In a statement, the social media company said it had reviewed the amended internet law and made the decision to comply with, it but promised to continue “defending open, public conversation and ensuring our service is available to people everywhere.”
Turkey slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest in January. Those bans were the next step in a series of measures to force social media companies to maintain legal representatives in Turkey to manage content complaints.
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PENTAGON RECONSIDERING HUGE JEDI CLOUD COMPUTING CONTRACT
The Pentagon is reconsidering how to make a massive shift to cloud computing, officials said Monday, suggesting it could scrap the so-called JEDI contract potentially worth $10 billion that was awarded to Microsoft Corp. but is mired in legal challenges.
GERMAN WATCHDOG BANS FACEBOOK FROM PROCESSING WHATSAPP DATA
TESLA TO STOP ACCEPTING BITCOIN FOR CAR PAYMENTS
Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, citing environmental concerns.
CHINA SAYS XIAOMI REMOVAL FROM U.S. BLACKLIST “BENEFICIAL”
China’s commerce ministry on Thursday welcomed the removal of Xiaomi Corp. from a U.S. government blacklist, a day after the U.S. reversed a ban on U.S. investments in the smartphone maker that was imposed under former President Donald Trump.
KENTUCKY PLANT BENEFITING FROM LATEST APPLE INVESTMENT
Apple deepened its ties to a Kentucky plant on Monday by awarding another $45 million to support Corning Inc.’s work to supply glass for the tech giant’s iPhones and other devices.
FACEBOOKBACKED DIGITAL CURRENCY PROJECT DIEM SHIFTS TO US
A once-ambitious Facebook-backed digital currency project — formerly known as Libra, now called Diem — is shifting operations from Switzerland to the U.S. and said it plans to launch a cryptocurrency tied to the U.S. dollar later this year.
JAPANESE TYCOON PLANNING SPACE STATION VISIT, THEN MOON TRIP
The Japanese fashion tycoon who’s booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first.
AMAZON WINS EU COURT FIGHT OVER $300 MILLION TAX RULING
In the latest setback to European Union efforts to tackle corporate tax avoidance, a court on Wednesday annulled a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between Amazon and Luxembourg’s government amounted to illegal state support.
BIDEN SIGNS ORDER TO BEEF UP FEDERAL CYBER DEFENSES
President Joe Biden signed an executive order meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses in response to a series of headline-grabbing hacking incidents that highlight how vulnerable the country’s public and private sectors are to high-tech spies and criminals operating from half a world away.
ALIBABA RECORDS FIRST QUARTERLY OPERATING LOSS SINCE IPO
Alibaba had its first quarterly operating loss since it went public in 2014 after Beijing slapped a record $2.8 billion fine on the nation’s largest e-commerce company for abusing its market position.
Tech vs. Journalism
Silicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can't code." Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems. Inside the nasty clout battle for how the world’s most influential industry gets covered.
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.
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.
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hole in One!
Playing a memorable Turkey Bowl at Cream Ridge Golf Course.
Looking for a soothing pandemic hobby? Try hand lettering.