Twitter Tries Out Filter For Offensive Tweet
Twitter is trying out a new filter that offers to rid your Twitter feed of threats and abusive language. So far the filter is only available to some users of the iOS version of the Twitter app. According to Twitter. the Quality Filter can help remove Tweets that contain threats, offensive or abusive language and duplicate content. It also aims to weed out messages sent from suspicious accounts.
Right now it’s only available to “verified users” which means it is pretty much limited to public figures and brands. Verified users are limited to what Twitter calls, “highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.”
Broadband Companies Sue The Government
Broadband providers are not happy with the FCC plan to enforce net neutrality. The US Telcom Association filed a complaint with the US Court of Appeals. They think the the FCC’s attempt to categorize the Net as a public utility is a violation of federal law and an abuse of power. The organization says that the FCC’s “previously light-touch” when it came to the Internet resulted in a decade of amazing innovation.
In a statement, the group said, “USTelecom strongly supports open Internet rules, but disagrees with the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reclassify broadband Internet providers as common carriers.”
Would You Pay Your Bills With Gmail?
It seems like someone introduces a new way to pay every other day. Not it looks as if Google want to let Gmail users pay their bills through their Gmail accounts. A leaked document suggests the service will start by the end of the year.
Bills would come directly to the user’s inbox and they would be able to pay with one touch. Of course this would give Google access to a lot of user information, including what you buy and how much money you have in the bank and that could raise privacy concerns. The company already scans Gmail messages for content in order to target ads to users, will it do the same with your banking information? There’s no official word on that since the service has not been officially confirmed.