Today’s Tech Sightings:
As writer Karissa Bell put it in Mashable, Silicon Valley was freaking out last night. In large part, the tech sector had hoped Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, whose clear tech policies were positively received, would win the White House. But with Republican President-elect Donald Trump, tech leaders know little about his tech policies .What they do know they gleaned from his earlier remarks, such as dismissing a balanced approach to encryption, a contentious issue. But Trump’s presidency could bring changes to regulation of Internet service providers, net neutrality, cybersecurity, and science as well. And Apple could find itself in his crosshairs.
Twitter aficionados turned out in droves for the U.S. presidential election Tuesday night and through the wee hours of the morning. When President-elect Donald Trump declared victory, Twitter saw a new record of more than 75 million election-related tweet. The previous record was set on Election Day in 2012, when more than 31 million tweets were sent. Here are some of the happiest and saddest tweets sent after the winner was declared and some mixed tech reactions to election results.
If you are using Facebook Messenger, you should read this. Facebook has just disclosed it intends to help advertisers to your Messenger mailbox. Businesses you’ve come across in the past can now target you and send you sponsored messages on Messenger. The whole process will be automated, but Facebook wants users to have some level of control to block unwanted messages or accounts.
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