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Alex Jones claims he's being silenced as bans push him to alternate platforms

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Removals from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple haven't slowed his posting, but the Infowars founder is appealing to the president Alex Jones says he's being silenced - but he isn't shutting up and you can still listen to him. The right wing provocateur's Infowars was banished from most of the web's farthest-reaching platforms this week - sending him scrambling to find other ways to get his message out, and appealing to Donald Trump for a rescue from the companies he casts as big tech villains. Related: Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility? Related...
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Why Facebook banned Alex Jones - and Twitter didn't

Why Facebook banned Alex Jones - and Twitter didn't

2 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

On one hand, we spent maybe too much time this week on the question of whether one person should lose access to his social media accounts. On the other hand, it's a question that illuminates some of the central tensions that led me to start this newsletter. How can social media be used to do harm? Can tech companies effectively rein in their worst users? Also, what the hell is Twitter's deal?
Will Oremus tries to answer the latter question with some reporting on what people inside Twitter are saying about Alex Jones. He offers a handful of theories on the company's paralyzed, contradictory...
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Apple October 30 event confirmed: iPad Pro likely the focus

Apple October 30 event confirmed: iPad Pro likely the focus

Apple's next big event is on October 30, with the company confirming today that it will show us its latest wares in Brooklyn, New York. The event is expected to feature new... Read more ...

Apple Likely to Announce New Macs and iPads at Brooklyn Event on 30 October 2018

Apple Likely to Announce New Macs and iPads at Brooklyn Event on 30 October 2018

Apple is having another special event at the end of October. Josh Centers ponders what Apple might unveil. New Macs? New iPads? An autonomous flying car? OK, maybe not that... Read more ...

Google Maps brings its real-time journey-tracking feature to iPhone

Google Maps brings its real-time journey-tracking feature to iPhone

It's been available on Android for a while now, and now Google Maps has brought its real-time journey-tracking feature to iOS. It lets you choose who to share a journey with... Read more ...

Tesla Model 3 mid-range is new cheapest version

Tesla Model 3 mid-range is new cheapest version

Tesla has added a new, mid-range battery version of the Model 3, the most affordable iteration of the automaker's all-electric car. The announcement was made by Tesla CEO Elon... Read more ...

The game developer behind 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead Redemption' is...

The game developer behind 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead Redemption' is embroiled in an ongoing controversy - here's what's been going on

Rockstar Games came under fire earlier this week after cofounder Dan Houser claimed employees were working 100-hour weeks to finish the company's upcoming game, "Red Dead... Read more ...

Apple TV app gets PlayStation Vue livestreaming TV support

Apple TV app gets PlayStation Vue livestreaming TV support

Sony's livestreaming television service PlayStation Vue is now available through Apple's TV app on the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. The company announced the new support this... Read more ...

The parent company of MoviePass just gave another indication that...

The parent company of MoviePass just gave another indication that shareholders are balking at its plan to reverse split its stock

Helios and Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass has hired a second firm to help it solicit and collect votes on a plan to reverse split its stock. The company, which has... Read more ...

Sony Xperia Android 9 Pie updates: which gets it when

Sony Xperia Android 9 Pie updates: which gets it when

Sony is arguably not one of the top Android smartphone makers in recent history but it does have some qualities that endear it to Android fans. One is the near vanilla Android... Read more ...

Upgraders rejoice: Surface Pro 6 is compatible with older Type Covers

Upgraders rejoice: Surface Pro 6 is compatible with older Type Covers

If you've recently picked up a Surface Pro (2017), but now want the latest model with its vastly improved quad-core processor, Microsoft has good news for you. The company... Read more ...

Amazon creates 1,000 new UK research roles as tech giants hone in on British...

Amazon creates 1,000 new UK research roles as tech giants hone in on British talent

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