Twitter touts its recent work to ‘protect the integrity of elections’

It’s almost the midterm elections in the US, and that means disinformation campaigns could be working overtime. Social networks have been introducing new features, rolling out changes and even asking the government for help to fight off trolls and fake news disseminators. Twitter, for instance, has expanded its ability to spot and remove fake accounts. […]

Verizon tries to douse criticism, touts “priority access” for first responders

Enlarge / Cal Fire firefighters monitor a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Verizon officials were contrite and apologetic during a California State Assembly committee hearing that was convened Friday to examine mobile Internet throttling experienced by firefighters during recent blazes. “We […]

Ticketmaster aims to stop touts with first 100 percent digitally ticketed UK show

It follows Ticketmaster closing its own resale platforms, Seatwave and Get Me In, which had been criticised for facilitating online touting. The company has previously used the technology in the US for NFL matches. Fans will be able to transfer tickets for Four Tet’s shows at the south London venue to a friend using a […]

‘Bumblebee’ Featurette: Director Travis Knight Touts the Influence of Spielberg and LAIKA

Last week brought the first teaser trailer for the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. The film focuses on the vocally-challenged, signature yellow Autobot who has been a cornerstone of the entire franchise right alongside Optimus Prime. Now, Bumblebee finds himself on his own in what is something of an origin story for the character as he goes […]

Superstar Ed Sheeran BANS tickets from VIAGOGO as war on ticket touts finally gets real

GETTY Ed Sheeran BANS Viagogo in secondary ticket selling WAR Those attending Sheeran’s concerts this week in Manchester have been asked to buy new face-value tickets upon arrival if theirs were purchased through secondary site Viagogo, as those would be deemed invalid. Viagogo offers users the opportunity to resell tickets for more than their face […]

Spotify touts growth over profits ahead of April 3 stock market listing

(Reuters) — Streaming music leader Spotify used its cultural cool factor to appeal to mom-and-pop investors in an unconventional presentation ahead of its April 3 stock market listing. Led by 35-year-old Chief Executive Daniel Ek, wearing jeans, white t-shirt and a dark blazer, executives said Spotify would prioritize growth over profits to f…Read More

Trump touts ‘great’ meeting with the NRA after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson sniped at him for his embrace of gun control

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Republicans and some conservative-leaning personalities have been unsettled by President Donald Trump’s nebulous positions on gun control this week. The most telling sign of that frustration came after Trump held a televised meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday, during which he nodded and agreed with Democratic proposals while outwardly dismissing his Republican colleagues. […]

Huawei calls U.S. security concerns groundless, touts 45 5G contracts

Following two months of public lobbying by U.S. legislators and security agencies, Chinese networking giant Huawei today confronted espionage accusations, dismissing them as “not fair” and “only based on groundless suspicion” while touting successes in other countries. The South China Morning Post and Agence France Presse provided English translations of Huawei chief executive Ken Hu’s Chinese-language comments, made today […]

Sling TV touts 2.2 million subscribers as cord cutting continues

With how popular cord-cutting is, you’d think more services would be keen to share their subscriber stats. Dish pulled back the curtain today and revealed that its Sling TV service has some 2.2 million folks paying for the service. That’s compared to just over 11 million Dish satellite customers. Those numbers don’t mean a ton […]