Members of Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council says the social media platform didn’t consult them before changing its policies (TWTR)

Members of Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council sent Twitter leadership a joint letter calling for CEO Jack Dorsey to explain why the council has not been involved with the social media platform’s recent policy and product changes. Twitter formed the Trust & Safety Council in 2016, and its members include public safety advocates, academics, experts in media literacy, and grassroots activists. Twitter has had ongoing issues with moderating violent and hateful content, and the platform has adopted several new policies for how it deals with offensive content in recent months. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Twitter is being criticized by members of its own Trust & Safety Council… Read More

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Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out

Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on hold while the two companies try to reach an agreement that would keep the solar installations in place and put them back in service, according to a joint statement issued late Thursday night. “Walmart and Tesla look forward to addressing all issues and re-energizing Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed,” the statement read. “Together, we look… Read More

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Leak: The OnePlus 7T Pro could pack a massive camera module

For the past few years now, OnePlus has launched two phones per year – one in the spring, and an upgraded ‘T’ model in the fall. We may have gotten our first look at a big design change coming to the OnePlus 7T Pro (or just 7T) change in the series thanks to leaker Evan Blass. Notably, the device seems to incorporate a large circular camera module on its rear. Way back in December of 2018, Ishan Agarwal posted an image that appeared to show OnePlus CEO Pete Lau alongside a TV showing a prototype OnePlus device with a large… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Brazil has seen 100,000 fire alerts in 10 days, but it’s not just the Amazon — one map shows how much of South America is burning

The Brazilian Amazon is burning at a record rate: Brazil has experienced more than 76,000 fires this year, whereas last year’s total was about 40,000. About 10,000 of this year’s fires have started in the past couple of weeks. One map shows every fire that has sparked in central South America since August 13. In the Amazon, most of the fires were started by farmers and loggers seeking to use land for industrial or agricultural purposes. But once blazes start, hot temperatures and dry conditions because of climate change enable the flames to spread farther and faster. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Scientists have recorded more than 76,000… Read More

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Toyota going all-out with electric vehicles for the 2020 Olympics

The Olympics and Paralympics are coming to Tokyo next year, and official fleet provider Toyota is planning a massive deployment of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. The automaker says it will provide “3,700 mobility products and/or vehicles” for the Olympics, 90 percent of which will be “electrified.” That can mean either battery-electric, hydrogen-powered, or even gas-electric hybrid. Of the 3,700 vehicles, 850 will be battery-electric and 500 will be fuel-cell electric. 3,700 “mobility products and/or vehicles” The vehicles come in all shapes and sizes: cars, buses, shuttles, scooters, mopeds… you name it. Toyota sees the Olympics as its big chance to showcase its lineup of experimental and alternative fuel-powered… Continue reading…… Read More

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