Google's dropped its dumbass Real Names policy for social media, but don't worry, the adorable little fella found a welcome home in China, where bloggers and other social media users are now prohibited from using aliases or parody names.
• Chinese accounts posted material supporting U.S. President Donald Trump, and pro-Left material Facebook has removed a number of Chinese accounts on the platform that are oddly active in Philippines and U.S. politics, reports Joe Menn at Reuters today. Facebook says it suspended 155 accounts on its main platform along with six Instagram accounts. Excerpt:… READ THE REST
• Users who sued claim Trump's ban on WeChat prohibits "millions of WeChat users in the United States … from using the most popular social media space for Chinese speakers in the world." The Justice Department said on Wednesday that U.S.-based users of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat will not face civil or criminal penalties,… READ THE REST
A small Chinese firm known as Shenzhen Zhenhua Data Technology has been systematically collecting personal data and crawling social media posts since 2017 for the stated purpose of providing intelligence to Chinese military, government and commercial clients, "according to a copy of the database that was left unsecured on the Internet and retrieved by an… READ THE REST
If you want to succeed in the modern marketplace, your digital presence has to be on point. And this isn't just about beating out your retail competitor down the street anymore. When you sell online, you're selling to the world — and your competitors cover every inch of that globe too. With stakes like those,… READ THE REST
We've already had too much taken from us this year to give up outdoor grilling so easily. Let this ungodly year be the moment when you make a stand. Grilling season will end on your own terms, by God. You can help rage against the dying of the briquette light by picking up one of… READ THE REST
We all have visions of cooking cool, elaborate meals. Unfortunately, those visions often die after we absolutely butcher a few. We've all been there. Overcooked steaks. Undercooked poultry. A main course sits because we totally mistimed a side. There are any number of ways to well and truly murder a well-intentioned meal. Hestan Cue and… READ THE REST