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Twitter has released a browser game about its privacy settings


Twitter has released a free game to draw attention to its rewritten privacy policy and security features. It isn't great, but at least it's more interesting than almost anything else to do with privacy policies. Called Twitter Data Dash, the pixel art platformer by Momo Pixel has you jump through four short levels, collecting bones and avoiding enemies. You play as a blue dog named Data, as well as one of four different characters who can accompany him. It's a purely aesthetic choice though, as the gameplay is the same regardless of who you choose. The browser game is simple enough, with a premise that's easy to grasp and controls restricted to moving forward, back, and jumping.

Expert reveals how he brought Archaeopteryx back to life

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Who can forget Steven Spielberg's first Jurassic Park movie in 1993? How eagerly did we anticipate that bellowing T-Rex? Or gasp at the sheer scale of the brachiosaurus as it lumbered into view? Never before had animation been so lifelike and believable. I was hooked – this is what I wanted to do.

Twitter bans sharing photos and videos of people without their permission

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Twitter announced an expansion to its private information policy on Tuesday that bans the sharing of'private' photos and videos of people without their consent. The Twitter Safety team wrote in a blog post that although anyone can be impacted by private media being shared, it'can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.' The blog post also states that Twitter needs a first-person report or report from an authorized representative in order to make the determination that the image or video has been shared without their permission. And users who violate the new rule could be permanently banned from the platform. The policy, however, excludes public figures, but applies if the sharing of media is to'harass, intimidate or use fear to silence them.' Twitter announced an expansion to its private information policy on Tuesday that bans the sharing of'private' photos and videos of people without their consent Twitter, however, is not requiring consent from all individuals in a photo or video before its posted, but will take it down if a person shown requests it be removed.

Chrissy Teigen says the 'strangest place' where she and John Legend got intimate together was the DNC

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Chrissy Teigen is getting very candid about her love life with her husband John Legend. The "Cravings" author and former model, 35, didn't pull any punches when she appeared on "The Late Late Show" with James Corden on Thursday. During the "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" segment, Corden, 42, asked Teigen to reveal the "strangest place" she and her EGOT-holding husband "have ever been intimate with each other."

My Life Online--Without All the Metrics


Social media is a death carousel, and by the start of the new year, I wanted off. National policy and news stories continued to be steered by the tweets and retweets of @realDonaldTrump. A photo of an egg had surpassed 30 million likes on Instagram. Children were eating laundry detergent and setting themselves on fire in exchange for followers. The phrase "late-stage capitalism" was appearing everywhere.