Twitter is under fire this week after media organization Project Veritas published undercover footage of engineers from the company saying that employees – “at least, three or four hundred people” read users’ posts and supposedly private Direct Messages. The company denied the claim, telling BuzzFeed News, “We do not proactively review DMs. Period.
The folks behind the Citra emulator that lets you play Nintendo 3DS games on PC are now at work on an exciting new project: Yuzu, an emulator for the Nintendo Switch. The developers announced the project on Twitter earlier this week, but havenâ€™t specified exactly when Yuzu will be ready for primetime. Still, that gives fans of Nintendo franchises something to look forward to.
Bloomberg reports that China is cracking down hard on cryptocurrency activity in the country by plotting to block domestic access to foreign exchanges and platforms that allow for centralized trading. Thatâ€™s worrying news for crypto enthusiasts in China, who have already seen local exchanges being shut down entirely towards the end of 2017. The country is known to house the largest community of Bitcoin mining operations worldwide.
@delwilliams It's also worth thinking about people for whom online services are new - young people in developing economies experiencing the web for the first time, senior citizens who haven't ever worried about being spied on or having their messages read by bots.
@delwilliams Thanks for reading. I don't believe it's idiotic to think anything online is private. Sadly, it's true that most free services don't guarantee privacy, but some users still expect it, and companies aren't explicit about NOT guaranteeing privacy.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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