Showing page 1 of 413.

Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Visiting the local library in January to pick up Covid tests is like the grimmest form of trick-or-treating. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 13, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

2019: Married! Honeymoon time 2020: Ok, let’s wait a year 2021: At least we have a cute kid. Let’s call it a babymoon in Jan. ‘22 Dec. 2021: Guess it’s a staycation now Jan. 2022: Daycare’s closed for a Covid scare. Staycation just got a free upgrade to “parenting-in-place”! — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 13, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Fascinating visualization of Google Trends showcasing which products saw the most sustained pandemic search interest. Some highlights: Ammo, cat treats and loungewear. https://t.co/THZxY78Nmc https://t.co/t5geqbMQmX — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 12, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Meta's response, in just now: "We're confident the evidence will reveal the fundamental weakness of the [FTC] claims." https://t.co/Wy4m8lsQiU — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Here we go: US antitrust regulators' lawsuit to break up Meta, Facebook's parent, can move ahead, judge rules, after the FTC's "more robust and detailed" amended complaint from last year: https://t.co/X45VIP5Yfu https://t.co/iAnCR02J8u — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Facebook delays its return to office until March, and becomes one of a growing number of employers to require proof of booster shots: https://t.co/xG66SyCFF5 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @snlyngaas: Just now, FBI/CISA/NSA put out an advisory on hacking techniques previously used by Russian state-linked hackers. https://t.… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

@TonyRomm Get to slurping! — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @Sarah_Boxer: !! “Prior to our vaccine requirement, tragically, more than one United employee on average *per week* was dying from COVID… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Google is engaged in a flurry of 11th-hour lobbying in Europe as lawmakers there seek to finalize major new tech legislation: https://t.co/FdYiH4r6KH https://t.co/gkClDOYgI9 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 11, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

"Last year was the second consecutive year with 20 or more billion-dollar disasters, something that had never occurred before 2020's record-breaking 22. But the price tag in 2021 was $50 billion more and the extreme weather was far more deadly." https://t.co/vApNhdFZWv — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 10, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @xpangler: NPR Veteran Audie Cornish Joins @CNN for Streaming Show https://t.co/gpZPkcxC8v via @variety — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 10, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

The FAA has released the list of 50 US airports that will be subject to restrictions on 5G starting Jan. 19, when telcos are expected to switch on their nearby antennas. Big ones include JFK, EWR, LAX, SFO, ORD, IAH and more. https://t.co/VrjbcLncLs — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 10, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @katieharbath: If you missed me on @ReliableSources today here are two clips. Thanks to @brianstelter for having me on. https://t.co/pF… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 10, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @DaniellaMicaela: A year later, here’s what I experienced on Jan. 6: My day began as any day does for me. I planned to work overnight… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Catching up on political scientist and extremism researcher Robert Pape's yearlong analysis of those who participated in the insurrection and others who share their views. "Overwhelmingly, the data shows that this is coming from the mainstream." https://t.co/TrbN2DOEH7 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @shawnarchen: It can't be denied that the insurrection has had a lasting impact on the country and Congress. Here's a look at 10 numbers… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @dbelson: This morning's restoration of #Internet connectivity in #Kazakhstan 🇰🇿. was short-lived, lasting just three hours, as seen in… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Facebook is hit with a new wrongful death suit over the killing of a federal officer by two people the social network allegedly radicalized and fed Boogaloo content. Already, though, experts predict the company will successfully deflect with Section 230. https://t.co/aXe3AN2bm8 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

RT @JohnJHarwood: Biden on the effort to defend democracy from the threat of Trump-led GOP: "i did not seek this fight" "but i will not… — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022 Retweet
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Obama statement: As alarming as Jan. 6 was, "our democracy is at greater risk today." We went from "Yes We Can" to this in 14 years. — PolitiTweet.org

Barack Obama @BarackObama

One year ago, a violent attack on our Capitol made it clear just how fragile the American experiment in democracy r… https://t.co/Sw3LFGYxXo

Posted Jan. 6, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

And this is not just about tech; it's part of a wider pattern of delegitimizing institutions and picking process fights that serve to consolidate power among specific constituencies (and to keep loyalists on-side and new adherents from straying). — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, Republicans are as determined as ever to drag Big Tech into the culture wars. But the more incentive they have to keep tech as a political punching bag, the less they have to regulate — hurting everyone in the process. https://t.co/MvCkUi8S00 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 6, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

Facebook's parent, Meta, has been in touch with the FBI and US Capitol Police ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection anniversary, @oliverdarcy reports, citing a company spokesperson who adds that the platform will "actively monitor threats… and respond accordingly." — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

In a letter today, @SenWarren and @RepJayapal accuse Google of trying to "bully" and "sideline" the Justice Department's top antitrust official (as the company defends an antitrust suit by that very agency) https://t.co/cSB0STBXJT — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

OMG — PolitiTweet.org

Jason Koebler @jason_koebler

Martin Shkreli seemingly treated priceless Wu-Tang Clan album like shit; historic relic in shambles, government pho… https://t.co/sRZMjqHqlX

Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

One thing I'd caution against is giving too much credit to the idea the metaverse may upend "our existing social hierarchies and institutions." From what I've seen, new technologies tend to replicate existing systems. Power accrues to the richest, loudest, most famous, etc. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

So much of this thoughtful piece on the metaverse is on point, but particularly how the words we use to talk about web3 (but really, all new tech these days) belies the financial interests behind it all: https://t.co/VA55idiGb9 — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

@BenjySarlin That video could have been a 10-second demo. User voice command: "Milk." Retailer displays all available brands/sizes of milk. User taps on the desired item. Done. That's not even, like, an innovative way to do it! Just what I came up with based on *what's possible now.* — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 5, 2022
Profile Image

Brian Fung @b_fung

@BenjySarlin I mean I think virtual storefronts are pretty much inevitable. Retailers want to reach shoppers wherever they are, and we've seen that play out first on the web, then on mobile, etc. But the successful ones probably will look nothing like a 1:1 recreation of a physical store. — PolitiTweet.org

Posted Jan. 5, 2022