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2/22/2017 3:40:42 PM
  Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News
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In a move that has come to shock the internet, Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from his position as editor at Breitbart News. The decision came after backlash from a video that surfaced from a year ago, in which Yiannopoulos made controversial comments about the age of consent laws. These comments seemed to indicate that Yiannopoulos excused, or even justified, pedophilia.

Yiannopoulos took to social media to defend himself against the backlash, which had already cost him a high-profile speaking gig and a book deal with Simon & Schuster. On Facebook, Yiannopoulos attempted to clarify what he said in the live stream video, claiming he used poor phrasing and that the video had been edited to make his words seem worse. Later, Yiannopoulos addressed his comments more fully in a press conference, admitting the opinions expressed in the live stream video were wrong, and citing his own history with childhood sexual abuse. He then attempted to defend himself further, claiming that his words had been misunderstood and misconstrued by the media and that many people simply did not understand his brand of sarcasm and humor.

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2/13/2017 3:37:31 PM
  Twitter Moves To Silence Abuse
By srpatterson
   

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Several changes to the popular social media site Twitter were announced recently by the company, in an effort to curtail abusive tweets or accounts, and enable safer searches.

Many people who establish an abusive Twitter account simply open another one if their account is closed down, and these new steps should end this practice. Having your Twitter account suspended would really mean an end to your twitter account, rather than just a temporary inconvenience.

Some tweets inevitably contain sensitive content, and Twitter's safe search will enable users to control whether they want to see these tweets or not.

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Vine Video Sharing App Now Available On Android

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Vine Video Sharing App Now Available On Android

Vine, a video sharing app that has already won 13 million users on the Apple's App store is now available on Android. Sara Haider, an Android engineer for the company published a post on Vine's blog saying, "We've been looking forward to this day, and we're excited to get the app into your hands." Android users with version 4.0 and higher and 18 MBs of free space will be able to use the app.

If you have used the iOS Vine app, you will be dismayed to notice the absence of frontal camera support, search, Facebook sharing and hashtags. But fret not for the company will be syncing the Android app to the iOS Vine in the coming days, adding exclusive features which are possible only in Android's open source environment. The Android Vine already includes one such exclusive feature- the ability to zoom that is absent from the iOS app.

Till the updates, users will be able to shoot, view, edit and share to twitter 6-second ling looped video clips. Vine for iOS was rolled out back in January and has amassed a staggering 13 million strong following. The Android version, released on 3rd June, 2013 crossed 2500 downloads in its first day.

The response to the Android app has been mixed with the average rating sitting at 3.4. Most drawbacks mentioned by the reviewers are the missing features that Vine has already promised in the near future. Hence, Android Vine's rating is expected to pick up in the next few weeks, after the promised updates are actualized.

Vine video sharing–what’s it mean for Android?

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