Two very helpful peopleâ€”bwv848 at Bleeping Computer and Sumit Dhiman at Microsoftâ€”have taken me through the steps to figure out what was going on with my Windows 10 desktop computer, on which I’ve had between 100 and 200 BSODs since the Windows 10 Creators fall update arrived. Windows claimed that the error was a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in tcpip.sys, but we know that that wasn’t the cause of the crash. They had both got to the point where the Driver Verifier had to be run again.
I’ve now had conﬁrmation from the Network Advertising Initiative that Google has, indeed, been dodgy about its Ads Preferences Manager. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We were able to reproduce the issues you saw and have been working with Google for the last week to address them. I am happy to report that as of this morning the identiﬁed bugs have been corrected.
Mark Zuckerbergâ€™s promise to fix Facebook in 2018 is, in my opinion, too little, too late. However, since I ceased updating my Facebook profile last month, Iâ€™ve come across many people who tell me the only reason they stay on it is to keep in touch with family and friends, so Zuckerbergâ€™s intention to refocus his site on that is the right thing to do.
@five15design@CateOwen@Twitter Mine had already been dropping probably like yours. In 2017 I unplugged Twitter from it. Then there really was little point staying. I surf on a few FB groups but that’s it.
There’s still excellent stuff here on Twitter each day; I just wish the bastards there were more honest.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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