An Immutable All-Snap Ubuntu Desktop Is Coming Next Year
Ubuntu plans to release an all-snap immutable version of Ubuntu for the desktop, a move that could be a turning point for the Linux distro.
WhatsApp Multi-Phone Mode Rolling Out to iPhones
WhatsApp’s biggest feature in recent years is now rolling out to iPhones after initially debuting on Android.
OpenAI CEO Signs Open Letter Warning of AI-Caused ‘Extinction’
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has signed an open letter warning of the dangers AI poses, including the extinction of humanity.
YouTube Advertises Presence Of New Iran Protest Clips
Yesterday, Iranian authorities enacted a ban on Gmail, saying they’d introduce a government-sponsored (and presumably government-monitored) email service to replace it. Now, as YouTube’s seeing an influx of protest videos, Google’s taken a moment to mark the Iranian government’s lack of control.
eBay Loses Court Case To Louis Vuitton
The Paris District Court ruled today that eBay is liable for harming the reputation of luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton through its use of trademarks, company name and domain name.
The Paris court has ordered eBay to stop using keywords which harm the reputation of the Louis Vuitton brand to promote its sites and will impose penalties of $1,372 (1,000 euros) for future violations.
Google Reconnects With/Acquires Aardvark
Aardvark has, in a sense, returned to its roots. Or in other words: Two of the four men who created the social search engine are former Googlers, and now, it’s been confirmed that the search giant’s acquired Aardvark.
YouTube Safety Mode Goes Beyond Human Review
This week, YouTube launched Safety Mode, an opt-in setting that helps users screen out potentially objectionable videos. We asked YouTube how it works. For example, is there human intervention involved?
"Safety Mode goes above and beyond the flagging system and manual review to use community signals to filter out content that may be objectionable," YouTube tells WebProNews. "YouTube’s filters use proprietary technology and algorithms to identify and filter potentially objectionable content."