YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

At the Lesbians Who Tech conference, Susan Wojcicki said the platform takes children’s safety seriously and has restricted comments on videos featuring kids. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki defended her company’s efforts to keep violent content off the video platform at the sixth annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit Friday in San Francisco. Wojcicki was interviewed by New York Timescolumnist […]

‘H1Z1’ developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts

Unfortunately, Telltale’s effective closure wasn’t the end of tough times for the game industry. H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that it’s laying off staff as it’s “optimizing [its] structure” for the future. The company didn’t say how many people were losing their jobs, but former Daybreak president John Smedley had briefly […]

Watch the updated efforts to bring an NBA team to Montreal

Watch live coverage now as officials in Montreal give the latest on their plan to land a NBA basketball franchise. Michael Fortier, former Conservative minister of international trade, and Michel Leblanc, president and CEO of Montreal's Chamber of Commerce, are speaking to reporters. Fortier said that while NBA commissioner Adam Silver told his group the league […]

Post-Cody Wilson’s arrest, few know what’s up with his company or legal efforts

Enlarge / At Defense Distributed’s nondescript space among the North Austin business parks, it was business as usual on September 21, 2018. (credit: Nathan Mattise) AUSTIN, Texas—On the surface, everything appears to be normal at Defense Distributed, the firearms company founded by 3D printed guns activist Cody Wilson. Employees have been reporting to work as […]

Mental health crisis grips Puerto Rico as rebuilding efforts stumble a year after hurricane

Mental health issues in Puerto Rico are growing, according to health officials, as residents struggle with government red tape and economic issues that are snarling efforts to rebuild – coupled with the ugly psychological effects of the new hurricane season.

Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news (FB)

REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain Facebook was accused by British politicians of undermining international aid efforts in Burma/Myanmar. That’s because of Facebook’s role in spreading fake news about the persecuted Rohingya group, which has been targeted for ethnic cleansing over the last year. UK MPs said Facebook’s “Free Basics” internet service, which is popular in Burma, was […]

‘I had to do everything to make him fall in love with me’: Glamour model recounts efforts to escape

Model Chloe Ayling, who was drugged, bundled into a suitcase and kidnapped in Italy last year said she tried to make her captor fall in love with her so he would let her go. Speaking on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire program on Monday, the 21-year-old British model revealed she had started to share a bed […]

Twitter acquires online safety company to bolster anti-abuse efforts

Twitter has repeatedly come under fire for not doing enough to stop hate speech, allowing outside groups to sow political discord and failing to limit the spread of misinformation. To address these issues, the company announced earlier this year that it was looking for outside experts to help in its effort to promote healthy, open […]