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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.
DOJ charges 6 Russian military hackers for worldwide cyberattacks
The Justice Department announced an indictment of six military hackers with the Russian GRU who allegedly carried out a global conspiracy that included cyberattacks against victims around the world.
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 ...
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.
Another ‘hack’ job? Censorship of the Hunter Biden story shows Twitter & Facebook have a big dog in the US political fight
By suppressing news of Joe Biden’s son’s alleged emails, the social media titans have revealed their political stakes. That should make them ineligible to protections granted by Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act.
Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers, says UK watchdog
Facebook's Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday.
Robinhood says a 'limited number' of accounts were recently hacked
Trading app Robinhood said that a "limited number" of customer accounts were recently targeted by cyber criminals, though the service itself was not hacked.
Senate Judiciary Cmte to Vote to Subpoena Jack Dorsey
Sen. Ted Cruz: "Twitter is actively blocking, right now this instant, stories from the New York Post alleging corruption and the Biden family receiving millions of dollars from communist China. This is election interference and we are 19...
Twitter Unblocks Trump Campaign Account
US President Donald Trump's Twitter election campaign account was unblocked on Thursday after the social media campaign temporarily restricted it claiming a video from the account about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son v...
Twitter Says Investigating Global Platform Outage
Twitter was working Thursday evening to resolve a global outage of the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide.
‘iPhone … no’: Why Blackpink won’t take selfies if you’re an Apple user
Unshakeable Samsung ambassadors, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa refuse to take iPhone selfies and have special Galaxy S20 colours in their honour – didn’t you spot them in an MV already?
YouTube to remove videos containing Covid-19 vaccine 'misinformation'
Video sharing platform YouTube has said it is banning videos containing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines, in an expansion of the service's current rules regarding falsehoods and conspiracy theories about the pandemic.
Facebook’s Democratic comms chief admits to SHADOWBANNING NYPost story on Hunter Biden emails
A former Democratic Party staffer now working for Facebook has admitted to shadowbanning a viral story allegedly exposing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Ukrainian ties and has encouraged “fact-checkers” to shred it.
iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple's latest get 5G, 'ceramic shield,' MagSafe magnets
No, your current iPhone won't work on superfast 5G networks. But Apple's new lineup -- four devices in total -- will.
An iPhone 12 without a charger compared to ‘eating without chopsticks’
The iPhone 12 series phones will not include wired EarPods or a wall charger in the box, sparking online outrage on Chinese social media.
Meet iPhone 12 — Apple
Hello 5G. A14 Bionic, the fastest smartphone chip ever. Night mode on all cameras. Super Retina XDR display. The first camera ever to record in Dolby Vision. Ceramic Shield that’s tougher than any other smartphone glass. A whole new way ...
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