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Jul 02, 2022

Google to Automatically Delete Location Data When Users Visit Abortion Clinics
The company behind the internet's dominant internet search engine and the Android software that powers most of the world's smartphones outlined the new privacy protections in a Friday blog post

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Jul 01, 2022

Facebook Asks Judge to ‘Crack the Whip' in Attempt to Silence a Black Whistleblower
A Facebook lawyer called on a judge to "crack the whip" against whistleblower Daniel Motaung

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Jul 01, 2022

Lawmakers Scramble to Reform Digital Privacy After Roe Reversal
Before Roe v. Wade granted women the constitutional right to abortion in 1973, most abortion procedures were kept hidden, even from close family members. Some women destroyed evidence and traveled in the wee hours of the morning to cover their tracks. But with today's advances in technology, even though it's never been easier or safer…

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Jul 01, 2022

Fact-Checking 8 Claims About Crypto's Climate Impact
Cryptocurrencies are bad for the environment—at least, that's what most people online seem to believe. Pro-crypto posts on social media are often flooded with angry comments about the industry's outsized contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Studies estimate that Bitcoin mining, the process that safeguards the Bitcoin network, uses more power globally per year than most…

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Jun 29, 2022

We're Dangerously Close to Giving Big Tech Control Of Our Thoughts
Elon Musk has proclaimed himself to be a "free speech absolutist" though reports of the way employees of his companies have been treated when exercising their free speech rights to criticise him might indicate that his commitment to free speech has its limits. But as Musk's bid to takeover Twitter progresses in fits and starts,…

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Jun 27, 2022

Company Buying Trump's Social Media App Faces Subpoenas
The new probe could make it more difficult for Trump to finance his social media company.

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Jun 23, 2022

Ads Are Officially Coming to Netflix. Here's What That Means for You
After years of resisting commercials on its streaming platform, Netflix is now introducing an ad-supported tier to its service.

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Jun 23, 2022

Fun AI Apps Are Everywhere Right Now. But a Safety ‘Reckoning' Is Coming
Text-to-image tools have the potential to turbocharge harassment and spread misinformation

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Jun 22, 2022

Meta Says UK Bill Risks Messages Being Surveilled And Censored
The sweeping Online Safety Bill is winding its way through Parliament and it's intended to come into force next year.

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Jun 22, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Rule the Future of the Internet. Chuck Schumer Must Stop Him
John Oliver's masterful explanation of tech monopolies—and how Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is blocking legislation to reign them in—is must-watch television for anyone who cares about innovation and competition in America. He explained in detail how Apple, Google, and Amazon use their core products and their market share to crush competitors and enter…

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Jun 21, 2022

Meta Settles Claims That Ads Violated U.S. Fair Housing Laws
The lawsuit alleged that algorithms in Meta's ad service allowed marketers to limit certain groups of people from seeing housing ads.

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Jun 21, 2022

Google Exec Warns U.N. Security Council: Ukraine Is ‘A Crystal Ball' For Information Warfare
Google executive Jared Cohen warned the U.N. Security Council that information warfare in Ukraine is a "crystal ball" for future problems.

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Jun 21, 2022

Elon Musk Says Bots Are a Problem for Twitter Deal, Not China
Musk said he didn't foresee his business operations in China causing problems if he takes control of Twitter

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Jun 20, 2022

If the Metaverse Is Left Unregulated, Companies Will Track Your Gaze and Emotions
The world's leading neurologists assembled in Seattle earlier this month for a Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications. Sponsors of the event included Google and Reality Labs, a division of Meta Platforms, Inc., the company formerly known as Facebook. Poets say the eyes are the window into a person's soul. Neurologists are less romantic,…

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Jun 16, 2022

Elon Musk Addresses Twitter Staff For First Time Since Bid to Buy Platform
Twitter needs to allow more space for people to say whatever they want, Musk said, as long as it doesn't violate the law.

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Jun 16, 2022

Trump's Social Platform Is Still Floundering Despite Boost from Jan. 6 Hearings
Downloads of Donald Trump's TRUTH Social app spiked briefly because of the Jan. 6 hearings, but they remain low overall

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Jun 16, 2022

Will the Crypto Crash Beget a Better Crypto Future?
The cryptocurrency winter, with prices of most crypto assets tumbling in recent months, has shone a harsh light on the fragility of Bitcoin and other crypto assets as stores of value. The notion that, unlike other risky assets, they will prove immune to changes in interest rates or serve as protection against inflation has been…

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Jun 16, 2022

Frances Haugen Calls for ‘Solidarity' With Facebook Content Moderators in Conversation with Whistleblower Daniel Motaung
Facebook whistleblowers Frances Haugen and Daniel Motaung came from very different parts of the social media platform's ecosystem, but when they met for the first time in front of an audience in London Tuesday, they shared a message for anyone who has witnessed wrongdoing: Speak up. Haugen, a former employee at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters…

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Jun 16, 2022

Frances Haugen Urges ‘Solidarity' With Facebook Content Moderators in Conversation with Whistleblower Daniel Motaung
Facebook whistleblowers Frances Haugen and Daniel Motaung came from very different parts of the social media platform's ecosystem, but when they met for the first time in front of an audience in London Tuesday, they shared a message for anyone who has witnessed wrongdoing: Speak up. Haugen, a former employee at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters…

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Jun 15, 2022

Bitcoin Veterans Know to Keep Their Eyes on $19,511 Level
(BLOOMBERG)— Round numbers tend to be a fixation for Bitcoin chart-watchers, with many keeping their eyes peeled on $20,000 amid the latest swoon. But veterans know to be on the lookout for a more noteworthy one: $19,511. That's the high the coin hit during its last bull cycle in 2017, which it reached at the…

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Jun 15, 2022

Automakers Report Nearly 400 Crashes of Cars That Used Driver-Assist Tech
DETROIT — Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas, according to statistics released Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cautioned against using the numbers to compare automakers, saying it didn't weight them by the number of vehicles…

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Jun 15, 2022

Crypto Layoffs Signal a Long Downturn Ahead with ‘No End In Sight,' Experts Warn
Many companies weren't expecting the crypto downturn to happen this rapidly. Now, insiders are bracing for more than a year of doldrums.

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Jun 15, 2022

Delivery Startups Changed Daily Life in India—But Neighborhood Shops Are Pushing Back
When Jay Prakash, a 35-year-old shopkeeper, inherited his father's local convenience store in Bengaluru, it had a dependable customer base streaming in from a wealthy apartment building known as the Diamond District. His 400 square-foot store sold rice, lentils, bread, snacks and fresh produce earning close to 15,000 rupees daily. But that was before the…

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Jun 13, 2022

Bitcoin Plunges As Major Crypto Lender Halts Operations
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were collapsing in price Monday, after a major crypto lender halted all withdrawals citing "extreme market conditions."

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Jun 13, 2022

Five Things the Google AI Bot Said That Made an Engineer Think It Has Real Feelings
Known as LaMDA, here are five things the bot has said that made an engineer think it is sentient, or experiences feelings

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Jun 10, 2022

Activision Blizzard Agrees to Union Negotiations
The US's biggest independent video-game publisher will start negotiating with the Communications Workers of America

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Jun 09, 2022

Teslas with Autopilot Move Closer to Being Recalled
Teslas with partially automated driving systems are closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into collisions

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Jun 08, 2022

Big Tech Is Hoarding the Data that Humanity Needs to Thrive
In September 1983, a Korean commercial airliner with 269 souls on board strayed off course and into Soviet airspace. It was intercepted by a Soviet fighter jet, then shot down with a deadly air-to-air missile. Everyone on board perished. To prevent such tragedies from happening again, President Reagan took a bold step and ordered the…

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Jun 07, 2022

A New Congressional Bill Aims To Spur Crypto's Growth
A bipartisan bill from Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis aims to take a "take a light regulatory touch" toward crypto.

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Jun 07, 2022

Apple Products Set to Use Common Charging Point After EU Deal
All smartphones and tablets would have to use a common charger under a provisional European Union agreement clinched on Tuesday.

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Jun 07, 2022

Apple CEO Tim Cook Worries Losing Privacy Could Change People's Behavior
"If we begin to feel like we're being surveilled all the time, our behavior changes."

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Jun 07, 2022

Apple CEO Tim Cook Worries Losing Privacy to Big Tech Could Change People's Behavior
"If we begin to feel like we're being surveilled all the time, our behavior changes. We do less, we think less, we change how we think. In a world like that we restrain ourselves and it changes society."

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Jun 06, 2022

America's High-Tech Surveillance Could Track Abortion-Seekers, Too, Activists Warn
Alejandra Pablos leans into the camera, and her curly black hair frames her face. "We are going to hear about abortions," she says to viewers watching via Instagram Live. Every Tuesday, Pablos hosts virtual Abortion Speak Outs. Dressed in a cozy gray top, she reminds viewers that they can join via video to share their…

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Jun 03, 2022

A Moratorium on Crypto Mining in New York Could Lead To Environmental Wins Nationwide
On June 3, the New York Senate passed the U.S.'s first statewide moratorium on cryptocurrency mining, aimed at energy-intensive operations that use fossil fuels for power. The measure, which still needs to be signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul, comes as the crypto mining industry has opened an increasing number of operations in the…

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Jun 01, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg Is Stepping Down as Meta's COO After 14 Years
Sandberg will remain on the board of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

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May 31, 2022

The Supreme Court Has Blocked a Texas Law on Social Media Censorship
The law aimed to keep platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their views

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May 31, 2022

The Strange Coalition in Congress Poised to Score a Major Win Against Big Tech
Congress doesn't get much done these days, but one major piece of legislation stands a good chance of becoming law thanks to a bizarre coalition that includes virtually every Democrat not from California and some of the most conservative members of the GOP caucus. The bill, called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, or…

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May 29, 2022

Ancestry.com CEO Deborah Liu Tells Big Tech How It Can Do a Better Job Recruiting Women
Liu is looking for fresh ways to connect people with their pasts and grow the genealogy giant

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May 27, 2022

Shooter Warning Signs Get Lost In Sea Of Social Media Posts
WASHINGTON — The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers. There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that warned, "Kids be scared," and the image of two AR-style…

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May 27, 2022

An AI Company Scraped Billions of Photos For Facial Recognition. Regulators Can't Stop It
More and more privacy watchdogs around the world are standing up to Clearview AI, a U.S. company that has collected billions of photos from the internet without people's permission. The company, which uses those photos for its facial recognition software, was fined £7.5 million ($9.4 million) by a U.K. regulator on May 26. The U.K.…

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May 26, 2022

5 Takeaways From the DC Blockchain Summit
The summit proved that there are many crypto supporters on the hill, and that formal processes are underway to grow and normalize the industry.

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May 26, 2022

The Crypto Industry Was On Its Way to Changing the Carbon-Credit Market, Until It Hit a Major Roadblock
Crypto entrepreneurs hoped to revolutionize the carbon credit market to fight climate change. They've been met with resistance.

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May 25, 2022

TikTok Live's Subscription Program Wants to Compete With Twitch
Live video is one of the fastest-growing areas of social media, and the gap between the two apps is increasingly narrow.

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May 25, 2022

Twitter Shareholders Meet Amid Elon Musk's Takeover Drama
The scheduled shareholder meeting didn't include a vote on Musk's $44 billion bid for the social platform.

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May 25, 2022

For Teens, Saving Each Other From Social Media Is a Team Effort
TIME spoke with three teens who are working to help keep their peers safe online

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May 25, 2022

Why Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Calling ESG a ‘Scam'
Electric car maker Tesla lost its place this month on an index dedicated to companies excelling at ESG.

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May 24, 2022

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions Over Advertising
Companies are competing for advertising money that is increasingly under threat from spiking inflation and privacy changes at Apple Inc.

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May 24, 2022

Niantic's New Technology Could Enable The Next Generation of Developers To Build Their Own Pokémon Go
The tech company announced two key features that they hope will pave the way for the expanded use of augmented reality (AR) in everyday life

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May 23, 2022

Florida Law Regulating Social Media Content Moderation Violates 1st Amendment, Appeals Court Says
As enacted, the law would give Florida's attorney general authority to sue companies under the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. It would also allow individual Floridians to sue social media companies for up to $100,000 if they feel they've been treated unfairly.

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May 19, 2022

Millennials and Gen Z Invested When It Was Fun. Now They're Riding Out a Crash
Young investors have been taking big swings on high-risk, high-return trades. What's next?

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May 17, 2022

The Real Reasons Behind the Crypto Crash, and What We Can Learn from Terra's Fall
UST's downfall could have short-term and long-term ripple effects, especially as skeptical legislators like Elizabeth Warren survey the damage

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May 17, 2022

Social Media Companies Vowed To Stop Videos of Terror Attacks. Buffalo Showed They Have More Work To Do
Three years after social media platforms committed to put an end to viral videos of terrorist attacks on their platforms, the attack in Buffalo, New York, has revealed that their efforts are still a work in progress. A self-professed white supremacist targeted Black shoppers at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, killing 10 people and injuring…

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May 17, 2022

Elon Musk Says Twitter Must Prove Bot Claims for $44B Deal to Proceed
Musk recently told a tech conference that fake users make up at least 20% of all Twitter accounts

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May 13, 2022

Elon Musk Sows Doubt Over His $44 Billion Twitter Takeover
Musk has said he wants to defeat spam bots, authenticate all humans and make Twitter's algorithms open source

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May 13, 2022

Elon Musk Declares $44 Billion Twitter Takeover ‘On Hold'
Musk has said he wants to defeat spam bots, authenticate all humans and make Twitter's algorithms open source

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May 12, 2022

Proton's CEO Wanted to Fight Dictatorships. Now He's Fighting Big Tech Too
Andy Yen stands at a panoramic window in his headquarters in Switzerland, surveying what on a clearer day would be a beautiful view. Ahead on the horizon, the Alps are shrouded in gray rain clouds. So Yen points down instead, at Proton's neighbors in this nondescript business park near Geneva: several wristwatch companies and a…

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May 12, 2022

Twitter to Freeze Hiring, Rescind Offers Ahead of Musk Deal
The hiring freeze is a reflection of the company's state of uncertainty while it awaits Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover.

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May 11, 2022

Google Is Making It Easier to Remove Personal Info From Search
The company is rolling out a new tool to make it easier for users to scrub personal details from its search results

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May 11, 2022

Why So Many Tech Stocks Are Falling
Technology companies thrived when the pandemic began more than two years ago. But now, as much of the population returns to work and spends less time at home, the tech sector is suffering deep losses as investors fear that companies boosted by the pandemic are running out of steam. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite reported the…

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May 11, 2022

Airbnb Made Overtourism Worse. Now It Wants to Fix That
Airbnb is implementing what it calls its biggest update in 10 years in an effort to help tackle overtourism

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May 11, 2022

Europe Is Saving Democracy From Big Tech, Says the Author of Surveillance Capitalism
When Shoshana Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism was published in 2019, public unease with the power of Big Tech found its Rosetta Stone, an opus that simultaneously described, confirmed and named the transformation of democracy's public spaces into profit-making realms controlled by digital mega-corporations. Zuboff, a professor emerita at Harvard Business School, spoke to…

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May 10, 2022

Here's Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Keep Crashing
The current slide of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is being caused by a combination of short-term and long-term factors.

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May 10, 2022

How a Digital Abortion Footprint Could Lead to Criminal Charges—And What Congress Can Do About It
Getting away with breaking the law in the digital age is tricky. Almost everything one does—whether it's making a Google search for "how to clean up a crime scene," purchasing suspicious items on Amazon, or merely having been in the proximity of a crime scene with a cell phone that had its location services turned…

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May 10, 2022

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump
Elon Musk said Twitter's Trump ban was a "morally bad decision" and "foolish in the extreme."

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May 10, 2022

Facebook Faces New Lawsuit Alleging Human Trafficking and Union-Busting in Kenya
Facebook's parent company, Meta Platforms, and its largest outsourcing partner in Africa are facing new allegations of forced labor, human trafficking, and union busting in Kenya. Daniel Motaung, a former outsourced Facebook content moderator, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Nairobi accusing Meta and outsourcing firm Sama of multiple violations of the Kenyan constitution. The lawsuit…

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May 09, 2022

Biden Starts Program to Provide Discounted Internet Service
Internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes through the Affordable Connectivity Program program

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May 06, 2022

Britain Pushes Tough Tech Rules Under New Digital Watchdog
Big tech companies would have to comply with tough rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online

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May 05, 2022

Some TurboTax Customers Will Get Paid After $141 Million Settlement Over Tax Filing Fees
NEW YORK — The company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services, New York's attorney general announced Wednesday. Under the terms of a settlement signed by the attorneys general of all 50 states, Mountain View, California-based Intuit…

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May 05, 2022

Elon Musk Secures $7.1 Billion in New Financing for Twitter
The investors named in the filing include Fidelity, Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust and Qatar Holding.

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May 05, 2022

Democracy Can Still End Big Tech's Dominance Over Our Lives
Just two decades ago barely 25% of the world's information was digital. Today, nothing escapes this web. It is our shared fate and privilege to live at the dawn of information civilization. What kind of future will this be? What legacy will we leave to our children, our people, and the generations beyond? In an…

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May 04, 2022

Bitcoin Is Coming to Your 401(k). But Your Employer Probably Won't Let You Invest in It
Fidelity opened the door for a future of crypto retirement savings. But the decision has been met with pushback, including from the U.S. Department of Labor

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May 02, 2022

Inflation, Passwords and TikTok: The Real Threats to the Future of Netflix and Streaming
The pandemic sparked a boom for video streaming services like Netflix, Disney , and Peacock. In 2020 and 2021, Netflix added 54.6 million subscribers, many of them in the frightening, isolating six months after the world locked down and people sought entertainment in the safety of their homes. Now, that unprecedented wave of growth may be…

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May 02, 2022

Twitter Is Brilliant. The Damage It's Done Is Undeniable
The debate over Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter is fierce because journalists and politicians depend on the platform to share their ideas and build their brands. Twitter is less than one-tenth the size of Facebook, and has been only intermittently profitable, which is a terrible result for one of Silicon Valley's most brilliant product ideas.…

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Apr 29, 2022

4 Ways to Fix Social Media That Don't Cost $44 Billion
Elon Musk's bid to acquire Twitter in a deal worth $44 billion has sparked debate and concern about what the platform will look like once he takes over. The world's richest man will steer the future of a small but influential platform of more than 200 million users, inheriting a heated debate over tackling issues…

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Apr 29, 2022

Twitter Has Helped Build Social Movements Across the World. Now Organizers Fear For Its Future
Pro-Palestine activists have a long history of experiencing smear attacks targeting their places of employment or study. When Hadi Nasrallah tweeted a video of protestors confronting Israeli Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely after a late 2021 speaking engagement, he attracted the attention of David Collier. Collier has a large following, describes himself as a journalist and anti-semitism…

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Apr 29, 2022

Tesla's Ambitions in India Will Test Elon Musk's Commitment to ‘Free Speech'
Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter could give the Indian government extra leverage to crack down on critics—despite Musk's stated aims to preserve free speech on the platform—due to Tesla's business ambitions in the country. Under its current leadership, Twitter has alienated the Indian government by repeatedly rejecting its demands to remove tweets critical of Prime…

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Apr 29, 2022

Apple Expects Supply Shortages to Slash Sales by Up to $8 Billion
Apple Inc. shares slid after predictions that supply constraints would cost up to $8 billion in revenue during the current quarter

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Apr 29, 2022

Elon Musk and the Tech Bro Obsession With ‘Free Speech'
They say that something is worth what someone will pay for it. If that's true, then protecting "free speech," which Elon Musk has cited as a central reason he agreed to buy Twitter for $44 billion this week, may be worth twice as much as solving America's homelessness problem, and seven times as much as…

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Apr 29, 2022

Elon Musk Offloads $4 Billion of Tesla Shares, Pledges No More Sales
Elon Musk sold about $4 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock days after reaching a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Inc. The Tesla chief executive officer offloaded 4.4 million shares on April 26 and April 27, according to regulatory filings. Musk has now disposed of more than $20 billion worth of stock in the…

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Apr 28, 2022

The Numbers That May Have Convinced Elon Musk That Twitter Was Worth $44 Billion
Elon Musk is anything but conventional. Typically, when companies (or multi-billionaires) spend boatloads of money on acquisitions, they take their time reviewing internal documents and financial statements that aren't available to the public—before making their offer to buy. But that's not how Musk did it. In the lead-up to his momentous $44 billion deal to…

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Apr 28, 2022

Elon Musk Wants to Rid Twitter of ‘Spam Bots.' Nearly Half His Followers Are Fake
Spam bots on Twitter are automated accounts that mimic the activity of real people on the site, but are programmed to engage in malicious activity

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Apr 28, 2022

Twitter Sales Miss Estimates as Elon Musk Poised to Take Control
Twitter Inc., in one of its last earnings reports before Elon Musk takes the company private, reported revenue that missed analysts' estimates, reflecting a slowdown in advertising. Revenue rose to $1.2 billion in the first quarter, the social media company said on Thursday. That compared with the average forecast for $1.23 billion, according to data…

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Apr 28, 2022

What Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Means for Trump's TRUTH Social
Musk's deal has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the fate of Trump's TRUTH Social platform

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Apr 28, 2022

The World's Steel Comes at a Steep Climate Cost. A Swedish Company is Trying to Change That.
"If we have the chance to really solve the root cause of the real problem, why not do that?"

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Apr 28, 2022

Influencers Are Scamming Their Fans Through Crypto. Here's How Their Tactics Have Evolved.
As crypto technology has evolved, so too have the methods by influencers to extract money out of their fanbases

Time: Techland
Apr 27, 2022

Prominent Twitter Users Are Seeing Big Losses and Gains in Followers. Here's What We Know
Public figures have been seeing wild fluctuations in their follower accounts—and the activity seems to be following partisan lines.

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Apr 27, 2022

Twitter Account Deactivations Following the Elon Musk Deal: Here's What We Know
Public figures have been seeing wild fluctuations in their follower accounts—and the activity seems to be following partisan lines.

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Apr 27, 2022

‘We're Back.' Far-Right Groups Celebrate Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover
While much of the online world reacted with surprise and skepticism when news broke of Elon Musk's stunning $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on Monday, some corners of the Internet broke out in jubilation. "Today is a massive cause for celebration!" one user posted on the messaging app Telegram. That user, a conspiracist who goes…

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Apr 26, 2022

What Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Means for CEO Parag Agrawal
As owner of the company, Musk will have the power to transform the board and fire key individuals who don't align with his vision for the platform.

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Apr 26, 2022

Twitter Employees Have Spent Years Trying to Make the Platform Safer. Elon Musk Could Undermine All That
Twitter employees told TIME that the billionaire's record bodes poorly for the company's anti-harassment efforts

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Apr 26, 2022

What Elon Musk Really Believes
In trying to read his motivations, both left and right seem to be getting Musk wrong

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Apr 26, 2022

Jeff Bezos Wonders If China Will Have Leverage Over Twitter Following Elon Musk's Purchase
Elon Musk's business interests in China prompt a question from the Amazon founder

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Apr 25, 2022

Why Elon Musk's Plans to ‘Fix' Twitter Will Be Harder to Implement Than He Thinks
Musk has laid out a series of changes to Twitter after making a deal to buy it for $44 billion

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Apr 25, 2022

Elon Musk Reaches $44 Billion Deal to Buy Twitter
The world's richest man is set to take Twitter private

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Apr 25, 2022

Twitter Said to Edge Closer to $43B Deal with Elon Musk
Twitter started warming up to a potential deal after Musk revealed a financing plan that included backing from Morgan Stanley and other institutions

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Apr 23, 2022

Twitter Bans Ads That Contradict Science on Climate Change
"Ads shouldn't detract from important conversations about the climate crisis," the company said in a statement

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Apr 22, 2022

Cyberattack Causes Chaos in Costa Rica's Government Systems
The Russian-speaking Conti gang claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Costa Rican government had not confirmed its origin

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Apr 21, 2022

What It's Like to Use BeReal, an Instagram Rival That Lets You Post Only Once a Day
BeReal seeks to give users a more unfiltered look at each other's lives

Time: Techland
Apr 21, 2022

Well, Elon Musk Has Secured $46.5B to Offer Twitter in Just a Few Days
Elon Musk says he has gathered up more than enough cash to follow through on his bid to buy Twitter. In a new SEC filing Thursday morning, he confirmed that he has secured the full $46.5 billion funding in commitment letters from Morgan Stanley and other financial institutions. Musk also floated that he may explore…

Time: Techland
Apr 21, 2022

Well, Elon Musk Has Secured the $46.5B to Buy Twitter in Just a Few Days
Elon Musk says he has gathered up more than enough cash to follow through on his bid to buy Twitter. In a new SEC filing Thursday morning, he confirmed that he has secured the full $46.5 billion funding in commitment letters from Morgan Stanley and other financial institutions. Musk also floated that he may explore…

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