Sunday, August 13, 2017

Free Speech, as long as it complies with the Terms of Service?
Twitter users want Trump’s account suspended for ‘threatening violence’ against North Korea
Can a president be suspended from Twitter for threatening to attack another country?
That's what some Twitter users, including actor and former Barack Obama aide Kal Penn, are demanding, after President Trump tweeted Friday morning that U.S. “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”
Critics of the president's tweet say the rhetoric reflects a threat of violence against North Korea that violates Twitter's rules and terms of service.

Keeping up with your competitors or looking for ideas to steal?  Call it “surveillance of the competition?”  
Facebook’s Onavo Gives Social-Media Firm Inside Peek at Rivals’ Users
Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm’s apps
Months before social-media company Snap Inc. publicly disclosed slowing user growth, rival Facebook Inc. already knew.
Late last year, Facebook employees used an internal database of a sampling of mobile users’ activity to observe that usage of Snap’s flagship app, Snapchat, wasn’t growing as quickly as before, people familiar with the matter said.

A cutesy article or a look into the future of IoT?  
10 ‘smart’ gadgets that are just plain dumb

My wife purchased a Thundershirt for her Border Collie.  It seems to relax my wife more than the dog.

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