“Let me see your phone”

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 5.29.28 PM Here’s one for your Friday. An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. This group poem, performed by Morgan “MoMo” Butler and Malachi Byrd, is one of the best expressions I’ve seen of love and trust in the digital age. “Settings>Privacy Settings>System Services>Location… Read More

Elon Musk says the Model S can float well enough to be a boat

Model S Update - 2 The story goes that last week, a Tesla Model S drove through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. It’s not clear in the video below if the car was actually floating, but that didn’t stop Elon Musk from taking to Twitter to turn the video in to a bit of Tesla marketing. We *def* don't recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Read More

Twitter chairman: Even painful political tweets have a place

US Internet giant Google senior vice president Omid Kordestani announces Google and Japanese mobile communication giant NTT DoCoMo partnership which include providing Google's search and other services on the NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile Internet service in Tokyo 24 January 2008.  (Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images) Twitter chairman Omid Kordestani says that even the harshest, most painful political tweets have a place on Twitter — whether we like it or not. “How do you personally react to that, it’s painful to read these tweets — that’s our society, you have to have room for all these voices,” Kordestani said at the Bloomberg technology conference. “The discourse… Read More

How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

jack dorsey deray mckessen code conference Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you’ll probably continue to see celebrities’ social media accounts getting hijacked. Racial justice activist DeRay Mckesson became the most recent example of a high-profile account breach… Read More

Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked

shutterstock twitter There is yet another hack for users of popular social media sites to worry about. More than 32 million Twitter credentials may have been stolen by hackers and are now being sold on the dark web. LeakedSource, a site with a search engine of hacked information, said in a blog post that it received a copy of the user information from “[email protected],” the same alias used by the… Read More

Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked

shutterstock twitter There is yet another hack for users of popular social media sites to worry about. More than 32 million Twitter credentials may have been stolen by hackers and are now being sold on the dark web. LeakedSource, a site with a search engine of hacked information, said in a blog post that it received a copy of the user information from “[email protected],” the same alias used by the… Read More

Conversable chatbot will offer allergy info along with a side of Wingstop wings

NEW Conversable Conversable, a conversational commerce startup seeking to bolster relationships between brands and consumers, is announcing a partnership today with Wingstop. Users will be able to order food, inquire about potential food allergens, and look for nearby locations from within apps like Facebook Messenger and Twitter. Instead of putting APIs in front of developers, Conversable wants to power… Read More

Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI

t2-terminator1 Facebook’s artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network’s battle against abuse, the company tells me. AI could quarantine obscene content before it ever hurts the psyches of real people. Facebook’s success in ads has fueled investments into the science of AI and machine vision that could give… Read More