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Twitter CEO Acknowledged “It’s easy to Abuse Others on Twitter”

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Twitter CEO Acknowledged "It's easy to Abuse Others on Twitter"

Twitter CEO Acknowledged “It’s easy to Abuse Others on Twitter”: Admitting that Twitter makes it “super easy to harass and abuse others”, CEO of the microblogging platform Jack Dorsey has said that addressing the issue in a systematic way is his biggest worry.

The platform is relying more on Machine Learning (ML) to identify abusive tweets as opposed to having people individually report them, Dorsey said in his TED talk this week, Business Insider reported.

“We have seen abuse, we have seen harassment, we have seen manipulation, automation, human coordination, misinformation,” Dorsey was quoted as saying.

“These are dynamics that we were not expecting 13 years ago.”

Dorsey also lamented that the system places undue weight on followers and likes.

“Right now the system makes it super easy to harass and abuse others,” he said, while adding that Twitter has created a “pretty terrible situation” for women.

As part of the efforts to make its platform appear less toxic, Twitter this week also announced that it is planning to give people an option to hide replies to their tweets, thereby giving users more control over the nature of conversation they would like to have on the platform.

“Starting in June, we’ll be experimenting with ways to give people more control over their conversations by giving them an option to hide replies to their Tweets,” Donald Hicks, Vice President, Twitter Service and David Gasca, Twitter’s Senior Director, Product Management, Health, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

Also on 7th March Twitter Safety tweeted, “We want to move faster in reviewing reported Tweets that share personal information. Starting today, you’ll be able to tell us more about the Tweet you are reporting.”

And Donald Hicks quoted and said, “Our teams have been working hard to make it easier for you to report Tweets you think may violate our rules, and add additional context when you do. We are excited to announce a change in the flow!”

While the feature has the potential to make trolls invisible, it could make it difficult for users to correct wrong statements made by others.

Other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram already give users much more power in terms of dealing with the comments to their posts, including the option to delete them.

Twitter last year said that making the platform free of abuse, spam and other things that distract from the public conversation is its top priority.

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Facebook to verify if viral posts are coming from humans or not

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Facebook is going to start verifying profiles that have a larger reach. The social networking platform wants to make sure high-reach posts are coming from humans and not via bots. Facebook said it will verify the identity of people whose posts start to rapidly go viral in the US.  This will be done to make sure the genuity of the people behind these posts is known to everyone on the platform.

The platform has been used to share objectionable content, without taking action against it. Identifying these account will help Facebook to catch the perpetrators. And the company is going to limit reach of accounts that don’t get verified. “If someone chooses not to verify their identity or the ID provided does not match the linked Facebook account, the distribution of their viral post will remain reduced so fewer people will see it,” Facebook explained.

This ruling is stricter for those handling pages. Facebook says page admins won’t be able to post anything before they get verified. It says the registered IDs will be secured and not shared through person’s profile.

New security feature in India

Facebook users in India are now getting a new privacy feature which helps them lock their profile. This will ensure that any random person trying to look for your photos or profile picture is not able to see them. The company has made this option thinking about safety of women on the platform but even male users on Facebook can lock their profile picture if they want to. The feature is rolling out to users in India in the coming week.

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Once the person enables the profile lock, the other person will only be able to see the profile picture. They will not be able to expand the size of the image or see anything else.

 

 

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Motorola One Vision Plus specs revealed in Geekbench listing

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Motorola is set to launch another One Vision device very soon. And now, we’ve come across the Plus version and its details via Geekbench. The company’s next phone will be called One Vision Plus and this was confirmed by the listing itself. We can also confirm the phone will get an octa-core Snapdragon processor with 4GB RAM.

Geekbench listing of devices usually suggest the phone is all ready to be launched. And one can expect Motorola to take wraps of its next smartphone very soon. Taking a closer look at the details, the One Vision Plus will carry a 6.3-inch FHD+ display. It will come with Android 10 out of box and will be available with 64GB storage.

The phone is likely to come in the mid-range segment, which explains the reason to go with fingerprint scanner, instead of in-display sensor. In this segment, we can expect the phone to come with a triple camera setup at the back, and carry a water-drop notch with the front camera.

The One Vision Plus could sit above other devices in this series, competing with Realme, Xiaomi and more. In addition to this, Motorola is also going to launch One Fusion+ very soon. This device has been spotted on YouTube’s device support page.

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According to the listing, the Motorola One Fusion+ gets a 6.5-inch full-HD display and run on Android version. This suggests the phone could launch prior the release of Android 11 later this year. It also suggests the phone will run on Snapdragon 730 processor and loaded with a 5000mAh battery. The phone will come with 6GB RAM, 128GB of storage, 4G LTE support and 64-megapixel rear camera, and most likely an 8-megapixel shooter on the front.

Motorola is also going to launch the upgraded version of the Moto Razr in the coming months.

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Xiaomi launches Mijia smart electric Kettle 1s in China

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Xiaomi is known for making all kinds of products, and now it has come up with a smart electric kettle in China. Priced at 149 yuan ($21), this version of the kettle sits below the Pro model in its lineup. So what does the affordable version of the smart kettle offer?

Xiaomi says the kettle has capacity of 1.7 litre.  It has a button which makes sure the temperature remains at 55-degree Celsius, making the water suitable for drinking.

It generates power via a 1800w high-power heating ring, something which is also there on the Pro model. Xiaomi says the kettle can boil the full quantity of water in around six minutes. It comes equipped with British Strix thermostat which is able to control the temperature and stop heating if the water is boiled.

The kettle has been built to insulate the heat from the outside. This has been done using the double-player anti-scalding design. Because of which the person can easily hold the kettle even when the water is hot inside it. Talking about other features of the kettle, it’s easy to clean, offers triple safety and protection from electric shock among others.

Xiaomi uses Mijia for household items like these. The brand had also launched its handheld ironing machine. This new device is the first ironing product to launch under the MIJIA brand. It adopts a minimalist design like other smart IoT products from Xiaomi. The MIJIA handheld ironing machine weighs around 780 grams with the tank empty.

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The MIJIA handheld steam iron has a separate water tank which can be detached to refill with water. The steam head is made from an aluminum die cast panel to support thermal conductivity. It was made available via crowdfunding model through Xiaomi Mall and Xiaomi Home platforms. The device was introduced with a price tag of RMB 99 (around Rs 1,057) this month.

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