From the monthly archives:

June 2017

Google parent Alphabet's annual shareholder meetings are a very civilized affair, with chairman Eric Schmidt playing host, sharing a vision of the better world the company is creating, followed by polite questions and proposals from shareholders. Those shareholder proposals, however, are largely a false front—window dressing, if you will. Because as everyone at the meeting…
Most of the users watching Apple's WWDC conference on Monday were probably interested in what the company's new products can do, but at least some of the interest in Apple's latest version of its Safari web browser was based on what it doesn't do. In a nutshell, the version of Safari that is rolling out…
Twitter users block other users on the platform all the time, in some cases because they are abusive and sometimes because they are just irritating. But is it different if the user doing the blocking happens to be the president of the United States? The Knight First Amendment Institute says it is different, or at…
Early Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump said he would continue to use Twitter even though "the fake MSM" doesn't like it, saying the social network allows him to broadcast what he called "the honest and unfiltered message" about his government to Americans. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/872059997429022722 The President went on to criticize the "fake news" of media outlets…
Google has confirmed that it intends to add a new feature to its Chrome web browser that will block certain types of ads from being seen by users, and in some cases could block all advertising on websites that don't meet certain standards. The Alphabet subsidiary says it wants to work with publishers to help…