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New Loom Network CEO clarifies concerning information published by former employee

One of Loom Network’s former employees recently leaked information about the company’s Kickstarter-funded game, Relentless (also called Zombie Battleground). The leak alleged that the project, and potentially the entire Loom Network, were no longer actively being developed. The former employee, who has not worked for the company in over a year, claimed that the issues …

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Twitter follows up voice tweets by testing voice DMs

picture alliance via Getty Images It turns out audio tweets were only the beginning of Twitter’s newfound interest in letting users communicate with more than just the written word. On Wednesday, the company told The Verge it’s testing a new feature, starting in Brazil, that will allow users to send voice messages directly to one another.  “We …

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Twitter has ‘more analysis to do’ after algorithm shows possible racial bias

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter is learning first-hand about the challenges of eliminating racial bias in algorithms. The social network’s Liz Kelley said the company had “more analysis” to do after cryptographic engineer Tony Arcieri conducted an experiment suggesting Twitter’s algorithm was biased in prioritizing photos. When attaching photos of Barack Obama and …

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MicroStrategy’s now-bullish CEO explains why he bashed Bitcoin back in 2013

Back in 2013, Michael Saylor, CEO of business intelligence giant MicroStrategy, posted a tweet against Bitcoin (BTC), forecasting a grim future for the asset. Fast-forward to 2020, during which Saylor’s company now holds a major bullish position in BTC. #Bitcoin days are numbered. It seems like just a matter of time before it suffers the same …

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Twitter bans far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers

Scott Olson via Getty Images Twitter has banned the accounts of far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers and its founder, Stewart Rhodes. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group is one of the US’s largest anti-government movements. It claims to have tens of thousands of members, many of whom identify as former law enforcement …

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Jack Dorsey still thinks Bitcoin is the strongest contender for an internet-native currency

The world of cryptocurrency moves at a whirlwind pace but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey remains committed to its earliest lodestone, Bitcoin (BTC). In an interview with Reuters on Sept. 10, Dorsey, who also founded the mobile-payment platform Square, said he believes the coin’s potential still outshines later developments: “I think the internet warrants a […] …

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Indian prime minister the latest victim of crypto scam Twitter hack

Hackers took over one of the Twitter accounts linked to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and posted messages asking his followers to make crypto donations. According to a report from news outlet India Today, Modi’s Twitter account narendramodi_in, which is associated with his personal website and mobile app, was targeted by a group of hackers …

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Twitter says two new teams will address its accessibility issues

Kacper Pempel / reuters When Twitter tested a new feature that let users share audio clips with tweets, the company received criticism for not including accessibility tools like closed captioning. That set off a larger debate about how Twitter approaches accessibility. Now, Twitter says it heard the criticism and recognizes that it needs to do …

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Twitter makes sure Quote Tweets are just one click away

ALASTAIR PIKE via Getty Images Twitter’s ever-evolving approach to conversation on its platform has another tweak, as now you’ll see a Quote Tweet button in between the count of Retweets and Likes when you zoom in on a particular tweet. The standardized quote tweet arrived about five years ago, and has served as a way …

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The frontrunner in ByBit’s trading competition is up 4000% so far

A trader has managed to secure over 4,000% profit in less than three weeks as part of the World Series of Trading, or WSOT — a competition hosted by leverage crypto trading exchange, Bybit. Using his Twitter name for the competition, SalsaTekila appears on the WSOT troop leaderboard, advancing his team forward with 4,495.95% profit. …

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