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Bigotry Has No Innocent Intent

If Facebook isn’t willing to ban even “misinformed” Holocaust deniers, it doesn’t understand how hate works online.

The Industry
July 18 2018 5:43 PMFacebook Announces New Policy Banning Misinformation That Leads to Violence
Future Tense
July 18 2018 3:45 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Prepare for Russia’s Infiltration of U.S. Elections to Get Worse
The Industry
July 18 2018 10:48 AMElon Musk Apologizes to Thai Cave Rescue Diver He Called a “Pedo”
The Industry
July 17 2018 3:45 PMTinder Will Now Let Users Flirt With Their Bitmojis
Future Tense
July 17 2018 2:17 PMThe Big Tech Companies’ Congressional Hearing Got Interesting When They Were Asked About Other Countries Abusing Their Platforms
The Industry
July 16 2018 5:17 PMAmazon’s Website Is Not Having a Great Prime DayDon’t worry: It’s still selling stuff at a record pace.
Future Tense
July 16 2018 12:55 PMMillions of Verizon Customers’ Information Was Exposed Because of a Third Party It Hired to Analyze the Data (Update: Actually, This Happened Last Year)
Future Tense
July 16 2018 9:51 AMWith its New Line-up of Funded News Shows, Facebook Sure Does Look Like a Media CompanyAnd it’s going to have a tougher time explaining why traditional media regulations shouldn’t apply to them.
Gizmos
July 16 2018 9:00 AMA Definitive Ranking of Today’s Celebrity HeadphonesThe Rock is (maybe) bringing back celebrity headphones. Is that a good thing?
The Industry
July 15 2018 8:00 AMApple Music Is Beating Spotify. What Should Spotify Do About It?
Gizmos
July 14 2018 9:30 AMIs Prime Day Worth the Hype?How the deals stack up against Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Future Tense
July 13 2018 8:19 PMWhat the Latest Mueller Indictment Reveals About Guccifer 2.0, the “Lone Hacker” Who Was Really a Group of Russian Agents
Future Tense
July 13 2018 3:17 PMRussian Operatives Allegedly Funded Their Hacking With Bitcoin During the 2016 Campaign
Gizmos
July 13 2018 8:00 AMComing to the SurfaceMicrosoft’s Surface tablets have never been able to compete with Apple’s iPads. There’s finally reason to think that might change.
Users
July 12 2018 4:08 PMDonald Trump Lost 340,000 Followers After Twitter Purged a Bunch of Suspicious Accounts
Future Tense
July 18 2018 4:17 PMThe Macedonian Fake News Racket Was Sketchier—Maybe a Lot Sketchier—Than We Initially Thought
The Industry
July 18 2018 11:17 AMEU Hits Google with $5 Billion Fine for Breaking Antitrust Rules in Android Business
Future Tense
July 18 2018 9:00 AMBlockchain Is Helping to Circumvent Censorship in ChinaIt’s not all hype—at least this time.
Users
July 17 2018 3:33 PMCongress Live-Streamed Its Hearing on Social-Media Moderation, and the Comments Were Flooded With Racist Trolls
Users
July 16 2018 5:27 PMShruggies Are Not Good Enough in an Emoji Spelling BeeEven when you’re trying to translate “I really don’t care, do u?’
The Industry
July 16 2018 3:14 PMEven Ajit Pai, Who Paved the Way for the Sinclair Merger, Now Thinks There’s Something Fishy About the Sinclair Merger
Future Tense
July 16 2018 10:50 AMMueller’s Latest Indictment Suggests Russia’s Infiltration of U.S. Election Systems Could Get WorseWith the 2018 midterms looming, we need to prepare for an even more damaging attack.
The Industry
July 16 2018 9:41 AMElon Musk Baselessly Calls Diver Involved in Thai Cave Rescue Mission a “Pedo”
Science
July 16 2018 8:00 AMWant to Fight Climate Change? Start by Carefully Watching Your Own Backyard.Phenology, not to be mistaken with phrenology, is a delightful and challenging way to fight climate change from home.
Future Tense
July 14 2018 2:25 PMWhy Does Microsoft Want a Government Crackdown on Face Recognition?
The Industry
July 14 2018 8:00 AMHow Apple Plans to Win the Mobile Payment WarThe mobile payments space is hugely profitable. Can Apple become the go-to option?
Science
July 13 2018 6:35 PMIs “What the Fluff” Cruel to Pups?The viral videos are hilarious, and what we know about canine cognition suggest they’re also probably harmless.
The Industry
July 13 2018 12:58 PMFacebook Won’t Make the Bed It Lies InIt’s a problem that the social network won’t ban organizations like Infowars. It’s an even bigger problem that Facebook is so large that society might need it to.
The Industry
July 12 2018 6:07 PMThe Justice Department Wants to Go Another Round With AT&T Over Its Merger With Time Warner
Future Tense
July 12 2018 4:02 PMWhy Kids May Be the Key to Communicating With Alien LifeIn a hypothetical first contact situation, toddlers may be our best hope.

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