Elon Musk says two-factor finally coming to Tesla app TechCrunch
AUG 15, 2020 10:02:38 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged Friday that the company was embarrassingly late rolling out a security layer known as two-factor authentication for its mobile app. Sorry, this is embarrassingly late. Two factor authentication via sms or authenticator app is going through final validation right
Clearview AI landed a new facial recognition contract with ICE TechCrunch
AUG 15, 2020 10:01:53 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
The controversial facial recognition software maker Clearview AI has a new contract with ICE, the most controversial U.S. government agency. Clearview was already known to work with the branch of Homeland Security fiercely criticized for implementing the Trump administrations harsh immigrati
Facebook begins merging Instagram and Messenger chats in new update
AUG 15, 2020 10:00:45 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
The update may let Facebook compete more directly with iMessage
Trump orders ByteDance to divest from its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days
AUG 14, 2020 23:07:20 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday that will force China's ByteDance to sell or spin off its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days.
Facebook goes after Apples in-app purchases fee in wake of Epic lawsuit
AUG 14, 2020 20:14:27 EDT | WWW.AXIOS.COM
The social network is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee.
Apple faces a growing number of companies in open revolt over its control of the App Store
AUG 14, 2020 11:17:40 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
On Thursday, Fortnite maker Epic Games performed a high-profile stunt against Apple by blatantly ignoring the App Store's payment policies.
China to Launch Major Expansion of Digital Currency Trials - CoinDesk
AUG 14, 2020 11:16:54 EDT | WWW.COINDESK.COM
China is said to be planning a major expansion of testing for its digital yuan in a number of developed regions including Hong Kong.
All Of My TikTok Followers Are Fake
AUG 14, 2020 08:56:34 EDT | WWW.VICE.COM
By buying followers, likes, and views, our own shoddy TikTok video climbed up the hashtag rankings.
Google Travel adds new pandemic-related travel planning information
AUG 13, 2020 20:47:35 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Changing with the times.
Scientists say the coronavirus is at least as deadly as the 1918 flu pandemic
AUG 13, 2020 20:45:39 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The coronavirus is at least as deadly as the 1918 flu pandemic and the death toll could even be worse if world leaders and public health officials fail to adequately contain it, researchers say.
U.S. Justice Department going 'full tilt' on tech antitrust probe: official
AUG 13, 2020 20:45:04 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The U.S. Justice Department is moving "full-tilt" on its antitrust investigation of Alphabet Incs Google and other Big Tech platforms, the department's second-ranking official told Reuters.
Apple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called 'Apple One'
AUG 13, 2020 15:14:35 EDT | WWW.MACRUMORS.COM
Apple will launch a new range of bundled subscription services called "Apple One" as soon as October, according to a new report by...
Apple kicks Fortnite out of App Store for challenging payment rules
AUG 13, 2020 15:13:22 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Fortnite, the social shooter made by Epic Games, has been removed from the Apple App Store for iPhones.
FBI and NSA expose new Linux malware Drovorub, used by Russian state hackers | ZDNet
AUG 13, 2020 15:12:44 EDT | WWW.ZDNET.COM
The FBI and NSA issue joint security alert containing technical details about new Linux malware developed by Russia's military hackers.
Here's how Robinhood is raking in record cash on customer trades despite making it free
AUG 13, 2020 13:11:14 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Robinhood is raking in more money than ever on customer trades as new investors flood the stock market during the pandemic.
US Prosecutors Seize Bitcoin Allegedly Tied to Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas - CoinDesk
AUG 13, 2020 13:09:03 EDT | WWW.COINDESK.COM
The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to seize bitcoin from 155 addresses it alleges were used by Al Qaeda to fund terrorism.
Facebook launches hub to help users with U.S. poll related information
AUG 13, 2020 07:58:04 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Facebook Inc on Thursday launched a 'Voting Information Center' for the 2020 U.S. elections to help voters easily navigate the poll process.
Facebook, Snap held talks to buy TikTok rival Dubsmash: Information
AUG 12, 2020 19:30:01 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Facebook Inc and Snapchat owner Snap Inc held talks to buy Dubsmash, the Information reported on Wednesday, putting a spotlight on pop video apps at a time when Microsoft Corp is trying to workout a deal to buy rival TikTok.
Homeland Security details new tools for extracting device data at US borders
AUG 12, 2020 19:29:21 EDT | WWW.CNET.COM
The agency says it can now obtain details including your phone's location history, social media information, and photos and videos.
Dropboxs password manager and secure vault are available today, but only for paid users
AUG 12, 2020 13:30:53 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Dropboxs computer backup tool will be available for users today as well.
Uber CEO says its service will probably shut down temporarily in California if it's forced to classify drivers as employees
AUG 12, 2020 11:34:00 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
If the appeal doesn't work out for Uber, it will be banking on voters to determine its fate in voting on on Proposition 22 in November.
Microsoft's Android phone with two screens launches on Sept. 10 for $1,400
AUG 12, 2020 08:32:25 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The Surface Duo is Microsoft's two-screened Android phone. It allows you to run two apps side-by-side in different screens that are split by a 360-degree hinge. It's one of the most exciting devices coming out in the coming months, since it offers a totally new type of form factor for a phone.
Trump says U.S. has reached deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine
AUG 11, 2020 22:43:28 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Moderna separately said the deal for its vaccine is worth $1.53 billion and will give the federal government the option to purchase up to 400 million additional doses.
Twitter users can now control who replies to their tweet
AUG 11, 2020 15:01:15 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Twitter Inc on Tuesday rolled out a moderation feature that would allow its users to limit how many people can reply to their tweets, giving account-holders more control over conversations on their page.
Airbnb plans to confidentially file for IPO this month
AUG 11, 2020 13:42:00 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Airbnb was expected to go public earlier this year, but its plans were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart and Instacart partner for same-day U.S. delivery in fight against Amazon's Whole Foods
AUG 11, 2020 12:54:54 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Instacart already partners with Aldi, Target, Costco, Albertsons, Kroger and Walmart's Sam's Club, along with smaller grocers. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said during his testimony before the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust that Instacart is an emerging competitor.
Android is becoming a worldwide earthquake detection network
AUG 11, 2020 12:53:52 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Google starting small, but the implications are huge.
SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad TechCrunch
AUG 11, 2020 09:55:41 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site where its currently building and testing Starship, the companys next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBCs Michael Sheetz seeks a Resort Development Manager to be based o
MicroStrategy Adopts Bitcoin as Primary Treasury Reserve Asset
AUG 11, 2020 09:53:03 EDT | WWW.BUSINESSWIRE.COM
MicroStrategy Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence company, today announced that it has purchas
Putin claims Russia has registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine, says his daughter has taken it
AUG 11, 2020 08:28:42 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Clinical trials of this Russian vaccine have been completed in less than two months and phase three trials are set to begin shortly.
Google Maps comes to Apples watchOS and CarPlay dashboard TechCrunch
AUG 10, 2020 21:25:18 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Google Maps is now also available on the Apple Watch so you can get your walking, biking and driving directions right on your wrist. Dont expect to get a full-blown Maps app on your wrist, though. The new app is mostly focused on giving you directions to known places (think home, work, etc.)
SpaceX is manufacturing 120 Starlink internet satellites per month
AUG 10, 2020 17:37:19 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
SpaceX is manufacturing its Starlink satellites at an unprecedented rate for the space industry.
China's Sinopharm starts Phase III trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Bahrain
AUG 10, 2020 17:35:08 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has begun Phase III clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in Bahrain, after launching similar trials in the United Arab Emirates last month, Bahrain's health ministry said on Monday.
Robinhood hosted more than 4.3 million daily average trades in June - handily beating its biggest brokerage rivals | Markets Insider
AUG 10, 2020 15:43:17 EDT | MARKETS.BUSINESSINSIDER.COM
Robinhood trounced legacy brokerages in June, according to one popular gauge of trading activity, as retail investors flooded the market. The br...
Facebook forms financial group to focus on payments
AUG 10, 2020 15:40:27 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
Facebook has decided to delve deeper into commerce with the creation of a new group focused on payments. According to Bloomberg, its called F2 internally (short for Facebook Financial), and is meant to take care of all payments-related projects including Facebook Pay, the companys own e-commerce system. The leader of the group is David Marcus, whos also the co-creator of Facebooks much-maligned Libra cryptocurrency project.
Enhanced unemployment would continue at $400 per week under new Trump executive order
AUG 10, 2020 15:39:22 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday to extend enhanced unemployment benefits at a reduced rate of $400 per week. Here's how it would work.
Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million: Reuters tally
AUG 10, 2020 15:38:29 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections.
US WeChat ban could cut global iPhone shipments by 30%, says Ming-Chi Kuo | Appleinsider
AUG 10, 2020 11:37:39 EDT | APPLEINSIDER.COM
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has warned investors that the Administration's decision to ban US companies from having business relationships with firms including WeChat, may have a significant impact on Apple's sales worldwide.
Uber CEO advocates for 'third way' to classify gig workers while fighting California labor lawsuit
AUG 10, 2020 11:36:32 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Dara Khosrowshahi suggests companies that rely on gig work should be required by law to create benefits funds that can be used by workers.
SpaceX, ULA win multibillion-dollar military launch contract years in the making
AUG 10, 2020 09:46:53 EDT | WWW.TESLARATI.COM
Ending a process that began almost two years ago, the US Air Force (now Space Force) has selected SpaceX and ULA to be the recipients of a multibillion-dollar series of launch contracts that stretch into the late 2020s. Known as the National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Services Acquisition (LSA), the US Air Force
Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng Motors files for New York IPO
AUG 10, 2020 08:30:55 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Xpeng's push for a New York IPO comes amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and China that have threatened Chinese firms listing on Wall Street.
Amazon reportedly discussing using former J.C. Penney and Sears stores as fulfillment centers
AUG 09, 2020 19:13:02 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The Sears and J.C. Penney locations could give Amazon more fulfillment center space, closer to customers, where delivery drivers could come unload and pick up packages.
Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok's U.S. operations
AUG 09, 2020 19:12:13 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Twitter Inc has approached TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as experts raised doubts over Twitter's ability to put together financing for a potential deal.
Apple refuses to allow major gaming apps from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook onto the App Store, and the fight just went public
AUG 09, 2020 19:11:43 EDT | WWW.BUSINESSINSIDER.COM
Apple refuses to publish major gaming apps from its tech rivals, and the fight just went public with major pushback from Microsoft and Facebook.
US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm
AUG 09, 2020 12:54:02 EDT | APNEWS.COM
ROME (AP) With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge...
Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective
AUG 09, 2020 09:46:02 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere.
Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft
AUG 09, 2020 00:38:04 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
There's no word on when Google and phone makers will incorporate fix from Qualcomm.
China is now blocking all encrypted HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI | ZDNet
AUG 08, 2020 23:00:45 EDT | WWW.ZDNET.COM
The block was put in place at the end of July and is enforced via China's Great Firewall.
Bill Gates on COVID-19: Most US tests are completely garbage
AUG 08, 2020 17:22:08 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Gates on vaccines, Trump, and why social media is a poisoned chalice.
Huawei to stop making flagship chipsets as U.S. pressure bites, Chinese media say
AUG 08, 2020 09:40:30 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL] will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows.