Step Chicken, What Are You Doing? – DTNS 3792

A New York Times piece by Taylor Lorenz examines the phenomenon of the TikTok cult. Rabid followers of seemingly innocuous TikTok creators. What can influencers expect from these fan bases are how are they different from ones that rise-up from Instagram and YouTube?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe

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Executive Order Calls on the FCC to Review When Section 230 Applies to Online Platforms – DTH

DTH-6-150x150President Trump signed an executive order authorizing the FCC to review when liability protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act apply to online platforms, Google will being rolling out its SameSite Cookie requirements with Chrome 84 in July, and co-watching features launch on Hulu and Plex.

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Rezoning Safe Harbor – DTNS 3791

After Twitter afixed a fact-check label on a tweet from Donald Trump the US president has threatened to sign an executive order removing safe harbor provisions from social media platforms. What does this mean and what will it do to social media outlets?

Starring Sarah Lane, Richard Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe

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Arizona’s AG Sues Google Over Location Tracking – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Arizona’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against Google over allegedly deceptive location tracking, GeForce Now will now only offer games that have opted in to the service, and Microsoft and Google are both reportedly investigating investing in Indian telecom companies.

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Tweets and Consequences – DTNS 3790

As Twitter tries to navigate a highly-charged political landscape what things are they trying to do to insure tweets from World Leaders are filled with misleading or false information?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Twitter Labels Presidential tweet – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Twitter adds a fact-checking label to two tweets from the US president, HBO Max launches in the US, and Samsung launches a debit card.

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The Passion Gig Economy – DTNS 3789

The social media service, Cameo, lets you buy short custom videos from celebrities. Is this tipping point for the “passion economy” and what will people request from their celebrities?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Joe

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SwissCovid is First To Launch Google/Apple Exposure API App – DTH

DTH-6-150x150China’s Hangzhou proposes permanent health tracking system, XRSpace unveils Mova VR headset, ARM announces next-gen mobile chips.

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Sony to Release the Xperia 1 II on July 24th for $1,199 – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Sony sets the release and price of its Xperia 1 II flagship phone, Unc0ver releases an iOS jailbreak for the current version of iOS, and the latest firmware for Texas Instrument graphic calculators ends support for assembly and C programs.

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Week in Review for the Week of 5/18/20 – DTH

DTH-6-150x150TSMC to shop chip shipments to Huawei, Microsoft built an Azure supercomputer to work on artificial general intelligence for OpenAI, and Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API goes live to the public.

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