"Oggling over G3s," Jony Ives leaves Apple, Twitter's new rules give special treatment to the world's elite and MORE!
Twitter clarifies its rules about world leaders breaking its rules. And the rules don’t apply to them, apparently, Jony Ive is leaving Apple, FCC allows Verizon to lock devices for 60 days, and MORE
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Twitter clarifies its rules about world leaders breaking its rules. And the rules don’t apply to them, apparently.
- According to Twitter’s rules, “you may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.”
- But when Trump was sabre-rattling and tweeting about North Korea’s imminent destruction via his “nuclear button” last year—Twitter refused to take action.
- So Twitter treats some people differently than others. But now they want to address that.
- They’re adding a note to tweets they’ve reviewed and deemed to be quote “in the public interest.”
How will we decide when to use this notice?
A cross-functional team including Trust and Safety, Legal, Public Policy and regional teams will determine if the Tweets are a matter of public interest
Jony Ive is leaving Apple
- Jony Ive—design chief at Apple—has announced he’s leaving the company.
- He’s the guy responsible for many of the most iconic and frankly boundary-pushing designs Apple is famous for.
- I will admit that I really love Apple’s design. The outside of their hardware is gorgeous.
- Jony Ive has worked for Apple for 20 years.
- He is leaving to form his own company called LoveFrom.
- Apple will be a client of LoveFrom.
- Lots of key people are leaving Apple. CPU engineer Gerard Williams, Retail head Angela Ahrendts.
FCC allows Verizon to lock devices to their
- Verizon was just granted a waiver by the FCC that lets them to quote “better combat identity theft and other forms of handset-related fraud.”
- In 2008 Verizon bought the 700MHz spectrum—and that purchase came with rules.
- First, that Verizon couldn’t disable features on handsets it provies to customers
- Second, that Verizon couldn’t configure handsets it provides to prohibit use of such handsets on other providers’ networks.”
- Verizon says that this 60-day period is required to deter armed robberies.
- They told the FCC: “[some people] use a stolen identity or other fraudulent means to obtain a new handset on an existing customer’s account or open a new... account, and then immediately turn around and sell the handset on the black market without ever paying for the device or the service.”
YouTube giving you “more control” over your home page. Seemingly forgot about subscriptions.
- In an official blog post, YouTube introduced a pair of new features and personally, I’m interested to see how they’ll work.
- First, the algorithm will still suggest you shovel-fulls of crap, but you can now prevent a specific channel from being suggested to you.
- This should be quite interesting to see how often this gets used.
- The issue with this, though—is that YouTube has to first recommend a channel for you to block it.
- However, this could also be very useful for parents. I will recommend literally every parent I know block Jake and Logan Paul when this feature arrives in YouTube.
- Secondly, you will soon be able to see why certain videos are being recommended to you.
- I often wonder how A) complex the suggestion engine is, and B) how honest these kind of introspective explanations truly are.