Jack Dorsey has promised stronger anti-doxxing enforcement on Twitter
“Twitter loves a good verbal takedown. And Twitter seems to especially relish it when the person being taken down is the actual creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. But amid the vague, non-committal reflections on the importance of listening (to alt-right figures like Ali Akbar) and how a protester handcuffing herself to the Twitter building was “speaking truth to power,” Dorsey, in a recent Huffington Post interview, does appear to promise one thing: harsher anti-doxxing enforcement on Twitter.”
The list of the most popular Netflix shows state by state is unexpected.
“Did you know that they love Jane the Virgin in Texas? That Idaho is wild for Stranger Things? That way, way, way too many states are obsessed with 13 Reasons Why? Lifehacker dug up this nifty breakdown by High-Speed Internet that shows Netflix’s most popular shows in America, state by state. It appears that the controversial teen drama 13 Reasons Why is the cool kid in the most states, nabbing Mississippi, Connecticut, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Illinois. That’s an interesting spread, demographically, proving that high school angst knows no red or blue political boundary lines.”
Here are the best thrillers on Netflix.
“What could be more thrilling than sitting at home, safely plopped on your couch, staring into a screen? Watching a thriller, obviously, which gets your blood pumping, dilates your pupils, and causes your palms to sweat, all without the threat of actual bodily harm. That’s the beauty of watching these thrillers on Netflix: You get to witness the pros play out psychological and physical drama, while you kick back after a long day or week of work. You’re going to love these thrillers on Netflix.”
Here are fifty things that are turning fifty this year.
“Celebrating the big 5-0 this year? You’re in excellent company. From the first manned Moon landing to Monty Python, here are 50 things marking a half-century on this planet (and beyond) in 2019.”
The ACLU is suing the federal government over its social media surveillance practices.
“The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against the federal government on Thursday over its social media surveillance practices, specifically relating to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy known as “extreme vetting.”
Microsoft is banning automatic billing after free trials.
“Isn’t it annoying when you sign up for a free trial, and forget to cancel before the company starts billing you? Mastercard apparently thinks so, because it will no longer allow the practice on its accounts. The credit card company this week announced a new policy requiring merchants to get a cardholder’s approval at the end of a trial before they start billing. Companies must send the cardholder an email or text that includes the transaction amount, payment date, and instructions on how to cancel.”
A third of UK businesses are now generating their own power.
“More than one in three businesses now produce at least some of their own electricity. According to a report from The Economist, businesses in the retail sector are well ahead of the trend, with almost 40% generating their own energy.”