Facebook’s first Oversight Board cases tackle hate speech and misinformation

The non-hate cases touch on sensitive topics, too. A Brazilian user is objecting to Facebook’s removal of posts showing breasts to raise cancer awareness. A French user, meanwhile, objected to Facebook pulling a post over COVID-19 misinformation. The poster claimed that France’s health regulator refused to authorize use of a hydroxychloroquine cocktail, and incorrectly claimed…

Willow’s Disney+ Series May Feature Yet Another Star Wars Favorite

Erin Kellyman in Solo: A Star Wars Story.Photo: Disney Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here. A Game of Thrones star is set to board the remake of cult classic The Toxic Avenger. The Mandalorian may have more in store for its recent…

MIT project generates custom robots to navigate different terrains

Researchers at MIT have developed a way for a computer to essentially design its own robotic body, based on the available parts and the local terrain. Dubbed RoboGrammar, the system knows what obstacles it’ll need to cover and what equipment is available, and work everything else out from there. The paper’s lead author, Allan Zhao,…

The Morning After: Big tech may face antitrust lawsuits from the DOJ

It’s not been long since the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, but more legal battles are on the horizon for Big Tech. A Wall Street Journal report yesterday suggested that both federal and state antitrust authorities will be filing new lawsuits against not only Google but Facebook, too. If it…

Facebook will start paying UK publishers for news stories

As with the US News section, the UK tab will offer a mix of personalized and curated top stories. Facebook will normally show top headlines and stories, but will add news digests with original and “authoritative” reporting during major news cycles. The tab will build on the success of the US site, Facebook said, “where…

Trump Attorney Calls For Execution of Former DHS Cybersecurity Official

President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) One of President Donald Trump’s remaining election lawyers, Joe diGenova, declared on Monday that former DHS cybersecurity official Chris Krebs should be executed. Krebs was fired from the Trump administration in mid-November after releasing a…

Trump Attorney Says Former DHS Cybersecurity Official Should Be Executed

President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) One of President Donald Trump’s remaining election lawyers, Joe diGenova, declared on Monday that former DHS cybersecurity official Chris Krebs should be executed. Krebs was fired from the Trump administration in mid-November after releasing a…

Amazon adds Mac Minis to its cloud to assist Apple developers

[embedded content] The EC2 Mac instances use unmodified Mac Minis installed into racks on service sleds. You’ll also get full access to your own machine that’s not shared with any other users, rather than just a virtualized instance. “We wanted to make sure that we support the Mac Mini that you would get if you…

Disney+ is the best app of the year, according to Google Play users

Editors for the US version of Google Play had their say as well. They opted for Loóna, a bedtime relaxation app, as 2020’s best and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired Genshin Impact as the Play store’s finest game of the year.  Their top five movies are Bill & Ted Face the Music,…

YouTube’s top trending videos list for 2020 is led by Chappelle’s ‘8:46’

Meanwhile, the list of top creators is headed by MrBeast, followed by Dream and ZHC. Chloe Ting, whose workout videos enjoys a surge in popularity in the middle of pandemic-related lockdowns, also made it to the top 10. Finally, the top music video list is dominated by hiphop, with Future’s Life is Good ft. Drake…