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Exclusive: Twitter exec says moving fast on moderation, as harmful content surges

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app” |  The Mighty 790 KFGO

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter is leaning heavily on automation to moderate content, doing away with certain manual reviews and favoring restrictions on distribution rather than removing certain speech outright, its new head of trust and safety told Reuters. Twitter is also more aggressively restricting abuse-prone hashtags and search results in areas including …

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German government not planning blanket Huawei ban

German government not planning blanket Huawei ban

BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Germany does not want to follow the United States in generally banning products made by Chinese telecoms equipment makers such as Huawei, but will continue making such decisions on a case-by-case basis, an Economy Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. Berlin’s relationship with Beijing has come under close scrutiny since Russia’s …

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Facebook accused by female truckers of skewing job ads

Facebook accused by female truckers of skewing job ads

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) unlawfully steered dozens of hiring ads from trucking companies and other advertisers to mostly one gender or age group, an advocacy group for female truckers alleged in a US complaint on Thursday, citing the social media giant’s own data. In June, Meta said it planned …

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Elon Musk expects Neuralink to begin human trials in six months

Elon Musk expects Neuralink to begin human trials in six months

Nov 30 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday a wireless device developed by his brain chip company Neuralink is expected to begin human clinical trials in six months, and one of its first targeted applications is restoring vision. The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could enable disabled patients to move …

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Amazon to warn customers about limitations of its AI

Amazon to warn customers about limitations of its AI

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to roll out warning cards for software sold by its cloud-computing division, in light of ongoing concern that artificially intelligent systems can discriminate against different groups, the company told Reuters. Akin to lengthy nutrition labels, Amazon’s so-called AI Service Cards will be public so …

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Analysis: Pickup in US ‘Cyber ​​Week’ sales beat China’s Singles Day gain

Analysis: Pickup in US 'Cyber ​​Week' sales beat China's Singles Day gain

NEW YORK/SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Online shopping fatigue set in across the United States and China as retailers in both countries posted mostly lackluster results during both Cyber ​​Week and Singles Day, two of the world’s biggest promotional events, according to the latest data. US shoppers spent $35.27 billion online overall during Cyber ​​Week, …

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Cyber ​​Monday sets sales record as shoppers splurge on toys, electronics- report

Cyber ​​Monday sets sales record as shoppers splurge on toys, electronics- report

Nov 29 (Reuters) – Discount-hunting shoppers snapped up more Pokemon cards, TVs and air fryers on Cyber ​​Monday, pushing sales to $11.3 billion, making it the biggest US online shopping day in history, according to data from Adobe Analytics. Sales, not adjusted for inflation, rose 5.8% from a year ago, per data from Adobe Analytics, …

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Disney CEO Iger makes profitable streaming a priority

Disney CEO Iger makes profitable streaming a priority

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Monday one of his top priorities is to make the company’s streaming business profitable. Iger is responsible for Disney’s all-in embrace of streaming, and the launch of its marquee service, Disney+, but he acknowledged the measurement of success has changed. Wall …

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SpaceX rolls out Starlink internet service for private jets

SpaceX rolls out Starlink internet service for private jets

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX is expanding its satellite internet unit’s foray into in-flight WiFi services with the rollout on Wednesday of Starlink Aviation, offering customers a $150,000 airplane antenna amid mounting competition for airborne connectivity. Starlink, SpaceX’s growing network of thousands of internet satellites, will charge customers seeking broadband internet on …

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Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app”

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app” |  The Mighty 790 KFGO

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”, as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech. Signups were averaging over two million per day in …

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