October 2017

Lifestyle

New York City, October 16, 2017

★★ The bright parts in the overcast sky went from fuzzy glowing spots to choppy-looking rifts. Far inland, on the horizon beside the apartment slab and over the river, ran a band of clear pale blue. But the rifts closed again and the clouds over Manhattan stayed dark. Leaves and garbage spun in a sweeping […]

Business

Twitter is taking a much more aggressive stance on hate speech. Here’s what we know:

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Twitter has been known for preaching free speech, but that’s come to harm the company as trolls and abusers thrive across its network. 

Now, in the wake of a movement for women to boycott Twitter, the company is making its biggest sweep of changes yet to address hate speech and abuse. 

The details, leaked to Wired, were shared with members of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council Tuesday. In an email, Twitter’s team outlines both its current and updated policies on several circumstances:

  • Non-consensual nudity

  • Unwanted sexual advances

  • Hate symbols and imagery

  • Violent groups

  • Tweets that glorify violence  Read more…

More about Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Free Speech, Online Harassment, and Twitter Trolls

Business

The iPhone 8 is reportedly selling worse than the iPhone 7. Wait, what?

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More about Apple, Sales, Iphone 7, Iphone 8, and Iphone X

Tech

Fluent City picks up $3 million to revolutionize language learning

 It’s a tale as old as time. Entrepreneur meets VC. VC shells out a bunch of dough. Entrepreneur operates under threat of failure to turn that cash into a profit. And the cycle repeats. But James Rohrbach, a serial founder who sold his previous company to Noodle in 2010, wanted to try something different. Rohrbach has been interested in ed tech throughout his entire career, with a… Read More

Entertainment

Mari Jasmine’s Comments Section Is Filled With Book Suggestions For Long Flights

As much as I am scared of heights and flying, I always wanted to experience reading during long flights. Amid the busy days, it’s like that’s the only time I’ll ever find time to pick up a book without worrying about anything. Aside from my fear, of course. This wonder increased when Mari Jasmine posted […]

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Lifestyle

Significant Digits For Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 5.3 percent That’s the percentage of roughly 45,000 spec scrips submitted to The Black List that contained a sexual assault. A disproportionate number of those scripts were written by men. [The Black List Blog] 1992 That’s the last year the New […]