWarren and a tweet rejecting it. When the NBC reporter Ben Collins noticed this phenomenon and tweeted about it, his own tweet accumulated more than 7,500 likes and retweets, and lofted the hashtag even higher.It was faintly ridiculous. It seemed to encapsulate many of the issues with hosting the public sphere… ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Girlsdoporn offline after losing legal battleThe site owners were ordered to pay $12.8m in damages to 22 women who appeared in videos it published. ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five yearsThe European Commission wants time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused. ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Spotify’s personalised playlist for pets and other newsBBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the best of the week's technology news. ..... Read More.2 days ago
- Facebook blocks the Spinner’s ‘brainwashing’ techSocial network orders the Spinner to stop targeting its users with "disguised" ads. ..... Read More.3 days ago