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"There are any number of issues that many of us have very strong feelings about." http://bit.ly/2x4s7EW #Crowdfunding #Ultimatum #TheDruProject
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This week, we're talking about China's #smartphone manufacturers, Epic Games starting their own store and the disappearance of sex from big brands on the internet. http://f5live.tv/joinus/ 9PM Eastern
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#Tech #News Facebook bans all positive reference to sex in surprise change - Facebook has updated its Community Standards to address sexual content, and that changes are surprising. In fact, the general feeling that comes out of the change is that you cannot make any positive references to anything vaguely sexual, but you can make reference to most negative aspects of sexuality. For example, you can post about sexual exploitation, but cannot mention in a message that you are "looking for a ...
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#Tech #News Tumblr makes stunning policy change: deleting all NSFW content - Blogging platform Tumblr has always had a complicated relationship with adult content. Despite always officially supporting it, they have closed accounts for years for doing things that were not against the platform's terms of service. In particular, gay adult blogs have had a harder time with being closed for not violating policy. On the other hand, the platform has also had a problem with illegal content being po...
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#Tech #News A wild Steam challenger appeared: Epic Games Store - Just a few years ago, if you wanted to purchase a videogame on PC, you almost certainly were going to do it through Valve's Steam Store. Steam was the undisputed king of the gaming world. Today, that scenario is no longer a reality. Between the Microsoft Store, Discord Store, EA Origin, and more, Valve has never seen so much competition. One thing that is consistent across the majority of the current game stores (with the exce...
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#Tech #News Chinese smartphone companies mired in surging new global concern - Over the past few years, fears over Chinese smartphones manufacturers has grown. In the US, under the previous administration, Congress banned the import of any Huawei phones, later downgraded from an outright ban to a governmental ban. Under the current administration, bans were renewed and expanded to include ZTE, and then reduced once again. Following the US lead, Japan has reportedly banned governmental use o...
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#Tech #News YouTube may make original content free, cut most new programming - YouTube is always trying new ideas to monetize the platform. That is because video streaming is an expensive process, and making it profitable can be incredibly difficult. A couple of years ago, the brand tried something new: YouTube Red, a paid version of the platform that removed ads and gave access to original programming. This service was replaced by YouTube Premium earlier this year but additional changes ma...
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#Tech #News Google ignoring privacy issues with Dragonfly, employees unhappy - Since word first got out about Google's Dragonfly project, a censored version of their search engine to acquiesce to China's internet filters, there has been a lot of concern, both externally and internally. The concern got worse when it was revealed that the company planned on connecting search history to users' phone numbers. The Chinese government has been known to imprison its citizens simply for searching ab...
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#Tech #News FTC to look into legality of videogame loot boxes - Over the last year or so, the topic of loot boxes has become a focal point of countries around the world. This controversial practice involves a game either giving or selling players a box which represents a number of unknown items. Loot boxes have never been particularly popular with gamers, as most people want to know what they are buying unless there is an incentive for not knowing (grab bags in retail, for example). Last ye...
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#Tech #News Apple is hoping to prevent customers from suing using old ruling - What do Apple and concrete blocks have in common? The Supreme Court has been asked to answer that exact question. In the 1970s, a group of concrete block manufacturers got together to regulate the price they all charged for their product. This guaranteed that the price of the product would be higher than if they competed against one another. The State of Illinois sued, claiming that the inflated costs of blocks w...
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