Twitter for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump's primary tool for getting an unfiltered version of his message out to his political base, after years of permissive policies around content on its platform. The company has been tightening those policies in recent years amid criticism that its hands-off approach had allowed abuse, fake accounts and misinformation to thrive. Trump lashed out at the company in response, accusing it - in a tweet - of interfering in the 2020 presidential election. "Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" he said. Trump, who has more than 80 million followers on Twitter, claimed in tweets earlier in the day that mail-in ballots would be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a … [Read more...] about Twitter fact-checks Donald Trump’s tweet for the first time
Those who have fallen victim to this phishing campaign should assume that their data has been compromised and that hackers have tried to steal their passwords. Once the infected device has been cleaned, users should change all of their passwords as well as those belonging to other computers on their network. … [Read more...] about Microsoft warns of huge email phishing scam – here’s how to stay protected
As well as the trials and tribulations of completing their difficult mission without breaking cover, the travelers discover that they're not the only people going back in time. A rival group from the future seems intent on derailing their plans, and in the second season, a renegade traveler gets in on the action, kidnapping people and generally laying waste to their plans. These difficulties are having ripples in time; the future that our travelers knew has already been substantially disrupted, putting their knowledge and past allegiances on shaky ground. … [Read more...] about Get your binge on: Season 3 of sci-fi gem
Dancing lightsA team of astronomers recently published an article in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, which also was uploaded to the preprint journal arXiv, describing how to take advantage of that dying light to study the ISCO. Their technique relies on an astronomical trick known as reverberation mapping, which takes advantage of the fact that different regions around the black hole light up in different ways. … [Read more...] about How close can you get to a black hole?
Just last month GTA V released to record breaking numbers with over $1 billion in sales within the first 3 days, and today the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto Online officially releases. While it always seems as though game makers have ample amount of time and certainly more than enough money (especially in this case) to prepare for a smooth online game launch, with so many users hitting the servers at once, it never seems to happen that way. Early reports suggest that some of those server issues Rockstar mentioned are indeed popping up. Gamers are reporting on slow load times or not even being able to access GTA Online at all. … [Read more...] about Grand Theft Auto Online launches today, experiencing server issues