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Trump circumvents Twitter ban to decry ‘unprecedented assault on free speech’

Following a comprehensive ban from Twitter and a number of other online services following last week’s assault on the Capitol by his followers, President Trump managed to put out a tweet in the form of a video address touching on the “cal.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 14th, 2021

The Ethical Source Movement Launches a New Kind of Open-Source Organization

ZDNet takes a look at a new nonprofit group called the Organization for Ethical Source (OES): The OES is devoted to the idea that the free software and open-source concept of "Freedom Zero" are outdated. Freedom Zero is "the freedom to run the prog.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 4 min. ago

Biden redirects course on emissions standards

The new president's order directs the Department of Transportation and the EPA to reconsider the Trump administration's 2019 decision to revoke California's authority to restrict tailpipe emissions and review fuel-efficiency standards by July......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 36 min. ago

There isn’t a free UFC 257 stream — you need to pay

It's the day of the fight and we're here to save you some clicks by reiterating that there isn't a free UFC 257 stream......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 4 min. ago

Augmented reality’s awkward phase will be long and painful

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approac.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 4 min. ago

How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click here if you want it in your inbox every Sa.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 4 min. ago

Report Finds Extremists Did Use Facebook to Plan Capitol Attack

NBC News reports: A number of pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan their attack on the U.S. Capitol, a watchdog organization has found, contradicting claims by Facebook's leadership that such planning was largely done on other sites. Private.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 36 min. ago

Facebook Refers Its Trump Ban To Its "Supreme Court"

While NBC News reported on Tuesday that Facebook "has no plan in place to lift the indefinite suspension on President Donald Trump's Facebook account," there was a new twist two days later. "Facebook on Thursday announced that it will refer its dec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

How to use iCloud for backups on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Need more space on your iPhone? Check out our comprehensive guide on how to use iCloud to free up some space......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Which one is right for you?

LibreOffice and OpenOffice are both free, open-source office suites, but which one is the best? In this guide, we'll compare both sets of productivity apps......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Twitter Bots Are a Major Source of Climate Disinformation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Twitter accounts run by machines are a major source of climate change disinformation that might drain support from policies to address rising temperatures. In the weeks surrounding former.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Cloudflare Introduces Free Digital Waiting Rooms For Any Organizations Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines

Darrell Etherington reports via TechCrunch: Web infrastructure company Cloudflare is releasing a new tool today that aims to provide a way for health agencies and organizations globally tasked with rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to maintain a fair, eq.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Sounding Board raises cash as startups wake up to executive coaching

In an unprecedented work environment defined by distributed teams and virtual-only communication, two co-founders think their 2018 bet reigns truer than ever: mentors need mentorship, too. Christine Tao and Lori Mazan, the brains behind Sounding Boar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Iran"s supreme leader makes online threats to attack golfing Trump

A photomontage seems to show the ex-president playing in the shadow of a warplane or large drone......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Cloudflare introduces free digital waiting rooms for any organizations distributing COVID-19 vaccines

Web infrastructure company Cloudflare is releasing a new tool today that aims to provide a way for health agencies and organizations globally tasked with rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to maintain a fair, equitable and transparent digital queue – co.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied By Parler

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Krebs On Security: Parler, the beleaguered social network advertised as a "free speech" alternative to Facebook and Twitter, has had a tough month. Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their stores, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

The best Animal Crossing: New Horizons mods

From new cosmetics and characters to gameplay and functional changes, here are the best mods for Animal Crossing: New Horizons you can download for free today......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Elon Musk To Offer $100 Million Prize For "Best" Carbon Capture Tech

Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the "best" technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions. He said more details would be coming "next week." Reuters reports: Capturing planet-warming emissions.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Facebook"s Oversight Board to rule on Trump ban

The new board will decide whether the former president can use Facebook and Instagram again......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Twitter"s Decentralized Social Network Project Takes a Baby Step Forward

Bluesky, Twitter's decentralized social networking effort, has announced its first major update since 2019. The Verge reports: The Bluesky team released a review of the decentralized web ecosystem and said it's hoping to find a team lead in the comin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

“Complete incompetence:” Biden team slams Trump’s COVID work

Biden Administration starts off with a flurry of orders, actions, and comprehensive plan. Enlarge / US President Joe Biden releases his strategic COVID-19 plan at the White House on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Just a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021