The 21-year-old who built a robot lawyer to fight parking tickets has a new tool to help you automatically sue companies who get hacked (FB, TWTR)

Joshua Browder Automated legal tool DoNotPay is trying to help people lock down their online privacy settings and sue companies that get hacked. Created by 21-year-old entrepreneur Joshua Browder, DoNotPay started out by helping users challenge parking tickets. It has since expanded into more than a thousand new areas, from getting flight discounts to assisting […]

Here’s the problem with Mark Zuckerberg’s call to arms to protect democracy (FB, GOOG, TWTR)

Photo by Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images Facebook, along with Twitter and Google, are scrambling to contain a problem that happened on their turf, thanks to a system they created and which has been immensely profitable for them. Unlike the banks at the center of the 2009 financial crisis, the internet companies did not consciously create a […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey doubles down on his criticism of Facebook and YouTube while defending Alex Jones’ right to keep tweeting (TWTR)

NBC Jack Dorsey doubled down on his criticism of Facebook and YouTube for removing Infowars host Alex Jones. In a new interview with NBC News, the Twitter CEO said his peers had been “inconsistent” in their handling of Jones. He defended Jones’ right to keep tweeting, despite Twitter freezing the conspiracy theorist’s account for seven […]

Early Facebook investor Marc Andreessen says one of the biggest mistakes that startups make is hiring an HR leader too late (FB, TWTR)

Stuart Isett/Fortune Global Forum Marc Andreessen says most companies put off hiring a HR leader too long. The delay makes the company more at risk of “catastrophic failure through self-inflicted wounds,” according to Andreessen. In an interview with longtime tech industry veteran Elad Gil for his new book “High Growth Handbook,” Andreessen says companies should hire […]

Twitter insiders say Jack Dorsey is involved with blocking accounts — and that it’s a free speech minefield (TWTR)

Richard Drew/AP Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is reportedly taking abuse and spam on the platform more seriously. Insiders saying he has more of a say in banning accounts, according to Fast Company. Those insiders worry that Twitter could tilt over into censorship if Dorsey doesn’t establish policy, rather than intervening for individual accounts. Twitter recently […]

Twitter is so ‘toxic’ that Amnesty International is enlisting a ‘Troll Patrol’ to help police it (TWTR)

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has launched Troll Patrol, a project that will assign digital volunteers to analyze abusive tweets aimed at women on Twitter. The project follows Amnesty’s #ToxicTwitter report, which detailed the results of a 16-month long investigation into how harassers and abusers target women on the social media platform. The goal […]

Twitter rebounds after plunging more than 10% on Tuesday (TWTR)

Markets Insider Twitter rebounded after negative news out Tuesday battered the stock. Twitter and other social media stocks outperformed the Nasdaq. Watch Twitter shares in real time here. Twitter shares rallied Wednesday, gaining 4.37% to $ 37.72 apiece, despite weakness in the tech-heavy Nasdaq.  Twitter, like Facebook and Snap, has received negative attention regarding its […]

Twitter is sinking after the Israeli government says its considering legal action (TWTR)

Associated Press Twitter is down more than 5% after the Israeli government requested it remove content that suggests violence against the state. Israel said that Twitter is ignoring those requests. This comes as other social media companies experience a wave of negative attention related to content issues.  Twitter shares are sinking, down more than 5% Tuesday, […]

Fake news spreads 6 times faster on Twitter than the truth, according to a major study on misinformation (TWTR)

Scott Olson/Getty A major MIT study on fake news found misinformation spreads much faster and further than the truth on Twitter. The researchers suggested that people feel a stronger sense of surprise and disgust at fake news, which makes them more likely to share it. The findings make depressing reading as politicians around the world […]

Some people are exploiting the latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone via Twitter (AAPL, TWTR)

AP Images / J. Scott Applewhite There’s an Apple software bug currently affecting iPhones, iPads, and Macs — and some pranksters are taking advantage of it. The bug means a keyboard character from the Indian language Telugu can crash applications as soon as it shows up in a text field. As Mashable first reported, a […]