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YouTube follows Twitter and Facebook with QAnon crackdown
/ from October 16, 2020
OAKLAND, California -- YouTube is following the lead of Twitter and Facebook, saying that it is taking more steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence.The Google-owned video platform said Thursday it will now prohibit material targeting a person or group with conspiracy ...
Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks
/ from October 14, 2020
APPLE unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks, hoping that demand for higher data speeds will spark demand for new phones.That might not happen as quickly as Apple would like.In a virtual presentation Tuesday, the company announced four 5G-enabled versions of the ...
Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
/ from August 06, 2020
FACEBOOK'S Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok -- Instagram Reels.The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects. Users will be able to share Reels with followers in Instagram in a ...
3 charged in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam
/ from August 01, 2020
MIAMI -- A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen were identified by authorities Friday as the hackers who earlier this month took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin.Graham Ivan Clark, ...
Twitter: Hack hit 130 accounts, company 'embarrassed'
/ from July 20, 2020
OAKLAND, California -- Twitter said the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts.The San Francisco-based company said in a blog post Saturday that for up to eight of these ...
Teens love the video app TikTok. Do they love it too much?
/ from February 29, 2020
FROM the perspective of teens, TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression, one proudly home to the silly, the loud and the weird.To others, the Chinese-owned online video service is an unnerving black box that could be sharing information with the Chinese government, facilitating espionage, or just promoting videos ...
Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says
/ from January 15, 2020
LONDON — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday, January 14, 2020.The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy infringements” in its analysis of how ...
As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt
/ from December 30, 2019
NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut -- Guess who's getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements.But doing your job side-by-side with robots isn't easy. According to their makers, the machines should take on the most ...
Volkswagen raises forecast for electric car production
/ from December 29, 2019
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Automaker Volkswagen is accelerating its move into battery-powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of one million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned. Friday's announcement came as European automakers are under pressure to meet lower emissions limits aimed at fighting global warming.The Wolfsburg-based ...
Researcher: Data on 267 million Facebook users exposed
/ from December 21, 2019
A UKRAINIAN security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users -- nearly all United States-based -- on the open internet. That data was likely harvested by criminals, said researcher Bob Diachenko, an independent security consultant in ...