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Donald Trump’s Twitter password is “maga2020!”, and there’s no 2FA, claims hacker
You don’t need an IQ of 197 to know this is a very bad idea.
Uber Founder Turns Real-Estate Mogul for Ghost Kitchen Startup
Entities tied to Travis Kalanick’s CloudKitchens, a startup that rents out space to businesses that prepare food for delivery, have bought more than 40 properties for more than $130 million.
Facebook Dating is finally coming to Europe after privacy concerns delayed launch
Facebook (FB) has launched its dating service across 32 European countries after it was delayed for several months because of data privacy concerns.
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American trustbusters take on Google
IT WAS a long time coming. On October 20th the Department of Justice (DoJ) at last launched a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google. It is the first time American trustbusters have gone after big tech since their protracted battle aga...
PayPal to let you buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the US
PayPal has partnered with cryptocurrency company Paxos to launch a new service. PayPal users in the U.S. will soon be able to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies. More countries are coming soon.
Calls for Facebook, Twitter to halt trending sections ahead of election gather steam
The Mozilla Foundation sent a letter on Tuesday to Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey demanding they halt their trending features ahead of the 2020 election.
Justice Department files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google
The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search-advertising that form the cornerstones of its vast conglomerate, according to s...
Hong Kong virtual bank WeLab is live with Temenos
Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that WeLab Bank, Hong Kong’s first homegrown virtual bank, has publicly launched using cloud-native Temenos Transact to provide a range of next generation digital services for custom...
Facebook co-founder helps bankroll Silicon Valley anti-Trump ad blitz
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is one of several major contributors from the tech sector who contributed to a last-minute push to flood the airwaves with television ads aimed at defeating President Trump in November's election.
New Yorker suspends CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin after exposing himself on a Zoom call
CNN saying he has asked for "time off" while he deals with a "personal issue." Toobin says ‘I thought I had muted the Zoom video’ in apology for masturbating online.
‘You’re playing selective god’: Google ‘whistleblower’ tells Project Veritas search engine ‘skews’ results in Democrats’ favor
An alleged program manager at Google Cloud has said the search engine monolith is “playing god” in the US political scene, skewing results to benefit Democrats, according to an undercover interview captured by Project Veritas.
Twitter user’s boast of sex with underaged ‘goddaughters’ sparks police inquiry
Blogger uncovers network of commenters offering information on how to find minors and avoid legal troubles.
Nokia wins NASA contract to put 4G network on the moon
Cell service could soon be out of this world. NASA has awarded Nokia a $14.1 million-dollar contract to bring astronauts the first cellular network on the moon, the space agency announced.
Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story
Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of the story that had prompted cries of censorship from the right.
What's new on Zoom: A paid ticketing tool called OnZoom
Zoom, staging its virtual "Zoomtopia" user conference, introduces paid ticketing tools and apps, called "Zapps."
Europe and America are taking on the tech giants. Britain needs to join the fight
It’s time to address monopoly data capitalism, which has been turbo-charged by Covid-19, forcing the world to live and work online. A Joe Biden presidency – increasingly likely – and an EU unhampered by British reluctance to do anything ...
Tesla reportedly forgot to pay its water bill, halting construction on its Berlin Gigafactory
A spokesperson for the local water utility told a German-language newspaper that "everyone is treated the same, including Tesla."
Soon, medical drones to transport Covid samples, test kits in Britain
Trainee doctors Hammad Jeilani and Christopher Law are trialing 'dronepad' infrastructure so the miniature aircraft can take off from and land on hospitals, laboratories and warehouses.
Instagram to launch crackdown on paid social media influencers, says UK watchdog
Facebook-owned Instagram has agreed to crack down on hidden advertising on its platform by so-called ‘social media influencers’, and is promising to use technology to spot those flouting the rules.
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