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Extent of Instagram and Facebook tracking exposed
Meta apps inject a tracking code into websites when people are viewing them
How Abercrombie, Victoria's Secret and Vitamin Shoppe use smell to get you to spend more
Have you ever stepped into an Abercrombie, Victoria's Secret, Vitamin Shoppe or another store and wondered: "What's that smell?"
YouTube plans to launch streaming video service, WSJ reports
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) YouTube is planning to launch an online store for streaming video services, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Snapchat rolls out option to let parents see who their teens are messaging
Snapchat on Tuesday introduced its first parental control center, nearly 10 months after an executive from the company told Congress it was developing tools aimed at helping parents keep their teens safe.
When the project is not ready, but the client wants a demo
WhatsApp is going to stop letting everyone see when you're online
WhatsApp announced several new privacy updates on Tuesday, including the ability for users to check their messages without other people knowing.
South Korea pardons Samsung's Jay Y Lee in bid to revive the economy
The de facto leader of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, was pardoned by South Korea's president on Friday for crimes including bribery, allowing him greater freedom to run the smartphone and semiconductor giant.
Amazon, eBay and AliExpress found to be selling illegal weapons
Amazon, eBay, Wish and AliExpress are under fire after an investigation found illegal weapons such as knives, swords and batons were being sold on the online platforms.
How can countries protect themselves against cyber warfare?
Cybersecurity has become a top priority for governments, businesses and critical infrastructure operators, especially since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which has been marked by sophisticated cyber attacks.
Baidu unveils robotaxi Apollo RT6 without steering wheels - CNN Video
Chinese tech giant Baidu revealed its plan to roll out Apollo RT6, an autonomous self-driving car with a detachable steering wheel, even though Chinese authorities haven't approved the concept yet. In August, Baidu obtained the first per...
Can Airbnb Outperform a Potential Recession?
Airbnb was formed during the 2008 financial crisis and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. WSJ’s Preetika Rana and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky share insight into the home-sharing giant’s success and what the future might hold for the company.
SEC Probes Coinbase on Staking, Asset Classification, Stablecoin Products
Coinbase said the SEC’s requests have to do with the company’s staking programs, asset listing process, classification of assets and stablecoin products.
Work from home: a meal, a waitress and a robot
A woman who uses a wheelchair is able to work as a waitress at a Mong Kok restaurant from her Tsing Yi home, thanks to a robot that allows her to remotely serve customers.
UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries
The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.
Disney overtakes Netflix in battle for subscribers
Disney will launch a new ad-supported streaming service in the US in December, as it overtakes Netflix in the race for paid subscribers.
Facebook falling in popularity among teens, survey says
Facebook's popularity among teenagers has fallen markedly, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
HyperSocial CEO sets record straight after crying Linkedin post goes viral
HyperSocial CEO Braden Wallake didn't plan for his LinkedIn post, which detailed how hard it was to lay off staff members, to go viral, let alone garner scores of negative comments.
Apple's new AI image generator is just so... Apple
If you've visited the Creative Bloq website recently then you probably already know about the many different AI generators that have been unleashed on the internet. Google was the most recent big name to get involved...until now with App...
Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and other billionaires are backing an exploration for rare minerals buried beneath Greenland's ice
Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are among a group of billionaires backing a company they hope will find resources for clean energy under melting ice in the western part of Greenland.
Elon Musk sells nearly $7B in Tesla shares as Twitter legal battle rages on
Musk's Tesla shares sale comes as he prepares to go to court in October over his $44 billion Twitter takeover deal
Spyware is huge threat to global human rights and democracy, expert warns
Cybersecurity expert Ron Deibert to testify to Canadian MPs about troubling spread of invasive surveillance tools
Earth is spinning faster than ever, scientists say no cause for concern
Earth is spinning on its axis at record speeds, although scientists say these recent findings are no cause for concern.
It’s 2022, and Teslas still aren’t stopping for children
Joe Biden Signs $52 Billion Bill To Boost US Semiconductor Industry
The Chips and Science Act includes around $52 billion to promote production of microchips, the tiny but powerful and relatively hard-to-make components at the heart of almost every modern piece of machinery.
US companies announce $50 billion in additional investments in chips, science bill
CHIPS and Science Act to boost American semiconductor research, development, production, White House says
EU Commission expects Greece to investigate spyware scandal
EU Parliament plans to hear journalist, opposition leader who was wiretapped
Woman Talked About Bad Divorce On TikTok, Ex-Husband Travelled 1,100 km To Kill Her
On TikTok, Sania Khan spoke her divorce and the pushback from her community and family, describing herself as "the black sheep" in her community.
Singapore regulator reiterates crypto dangers amid Hodlnaut woes
Cryptocurrency investment is “highly hazardous” but meltdowns in the sector have not created financial-stability risks for Singapore, regulators in the city-state said after another digital-asset firm ran into trouble.
Self-generated sexual abuse of children aged seven to 10 rises two-thirds
Disturbing global trend should be ‘entirely preventable’, says Internet Watch Foundation head
Zara loses name-change bid against owner of small fashion firm House of Zana
A tribunal judge says he is sure the average shopper won't be confused between the small business and the multinational fashion and homeware company.
SoftBank reports record $23B quarterly loss as tech downturn hits
Japanese technology investor SoftBank Group Corp. on Monday reported a record quarterly loss of more than $23 billion after its Vision Fund investments suffered from the global selloff in technology shares.
Colorado mother sues Facebook, alleges daughter's addiction to platform has caused mental health problems
Facebook doesn't take 'ordinary care' to potentially prevent negative effects of excessive use of the platform, the lawsuit states
Elon Musk says Twitter deal could go forward once user data confirmed
The Tesla CEO says he wants an official confirmation of how many Twitter users are real and how many are fake
Why overthinkers struggle with remote work
Communicating remotely is hard, with far more room for ambiguity. That’s why some overthinkers are struggling.
Twitter says Musk’s spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot
Musk's counterclaims are "outright deception," Twitter tells court.
Musk wants public debate with Twitter CEO instead of that upcoming court trial
Debate will happen at the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Google, still reeling from an earlier ruling, sues Sonos over voice patents
After losing a volume control lawsuit, Google hopes it can get leverage over Sonos.
Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks
Kyiv and Moscow traded blame on Monday for the weekend shelling of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex amid international alarm that their battle for control of the plant could trigger catastrophe.
South America's 'lithium fields' reveal the dark side of electric cars
Lithium extraction fields in South America have been captured by an aerial photographer in stunning high definition.
Greek Spy Chief Quits Over ‘Mishandled’ Phone Tapping Operation
The head of the Greek intelligence service has stepped down during a scandal after spying on journalists and an opposition politician with their mobile phones targeted by spying software.
Can Elon Musk be forced to buy Twitter?
Amazon staff protests spread to multiple UK depots over pay dispute
Workers say retailer offering ‘insulting’ pay rise given pandemic and cost of living crisis
From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR
Click and gape at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims praying and circling around the cube-shaped Kaaba at Islam’s most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of J...
Bangladeshi Superstar Singer Hero Alom Arrested By Police, Asked To Cease Singing
Bangladeshi singer-actor Hero Alom, who has a huge fan-following on the internet, was hauled in by police and told to stop singing his renditions of songs. He has nearly two million Facebook followers and almost 1.5 million subscribers o...
AMTD Digital: How a small Hong Kong firm's shares soared
A little-known Hong Kong company has seen its stock market value soar in recent days, for no apparent reason.
Facebook owner Meta in first ever sales fall
The owner of Facebook and Instagram was hit by a fall in advertising sales in the three months to July which caused the first year-on-year revenue decline in the firm's history.
Instagram U-turns on TikTok-style revamp
Instagram says it is pausing a rollout of new features on its app following backlash online from users, influencers and celebrities.
Uber attracts record number of drivers as cost of living bites
The number of people driving for Uber has hit an all time high, as concerns about the rising cost of living push people to find new ways to make money.
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