THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter to remove images of deceased individuals upon request

Twitter will remove images of deceased individuals at the request of family members, according to The Wall Street Journal.

 

“In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances,” a statement tweeted by the company’s spokesperson read.

 

“Immediate family members and other authorised individuals may request the removal of images or video of deceased individuals, from when critical injury occurs to the moments before or after death by sending an email to [email protected]

 

When reviewing individual cases, Twitter said it would consider the need for public interest and would not be able to honour every request.

 

The news comes a week after Robin Williams’s daughter quit the social media platform after being sent photoshopped images of her late father.

 

Twitter has also announced it is suspending accounts that post photos of American journalist James Foley’s murder.

 

Uber announces API

 

Uber has announced its API will be available to app developers, with 11 launch partners already signed up.

 

The move is aimed at increasing Uber’s reach via third parties.

 

Cheap tablets

 

Samsung has released its Galaxy Tab 4 Nook in partnership with Barnes & Noble, reports The Verge.

 

The low-cost tablet will sell for $US179 and is set to compete with Amazon’s Kindle thanks to the larger app selection via the Google Play Store

 

Overnight

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 59.4 to 16,979.13. The Australian dollar is currently trading at US93 cents.

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