Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes

Christopher Bouzy is trying to stay ahead of the bots. As the person behind Bot Sentinel, a popular bot-detection system, he and his team continuously update their machine learning models out of fear that they will get “stale.” The task? Sorting 3.2 million tweets from suspended accounts into two folders: “Bot” or “Not.” To detect … Read more

‘Daily Show’ Has Hilariously Brutal Reaction To CIA’s Langley Invite

The CIA is a lot of things, but perhaps it should leave being an online jokester to the pros. “The Daily Show” gave Twitter users a fresh reminder of that on Friday in a sharp exchange with the Company. It started when the comedy show posted a segment Thursday spoofing the CIA’s announcement this week … Read more

Platform’s Twitter Blue handle sends out the first edited tweet- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StaffSep 30, 2022 10:09:12 IST After years of users requesting and at times demanding an option to edit their posts, Twitter has finally launched the edit button. Twitter Blue sent out a test tweet, writing, “this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we’ll let you know how it goes.” Twitter … Read more

The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team

I turn my attention to Dublin, where I find Fabian (not his real name), a former moderator who, until earlier this year, worked for Twitter via the outsourcing company CPL. Unlike another moderator I’ve spoken to who worked for Twitter, he remembers seeing accounts the company had internally labeled as “suspicious.” He doesn’t know who—or … Read more

Grimes says she couldn’t afford house without Elon Musk’s help

Singer Grimes raised eyebrows after claiming she simply couldn’t afford to buy a house without ex Elon Musk’s financial help. The “Genesis” hitmaker, who shares two children with the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, took to Twitter on Monday to ask her followers to join her in petitioning against rising house prices in Texas. “My fellow … Read more

Not All Bots Are Bad, and Twitter Knows It

Bots are also generating news in other areas. College student Jack Sweeney made a name for himself by running @ElonJet, which tracks the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet. He’s since gone on to create 30 different Twitter bots tracking the movements of jets, including those linked to Russian oligarchs and tech executives such as … Read more

This Student’s Side Project Will Help Decide Musk vs. Twitter

August 5 was not a normal day for Kaicheng Yang. It was the day after a US court published Elon Musk’s argument on why he should no longer have to buy Twitter. And Yang, a PhD student at Indiana University, was shocked to discover that his bot detection software was at the center of a … Read more

Clarification on applicability of GST on residential renting

Before July 18, 2022, services by way of renting residential property were exempted from GST. However, post July 18 there has been an amendment to the said exemption clause. As per the amendment now, services by way of renting of residential dwelling for use as residence is exempted from GST except where the residential dwelling … Read more

Twitter set to depose Elon Musk this week, ahead of their October 17 trial- Technology News, Firstpost

The Associated PressSep 26, 2022 12:59:23 IST Tesla CEO Elon Musk is scheduled to spend the next few days with lawyers for Twitter, answering questions ahead of an October trial that will determine whether he must carry through with his $44 billion agreement to acquire the social platform after attempting to back out of the … Read more

NFL’s Sunday Ticket was is a mess… again

Photo: Getty Images The DirecTV era of NFL Sunday Ticket is going out with a whimper. This is the last season in which the satellite TV company will hold the exclusive rights to the NFL’s premiere package. So far, DirecTV’s final season is leaving an indelible mark for all of the wrong reasons. The product … Read more