Twitter says it 'sucks' at fighting trolls, health insurer Anthem gets hit by hack
Apple's making TV deals, its watches are getting smarter and Twitter admits it sucks.
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update.
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We're back in our classic set with my little monitor friend and the pointy purple boxes of the future behind me.
It was all rebuilt for a bigger studio space, and it still has that new studio smell.
It's good to be back and there's lots of news to get covered so let's get started.
Our top story, Twitter sucks at dealing with abuse.
The head of Twitter **** Costolo says he's taking full responsibility for the rampant abuse harassment and basically hateful filth that's.
Abuse from the keyboards of trolls attacking people on Twitter.
In an internal memo obtained by The Verge, Costolo wrote frankly to employees, quote, we suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform.
And we've sucked at it for years.
It's no secret, and the rest of the world talks about it every day.
He went on to say that this causes people to leave Twitter, and that promises to put more res- Sources into figuring out ways to not just report harassment but to stop the trolls from having a voice.
In other news that sucks, 80 million people now have their social security numbers, names, birthdays, phone numbers and addresses in the hands of hackers.
The second largest health insurer in the US, Anthem, was hit by a cyberattack, and hackers made off with the personal info of 80 million members and employees.
Like every major hack, the company is gonna offer some sort of identity theft protection and credit monitoring service,.
But the damage is done.
And it's not just your credit that gets damaged from this, it can be used in health care fraud as well, which could effect your medical records.
In other news, Apple's busy with new ways to stream media.
Re/code reports that Apple's taking with TV programmers to create some sort of Internet based pay TV service.
It would be similar to the idea of DISHs.
Sling TV, where you pay a monthly fee for a handful of channels, reports also suggest Apple's soon gonna reveal a new music streaming service, the outlet 9-5 mac says it will cost $8 a month and it will use beat's streaming technology.
Apple will soon have some more smart watch competition from Swatch, the swiss company told Bloomberg its.
Is gonna unveil a smart watch in the next two or three months.
And it'll connect to the internet and make mobile payments without having to be charged.
The report says it'll work with Windows and Android, but I guess not for iOS.
Meanwhile, the fitness apparel giant, Under Armour.
Just purchased two popular health tracking apps.
MyFitnessPal and EndoMondo.
The company also has some fitness tracking gadgets, so watch out Nike.
UnderArmour's building a fitness tech empire.
That's your tech news update.
There's always more at CNET.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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