Knight Foundation Grant To Copia To Research Content Moderation, Governance, Rules & Norms For Internet Infrastructure

from the excited-to-dig-in dept So many of the discussions around content moderation have focused on the so-called “edge-providers” (the companies that are more user-facing). We all know the stories about content moderation dealing with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, etc. But for a while now we’ve been concerned about how the debate will play out regarding content moderation at the infrastructure layers — that is the behind-the-scenes providers that people don’t always even know exist. This Read more…

Former Vandy baseball star recalls 2019 postseason run

19 hours ago SEC Staff Photo: SEC Staff NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ethan Paul was a four-year standout (2016-19) for the Commodores, helping the program to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments including the 2019 College World Series title. The Bellevue, Washington, native finished his career as Vanderbilt’s all-time leader in doubles (64). He was selected in the ninth round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here, Paul reflects on what the College World Series Read more…

Apple TV+ originals: Apple to co-produce ‘Losing Alice’ psychological thriller

Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that features only original programming—no reruns of hit TV shows or last year’s blockbuster movies. The company is said to be spending several billion dollars a year on original programming. That’s a lot of TV! Apple is attracting some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and locking down the television Read more…

Adopted Golden Retriever Celebrates Landmark 20th Birthday and We’re All Celebrating!

It’s definitely not every dog who gets to celebrate a 20th birthday, although we’d love it if they all did. But August, the adopted golden retriever known as Augie, kicked off her big 2-0 in high canine style this past April. So, how did Miss Augie celebrate? With cake, of course. Along with party favors, Augie got to indulge in a specially made, delectable dog-friendly carrot cake and spent time with her siblings: golden retrievers Read more…

It’s ‘Thunderstruck’ vs. ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ in Fight for Arena Anthem Glory

This. Is. Glorious. Indeed, I think we have achieved rock n’ roll nirvana. Certainly arena anthem ecstasy. It was a long and winding road, and impossible decisions needed to be made … feelings needed to be hurt … assumptions needed to be overcome … and all previous titles needed to be set aside, much as the championship belt sits ringside, awaiting that final bell to toll and the undisputed champ to hoist it to the Read more…

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

from the information-comment-provider dept This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is That One Guy with the only sane response to seeing a jokey cartoon about police brutality in an official police use-of-force training presentation: ‘What do you mean ‘beating people’ isn’t funny? Since when?’ When your training material includes jokes about beating suspects you’ve given up any pretense of not being filled with and run by thugs, and the idea that Read more…

This Week In Techdirt History: June 21st – 27th

from the as-I-recall dept Five Years Ago This week in 2015, the Sunday Times in the UK was doubling down on its widely criticized article in which it parroted the government’s talking points, while the GCHQ was in trouble for illegally holding onto emails (but not for collecting them in the first place). New documents released by Wikileaks revealed that the NSA had been spying on French presidents (which France was not happy with, even Read more…

As COVID Spikes in Texas, Sugar Land Skeeters Will Open with Fans in the Stands

Roger Clemens will manage one of four minor league teams set to play in Sugar Land, Texas, starting July 3. Image: Getty Texas is one of the hottest of hotspots for coronavirus right now, and Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that the Lone Star State’s aggressive reopening will be rolled back some, with bars closing and river-rafting banned. Advertisement Baseball, however, is set to move forward, and not just Major League Baseball, where the Read more…

SEC Network showcases 2019 football season

20 hours ago ESPN PR Photo: SEC Network SEC Network is paying tribute to a season that saw the SEC reign supreme, as SEC fans will have the chance to relive the 2019 football season over the course of two weeks, beginning on Monday, June 29. Each day’s programming from 10 a.m.- midnight ET will mirror the corresponding week of the season, with Day 1 of the stunt encompassing studio shows and games from Weeks Read more…

Cleaning Up With the Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors and Pet Hair

This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Those hardwood floors in your home are gorgeous—when they’re clean. But if you have a pet who sheds, keeping those floors free of dirt and debris can be a real challenge. Using a heavy upright vacuum intended to plow through thick carpeting can damage your beautiful floors. The best vacuum for hardwood floors and pet hair is one that is gentle on surfaces, lightweight, easy to slip Read more…