White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

The White House has called on social media companies to build technologies that could help curb the spread of violent ideologies online. The appeal was made during a meeting between officials from the White House and big social media companies on Friday. The gathering came days after Donald Trump, the United States, laid blame on the … Read more White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings

Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives. The House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s … Read more Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House approved the bill by voice vote, and it now goes the Senate for consideration. The Email Privacy … Read more US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

Twitter for Android TV brings streaming to the biggest screen in your house

By Derek Walter | Follow Greenbot | Nov 16, 2016 11:10 AM PT Thursday Night Football is a large focus of Twitter’s streaming efforts. Credit: Google Play MORE LIKE THIS Primed for pigskin: The best ways to watch football this season (with or… NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season PlayStation … Read more Twitter for Android TV brings streaming to the biggest screen in your house

A $1 million bet: The anatomy of a high-end house flip

Last June, Dana Rice, a real estate agent and house flipper, was deep in the throes of a massive remodeling project. She had bought a 1938 home in an upscale neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland, for $600,000 and intended to flip it for a hefty profit. Four months and $400,000 in construction costs later, Rice put … Read more A $1 million bet: The anatomy of a high-end house flip

House flipping: Deja vu all over again

House flipping is always hottest when home prices are nearing a peak. That is not the case right now nationally, and so flipping has remained pretty stable overall … with two very glaring exceptions. Las Vegas and Miami. Sound familiar? They should. These two markets may well have been the poster children for the flip … Read more House flipping: Deja vu all over again