The events of last week in the US and its aftermath is being felt quite strongly across the country. George Floyd, an unarmed black man died, after a Minneapolis policeman was filmed on video kneeling over this neck. US president Donald Trump put out a tweet which was removed by Twitter but Facebook didn’t censor or remove his post. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his company’s stance clear but it seems like that hasn’t gone down too well with his employees. A few Facebook employees took to Twitter to air their grievance over how the social media company had ‘handled’ the matter. I work at Facebook and I am not proud of how we’re showing up. The majority of coworkers I’ve spoken to feel the sa… https://t.co/Vn6SXfcurj … [Read more...] about Facebook employees not happy with Mark Zuckerberg and the ‘reason’ is Trump
This is a version of a real exploit called a “denial of inventory” attack — basically, buying up huge amounts of limited-stock items (or things like restaurant reservations and hotel rooms) but never completing the transaction. It works if a shop actually reserves an item when a user puts it in a cart, and it’s most effective if there are no limits on how many items people can buy at a time, if cart contents don’t expire after a fixed period or if the attacker is using bots to constantly refresh the fake purchases. … [Read more...] about Are TikTok activists actually shutting down Trump’s merch stores with abandoned shopping carts?
Thiel’s libertarian views made him somewhat of an outlier in the liberal Bay Area — so much so that it was Thiel’s excuse for decamping to Los Angeles in 2018, where he now lives. (Thiel’s positions on government spending, immigration, and other issues have been well-known since his days at Stanford University.) … [Read more...] about Tech billionaire Peter Thiel may ditch Trump because he thinks Trump will lose
Over the last year, Trump and congressional Republicans have been obsessively concerned with the idea that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter could actively moderate against conservative speech online. Legislation aimed at amending Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been proposed, but it ultimately failed to pick up steam until this week. On Thursday, the president signed an executive order aimed at regulating social media companies and changing the government’s interpretation of Section 230, but it’s likely to face significant legal challenges. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump escalates Twitter feud by cross-posting blocked message
Playback Roku has managed to become a hub for some of the most widely used streaming services—about 750 and counting. Like a television, Roku offers channels that are essentially apps that link to a streaming URL. Any channel you download or subscribe to is linked to your Roku account so that it's available when you move devices. Some of the major players include Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Cloud Player, Spotify, and Pandora. It also offers the live TV application from Time Warner Cable. Those interested in cooking can tune in to All Recipes and Recipe.TV, and those looking for educational content can watch TEDTalks and NASA TV. There’s programming for children via the Disney app, and sports fans can watch MLB.TV and purchase a premium subscription to watch their favorite teams play. If you’re especially curious or new to Roku, the company offers a complete listing of its available channels online. … [Read more...] about Roku 3 review: A set-top box to trump all other set-top boxes