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Apple vs. Facebook, Cook vs. Zuck: Why iOS 14.5 Started a Big Tech Fight
A new privacy feature in Apple’s iOS 14.5 requires apps to request permission to track you. And
isn’t happy about it.
German court ordered Facebook to remain BigTech, not Big Brother
The top German Court has forced Mark Zuckerberg to relax the communist mind-set he get at home, by reminding him that Germany is not the USA, but is instead a real democracy. In...
Don’t expect post-Brexit Britain to match EU’s fight against big tech
Profits for America’s tech firms continue to soar and there are few signs they will face tougher rules
LinkedIn Allows Staff To Work Fully Remote, Removes In-Office Expectation
The updated policy, offering the flexibility to work remotely full-time or work at an office part-time, will apply to LinkedIn's global workforce of more than 16,000 employees.
IBM: Cost of data breaches hit 17-year high
The US experienced the most expensive breaches at more than $9 million per incident
Russia Fines Google For Violating Personal Data Law
The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants.
Google Requires Employee Vaccinations, Pushes Back Reopening
"Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated," Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.
Joby's electric flying taxi completes 150-mile flight
Joby Aero Inc. has reached a milestone with its electric flying taxi, successfully flying the prototype a complete 150 miles on one battery charge.
Spyware infects iPhones, says report – How to keep it off
Amnesty International links sophisticated iPhone spyware to Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group
Language-learning company Duolingo closes up 36% in Nasdaq debut, valuing company at nearly $5 billion
While China outlaw all online learning websites, Language-learning company Duolingo made its market debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq and is now trading under the ticker symbol “DUOL.”
House Republicans call out Biden surgeon general for 'colluding with Big Tech'
GOP reps raise concerns about Vivek Murthy working with social media platforms to censor coronavirus misinformation
Kremlin Critic Navalny's Social Media Accounts Should Be Blocked, Says Russia
Earlier this week Roskomnadzor blocked 49 websites linked to President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic including his main website navalny.com and those of Navalny's ...
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