UK government irate at Twitter’s surveillance API crackdown

 The UK government has criticized Twitter for restricting police and intelligence agency access to data which it says could be used to identify terrorist plots, according to the Telegraph newspaper. Read More

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Twitter plans to eventually air live video 24/7

 Is Twitter the new TV? The social network hopes to become something resembling that, with plans revealed by CFO and COO Anthony Noto to eventually be airing live video content 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via both its website and app. Noto discussed the plans with BuzzFeed News, ahead of the company’s earnings report Wednesday morning. Twitter already plays host to a number of live… Read More

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Instagram hits 700 million users, accelerating from 600M in December

 Instagram has doubled its user base to 700 million monthly actives in two years, fueled by Stories, web signup, and better onboarding on low-end Android phones. Instagram’s growth rate is actually speeding up. It took just four month to add the last 100 million users since hitting 600 million in December, while it took 6 months to go from 500 million to 600 million. Here’s a… Read More

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Twitter shares spike 10% after it delivers a much-needed earnings beat

 Twitter delivered a surprising and much-needed positive quarterly earnings report this morning — and its finally seeing some positive moves in its stock price. That’s going to be important going forward, as the company needs to convince Wall Street it can stay independent and also attract talent. Twitter, as we’ve seen time and again, reports a huge stock-based… Read More

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Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver

 In an very un-Twitter move, the company completely beat out the increasing decline of its business that tech observers were expecting.
This is a hugely positive sign for the company, which has seen continued bad news on the whole company operating front. Not only was it able to generate more money than expected, its user numbers also made a surprising spike. Twitter’s faced a ton of… Read More

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A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

 Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015 so they started Imzy, a community platform encouraging kinder interactions with like-minded individuals.
Moreno and McComas spent six years prior to starting Imzy cultivating community and learning the ropes at the site… Read More

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FaceApp apologises for building a racist AI

 If only all algorithmic bias were as easy to spot as this: FaceApp, a photo editing app that uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic way has apologized for building a racist algorithm. Read More

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