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Twitter Communications Dorsey has told journalists and employees they are removing the ❤️ LI KE BUTTON as they feel it des not really show how person feels about the post or person …. but how this wi ll be achieved is still under wraps #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsDesk – Oct.30: Those are your three options when it comes to engaging on Twitter. But apparently Twitter’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey (@jack), no longer likes … Likes.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ …… or 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

At a recent Twitter event, Dorsey told a room full of employees and journalists Twitter would be removing the heart-shaped Like button “soon”.

Twitter Communications confirmed a Like button rework was being considered as part of an ongoing effort to clean up the platform — with the aim of incentivising “healthier conversations”.

As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivizing healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now.

— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) 2:18 PM – Oct 29, 2018

When a user clicks the little heart-shaped button below a tweet, a notification is sent to the poster.

And according to Andrew Campbell, a researcher in the fields of e-mental health and cyberpsychology from the University of Sydney, Twitter’s biggest weakness has always been the heart.

“It’s a strong emotion to say you love something,” he said.

The feedback that notification gives the poster lacks context. Does the user like or love the content of the tweet? The ideology of the person? The fact that it might be funny? Or do they just like the person who posted it?

“More often than not, they don’t read the message, they just love that person. So they’re perpetuating a false likelihood of the ideology of that person … and more a popularity poll.” Dr Campbell said.

But will we miss our Likes when they’re gone?

From stars to hearts

The Like button started life as a star-shaped ‘favourite’, or ‘fav’.

However in 2015, Twitter changed the Favourite button to a Like because, “You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favourite“.

It was an effort to help grow the platform, with the heart being a more, “universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones.”

But with global growth, come global issues, and Twitter has been under fire for failing to address targeted harassment, for harbouring racist, sexist and homophobic content, and for being host to propaganda botnets and state-sponsored influence campaigns.

Users: hey can you get rid of the Nazis please

Twitter: ok sure, we’ve changed the stars to hearts for likes

Users: no no, zero Nazis please

Twitter: yep we’re getting rid of Vine

Users: nah hey, what about the Nazis

Twitter: ok ok fine, no more likes https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/28/twitter-remove-like-tool-bid-improve-quality-debate/amp/?__twitter_impression=true …

— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) 12:32 PM – Oct 29, 2018

Some users are already lamenting the future hypothetical drama that won’t transpire without a Like button.

Pls don’t take away Turnbull’s shady likes, or the “random politician likes a porn tweet and says they were hacked” news cycle. https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1056860881869553664 …

— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) 9:24 PM – Oct 29, 2018

During the 2018 Wentworth by-election, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull “mistakenly” ‘liked’ a tweet in support of independent Kerryn Phelps, who was running against the party he once led.

And Liberal Party MPs Greg Hunt and Christopher Pyne’s accounts were both caught ‘liking’ tweets containing pornographic material.

In both cases the MPs claimed their accounts had been hacked.

Some Twitter users are worried about losing that ability to acknowledge a tweet without sharing it.

if they take away the like button i’ll start dming people “your 11:38 tweet tickled me. hope all is well”

— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) 2:04 PM – Oct 29, 2018

What’s next then?

While your Twitter feed may be ablaze with hot takes about the Like button, the love heart may not truly disappear.

According to Dr Campbell, it might become one of a variety of options.

He believes it’s likely Twitter will move towards a “universal visual language … using emojis”, allowing for more nuanced emotional feedback.

Such a change would echo similar moves by other online social and message platforms. Facebook increased the available reactions to a post from the iconic “thumbs up” to include six options in 2016, while other platforms like Slack or Twitch include a gamut of visual reactions.

Another option, of course, is for them to go the other way, as rapper Briggs suggests.

Twitter should remove the Tweet button. Really spice things up.

— Senator Briggs (@Briggs) 9:25 PM – Oct 29, 2018

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Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari are all dropping support for older versions of the onlin e security protocol TLS, used in practically any encrypted exchange online. While few people or machines are using the long-unsafe TLS 1.0 and 1.1, they’re still permitted in many connections — but no t for long #AceNewsDesk reports

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AceNewsDesk – Oct.16: Transport Layer Security is a community-developed standard that got its 1.0 release nearly 20 years ago: It and its close relative, 1.1, have known flaws that make them unsafe to use for any secure communications. 1.2 addressed these major flaws in 2008 and is currently used by the vast majority of clients. 1.3, released earlier this year, both improves and streamlines the standard, but as yet has only a limited presence online as many servers and services haven’t been updated to support it #AceNewsDesk reports

The messy, musical process behind the web’s new security standard

Mozilla, Google, Microsoft and WebKit all made separate but similar announcements on their blogs, essentially that the old versions, 1.0 and 1.1, will be phased out by early 2020 — March specifically for some, which we can take as a general indicator for the others.

“Two decades is a long time for a security technology to stand unmodified,” wrote Microsoft’s Kyle Pflug. “While we aren’t aware of significant vulnerabilities with our up-to-date implementations of TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, vulnerable third-party implementations do exist. Moving to newer versions helps ensure a more secure Web for everyone.”

As a user you don’t need to do a thing. The browsers and apps you use will work just as they have before — chances are they’re all using 1.2 already. Mozilla shared a chart showing that only a smattering of connections it sees use the earlier versions:

These connections, low by proportion but still numerous, could be lots of things. Legacy machines embedded here are there; old apps for which the security stack hasn’t been updated in years; hacked devices. It’s almost certainly not you or even your parents.

The long lead time is given because of the possibility (nay, inevitability) that there are some critical systems (for example in aging municipal infrastructure) that will cease to work because of this change. People need time to do a real audit, although they probably should have done it years ago.

This move should make everyone a little safer online, though everything will continue to act exactly as it did before. That’s by design.

Source: TechCrunch.Com/ and https://t.me/TheHackerNewsRSS/1002 Published: October.15: 2018:

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Jupiter looks a bit different in ultraviolet light. To better interpret Jupiter’s cloud motions and to help NASA’s robotic Juno spacecraft understand the planetary context of the small fields that it sees, the Hubble Space Telescope is being directed to regularly image the entire Jovian giant #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsDesk – Oct.16: The colours of Jupiter being monitored go beyond the normal human visual range to include both ultraviolet and infrared light: Featured from 2017, Jupiter appears different in near ultraviolet light, partly because the amount of sunlight reflected back is distinct, giving differing cloud heights and latitudes discrepant brightnesses #AceNewsDesk reports
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https://t.me/nasa_apod/751: In the near UV, Jupiter’s poles appear relatively dark, as does its Great Red Spot and a smaller (optically) white oval to the right. The String of Pearl storms farther to the right, however, are brightest in near ultraviolet, and so here appear (false-color) pink: Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede appears on the upper left…………………..Juno continues on its looping 53-day orbits around Jupiter, while Earth-orbiting Hubble is now recovering from the loss of a stabilising gyroscope

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The Beatles’ psychedelic masterwork “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has been named the most popular British album in history with Adele’s 21 second and Oasis What ’s the Story) Morning Glory?”third #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsDesk – Oct.14: The Official Charts Company said Saturday that the band’s 1967 classic is Britain’s favourite album based on physical sales, downloads and streams in the U.K: The album found the four mates from Liverpool at their most experimental and inventive and includes favorites like “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “A Day in the Life.” #AceNewsDesk reports

The band by then had stopped touring and was focusing its effort on studio work under the guidance of producer George Martin:

The album came ahead of Adele’s “21,” which finished second, and the 1995 Oasis album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” Finished third ….

Source: AP.Org/ Published: October.14:2018:

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