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It's later than you think
This is one heartbreaking blog post:
Eight years ago, during the same month, I had twin boys and co-founded Cloudability. About three months ago Cloudability was acquired. About three weeks ago we lost one of our boys.
death  kids  horror  probabilities  epilepsy  health  life  chance 
14 days ago by jm
US grand jury decides that a GIF counts as a deadly weapon in Twitter seizure case - The Verge
While this is certainly correct to prosecute, I still think that Twitter need to rethink their UI choices that allow a random stranger to fire graphic images at their targets without any opt-in requirement.
FBI investigators seized the account late last year after tracking him through his iPhone, and allege that Rivello sent several tweets and messages about his intentions to cause Eichenwald to have a seizure — including the text “You deserve a seizure for your post.” According to NBC News, other messages specifically say that "I hope this sends him into a seizure,” while others read "Spammed this at [Eichenwald] let's see if he dies."
images  twitter  epilepsy  gifs  nam-shub  abuse  social-media  trolls 
march 2017 by jm

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