Twitter, in an effort to comply with the European Union’s privacy-centric General Data Protection Regulation, has begun to suspend accounts belonging users who were under the age of 13 when they first signed up. While the cynic in me is all for Twitter cleansing its service of youths, it isn’t exactly implementing …
IBM employees will reportedly no longer be allowed to use any form of removable storage to transfer data while at work.
A post on Google’s Chromium blog today makes it clear: The search giant won’t allow any new cryptocurrency mining extensions on its browser’s web store, and those already on it will soon get the boot.
Mass-email service MailChimp has updated their acceptable use policy, putting a moratorium on newsletters promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. As you can imagine, everyone’s taking it well.
Earlier today, Twitter published a five paragraph answer to the loudly, repeatedly-shouted question: “Why won’t you ban Donald Trump, a man who has actively used your platform to threaten nuclear annihilation against an entire country?” Here it is in its entirety:
School will soon be a bigger bore for kids in France: Starting next fall, students there will be banned from using cellphones in primary and middle schools, the French government announced today. Bummer.
As of approximately one hour ago, Reddit has begun a wave of new community bans, reminiscent of the culling during interim CEO Ellen Pao’s reign in 2015 that saw a handful of hate-based groups removed from the site. This time, Reddit’s leadership is taking aim at content and groups that incite violence, and the first…
Sorry, that antibacterial soap isn’t doing anything more to clean you up than any other plain bar of soap.
In the library world, access to information is a human right, not to be tampered with or controlled in any way.
In Soviet Russia, porno was a big no-no. And while the land of Putin has loosened up in recent years, it’s still very much frowned upon. Case in point: Russia has banned PornHub and ten other sexy websites.
Everyone who's played so much as a 15 minutes of Candy Crush knows that, aside from mechanics, graphics, and all that other good stuff—swearing is a crucial part of playing games. Swear too much at your Xbox One in gameplay footage though, and your account can get suspended if you upload it.
Ain't nobody in the US House of Representatives gonna be listening to no Spotify at work. Why? The House's IT overlords don't see fit. Not because Spotify is distracting and there's real work that needs to be done or anything, no. It's because Spotify has P2P guts and P2P is baaaaaaad, apparently. Yeah, even the RIAA…
Despite the headline, it really isn't a laughing matter, folks. In Lank, India, the council has restricted unmarried women from using cellphones, lest they arrange marriages behind their fathers' backs—a crime that's punishable by death.
Hellbent on banning something after RIM acquiesced to various Arabian nations' BlackBerry threats, Kuwait is believed to have banned the public from using DSLR cameras in public. Members of the press are still allowed to use them, apparently.
In a terse exchange with the New York Times, Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire tech playboy William Gates, says she's all but banned Apple products from the Garden of Eden—er, her household.
For those of you who couldn't go to Israel because you just couldn't part with your iPad, take note. The ban Israel had in place for the device has been lifted. Get your ass to Israel!
If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots.