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Is Elon Musk in over his head?
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Is Elon Musk in over his head?

Is Elon Musk in over his head? - CBS News Watch CBS News Elon Musk, the man behind cutting-edge companies Tesla and SpaceX, recently bought Twitter for $44 billion. What followed has been a chaotic period for the social media platform, during which Musk has invited back some users who had previously been banned or otherwise restricted; fired employees en masse; and rolled back content moderation. To what end? Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with tech journalist Kara Swisher and cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos about Musk's impact on the company so far. Be the first to ...
Robin Thicke Shares Throwback With Late Dad Alan Thicke
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Robin Thicke Shares Throwback With Late Dad Alan Thicke

Robin Thicke remembered his father, Alan Thicke, nearly six years after his death. The Masked Singer panelist took to Instagram earlier this week to pay homage to his late dad with an old throwback photo of the father-son duo lounging on a boat. In the pic, Robin wore a backward hat while reaching to put a hand on his dad's shoulder as they sat in a boat on the water. Alan, sporting bathing suit bottoms and retro sunglasses, looked off into the distance in this sweet throwback pic. "Missing my Pops today!" Robin captioned the heartfelt post, calling his dad "Mr cool." Alan tragically passed away in December 2016 after what was determined as a "ruptured aorta" and a "standard type A aortic dissection," according to the death certificate shared with People. Alan—a legendary Canadian actor...
Protests of Strict Lockdown Hit Shanghai, Other China Cities
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Protests of Strict Lockdown Hit Shanghai, Other China Cities

By HUIZHONG WU, Associated PressTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A protest against China's strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai on Sunday afternoon even after police cleared away hundreds of demonstrators in the early morning with force and pepper spray.Crowds stood and filmed as police started shoving at people who had gathered in the street and shouted, “We don't want PCR tests, we want freedom!” according to an witness who did not want to be named for fear of retribution.Since Friday people have held protests across China, where street demonstrations are extremely rare. But anger and frustration have flared over the deaths from a fire in an apartment building in Urumqi that the public believes was caused by excessive lockdown measures that delayed rescue.A crowdsourced list on so...
Half of Twitter’s top advertisers appear to leave platform within a month of Musk’s takeover, report says
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Half of Twitter’s top advertisers appear to leave platform within a month of Musk’s takeover, report says

The few weeks since Elon Musk took the reins of Twitter have been filled with chaos – including a launch, takedown and relaunch of premium services as well as the unbanning of controversial figures. And this week, a new report showcases the impact the management change may be having on the social media giant's finances. Nonprofit watchdog group Media Matters for America published a report on Tuesday concluding that Twitter has lost half of its top advertisers since Elon Musk acquired the platform at the end of October. According to the report, 50 of the platform's top 100 advertisers, which have accounted for about $2 billion in spending since 2020, "have either announced or seemingly stopped advertising" in recent weeks. These companies had brought in over $750 million in adver...
$599 limited editions of Bob Dylan’s new book were “guaranteed to be personally hand-signed.” They weren’t.
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$599 limited editions of Bob Dylan’s new book were “guaranteed to be personally hand-signed.” They weren’t.

For about $600, people could buy limited editions of Bob Dylan's new book, "The Philosophy of Modern Song," with the promise of the book being hand-signed by the famed musician himself. Now, the book and its publisher are under fire as buyers revealed that the supposed hand signature was actually a replica.  Publisher Simon & Schuster offered a $599 version of Bob Dylan's new book "guaranteed" to include his handwritten signature.  Simon & Schuster/Wayback Machine A now-erased webpage for Simon & Schuster, the book's publisher, offers an "exclusive edition" of the book "guaranteed to be personally hand-signed by Bob Dylan." The listing price for the book was $59...
Twitter’s Copyright Strike System is Down
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Twitter’s Copyright Strike System is Down

Twitter's copyright strike system is reportedly down. The system is responsible for taking down any copyrighted content, like movies and music, that may be circulating on its site. But since it's not functioning as it should, many users are taking the opportunity to tweet out full-length versions of popular films and TV shows. The only caveat to doing this is the site's maximum video upload requirement, meaning the movie can't be posted in one tweet. Instead, fans are filling each others' timelines with threads of a couple of minutes worth of video clips in their chronological order. One fan tweeted out the first Avatar movie from 2009 on Nov. 17, and the thread is still live as of writing.Another shared the entirety of the 2014 Need for Speed film, starring Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, ...
Saskatoon Police Service warns public of increase in online child ‘sextortion’
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Saskatoon Police Service warns public of increase in online child ‘sextortion’

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has issued a warning after receiving dozens of reports of ‘sextortion’ incidents involving children in the last month. Police say offenders are commonly reaching out to teenage males on social media chat platforms, posing as a young girl of similar age to the victim.They establish credibility with their victim, often through flattery or pretending they are in a relationship, before sending intimate photos of themselves (or the profile they are posing as).They coerce victims into sending sexualized images back and then use them to blackmail the victim into sending money in return for silence. Trending Now Story continues below advertisement According to police, offenders usually threaten ...
Musk fires outsourced content moderators who track abuse on Twitter
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Musk fires outsourced content moderators who track abuse on Twitter

New Twitter owner Elon Musk is further reducing the number of workers who battle misinformation on the social media platform, with moderators who work on contract for the company learning over the weekend that they were out of a job.Twitter and other big social media firms have relied heavily on contractors to track hate and enforce rules against harmful content. But many of those content watchdogs have now headed out the door, first when Twitter fired much of its full-time workforce by email on November 4 and now as it moves to eliminate an untold number of contract jobs.Melissa Ingle, who worked at Twitter as a contractor for more than a year, was one of a number of contractors who said they were terminated Saturday. She said she's concerned that there's going to be an increas...
Musk’s partisan tweets call into question Twitter neutrality
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Musk’s partisan tweets call into question Twitter neutrality

Elon Musk used his Twitter megaphone to appeal to "independent-minded voters" on Monday, urging them to vote Republican in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. In doing so, the new CEO of Twitter stepped into a political debate that tech company executives have largely tried to stay out of — so their platforms wouldn't be seen as favoring one side over the other. Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion, has expressed political views in the past, on and off the platform. But a direct endorsement of one party over another now that he owns the platform raises questions about Twitter's ability to remain neutral under the rule of the world's richest man. "Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presid...
11/6: Krebs, Oster, Crawford – CBS News
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11/6: Krebs, Oster, Crawford – CBS News

11/6: Krebs, Oster, Crawford - CBS News Watch CBS News Missed the second half of the show? The latest on cybersecurity and the influence of social media on elections; parenting post-covid; the impact of abortion rights on election day. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link