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Twitter finds a way to quash offensive tweets

A feature dubbed "quality filtering," available to certain users of Twitter's iOS app, tries to sift out tweets deemed offensive or abusive.

By March 24, 2015

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Clean Reader: The app that censors rude words from ebooks

An ebook reader app allows sensitive readers to censor the naughty words they find offensive, replacing them with less risque alternatives.

By March 26, 2015

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Esurance Twitter contest goes viral but ties company to offensive tweets

In a post-Super Bowl campaign, the insurance company said it would give $1.5 million to someone who used its hashtag. Any tweet could be eligible. And then came the garbage.

By February 3, 2014

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AT&T goes on the offensive with cheaper family plans

The new plans offer more savings with more people, with a family of four paying $160 month for 10 gigabytes of data.

By February 1, 2014

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Facebook updates standards to explain what it will remove

The social network updated its content guidelines to more clearly explain what is and isn't acceptable on its service, as it balances balance free speech with removal of offensive content.

By March 16, 2015

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'I think my dad is Dracula': Test yourself playing Google Feud

Guessing Google autocomplete results becomes a free and addictive game that's like an updated version of "Family Feud."

By March 16, 2015

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Reddit clamps down on 'involuntary pornography'

A privacy update means people whose private photos have been posted on Reddit without their consent can have them removed.

By February 25, 2015

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Sneaky 'nanobeacon' delivers smackdown to cancer cells' defenses

By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.

By March 3, 2015

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Facebook reportedly blocks pages in Turkey 'insulting' to Muhammad

Facing a possible ban in Turkey, Facebook has complied with a court order, according to news reports.

By January 26, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 117: Upgraded Atlas robot, an adorable robot press conference, and more

An all-robot press conference in Japan introduced us to CommU and Sota, two of the cutest robots we've ever seen. There's a bit more to them than simply looking "kawaii": they may someday be capable of acting as a kind of robo-companion for Japan's elderly population.

By January 22, 2015