A new social-media platform wants to enforce “kindness.” Can that ever work?

It’s also extremely vague and subjective, though, especially when protecting some people can mean criticizing others. Questioning a certain point of view—even in a way that seems critical or unkind—can sometimes be necessary. Those who commit microaggressions should be told what’s wrong with their actions. Someone repeating a slur should be confronted and educated. In a volatile US election year that has seen a racial reckoning unlike anything since the 1970s and a once-in-a-generation pandemic made worse by misinformation, perhaps being kind is no longer enough.

How will Telepath thread this needle? That will be down to the in-house content moderating team, whose job it will be to police “kindness” on the platform.

It won’t necessarily be easy. We’ve only recently begun understanding how traumatic content moderation can be thanks to a series of articles from Casey Newton, formerly at The Verge, which exposed the sweatshop-like conditions confronting moderators who

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Google to enforce 30% take from in-app purchases next year

  • Google said Monday it will enforce rules that require app developers distributing Android software on the Google Play Store to use its in-app payment system.
  • The move means that developers who have had customers pay them directly with a credit card for digital content will soon have to use Google’s billing system, which takes a 30% fee from payments.
  • Google’s existing policy said that developers needed to use Google’s billing system on in-app purchases made within the Google Play store, but it had not been enforced.



Sundar Pichai wearing a suit and tie: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020.


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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020.

Google said on Monday that it will enforce rules that require app developers distributing Android software on the Google Play Store to use its in-app payment system.

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The move means developers have until Sept. 30, 2021

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Google Will Enforce Its Billing System On All Play Store Apps Ensuring A 30% Cut On Sales

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Google will no longer allow app makers to circumvent the payment system built into the Google Play store, allowing it to take a 30% cut of all sales made through the platform in a similar vein to Apple’s App Store, even as the iPhone maker fights a court battle over its enforcement of a similar rule.

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In a blog post on Monday, Google clarified its policy on the issue noting that companies that offer their apps through the Google Play Store will have to use the platform holder’s billing system.

Google said that app makers will have until September 2021 to integrate its billing system on to their apps.

Google takes a 30% cut of all sales made through its own billing system, similar to Apple and its App Store.

App makers like Netflix

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Interface Security Systems Helps Retailers and Restaurants Enforce Social Distancing and Mask Policies Through Interactive Remote Video Monitoring

Voice down services help reduce pressure on associates to enforce new health and safety mandates during the health crisis

Interactive remote video monitoring service with automated voice-down helps retailers and restaurants promote social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines
Interactive remote video monitoring service with automated voice-down helps retailers and restaurants promote social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines
Interactive remote video monitoring service with automated voice-down helps retailers and restaurants promote social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines

Earth City, MO, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Interface Security Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, today announced it is now offering interactive remote video monitoring service with automated voice-down options to help its retail and restaurant customers promote social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines on their premises. 

 

A growing number of retailers and restaurants are reporting increased incidents of agitated customers and in-store violence during this health crisis. The physical distancing measures introduced in stores and restaurants, limits on the number

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