Facebook builds censorship tool to gain China market
Facebook's desire to get into a China, a market where it's been blocked, has led to the company building a censorship tool that could filter news feeds by geographic region, The New York Times reports, citing sources inside the company. This would take things further than the company's filtering in countries such as Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, by per-emptively blocking content instead of Facebook responding to government requests to block material.
Twitter gaffe suspends CEO's account
The social network Twitter had an embarrassing incident Tuesday night when its CEO Jack Dorsey's account was temporarily suspended for about 15 minutes. Dorsey said it was an "internal mistake," but didn't explain how his account shed about half a million followers during that time, The Next Web reports.
New digs for SXSW
Gary Dinges reports that South by Southwest is moving into three floors of a 12-story building on 1400 Lavaca St. The company will move its staff from its current location at 400 Bowie St. Some SXSW staff had already been working in the building occupying the new location, which was formerly the headquarters of the Texas Restaurant Association.
Will gene editing change the way we treat cancer?
Jennifer Doudna, who will be a keynote speaker at South by Southwest Interactive in March, describes how CRISPR, a process for modifying genetic code, works and how it may help beat cancer or achieve any number of sci-fi like goals, in a wide-ranging interview on The Verge.
A spectacle over Spectacles
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