TEXAS AG SAYS PROBE TO CONTINUE DESPITE TWITTER LAWSUIT
Techlife News|Techlife News #489
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that a lawsuit by Twitter won’t deter his office from investigating the content moderation practices of the social media giant and four other major technology companies.

Twitter sued the Republican official this week in an effort to halt his probe, which the company claimed was retaliation for banning the account of former President Donald Trump following the deadly January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Days after the riot, Paxton announced an investigation of what he called “the seemingly coordinated de-platforming of the President.” His office demanded a variety of records and internal communications from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Apple.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM TECHLIFE NEWSView All

AIRBUS-BOEING DEAL EASES US EU TENSIONS BUT CONFLICTS REMAIN

The deal the United States and the European Union reached this week to end their long-running rift over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will suspend billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will let the two sides focus on a common economic threat: China.

5 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

AMAZON ALLOTS $300 MILLION FOR HOUSING NEAR MASS TRANSIT

Amazon is providing $300 million in low-interest loans to support housing located near mass transit in the Washington, D.C., area and the Seattle and Nashville, Tennessee, regions.

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

CAN YOU MIX AND MATCH COVID-19 VACCINES?

Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines?

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

INTERNET OUTAGES BRIEFLY DISRUPT ACCESS TO WEBSITES, APPS

A wave of brief internet outages hit the websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe Thursday and Friday.

2 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

CASSILL TO BE PAID IN CRYPTOCURRENCY IN DEAL WITH VOYAGER

Landon Cassill will be the first NASCAR driver paid entirely in cryptocurrency in a sponsorship deal with Voyager that begins at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend.

2 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHINA'S NEW SPACE STATION

Adding a crew to China’s new orbiting space station is another major advance for the burgeoning space power.

3 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

HONG KONG WATCHING CHINESE NUCLEAR PLANT AFTER LEAK REPORTED

China’s government said Tuesday no abnormal radiation was detected outside a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong following a news report of a leak, while Hong Kong’s leader said her administration was closely watching the facility.

4 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

SELF-DRIVING CAR PIONEER WAYMO GETS $2.5B TO FUEL AMBITIONS

Waymo, the self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google, isn’t allowing a recent wave of executive departures to detour its plans to expand its robotic taxi service.

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

LOUISIANA CREATES RULES FOR SELF-DRIVING DELIVERY DEVICES

Louisiana has created a framework for self-driving delivery robots to drop off packages on the state’s streets, under a bill backed by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards.

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503

‘A Summer Of Freedom': Vaccine Gives New Meaning To July 4th

President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption and more than 600,000 lives lost.

5 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #503
RELATED STORIES

iOS 14: HOW TO MAKE YOUR iPHONE ‘AESTHETIC'

BY USING SHORTCUTS TOGETHER WITH CUSTOM WIDGETS AND THE APP LIBRARY, YOU CAN BUILD A TOTALLY UNIQUE HOME SCREEN LOOK.

4 mins read
Macworld
March 2021

GOOGLE FIRES AI MANAGER WHO PROTESTED HER PEER'S DEPARTURE

Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #487

What Robinhood and Apple Have in Common

There’s a curious thread connecting Robinhood, Facebook, Twitter, and Apple this year: The technology companies are starting to take active responsibility for what happens on their platforms.

2 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
February 15 - 22, 2021

TWITTER POSTS STRONG Q4 RESULTS AS USER BASE, REVENUE JUMPS

Twitter posted solid results for the last three months of 2020, capping what CEO Jack Dorsey called “an extraordinary year” for the platform. New users signed on in large numbers to follow the world’s events in real time despite the challenges of election misinformation and intensifying calls to ban now former President Donald Trump.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
Feburary 12, 2021

Adam Banks DEC 1968 — NOV 2020

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to longtime Mac|Life writer Adam Banks, who tragically passed away in November last year. What he didn’t know about Apple wasn’t worth talking about. He was in charge of our monthly Random Access Memory and we know, from the many emails we get, that it was a favorite page in the magazine. Fellow Mac|Life scribe and good friend Craig Grannell pays tribute to the man who will be sorely missed

1 min read
Mac Life
March 2021

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS CHALLENGE SILICON VALLEY OVER ‘CENSORSHIP'

Florida lawmakers, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, intensified their battle with Facebook, Twitter and Silicon Valley when they announced new proposals this week aimed at reigning in platforms they accuse of squelching the free speech of conservatives.

3 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #484

Extremely Online: Scott Galloway

The Capitalist Case for Overhauling Twitter We know it’s terrible for society. But it’s also a terribly run company.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
February 1-14, 2021

Social Media Hits Mute After the Capitol Riot

Facebook and Twitter can block the president, but his supporters will move on

4 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
January 18, 2021

Speak Softly and Run a Big Cloud

Amazon’s decision to cut ties with Parler showed the often-overlooked power its cloud computing division has over the internet

6 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
January 18, 2021

LA SANTA BIBLIA

Una vez en la escuela, traté de escribir un reporte sobre el libro Rebelión en la granja, pero sin haberlo leído.

2 mins read
Mensajero Ala Blanca
Sep-Oct 2020