Tech Addict: Twitter Locks Account with Username “Elon Musk,” Apple FREE Repair for Japanese + 2 More Latest Tech News

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Apple announces free repair for Japanese

Apple will reportedly repair for free all the devices made by the company (iPhones, Macs, iPads and iPods) damaged as a result of the floods in Japan.

During these terrible events in Japan, floods and landslides killed at least 122 people in the southwest, officials said Tuesday. At least 27 people are missing, said the nation’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency. With emergency rain warnings lifted, the country is turning its focus to search and rescue efforts.

Thousands of houses have been damaged. Nearly 17,000 households are still without power, and phone lines are down across multiple prefectures.

Hilarious Twitter bug

Twitter now automatically locks unverified accounts that change their display name to Elon Musk. To get the name of SpaceX and Tesla CEO, you need to verify the account with phone number, otherwise, it will be locked immediately.

“As part of our continuing efforts to combat spam and malicious activity on our service, we’re testing new measures to challenge accounts that use terms commonly associated with spam campaigns. We are continually refining these detections based on changes in spammy activity,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement given to The Verge.

Source: Nick Statt / The Verge

“As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, we’re continuing to fight spam and other malicious behaviors on our service,” Twitter said in another statement given to The Verge. “This is an evolving challenge. As such, we’re rapidly developing our response to be more agile and effective in detecting these behaviors and enforcing our policies — particularly as it relates to deceptive cryptocurrency accounts in violation of our spam rules.”

Facebook Shareholders Want to Fire Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Investor Trillium Asset Management has drawn up a new proposal to fire  as chairman, Business Insider reports.

Trillium’s goal is to find a new chairman to avoid the situations like Cambridge Analytica data breach. Despite all the efforts, it’s hard to achieve this goal as the same proposal was drawn in 2017 because of  voting power.

Previously, to the question whether someone should be fired for the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Zuck is sure that he is the one, “I designed the platform, so if someone’s going to get fired for this, it should be me. And I think that the important thing going forward is to make sure that we get this right. In this case, the most important steps, in terms of, to prevent this from happening again, we’d already taken in 2014 when we had changed dramatically the way that the platform worked.”

Read about market value dropped a 24% (nearly $150B) after it announced its second quarter financial results during the conference call.

Google Docs will now use AI to correct grammar mistakes

Source: Google

The testing of the new function has already begun, for now, it’s available only for English. As the developers assure, the new tool is able to identify both basic grammatical errors like the use of prepositions, and larger problems with the structure of the clauses, including misuse of subordinate clauses.

Essentially, the new tool is a machine translation algorithm that can recognize errors and offer corrections as you type. In the future, Google AI will learn to identify and correct more complex problems in the text, the developers say. However, it is not yet clear how well the new tool will work in the real world.

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