European Parliament Votes for Right to Repair
NOV 25, 2020 19:04:19 EST | WWW.IFIXIT.COM
In a landmark move, the European Parliament voted today to support consumers- Right to Repair. The resolution was adopted with 395 in favour and just 94 against-
Slack shares soar following report of possible Salesforce acquisition
NOV 25, 2020 13:29:44 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The acquisition would be Saleforce's largest to date if it goes through.
Amazon Web Services suffers amid widespread issues with online applications
NOV 25, 2020 13:26:59 EST | WWW.MARKETWATCH.COM
Amazon.com Inc.'s undefined massive cloud-computing operation reported errors with a key data-streaming platform Wednesday morning, as online applications...
A successful liftoff for China-s most ambitious Moon mission to date
NOV 25, 2020 11:04:10 EST | ARSTECHNICA.COM
If successful, we'll have the first new lunar samples in decades.
France orders tech giants to pay digital tax
NOV 25, 2020 10:24:41 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The French Finance Ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday.
SpaceX prepares Starship SN8 prototype for high-altitude test flight
NOV 25, 2020 08:47:56 EST | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
SpaceX could perform the first high-altitude test flight of its Starship vehicle next week, according to Elon Musk.
EU says it could be self-sufficient in electric vehicle batteries by 2025
NOV 24, 2020 18:38:17 EST | UK.REUTERS.COM
The European Union could produce enough batteries by 2025 to power its fast-growing fleet of electric vehicles without relying on imported cells, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Tuesday.
Social media companies all starting to look the same
NOV 24, 2020 16:08:33 EST | WWW.AXIOS.COM
As Snapchat matches TikTok's feed, platforms are differentiating more by values than by features.
Twitter to relaunch account verifications in early 2021, asks for feedback on policy - TechCrunch
NOV 24, 2020 16:07:26 EST | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Twitter announced today it-s planning to relaunch its verification system in 2021, and will now begin the process of soliciting public feedback on the new policy ahead of its implementation. Under the policy, Twitter will initially verify six types of accounts, including those belonging to go-
India bans 43 more Chinese apps over cybersecurity concerns - TechCrunch
NOV 24, 2020 13:29:33 EST | TECHCRUNCH.COM
India is not done banning Chinese apps. The world-s second largest internet market, which has banned over 175 apps with links to the neighboring nation in recent months, said on Tuesday it was banning an additional 43 such apps. Like with the previous orders, India cited cybersecurity concerns to b-
Satoshi Nakamoto Lived In London While Working On Bitcoin. Here's How We Know.
NOV 24, 2020 10:45:55 EST | CHAINBULLETIN.COM
Analyzing Satoshi's Bitcointalk posts, SourceForge commits, and emails, along with other available data, points to the most likely place the anonymous inventor of Bitcoin called home - London.
Baidu's Android apps caught collecting sensitive user details | ZDNet
NOV 24, 2020 10:45:33 EST | WWW.ZDNET.COM
Data collection issue identified in Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box apps, both removed from the Play Store in October 2020.
Bitcoin climbs towards all-time high after topping $19,000
NOV 24, 2020 10:42:58 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Bitcoin moved to within a whisker of its all-time high on Tuesday, after hitting $19,000 for the first time in nearly three years.
U.S. states prepare second antitrust lawsuit against Google for December
NOV 23, 2020 19:43:51 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
A bipartisan group of U.S. states plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as early as next month, according to two people briefed on the matter, potentially beating a more widely anticipated lawsuit from a different group of states led by Texas.
Apple security chief accused of bribing officers with iPads in exchange for concealed gun permits
NOV 23, 2020 19:42:55 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Apple's chief security officer allegedly promised to donate 200 iPads worth $70,000 to the Sheriff's Office in exchange for concealed weapons permits.
Airline body IATA develops mobile apps for COVID-era travel
NOV 23, 2020 14:15:11 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers to navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments, it said on Monday.
Tesla Model X gets hacked through new relay attack, Tesla says it is pushing a patch - Electrek
NOV 23, 2020 11:46:40 EST | ELECTREK.CO
A hacker managed to develop a new key cloning relay attack for Tesla vehicles and demonstrated it on a Tesla Model X. Tesla was informed of the new attack and it is reportedly pushing a new patch for it. Thefts of Tesla vehicles are quite rare in North America, but in Europe, they have some [-]
Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine trial shows up to 90 percent effectiveness
NOV 23, 2020 09:51:43 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
-We-re really pleased with these results.-
Snap is launching a competitor to TikTok and Instagram Reels
NOV 23, 2020 09:50:59 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Snap just announced the launch of Spotlight, a Snapchat feature that functions like TikTok and Instagram Reels.
Moviegoing Teeters After 700 Theaters Reclose Overnight in North America | Hollywood Reporter
NOV 23, 2020 08:43:48 EST | WWW.HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM
4:33 PM PST 11/22/2020 by Pamela McClintock
Europe looks to crack open data encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp
NOV 23, 2020 08:42:59 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
EU lawmakers have long searched for a fairer balance between privacy and the ability of police agencies to do their jobs, an EU spokesperson told CNBC.
FDA clears emergency use of lab-made antibodies to treat COVID-19
NOV 22, 2020 17:41:12 EST | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
The FDA has cleared the use of Regeneron's lab-made antibodies to treat COVID-19, but only in some cases.
Charli D-Amelio hits 100 million TikTok followers
NOV 22, 2020 17:37:03 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Just as she-s expanding with YouTube, Triller, a podcast, book deal, and more.
China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s
NOV 22, 2020 12:17:37 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth's natural satellite since the 1970s.
GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services
NOV 21, 2020 23:37:27 EST | KREBSONSECURITY.COM
Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by scams targeting employees at GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
Tech companies are lining up to go public - here's what we learned from the most recent wave of IPO filings
NOV 21, 2020 15:02:48 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Some of the hottest consumer internet companies are going public before year-end, and all have Covid stories to tell investors.
Twitter to hand over @POTUS account to Biden on January 20
NOV 21, 2020 10:53:12 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Twitter Inc will transfer control of the @POTUS account to the Joe Biden administration on Jan. 20, the company said.
IBM apologizes 52 years after firing transgender computing pioneer
NOV 20, 2020 21:02:45 EST | NYPOST.COM
It-s taken half a century - but IBM has apologized for its 1968 firing of a young computing pioneer who had shocked the company by revealing herself to be a transgender woman. -I -
California gives Tesla 'essential workforce' exemption from new Covid-19 health orders
NOV 20, 2020 15:41:27 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The California Department of Public Health says Limited Stay at Home Order does not apply to Tesla employees who are now deemed essential workers.
Jaguar Land Rover wants a US ban on VW SUVs for patent infringement
NOV 20, 2020 14:24:14 EST | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
Jaguar Land Rover is trying to get a US import ban on SUVs from several Volkswagen-owned brands, including those made by Porsche, Audi and Lamborghini.
Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with free all-day video calling on the web
NOV 20, 2020 11:41:54 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
You don-t even need to use the Microsoft Teams app
CDC Thanksgiving guidance: No traveling, no outside-household members
NOV 19, 2020 20:58:40 EST | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Agency also defined "household" as people actively living with you in last two weeks.
Nvidia is bringing Fortnite back to iOS with new cloud gaming web app
NOV 19, 2020 15:19:10 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Nvidia, Microsoft, is using the mobile web due to Apple restrictions.
Facebook claims A.I. now detects 94.7% of the hate speech that gets removed from its platform
NOV 19, 2020 15:17:30 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Facebook says artificial intelligence software now detects 94.7% of the hate speech that gets removed from its platform.
Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta
NOV 19, 2020 11:37:26 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Can we get some privacy in here?
Amazon's glasses that let you talk to Alexa launch for everyone next month
NOV 19, 2020 10:50:12 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The Echo Frames cost $249.99 and will ship Dec. 10.
Facebook antitrust probes will target acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram, report says
NOV 19, 2020 09:53:45 EST | WWW.CNET.COM
State and federal officials are reportedly preparing to bring antitrust charges against the social network.
Apple will pay $113 million for throttling older iPhones in new "batterygate" settlement
NOV 18, 2020 16:06:47 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
That-s in addition to an earlier $500 million settlement.
Google Pay-s massive relaunch makes it an all-encompassing money app
NOV 18, 2020 16:04:44 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Google says all of this data won-t be used for ads, but it-s still a lot of data to give to Google.
FAA chief '100% confident' of 737 MAX safety as flights to resume
NOV 18, 2020 11:27:14 EST | FINANCE.YAHOO.COM
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson is "100% confident" in the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX but says the airplane maker has more to do as it works to improve its safety culture. Dickson on Wednesday signed an order to allow the best-selling plane to resume flights after it was grounded worldwide in March 2019 following two crashes that killed 346 people and led to Boeing's biggest crisis in decades. The order will end the longest grounding in commercial aviation history and paves the way for Boeing to resume U.S. deliveries and commercial flights by the end of the year.
Apple will cut App Store commissions by half to 15% for small app makers
NOV 18, 2020 08:55:41 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The move is an olive branch from Apple to lawmakers over its App Store business practices, which have been under increasing scrutiny for the past year.
Twitter launches disappearing tweets that vanish in a day
NOV 17, 2020 18:18:24 EST | APNEWS.COM
Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours called -Fleets- globally, echoing social media sites like Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram that already have disappearing posts. The...
Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions
NOV 17, 2020 18:17:49 EST | WWW.BBC.COM
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey face questions about misinformation labels and account bans.
Tesla, Uber and 26 others launch a lobbying group for electric vehicles
NOV 17, 2020 16:03:57 EST | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
Every vehicle sold in the US should be electric by 2030, according to ZETA.
Google Maps says these are the best times to go to the pharmacy or store to avoid crowds
NOV 17, 2020 15:28:00 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
It's probably pretty general and will vary depending on where you live and the store or restaurant you're planning to visit.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he's hoarding cash from $80 billion in asset sales to prepare for 'worst case scenario'
NOV 17, 2020 12:32:13 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he's hoarding cash from asset sales to prepare for a potential "worst case scenario" in the next two or three months.
Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment, free delivery for Prime members
NOV 17, 2020 08:50:11 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions in 2017 and acquiring PillPack in 2018.
Tesla stock jumps on carmaker's addition to the S&P 500
NOV 16, 2020 18:14:07 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Tesla will join the S&P 500 effective prior to trading on Monday, Dec. 21.
Airbnb files to go public, turned a profit last quarter
NOV 16, 2020 18:13:51 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Airbnb has released its prospectus to debut on public markets.
GitHub defies RIAA takedown notice, restoring YouTube-dl and starting $1M defense fund - TechCrunch
NOV 16, 2020 14:29:23 EST | TECHCRUNCH.COM
GitHub has restored the code of a project that the RIAA demanded it take down last month after finding that the group-s DMCA complaint was meritless. YouTube-dl, a tool that lets videos from the streaming site be downloaded for offline viewing, is back in action - and GitHub is changing its p-