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Internal email details Twitter’s new rules for sexual content
Twitter will take a tougher stance on moderating "non-consensual" nudity, hate symbols, and threats of violence, according to an internal email sent to Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.
Among them the changes: A tougher stance on “non-consensual nudity,” or images or videos shared without the subject’s permission. Twitter has issued a broader definition of “non-consensual nudity” — it now includes “upskirt imagery, “creep shots” and hidden camera content” — plus permanent suspensions for those who share this content.
Twitter is also making it easier for people to report what it calls “unwanted sexual advances.” Previously, an unwanted sexual advance had to be reported by users directly involved in the situation. Soon, Twitter bystanders will also be able to report this kind of behavior.
GE and Apple will make industrial apps for mobile devices
General Electric is teaming up with Apple to develop mobile apps for managing machinery, factories and power plants as the industrial giant steps up efforts to sell software and services.
Later this month, GE will publish a toolkit it has built with Apple that helps developers build software for iPhones and iPads that uses its Predix data-collection and analysis tool. Apple is making Predix its preferred tool for connected factories.
WhatsApp is rolling out real-time location sharing
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, is giving its over 1 billion users another reason to keep coming back to the app multiple times a day: live location sharing.
Although WhatsApp already gives you the option to share your current location with other users, it’s a static, one-time share.
They key difference with live location sharing is that it is dynamic and updates your location in real time, even when WhatsApp is in the background.
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