Twitter announced Monday that it will start labeling tweets that share misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines. The labels will include links to relevant information from official bodies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Twitter plans to enforce a five-strike system for repeat offenders that can lead to locked accounts and permanent suspension. The new labels are similar to Facebook’s anti-misinformation banners or the labels Twitter began deploying early in the pandemic. They appear as text underneath misleading tweets, with links to information from official sources or Twitter’s rules. Twitter says it applies these labels through a combination of human and automated review systems and is starting its rollout with English-language content first. Twitter has specific criteria for labeling in its COVID-19 misleading information policy , but generally, the company targets five categories of false or misleading information: Misinformation about … [Read more...] about Twitter will label COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and enforce a strike system
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Earth's most recent brush with asteroid danger was eight years ago, when a space rock the size of a six-story building came seemingly out of nowhere, injuring 1,200 people when it exploded over Chelyabinsk , Russia. Now, scientists are using this month's flyby of the infamous asteroid Apophis to test their responses to potentially hazardous space rocks, honing the fine art of planetary defense. Planetary defense focuses on identifying asteroids and comets that hang out around Earth, mapping their precise paths and seeing how their orbits compare with Earth's. If an orbital model shows that an asteroid and Earth are due to reach the same place at the same time, things get serious, particularly when the space rock is large. That's the sort of scenario that ended the dinosaurs' reign, after all. But planetary defense isn't hopeless: if humans identify a dangerous asteroid long enough before impact, we could theoretically do something to divert it. Related: … [Read more...] about Planetary defense experts use infamous asteroid Apophis to practice spotting dangerous space rocks
You can log in to any LastPass web browser extension, desktop app, or mobile app without an Internet connection. And, if allowed LastPass will default to offline mode when there is no Internet connection. Moreover, to use the offline mode, you must have accessed your LastPass account at least once before on the device that you are currently using. Also, if you want LastPass to work offline, turn on the offline mode in your account settings. How can I enable offline access to my LastPass account? Visit https://lastpass.com/?ac=1&lpnorefresh=1 and log in to your account with your Email ID and Master Password. If you have the browser extension, click on the LastPass icon, which is there in your toolbar before selecting ‘Open My Vault’ Now, select ‘Account Settings’, which is located on the left sidebar Toggle over to the ‘Multifactor Options’ tab Click on the edit icon, which is beside your multifactor option and select ‘Yes’ from the dropdown Now, select ‘Allow’ … [Read more...] about Can you use LastPass offline?
If you're a regular Google Photos fan, you might have made good use of its 'High Quality' storage mode, which compresses your snaps to save space – but this is no longer recommended, according to a new email Google has sent to some of the service's users. Google Photos offers two quality options for backing up your photos – ‘High Quality’, which compresses snaps to 16MP to save storage, and ‘Original Quality’, which are stored at the same resolution you took them. But in a recent email sent to some subscribers, Google warns that photos uploaded in ‘High Quality’ images could appear heavily pixelated in comparison to ‘Original’ ones. The apparent difference is starkly laid out by a sample image showing the difference that ‘High Quality’ compression makes, with a heavily pixelated bird arguably over-estimating the deterioration it brings. Check out our Google Photos review Google Photos axes free, unlimited storage for 'high quality' snaps Google One could be set to … [Read more...] about Google Photos warns against using its compressed ‘high quality’ mode – here’s why
Twitter is set to introduce a strike system to remove repeat spreaders of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation from the platform. Security Google: Bad bots are on the attack, and your defence plan is probably wrong Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government The best antivirus software and apps The best VPNs for business and home use The best security keys for two-factor authentication How a hacker attempted to poison a city's water supply (ZDNet YouTube) On Monday, Twitter said that alongside removing thousands of tweets and examining over 11.5 million accounts linked to fake information on the microblogging platform, the company will now start applying labels to tweets "that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines." This system is similar to one already imposed by Facebook , which has also adopted a targeted misinformation approach based on user locations and measuring attitudes to topics … [Read more...] about Twitter’s new strike system will target prolific COVID-19 fake information spreaders