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

4 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

4 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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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' multiplayer weapons guide

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' multiplayer weapons guide

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has several different guns to choose from in its multiplayer mode, and they're split across multiple classes. Here's a guide to all of them and when... Read more ...

Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature

Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature

Earlier this week, stock-trading app Robinhood announced that it would offer a new feature to users in early 2019: a checking and savings account that didn't have any fees... Read more ...

Voice actress Holly Fields reveals the secret world of video game voice acting

Voice actress Holly Fields reveals the secret world of video game voice acting

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Microsoft patents a wearable device that could help Parkinson's patients

Microsoft patents a wearable device that could help Parkinson's patients

Ever since the Microsoft Band 2 came out back in 2015, old Redmond has mostly been out of the wearable game. That being said, that wearable did pack some truly impressive and... Read more ...

Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

How did Chris Hershman go from working a music retail job to working with bands like NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot? The music video director and filmmaker talks to us about... Read more ...

Protect and organize small electronics with the $8 AmazonBasics Travel Case

Protect and organize small electronics with the $8 AmazonBasics Travel Case

Bring along your most essential tech securely. You probably know the struggle of trying to keep multiple devices and accessories well-protected while on-the-go. Thankfully... Read more ...

Flop: IMAX ferme ses salles de réalité virtuelle

Flop:  IMAX ferme ses salles de réalité virtuelle

La réalité virtuelle a-t-elle un avenir auprès d'un public de masse? Rien n'est moins sûr, comme le montre la décision d'Imax, de fermer ses salles de réalité virtuelle. La... Read more ...

Les particuliers pourraient avoir le droit à une version Microsoft 365

Les particuliers pourraient avoir le droit à une version Microsoft 365

Microsoft serait en train de renouveler son offre d'abonnement. La firme proposerait ainsi un abonnement grand public Microsoft 365, qui donnerait accès à tous ses services y... Read more ...

The Star Wars Archives is a monster behind-the-scenes book

The Star Wars Archives is a monster behind-the-scenes book

You could fill an entire library with books about the production of Star Wars. There are extensive making-of compendiums, behind-the-scenes reference guides, volumes of concept... Read more ...

Reggie Fils-Aimé revient sur les Game Awards et son apparition aux côtés de...

Reggie Fils-Aimé revient sur les Game Awards et son apparition aux côtés de Phil Spencer et Shawn Layden

Le président de Nintendo of America semble avoir apprécié l'initiative. Read more ...