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Washington's plan to ban TikTok lays bare its hypocrisy in upholding fairness and freedoms
Although the Oval Office claims to oppose authoritarianism, it has a penchant for arbitrarily demonstrating its own authority. Especially when, by doing so, it can reinforce the perception that China is a threat to the United States and ...
If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
US teen ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack just finished high school
Graham Ivan Clark faces 30 felony charges for hacking 130 Twitter accounts of business titans and celebrities as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
That guy yelling during the antitrust hearing this week? Google funds him
In the antitrust hearing this week, Rep. Jim Jordan hectored Google CEO Sundar Pichai about rigging search results to help Democrats and hurt conservatives. Who would have known that Jordan is Pichai’s beneficiary?
Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse
Instagram is in the midst of a transformation - what was once the place to share photos of food and social outings is quickly becoming a hub for information and advocacy.
Google has outgrown its corporate culture. It is time to learn from its elders
It may be just 21 years old, but Google is a fantastic company with amazing products and services, in the midst of a mid-life crisis. As so often in such cases, all seems well on the surface. Every day its search engine handles 6bn reque...
Prosecutors Said A 17-Year-Old And Two Others Hacked All Those Famous Twitter Accounts In A Bitcoin Scam
“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here," prosecutors said.
Law Decoded: Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies
The leaders in this week’s policy news focus on some case studies in power accumulation that more than anything show why decentralization tech matters.
US Printed More Money in One Month Than in Two Centuries
The Federal Reserve’s money printer has cranked up to ridiculous levels - but will it really lead to inflation?
How to Fight Against Big Tech’s Power
We are beholden to a few Big Tech overlords for much of our digital lives. We can be more conscientious about it.
Why America Is Afraid of TikTok
The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window on the world". A Republican Senator says it is a “Trojan horse”. Eric agrees with the American paranoia about TikTok, as it's exposing billions of super-happy As...
Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders
The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.
Facebook Bought Instagram To Neutralize A Competitor, Emails Show
The revelation from Mark Zuckerberg's emails was a flashpoint during the congressional hearing on tech antitrust.
KFC To 3D Bioprint Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets In Russia
KFC has announced that it will partner with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinted lab-grown chicken. It is a part of the global fast food giant’s aggressive strategy towards alternative protein in the wake of the...
Live: Bezos, Zuckerberg, Cook and Pichai testify before House
Masters of the Universe Get Grilled on Virtual Hill. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Antitrust Subcommittee.
Face masks are screwing up facial recognition software
Face masks are already known to stop the spread of coronavirus. Apparently, they can also make it much harder for facial-recognition software to identify you, too.
The future of work - the good, the challenging & the unknown
In the last four months, work has changed drastically. But will these changes persist into the future? Here is Microsoft's Work Trend Index report, explores this idea by combining insights from three sources: trends behind how customers ...
Huawei to double down on HSBC as legal battle over extradition of Meng Wanzhou intensifies
Huawei to explore ‘all evidence and remedies against’ HSBC, source says, but discussions on whether to sue bank still in preliminary stage. Huawei has hired five law firms in an all-out effort to free Meng
Google Employees Will Work From Home Through 2021
Google adds to the growing list of top companies, such as Twitter, Square and Facebook, that have previously announced that they’d continue the remote-work setup for the foreseeable future. Jack Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and Square...
Ford will use 'robot dogs' to create a digital model of its manufacturing plants
Ford will begin using two dog-like robots in August to scan one of its manufacturing plants in the United States with laser and camera scans and generate a digital image of the facility, making it easier to install new equipment.
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