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Huawei is moving towards a future of software development after years of countries including the United States cracking down on its 5G hardware over security concerns. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis If Biden-Harris falters, who would be the strongest Democrat for 2024? Arizona Fails To Ban On The Money ‘Vaccine Passports’: White House Against With $ 0.7 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal, GOP Impressed | USDA to Begin Canceling Loans for Thousands of Minority Farmers READ MORE (R) has signed a bill that will fine social media platforms to ban politicians, and Twitter will roll out ticketing options for its audio room function.
SOFTWARE SWITCH: The leadership of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is pushing the company towards software development amid the crippling crackdown by many Western countries against the use of company hardware.
“First, we must dare to lead the world in pure software,” Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei wrote in an internal memo reviewed by The Hill. “Second, in areas where software overlaps with hardware, we need to focus on optimizing the software to complement the hardware.”
The memo, first reported on Monday by Reuters, was based on the notes of two meetings Zhengfei held with scientists and software experts in April. It was only published internally this week.
Zhengfei alluded to restrictions designed to prevent Huawei from doing business in the United States, writing that by moving into the software development space, “the United States will have very little control over our future development and we will have a great deal of autonomy. ”
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FLORIDA TAKES TECHNOLOGY: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday signed a bill that will fine social media platforms that try to ban political candidates permanently.
DeSantis and other Republicans have touted the bill as a way to protect Floridians from accusations by tech giants censoring GOP lawmakers, but he faced repulsion from democrats within the state legislature and the tech industry on imposing control over how platforms moderate content.
The bill prohibits most tech companies from banning state politicians. Under the newly signed law, the Florida Election Commission can impose fines of $ 250,000 per day for any social media company that displeases any candidate for office statewide and $ 25,000 per day for displacing candidates. for non-state offices.
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TICKETS FOR TWITTER: Twitter will begin rolling out ticketing options for its Spaces audio room feature for some users, a company spokesperson said on Monday.
The social media platform said it will let the hosts of the audio spaces set the price of the tickets and the host will be able to earn up to 80% of the revenue from the sale of tickets once the fees are charged. Apple and Google in-app purchases will have been charged. Twitter is left to collect the remaining 20% of the revenue.
“Hosts spend time and effort creating a space for conversation, connection and fun. Now we’re working on a way for hosts to be rewarded for the experiences they create by securing financial support, while giving listeners exclusive access to the conversations that matter most to them, ”a spokesperson said. from Twitter in a statement.
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ICYMI: CRYPTOCURRENCES RAISE CONCERNS: Interest in cryptocurrencies has grown over the past year and policymakers are scrambling to catch up. Investors rushed into major digital currencies such as bitcoin and a growing industry of financial products linked to them, prompting regulators to set new rules for a rapidly growing world.
Financial regulators appointed by President BidenJoe Biden Harris to 2021 Graduates: Pandemic Prepared You for ‘Just About Everything’ Senate Armed Services President backs change in role of military commanders in sexual assault prosecutions Biden adviser says reduction red meat is not the only solution to climate change READ MORE recently pledged to crack down on any manipulation or abuse within the cryptocurrency industry, while industry advocates insist the government must establish clear and consistent rules that everyone must follow.
Here are five reasons cryptocurrencies are boosting Washington’s action, including concerns about security and the risks of new technology.
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ICYMI: MORE CULTURE: Twitter says it is disabling an automatic photo cropping feature after an investigation into allegations the tool tended to remove black faces from photographs.
Twitter Director of Software Engineering Rumman Chowdhury written in a blog post this week, the company is removing the tool after reviewing the complaints, saying it would leave the grow decisions to its users.
“We looked at the tradeoffs between speed and consistency of automated cultivation with the potential risks we saw in this research. One of our conclusions is that not everything on Twitter is a good candidate for an algorithm, and in this case how to crop an image is a decision best made by people, ”wrote Chowdhury.
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