Facebook rule protects journalists and activists as ‘involuntary’ public figures | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook will count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week. The social media company, which allows more critical commentary of public figures than of private individuals, is changing Continue Reading

Facebook guidelines allow for users to call for death of public figures | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook’s bullying and harassment policy explicitly allows for “public figures” to be targeted in ways otherwise banned on the site, including “calls for [their] death”, according to a tranche of internal moderator guidelines leaked to the Guardian. Public figures are defined by Facebook to include people whose claim to fame Continue Reading

Take action on MPs supporting Covid conspiracy figures, PM told | World news- Tempemail

Boris Johnson has been urged to act after two more Conservative MPs were linked to figures spreading Covid conspiracy theories or making discredited claims. Last week it emerged that Desmond Swayne, a former Tory minister, encouraged anti-lockdown street protesters to “persist” and suggested NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to Continue Reading

How Post-Lockdown Shopping Figures Represent Changing Retail Landscape – Tempemail

The impact of COVID-19 on both consumers and retailers is becoming evident. Retailers are under pressure to reimagine and transform their businesses, build-out eCommerce solutions and expand their online offerings. Consumers, having already navigated a difficult year, and still uncertain about what the future holds, are likely to spend more Continue Reading

The name Karen is likely to become extinct, according to ONS figures | The Independent- Tempemail

The Office for Tempemail Statistics (ONS) published its annual figures on the most popular baby names this week, which detailed a declining number of infants called Karen in England and Wales. In a downward trend, which mimics the increasing use of Karen memes online, the ONS data shows that in Continue Reading

Apple reopens all its China stores as new virus infections fall to single figures

Why it matters: While the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the rest of the world, epicenter China appears to have COVID-19 under control. The number of new infections has fallen to single digits, and in response to the improving situation, Apple has reopened all 42 of its branded retail Continue Reading

Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures – Strategy- Tempemail

Twitter said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly coloured labels under those tweets. NBC News earlier reported that Twitter company documents showing a mockup of the new approach Continue Reading

Meet Six Hackers Making Seven Figures- Tempemail

The entire HackerOne team is beyond excited that the ranks of seven-figure-earning hackers have now risen to six. In March, 19-year-old Argentinian Santiago Lopez, who goes by @try_to_hack, was first to cross the $1 million bounty threshold.  Now—a mere five months later—five more hackers hailing from Asia, Australia, North America, Continue Reading

Backblaze publishes latest figures for its lifetime HDD failure rates

In context: For its latest data on HDD reliability, Backblaze omitted its quarterly stats report and only released the annualized lifetime failure rates of its hard drives. According to the cloud storage provider that regularly puts out these figures, the data it uses for creating quarterly reports might have been Continue Reading