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Democratic senator urges Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores

Democratic senator urges Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores

A member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee is calling on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over concerns about national security, in the latest indication of mounting scrutiny on the short-form video app from members of Congress. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2023  6:04 pm

WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android: Report

WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android: Report

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will make it easier for users to make calls. The new calling shortcuts feature will allow users to quickly and easily make a call using the app. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 2, 2023  4:52 pm

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Facebook parent Meta said Wednesday it will restore former President Donald Trump s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 26, 2023  5:41 pm

Microsoft Outlook, Teams down for thousands of users

Microsoft Outlook, Teams down for thousands of users

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it was investigating a networking issue that impacted multiple services including Teams and Outlook, with outage reports saying the platforms were down for thousands of users globally. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 25, 2023  3:18 pm

Google axing 12,000 jobs, as tech industry layoffs widen

Google axing 12,000 jobs, as tech industry layoffs widen

Google is laying off 12,000 workers, or about 6% of its workforce, becoming the latest tech company to trim staff as the economic boom that the industry rode during the COVID-19 pandemic ebbed. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 20, 2023  6:20 pm

Wikipedia needs different safety rules, says foundation

Wikipedia needs different safety rules, says foundation

Wikipedia should be treated differently to the big social media firms in the Online Safety Bill, a leading member of its foundation says. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 17, 2023  4:05 pm

Spotify down for thousands of users - Downdetector

Spotify down for thousands of users - Downdetector

Audio streaming platform Spotify was down for thousands of users on Friday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 14, 2023  9:31 am

Elon Musks drop in fortunes breaks world record

Elon Musks drop in fortunes breaks world record

Elon Musk has broken the world record for the largest loss of personal fortune in history. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 13, 2023  3:16 pm

NASAs Webb telescope has discovered its first exoplanet

NASAs Webb telescope has discovered its first exoplanet

NASAs Webb telescope has discovered an exoplanet, which is any planet that is outside of our solar system, for the first time, the agency announced Wednesday. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2023  3:15 pm

Cryptocurrency: UK Treasury considers plan for digital pound

Cryptocurrency: UK Treasury considers plan for digital pound

The government is considering introducing a national cryptocurrency or digital pound, the economic secretary to the Treasury has told MPs. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 11, 2023  3:59 pm

Jack Ma to give up control of fintech giant Ant Group

Jack Ma to give up control of fintech giant Ant Group

The billionaire founder of Ant Group, Jack Ma, is to give up control of the Chinese fintech giant after a regulatory crackdown. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 8, 2023  4:45 pm

Twitter hacked, 200 million email addresses leaked: Researcher

Twitter hacked, 200 million email addresses leaked: Researcher

Hackers stole the email addresses of more than 200 million Twitter users and posted them on an online hacking forum, a security researcher has said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 6, 2023  6:16 pm

From electric skates to an AI-powered bird feeder, CES 2023 will showcase latest tech

From electric skates to an AI-powered bird feeder, CES 2023 will showcase latest tech

Tech companies of all sizes are showing off their latest products at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 5, 2023  1:27 pm

Foxconns COVID-hit China plant close to resuming full production, sources say

Foxconns COVID-hit China plant close to resuming full production, sources say

Foxconns COVID-hit iPhone plant in Chinas Zhengzhou city is almost back to full production, with its December shipments reaching about 90% of initial plans, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 3, 2023  4:01 pm

WhatsApp to stop working on old iPhone and Android phones next week

WhatsApp to stop working on old iPhone and Android phones next week

WhatsApp is about to cease functioning on older phone models from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Huawei. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 28, 2022  1:38 pm

Seoul: North Korean hackers stole $1.2B in virtual assets

Seoul: North Korean hackers stole $1.2B in virtual assets

North Korean hackers have stolen an estimated 1.5 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in cryptocurrency and other virtual assets in the past five years, more than half of it this year alone, South Koreas spy agency said Thursday. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2022  5:46 pm

Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds someone foolish enough as successor

Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds someone foolish enough as successor

Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter Inc once he finds a replacement, but will still run some key divisions of the social media platform. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 21, 2022  11:23 am

Apple fined 1 million euros by Paris court over App Store practices

Apple fined 1 million euros by Paris court over App Store practices

The Paris Commercial Court on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple just over 1 million euros ($1.06 million) for imposing abusive commercial clauses on French app developers for access to the companys App Store, the court ruling showed. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2022  4:45 pm

Musks poll results: Elon should step down as Twitter CEO

Musks poll results: Elon should step down as Twitter CEO

Twitter users voted decisively in a poll for Elon Musk to step down as chief executive of the social media platform, a backlash against the billionaire less than two months after he took over in what has been a chaotic and controversial reign. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 20, 2022  12:00 pm

Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about owner Elon Musk

Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about owner Elon Musk

Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists who cover the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk, among them reporters working for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America and other publications. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2022  11:25 am

Australia takes aim at Apple, Microsoft over child protection online

Australia takes aim at Apple, Microsoft over child protection online

An Australian regulator, after using new powers to make the tech giants share information about their methods, accused Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp not doing enough to stop child exploitation content on their platforms. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2022  4:03 pm

Musks Twitter disbands its Trust and Safety advisory group

Musks Twitter disbands its Trust and Safety advisory group

Elon Musks Twitter has dissolved its Trust and Safety Council, the advisory group of around 100 independent civil, human rights and other organizations that the company formed in 2016 to address hate speech, child exploitation, suicide, self-harm and other problems on the platform. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 13, 2022  1:46 pm

NASAs Orion capsule heads for splashdown after Artemis I flight around moon

NASAs Orion capsule heads for splashdown after Artemis I flight around moon

NASAs uncrewed Orion capsule hurtled through space on Sunday on the final return leg of its voyage around the moon and back, winding up the inaugural mission of the Artemis lunar program 50 years to the day after Apollos final moon landing. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 11, 2022  1:27 pm

Indiana sues TikTok alleging Chinese access to user data, mature content exposure

Indiana sues TikTok alleging Chinese access to user data, mature content exposure

Indiana sued Chinese-owned short-video sharing app TikTok on Wednesday over allegations that it is deceiving users about Chinas access to their data and exposing children to mature content. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 8, 2022  1:38 pm

Meta threatens to remove news from Facebook if US Congress passes media bill

Meta threatens to remove news from Facebook if US Congress passes media bill

Facebook parent Meta on Monday threatened to remove news from its platform if the US Congress passes a proposal aimed at making it easier for news organisations to negotiate collectively with companies like Alphabets Google and Facebook. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 6, 2022  4:44 pm
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