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Elon Musk hated the account that tracked his plane’s movements. His solution of him? Change Twitter rules to block it

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These are really intense days for Elon Musk and Twitter due to their broken promises regarding the protection of freedom of expression and with the imminent change of rules to favor their position. More than a week ago Elon Musk promised not to delete the Twitter account that tracked his plane, but just yesterday he ended up doing so by going over his words. Now we know that He did it by making a change in the rules of the game that favors him.but that as they are written can generate chaos.

Almost a year ago we were talking about a guy who had developed a bot that allowed him to monitor all of Elon Musk’s movements on his plane live. This obviously did not like the tycoon who offered him $5,000 to remove it, which he declined. But finally after controlling Twitter he has decided to close this account by force, as well as others that were also owned by this same young man.

Elon Musk decides to adapt the rules to his liking

Yesterday after learning about the closure of this account, we were very attentive to a possible update of the Twitter rules in order to justify this decision even if it went beyond the promise of its owner. And indeed, this change came true. On the official Twitter account itself posted a tweet where the update of the private information policy was explained prohibiting sharing the live location of another person.

Elon Musk too posted a tweet explaining this rule, detailing that the mere fact of sharing a link with a person’s location was also grounds for suspension. All this shielded in a problem against personal securityAlthough a few days ago I thought the opposite. Although, he qualifies in this message that if the location of a person is shared with a delay and not in real time, it will be possible to have a place on the platform.

But the point of discussion in this case is how extreme this measure can be and the consequences it can have. As it is written, it is totally prohibited to broadcast the location of a person in real time. In this way, in accordance with this rule, a Twitter account that shares a photo with someone in a restaurant would be in breach of it, or the mere means of communication that broadcast the image of politicians live as in a parliamentary debate, would also be failing to comply.

This is something completely extreme, and that surely does not apply, since the standard has been specially designed for this account to track your personal aircraft. But if many political information accounts or news agencies were to apply, they should already be blocked from disseminating this information. Even a person uploading to their Twitter account that Messi is playing in the World Cup and that he is in Qatar would be grounds for suspension.


Another point may be the fact of sharing links to FlightRadar24, a website that shows flights in real time around the world. In this case The mere fact of sharing a link to this page, or even the official FlightRadar account itself disseminating the location of an important flight, would be grounds for sanction.

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This shows that this new policy is not very well thought out, and has been created in a fast and clumsy way in order to kill a specific account. But it can be seen that they have not qualified all the situations that we have commented on, and that if applied, it would leave Twitter practically unable to be used to consult newssee direct or upload images of events you attend.

Although the funniest thing of all is that Elon Musk himself, despite denouncing that this type of practice can attempt against personal security, and has even censored itthe same on his Twitter account he has done exactly what he denounces. In the last hours he published different tweets with videos targeting people in his car to harass them, even showing the license plate of this subject’s vehicle. Something that also threatens his personal safety, but it seems that nothing happens if Musk himself does it, although if it is against him, he does not have time to prohibit it.

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this streamer ruined 11 years of career on Twitch by a deepfake website of other streamers

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That a content creator ends up accidentally leaking some personal detail is something that happens more than it seems. However, when it involves and hurts other people, it is something that cannot be ignored. This is what has happened to Brandon “Atrioc” Ewing, a popular Twitch streamer who has been caught live with an open page of deepfakes of other streamers with pornographic content.

Atrioc has been active since it started in 2011 on YouTube. Since then it has been gaining more and more popularity, establishing a large community. Nevertheless, decided to throw it overboard at the time you clicked on that page.

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The website has already been removed, but the damage has already been done

Although all the clips are being deleted, Dexerto was able to make a catch of this event, where you can see how the content creator has the web open in your desktop window list.

The page offers paid artificial intelligence montages of streamers with pornographic content. According to Kotaku, the website is similar in structure to OnlyFans, requiring the user to subscribe to access the content.

In his broadcast where he apologized to the public and to his partner for what happened, Atrioc affirms that he entered one night around 2 in the morning, clicking on an advertising banner that he had supposedly found on PornHub. His happy curiosity caused the web to end up leaking in one of his last live shows.

“It was 2am and I was reading so much shit about artificial intelligence, deepfake music, deepfake art and I’m on all those fucking Discord channels. It’s all so embarrassing. I was on fucking Pornhub, on a normal website, and there was an ad, it was that ad on every fucking video – so other people must be clicking on it because it was on every video.”

According to the content creator, in his community he has always campaigned against sexism, prohibiting any similar behavior at the moment. Atrioc insists that he is the “most normal” person and that he would “never do something like that again”.

Her partner, who was apologizing on her live broadcast, affirms that she does not feel like a victim, but that she deeply regrets the damage that this has caused to the streamers that appear on said website, since they echoed that they appeared on the page through this fact. Although disappointed, her partner accepts the apology.

Several content creators show their regret on the networks

The website has been withdrawn thanks to the impact caused by this commotion, but above all due to the work of QTCinderella, a streamer who was involved when she saw that there was explicit content about her on the web. In one of her last live shows, she deeply sore and disappointed, she mentioned that I would do everything possible to sue the author of the website. Atrioc also assured that he would be in charge of covering all the costs for the closure of the web and that he would offer financial help to all women who needed legal help.

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Among those affected and who have publicly expressed their regret in addition to QTCinderella were other popular streamers such as Sweet Anita or adept.

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This map shows the profession with the most interest in each country. In Spain she is the influencer

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Remitly has published a global map that shows which are the most searched professions on Google, according to each country. And that map published in Various social networks have caused some controversy when seeing the most sought-after profession in Spain: is the influencer. Specifically, what is analyzed is the search “how to be a…”.

Although Spain is the only country in Europe interested in being an influencer (it must be said that in other countries like Hungary they are interested in knowing how to be YouTubers), in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina or Uruguay and in Central American countries.

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It is noteworthy that in many countries of the world, people look for information about being a writer. Especially in Eastern European countries, in South Asia, the Nordic countries and in Central and North Africa.

In Poland, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina people feel very interested in knowing how to be a developer or developer. Macedonian people show a lot of interest in being programmers. Of all Europe, only Italy shows interest in being an entrepreneur. In China, the profession that arouses the most interest is dietician.

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In the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the United States and Australia (i.e. the majority English-speaking countries) they have great interest in being airplane pilots.

Debate in networks about being an influencer

The fact that in Spain there is great interest in being an influencer has created a debate on various networks such as Twitter or Instagram. There are those who criticize the labor market is so precarious that people no longer want jobs that may have more value.

Others remember that We are not going to look for how to be a doctor or a lawyer because we already know what to dobeing a more traditional profession, but people may be interested in knowing how to be an influencer, since there is no university for it or professional training.

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the API will have a cost to develop

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The profitability of Twitter is an obsession for a Elon Musk besieged by the need to start repaying the loans he requested to buy the social network… which, by the way, is also facing lawsuits for non-payment of rent for some of its venues. So part of the drastic changes he’s implementing at Twitter are aimed at increasing the company’s profits.

And the last one is bad news for users and, above all, for developers. And it is directly related to the news from a few days ago about the sudden ‘failure’ of access to the Twitter API by third-party clients…

…a ‘glitch’ that we later learned was an intentional block that the company attributed to non-compliance with unspecified standardsand that from one day to the next turned the official Twitter client into the only way to access the microblogging network.

“As of February 9”, Explain today the official account of the development division of Twitter, “We will stop offering free access to the Twitter API, both in its v2 and in v1.1. Instead, a basic paid level will be available“.

And the thread goes like this:

“Over the years, hundreds of millions of people have sent more than a trillion tweets, and billions more every week.

Twitter data is among the most powerful data sets in the world. We are committed to allowing fast and complete access so that you can continue to develop with us.

We’ll be back with more details on what to expect next week.”

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Elon Musk is just making a mistake that Twitter has already regretted

A little over a year ago, the founder and former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, acknowledged that The most wrong thing the company had done up to that point was to vastly limit access to its API., a decision that was made during a period in which he was not in charge of the company and that he later strove to counteract. “The company has worked hard and will continue to fully reopen access.”

That decision to close the API forced the closure of many companies based on alternative Twitter clients (in many cases, better than the original), as users abandoned them once they saw how limited their functions had been. Now history is repeating itself, as the new generation of third-party customers will be doomed to disappear or become paid applications.

So the creators of twitterrific has already announced its abandonment of the application stores, and the other major client of the Twitter ecosystem, Tweetbot, has announced its conversion into a client of Mastodon, the open social network that aspires to take over the throne of Twitter (although for that there is still much).

But it is that, in addition to all that, many things will break on the Internet with this new decision by Musk: Twitter’s many bots (the ‘good’ ones, the very useful interactive bots connected to web services) will stop working, as will the services that connected Twitter with other platforms, and a multitude of extensions.

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