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Senators ask FCC to redefine Section 230 after Trump’s executive order

Four senators in the United States have called on the Federal Communications Commission to take a “fresh look” at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a rule that protects websites from user-generated content being held responsible. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) signed a letter to… Read More »

Blackout Tuesday posts are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM hashtag

Users on social media, particularly Instagram, are sharing images of black squares in solidarity with black victims of police brutality as part of a Blackout Tuesday protest originally organized by music industry staff. But others tag their posts with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM, obscuring a forum that’s used to exchange crucial details regarding demonstrations,… Read More »

TikTok has a new CEO, courtesy of Disney Plus

The executive was in charge of overseeing the launch of the streaming network Disney Plus. Kevin Mayer, the Disney executive who led Disney Plus development and launch, will become TikTok CEO as of June 1, ByteDance, the social network’s parent company, announced. Mayer will report directly to ByteDance Inc. founder and CEO Yiming Zhang, according… Read More »

Intel is getting the company behind Killer gaming networking cards

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the maker of Killer-branded NICs (network interface cards responsible for managing your connection) found by popular brands such as Dell, Alienware, HP, and other manufacturers on some laptops. Killer’s networking products have been notable for providing gaming-centered features such as minimizing latency to keep you from missing a beat in-game… Read More »

Google’s app gets a dark mode from today

With Android and iOS users gaining the option to enable the feature by the end of the week, the Google Mobile app is getting a dark mode. Upon updating, if you use Android or iOS 13, the app will automatically use whatever theme your operating system is already set to. Google says the feature will… Read More »