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Over two dozen encryption experts call on India to rethink changes to its intermediary liability rules – TechCrunch

Over two dozen encryption experts call on India to rethink changes to its intermediary liability rules – TechCrunch

Security and encryption experts from around the world are joining a number of organizations to call on India to reconsider its proposed amendments to local intermediary liability rules. In an open letter to India’s IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday, 27 security and cryptography experts warned the Indian government that if it goes ahead […]

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin, or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look in 2030” he wrote today on Facebook. As you might have guessed, though, Zuckerberg’s vision for an improved planet […]

Twitter will let you limit replies – TechCrunch

Twitter will let you limit replies – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Farewell, don’t @ me. Twitter will test a way to let you limit replies to your tweets Twitter users will soon […]

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics – TechCrunch

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversation? That’s the risk of Twitter’s upcoming Conversation Participants tool it’s about to start testing that lets you choose if you want replies from everyone, only those your follow or mention, or no one. […]

What to expect in digital media in 2020 – TechCrunch

What to expect in digital media in 2020 – TechCrunch

As we start 2020, the media and entertainment sectors are in flux. New technologies are enabling new types of content, streaming platforms in multiple content categories are spending billions in their fight for market share and the interplay between social platforms and media is a central topic of global political debate (to put it lightly). […]

Facebook bans deepfakes – TechCrunch

Facebook bans deepfakes – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media In a policy update announced late yesterday, Facebook’s Monika Bickert wrote that […]

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media – TechCrunch

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media – TechCrunch

Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated and/or synthesized media content, such as AI-generated photorealistic human faces that look like real people but aren’t. In a policy update announced late yesterday, the social network’s VP of global policy management, Monika […]

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users – TechCrunch

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users – TechCrunch

China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home nation, too. The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, has amassed 400 million daily active users, parent company ByteDance revealed in its annual report this week (in Chinese). This is an impressive growth for the addictive video app, which had […]

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