Take a bow, Austin. You made it all the way to Friday and the weekend is only hours away! Here’s what tech news we’re checking out this morning:
Twitter sues Trump over @alt_USCIS identity
On the same day that the U.S. launched 59 missiles into Syria, we learned that another battle involving president Donald Trump is happening via social media. Twitter on Thursday filed a lawsuit blocking an order to reveal the identity of “ALT Immigration,” a Twitter account that has been critical of the Trump administration. It’s been suggested that the account could be run by someone with insider knowledge from the Department of Homeland Security.
The Twitter account posted this yesterday:
Samsung earnings strong despite year of reputation-damaging troubles
Exploding washers, exploding phones, and a major executive scandal weren’t enough to harm Samsung’s bottom line as the company reported its highest operating profit in nearly four years for its most recent quarter, beating analysts’ expectations at $8.75 billion. Its display and memory businesses are largely credited with helping the company achieve this, Bloomberg reports.
Google fact-checking is here, globally
Google has added a fact-checking feature to all of its search and news worldwide, the company said on its site Thursday. The feature allows publishers to label a link as having been fact checked and a link in search results may appear to have different results on fact checks, says Google. Facebook, meanwhile, is offering a guide to users to help them spot fake news that should be rolling out shortly.
Every surface, a potential screen
When it’s not revealing the specs of its upcoming Project Scorpio Xbox game console, Microsoft sometimes also shows off less-obvious technologies it’s working on, including IllumiRoom and Lightform, a kind of projector that can map a room and turn surfaces in that room into screens. You know what? Just watch this video, which demonstrates it visually. Cool, right? The Verge has more details on this tech.
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