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Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, soars above $4,000 Via CNBC.com:  Ether surged past $4,000 Monday to hit a new record high, extending a stunning rally for the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency. Ether, the digital token of the Ethereum blockchain, rose nearly 7% over the last 24 hours to $4,141.99 by 3:40 a.m. ET, according to Coin Metrics. […]

Donald Trump Launches New “One-Way” Social Media Platform Via Breaking 911: Former President Trump has officially launched a new social media-type platform, “From The Desk of Donald J. Trump.” Currently, the site asks users to sign-up for alerts before you are prompted to make a contribution to navigate further. Fox News reported: The technology appears […]

Biden team may partner with private firms to monitor extremist chatter online Via CNN.com: The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government’s ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of US citizens. The Department of Homeland Security is […]

Ethereum hits new record high above $3,400 In cryptocurrencies market Via CNBC.com:  Ether, the digital coin linked to the Ethereum blockchain, hit an all-time high of $3,456.57 as the cryptocurrency extends a rally that has seen its price gain around 360% this year. The digital coin pared some of those gains in Tuesday afternoon trade […]

Sen. Manchin: Compare 667 coal plants being built around world to zero in U.S. Via Just The News: As lawmakers debate energy policies to address climate change, West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said the American public needs to understand that new coal-fired plants are being constructed around the world but there are zero new […]

Tesla branded as ‘arrogant’ in China as pressure mounts on the electric carmaker Via CNBC.com:  Tesla faces mounting pressure in China as state media and regulators criticize the electric carmaker following an alleged customer’s protest at a major auto show this week. Tesla could be facing one of its worst public relations crises in China, a […]

Coinbase jumps 11% day after Nasdaq debut Via Reuters:  Coinbase Global Inc shares jumped 11% in early trades on Thursday, a day after the cryptocurrency exchange went public in a high-profile debut on the Nasdaq that briefly valued it at more than $100 billion. The debut marks another milestone for bitcoin and other digital assets […]

Coinbase listing marks latest step in crypto’s march to the mainstream Via Reuters: Coinbase Global Inc, the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, will list on the Nasdaq on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the journey of virtual currencies from niche technology to mainstream asset. The listing is by far the biggest yet of a cryptocurrency company, […]

Amazon’s Twitch Now Penalizes Users for Offline Activity Via Breitbart: Amazon-owned video streaming platform Twitch has unveiled a new policy of penalizing users based on their conduct off-platform as well as on-platform, creating a virtue test for any user wishing to use the popular streaming service. The offline behaviors that Twitch will penalize include “membership […]

Tesla says cameras in cars not activated outside North America: Weibo post Via Reuters: Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc said on Wednesday that cameras inside its cars are not activated outside of North America, in a statement published on its Chinese social media page. Tesla faces scrutiny in China where the military in March banned […]

Apple’s Revenue To Grow Thanks to Its Google Deal to Control the Internet Via Breitbart: According to analysts, Apple’s search engine deal with fellow tech giant Google is expected to be a primary source of service revenue growth for the company. MacRumors reports that Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her services-related revenue forecast for Apple through […]

Global chip supply chain increasingly vulnerable to massive disruption Via Reuters: A new study from a U.S. industry group found that the global semiconductor supply chain has become increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters and geopolitical disruptions because suppliers have become more concentrated in distinct regions. The report comes amid a global chip shortage that started […]

Biden proposal: $174 billion for EVs, new funds for renewable power Via Reuters: President Joe Biden’s vast infrastructure plan includes $174 billion to boost the markets for electric vehicles and billions more for renewable power – both provisions aimed at weaning the U.S. off of fossil fuels and combating climate change. The $2 trillion plan, […]

SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials Via AP News: Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department’s cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, The Associated Press has learned. The intelligence value of […]

Fridges, microwaves fall prey to global chip shortage Via Reuters: A global shortage of chips that has rattled production lines at car companies and squeezed stockpiles at gadget makers, is now leaving home appliance makers unable to meet demand, according to the president of Whirlpool Corp in China. The U.S. based company, one of the […]

Baby boomers next to jump into cryptocurrency market Via Reuters: Wealthy baby boomers will be the next generation to jump into cryptocurrencies as they become more mainstream, potentially bringing billions of dollars to the rallying sector, said Mike Novogratz, founder of crypto firm Galaxy Digital. “It could be as much as a trillion dollars comes […]

Fidelity applies to launch a bitcoin ETF cryptocurrency Via Reuters: Fidelity applied on Wednesday to launch an exchange traded fund to track the performance of bitcoin, the latest move on Wall Street to embrace the digital currency. Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Trust would hold bitcoin and value its shares based on prices from major cryptocurrency […]

Trump will return to social media on his own new platform, aide says Via Just The News: Former President Trump will return to social media on his own new platform in around two or three months, Jason Miller said. “But I do think that we’re gonna see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three […]

U.S. jury tells Apple to pay $308.5 million for patent infringement Via Reuters: A federal jury in Texas said Apple Inc must pay about $308.5 million to Personalized Media Communications LLC (PMC) for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management. The jurors late on Friday directed Apple to pay a running royalty to PMC, […]

Facebook disables 1.3 billion fake accounts in October-December last year Via Reuters: Facebook Inc said on Monday it took down 1.3 billion fake accounts between October and December last year. The company also removed more than 12 million pieces of content about COVID-19 and vaccines that global health experts flagged as misinformation, it said in […]

U.S. DOJ accuses Google of dragging its feet in antitrust trial Via Reuters: The U.S. Department of Justice accused Google of dragging its feet in providing documents in preparation for a trial on allegations that it broke antitrust law while the search and advertising giant said the government was being unreasonable. In a joint filing […]

US charges Swiss ‘hacktivist’ for data theft and leaks Via AP News: The Justice Department has charged a Swiss hacker with computer intrusion and identity theft, just over a week after the hacker took credit for helping to break into the online systems of a U.S. security-camera startup. An indictment against 21-year-old Till Kottmann was […]

Google gets into sleep surveillance with new Nest Hub screen Via AP News: Google’s next internet-connected home device will test whether consumers trust the company enough to let it snoop on their sleep. New sleep-sensing technology will be a key feature on Google’s latest version of its Nest Hub, a 7-inch smart screen unveiled Tuesday. […]

Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs over next two years Via Reuters: Finnish telecoms group Nokia said on Tuesday it planned to cut up to 10,000 jobs within the next two years to trim costs and invest more in research capabilities, as part of its restructuring plan. After taking over the top job last […]

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines Via Reuters: Facebook Inc, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said on Monday it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines. […]

Bitcoin hits $60,000 in record high Via Reuters: Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, on Saturday crossed a record high of $60,000. Bitcoin has risen sharply this year, broadly outperforming conventional asset classes, partly due to broader acceptance as a form of payment. In recent weeks, companies have taken advantage of its strength to raise hundreds […]

Facebook wants court to dismiss antitrust lawsuits Via Cnet: Facebook is pushing back against antitrust lawsuits filed by the US Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general, alleging they failed to show that the social media giant illegally stifled competition and harmed consumers. On Wednesday, Facebook said it asked a federal court to dismiss the lawsuits, filed in December. […]

Texas Governor Accuses Gab Of Be Anti-Semitic, Andrew Torba Responds Via Gab: Every month 30 million people use Gab’s services to get access to the free flow of information online. Gab is the home of free speech in a world where Big Tech oligarchs have censored, deplatformed, and demonized tens of millions of good, honest, […]

NHL, Disney reach ‘groundbreaking’ seven-year multi-platform broadcast deal Via Reuters: The National Hockey League and Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday they reached what the NHL commissioner called a “groundbreaking” seven-year TV, streaming and media rights deal that will bring games to ABC, ESPN and streaming platforms. The partnership, which will begin with the NHL’s […]

French startup lobby to file privacy complaint against Apple Via Reuters: France Digitale will file a complaint against iPhone maker Apple with data privacy watchdog CNIL on Tuesday over alleged breaches of European Union rules, France’s leading startup lobby said in a statement. In the seven-page complaint seen by Reuters, the lobby, which represents the […]

Tesla loses a third of its value for the third time in a year Via Reuters: Tesla Inc’s stock extended losses on Monday and is now down by a third from its January record high, making it the third time in about a year that the electric car maker’s shares have corrected that dramatically. With […]

Panasonic to buy U.S. software firm Blue Yonder for $6.5 billion: Nikkei Via Reuters: Panasonic Corp will buy U.S. software firm Blue Yonder for 700 billion yen ($6.45 billion), the Nikkei reported on Monday, saying it was the Japanese electronics firm’s biggest acquisition since 2011. While Panasonic bought 20% stakes of Blue Yonder in 2020, […]

More than 20,000 U.S. organizations compromised through Microsoft flaw Via Reuters: More than 20,000 U.S. organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via recently patched flaws in Microsoft Corp’s email software, a person familiar with the U.S. government’s response said on Friday. The hacking has already reached more places than all of the […]

Tech pulls stocks lower as bond yields continue upward march Via AP News: Technology companies led another broad sell-off on Wall Street Thursday as a spike in bond yields put more pressure on the market’s high-flying stocks. The S&P 500 fell 1.3%, its third straight loss. The benchmark index, which briefly dipped into the red […]

Microsoft says Chinese hackers targeted groups via server software Via Reuters: A China-linked cyber-espionage group has been remotely plundering email inboxes using freshly discovered flaws in Microsoft mail server software, the company and outside researchers said on Tuesday – an example of how commonly used programs can be exploited to cast a wide net online. […]

Wall Street ends lower as Apple and Tesla retreat Via Reuters: Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, pulled down by Apple and Tesla, while materials stocks climbed as investors waited for the U.S. Congress to approve another stimulus package. Following strong gains in the prior session, technology shares dipped in the resumption of a rotation […]

Zoom posts big quarter even as subscriber growth slows Via AP News: Zoom’s astronomical growth is tapering off along with the pandemic, raising questions about whether the videoconferencing service’s immense popularity will fade as more people return to classrooms, offices and other places that have been off limits for the past year. The deceleration emerged […]

Bitcoin at ‘tipping point,’ Citi says as price surges Via Reuters: Bitcoin rose nearly 7% on Monday as risk assets rallied after last week’s bond rout cooled, with Citi saying the most popular cryptocurrency was at a “tipping point” and could become the preferred currency for international trade. With the recent embrace of the likes […]

Bitcoin falls 5.84% From Record High, Down To $43,418 Via Reuters: Bitcoin dropped 5.84% to $43,418.02 on Sunday, losing $2,691.96 from its previous close. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, has fallen 25.6% from the year’s high of $58,354.14 on Feb. 21. Bitcoin’s price soared this year as major firms including BNY Mellon, asset […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes NYPD Use of Robotic Dog Drones Via Breitbart: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon for an indictment of “robotic dogs” used to aid police visibility on crime scenes. Ocasio-Cortez highlighted a story from the New York Post on Tuesday, calling out the New York Police Department (NYPD) for their recent deployment of “robotic dog” drones. […]

SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike Defend Actions In Major Hack Via Reuters:  Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds Corp, Microsoft Corp and cybersecurity firms FireEye Inc and CrowdStrike Holdings Inc defended their conduct in breaches blamed on Russian hackers and sought to shift responsibility elsewhere in testimony to a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday. One […]

Bitcoin Tumbles 17% As Doubts Grow Over Valuations Via Reuters: Bitcoin tumbled 17% on Tuesday, sparking a sell-off across cryptocurrency markets as investors grew nervous at sky-high valuations and leveraged players took profit. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency suffered its biggest daily drop in a month, falling as low $45,000. Bitcoin was last down 11.3% at […]

Big Tech-Led Equity Inflows Fuelling ‘Mother-Of-All Asset Bubbles’ – BofA Via Reuters: A record rush to big technology stocks saw equity funds bagging $27.8 billion inflows last week with the ongoing ultra-easy monetary policy creating the “mother-of-all asset bubbles”, BofA said on Friday. Global market capitalisation has risen $50 trillion, or $6.2 billion per hour, […]

WhatsApp To Move Ahead With Privacy Update Despite Backlash Via Reuters: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Thursday it will go ahead with its controversial privacy policy update but will allow users to read it at “their own pace” and will also display a banner providing additional information. In January, the messaging platform informed users it […]

Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs Will Testify About Misinformation Before U.S. Congress Via Reuters: The chief executives of Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter will testify before a U.S. House panel on March 25 on “misinformation and disinformation plaguing online platforms.” A pair of House Energy and Commerce subcommittees will hold a fully remote joint hearing […]

Facebook Unfriends Australia: News Sites Go Dark In Content Row Via Reuters: Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content. The move was swiftly criticised […]

Cryptocurrency Surge Fueled By Mistrust Of Central Banks, Uncertainty About U.S. Debt Via Just The News: Fueled by mistrust of central banks and uncertainty about the debt-laden future of the United States, the ongoing surge in prices for cryptocurrency will likely continue for now, market experts told Just the News. The price of one Bitcoin, the most valuable […]

TikTok’s U.S. Ad Business Roars Back As Trump’s Threats Recede Via Reuters:  Accused by the Trump administration of being a front for the Chinese government, TikTok’s ad business looked bleak last July. Big brands backed off on spending even as TikTok executives offered refunds to advertisers in the event the hot social media platform were […]

Bitcoin within a whisker of $50,000 Via Reuters: Bitcoin hit a new record high $60 shy of $50,000 on Tuesday, extending a sharp rally that has been mostly fuelled by big investors beginning to take digital assets seriously. The first and most famous cryptocurrency, bitcoin hit $49,938 and has gained roughly 70% this year, most […]

Bitcoin Rally Falters Just Short Of $50,000 As Investors Take Profit  Via Reuters: Bitcoin stalled just short of the $50,000 mark on Monday and other cryptocurrencies slipped, as investors took profit from a record-breaking rally that is being driven by a worldwide shift in investor and public attitudes towards digital assets. Bitcoin fell as much […]

Elon Musk Says He Supports Top Dogecoin Holders Selling Most Of Their Coins Via Reuters: Billionaire Elon Musk said on Sunday that he supports major holders of the meme-based digital currency dogecoin selling most of their coins, adding that he felt too much concentration in dogecoin was the “real issue”. “If major Dogecoin holders sell […]

Twitter A Goldmine For Tracking Consumer Mood On Prices Via Reuters:  The Bank of Italy said on Monday a set of experimental indicators it created from the content of millions of tweets accurately tracked consumer mood on price, offering scope for a powerful new monetary policy tool. The effort comes as economists and policy-makers around […]

Robinhood CEO Admits Communications Shortcomings, Ahead Of House Testimony Via Reuters: Robinhood, the trading app popular with young investors, could have better explained why it restricted the buying of heavily shorted stocks caught up in the social media-fueled trading frenzy around GameStop Corp, said the company’s chief executive officer. “No doubt we could have communicated […]

Yellen Eyes Innovation To Battle Misuse Of Cryptocurrencies Via Reuters: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday warned about an “explosion of risk” from digital markets, including the misuse of cryptocurrencies, but said new financial technologies could also help fight crime and reduce inequality. In remarks to a financial sector innovation roundtable, Yellen said such […]

Sheriff: Hacker Tried To Taint Florida City’s Water With Lye Via AP News: A hacker gained unauthorized entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become both […]

Bitcoin Powers To New High As Tesla Takes It Mainstream Via Reuters: Bitcoin extended gains on Tuesday to a record high as the afterglow of Tesla Inc’s investment in the cryptocurrency had investors reckoning it would become a mainstream asset class for both corporates and money managers. Bitcoin has more than doubled over two months […]

Hyundai, Kia Say Apple Car Deal Now Off, See $8.5 Billion Wiped Off Market Value Via Reuters: South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co said on Monday it is not now in talks with Apple Inc on autonomous electric cars, just a month after it confirmed early-stage talks with the tech giant, sending the automaker’s shares skidding. […]

Parler CEO John Matze Says He’s Been Terminated By The Organization’s Board Via Just The News: Parler CEO John Matze has been terminated from his post at the social media company, according to a memo Matze wrote to staffers, which Fox News obtained. “On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided […]

Nokia Fourth-Quarter Profit, Revenue Beat As CEO Lundmark Revamps Strategy Via Reuters: Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and underlying profits on Thursday, buoyed by strategy revamp by new Chief Executive Officer Pekka Lundmark. Nokia said its October-December revenue fell 5% to 6.57 billion euros ($7.89 billion), beating a consensus figure […]

Gov. DeSantis And State Lawmakers Plan To Take Action Regarding Big Tech Via Just The News: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a Tuesday news conference discussed plans for the Sunshine State to pursue legislation pertaining to big tech companies. “The message is loud and clear: When it comes to elections in Florida, big tech should stay out […]

Regulators To Meet As Brokers Call Time On Reddit-Trader Rollercoaster Via Reuters: Hedge funds, small investors and stockbrokers are bracing for tougher U.S. markets regulation, with officials expected to meet this week to assess the fallout from a social media-driven trading frenzy that has roiled stocks and silver prices. Mass buying by amateur traders over […]

GameStop, AMC Slide As Retail Trading Frenzy Stalls Via Reuters:  Shares of videogame retailer GameStop and movie theater operator AMC Entertainment Holdings lost 26% and 13%, respectively, in early pre-market trading on Tuesday. A sharp rally in the stocks of companies at the heart of the battle between amateur investors and Wall Street faltered in […]

Elon Musk Says Bitcoin “On The Verge” Of Being More Widely Accepted Via Reuters: Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday bitcoin was “on the verge” of being more widely accepted among investors as he expressed his support for the cryptocurrency in a chat on social media app Clubhouse that drew thousands of listeners. The comments […]

Texas AG Ken Paxton Issues Civil Investigative Demands to Robinhood Via Breitbart:  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday issued 13 Civil Investigative Demands to several trading platforms, including the embattled app Robinhood, in the wake of restrictions placed on GameStop stock thanks to traders on Reddit sending its shares soaring this week. “Wall Street […]

Robinhood Raises $1 Billion From Its Investors: NYT Via Reuters: Trading platform Robinhood Markets is raising an infusion of more than $1 billion from its existing investors, having been strained by high volumes of trading this week, according to a New York Times report nyti.ms/2YrxsnD early on Friday. The company contacted its investors, including venture […]

After Plunge, GameStop And AMC Remain Reddit Darlings Via Reuters: GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings remained overwhelmingly favored stocks on Reddit’s top trading forum on Thursday, even as they and other companies at the core of a retail trader frenzy plummeted after online brokerages imposed trading restrictions. Data about posts and comments on Reddit’s Wallstreetbets, […]

Google Says North Korea-Backed Hackers Sought Cyber Research Via AP News: Google says it believes hackers backed by the North Korean government have been posing as computer security bloggers and using fake accounts on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field. Google didn’t specify how successful the hackers were or […]

Google Workers To Form Global Union Alliance Via Reuters: Google employees from across the globe are forming a union alliance, weeks after workers at the search engine giant and other units of parent company Alphabet Inc formed a labor union for U.S. and Canadian offices. UNI Global Union, that represents about 20 million workers globally, […]

Twitter Launches Crowd-Sourced Fact-Checking Project Via AP News: Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program unveiled Monday, called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users — for now, only in the U.S. — who sign up through Twitter. Those […]

Russian hack of US agencies exposed supply chain weaknesses Via AP News: The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t bother trying to break one by one into the networks of each department. Instead, they got inside by sneaking malicious code into a software update pushed out […]

EU Lawmakers Want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs At Feb. 1 Hearing Via Reuters: EU lawmakers have invited the chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to a Feb. 1 hearing in Brussels as they try to crack down on the powers of U.S. tech giants. The European Parliament will in the coming months […]

Italy Tells TikTok To Block Users After Death Of Young Girl Via Reuters: The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify following the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app. In a […]

Poll: Over 80% Of Voters Favor Limiting Power Of Big Tech In The U.S. Via Just The News: The vast majority of U.S. voters think that government should rein in the powers of Big Tech companies in the U.S., according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. Just 8% disagreed, while 11% were unsure.  Tech […]

Bitcoin Heads For Worst Weekly Loss In Months Via Reuters: Bitcoin wavered on Friday and was heading toward its sharpest weekly drop since September, as worries over regulation and its frothy rally drove a pullback from recent record highs. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency fell more than 5% to an almost three-week low of $28,800 […]

Parler Loses Bid To Require Amazon To Restore Service Via Reuters: A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s demand that Amazon.com Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was […]

Twitter Locks Account Of China’s U.S. Embassy Over Its Defense Of Xinjiang Policy Via Reuters: Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, which the U.S. social media platform said violated its stand against “dehumanizing” people. China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday […]

Parler Chief Policy Officer Says Company ‘Exploring’ Use Of AI Via Just The News Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff said during an interview on the John Solomon Reports podcast that the social media platform is considering the utilization of artificial intelligence in relation to policing content posted on the platform. Peikoff noted that the company is dedicated to free […]

FCC Rejects Request By U.S. Agencies To Halt Ligado Network Approval Via Reuters: The Federal Communications Commission late Tuesday voted 3-2 to reject a bid by U.S. government agencies to freeze its decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a nationwide mobile broadband network. In May, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration […]

Facebook Puts Warning On Virus Video By Retired Cardinal Via AP News: Facebook has placed a warning screen over a rambling chat by retired Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez in which he claims coronavirus vaccines contain a satanic microchip. The Facebook screen warns viewers, “This post repeats information about COVID-19 that independent fact checkers say […]

Parler Resurfaces On Web, Promises Social Media Platform To Be Revived Soon Via Just The News: The website of the social media platform Parler has resurfaced after going offline earlier this month.  While the platform still has not become operational again, the message indicates that it will revive “soon.” “Now seems like the right time to remind you […]

Twitter Locks Account Of Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene Via Reuters: Twitter Inc, on Sunday, locked the account of Republican U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a political newcomer known for promoting the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory. The social media platform suspended her account after the newly elected Georgia congresswoman sparred with a state election official over […]

Parler Said Amazon Shut It Down To Prevent Trump From Joining Via Just The News: The social media platform Parler is arguing in its case against Amazon that the tech giant forced Parler off line because President Trump was poised to joined after being banned from Twitter. Parler attorney David Groesbeck argued Thursday in court that […]

Microsoft, Big Tech Coalition Developing Rockefeller Funded COVID Passports Via Summit News: A coalition of big tech companies, including Microsoft is developing a COVID passport, with the expectation that a digital document linked to vaccination status will be required to travel and get access to basic services. The group is calling itself the Vaccination Credential […]

Twitter Says It Reversed Its ‘Incorrect’ Decision To Lock Rep. Lauren Boebert Account Via Business Insider: Twitter has reversed its decision to lock Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s account, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Insider. Boebert posted on Instagram Wednesday a screenshotof a Twitter alert that her account has been restricted for 6 days over policy […]

WhatsApp Growth Slumps As Rivals Signal, Telegram Rise Via AP News: Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, by contrast, is seeing its growth decline following a fiasco that forced the company to clarify a privacy update it had sent to users. […]

YouTube Bows To Pressure, Suspends President Trump’s Channel Via Reuters: Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, […]

American Economic Liberties Project Want High Tech Companies Broken Up Via Reuters: The Biden administration should expand antitrust cases against Alphabet’s Google and Facebook and encourage breaking up companies, according to a group whose founder is working with the president-elect’s transition team. The American Economic Liberties Project, an influential Washington-based anti-monopoly group, issued a report […]

SolarWinds Hackers Linked To Known Russian Spying Tools Via Reuters: The group behind a global cyber-espionage campaign discovered last month deployed malicious computer code with links to spying tools previously used by suspected Russian hackers, researchers said on Monday. Investigators at Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said the “backdoor” used to compromise up to 18,000 customers […]

Twitter Locks President Trump’s Account For 12 hours Via Just The News: Twitter has locked President Trump’s account for 12 hours and says that unless several tweets are removed the account will continue to be locked.  “As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of […]

U.S. Cyber Agency Says SolarWinds Hackers Are ‘Impacting’ State, Local Governments Via Reuters: The U.S. cybersecurity agency said on Wednesday that a sprawling cyber espionage campaign made public earlier this month is affecting state and local governments, although it released few additional details. The hacking campaign, which used U.S. tech company SolarWinds as a springboard […]

‘Dozens Of Email Accounts’ Were Hacked At U.S. Treasury -Senator Wyden Via Reuters: Dozens of email accounts at the U.S. Treasury Department were compromised by the powerful hackers responsible for a wide-ranging espionage campaign against U.S. government agencies, the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said on Monday. In a written statement, Wyden’s office said […]

Scope, Damage of Massive Russian Hack Still Uncertain Via Homeland Security Newswire: Cyberexperts inside and outside the U.S. government are scrambling to determine the dimensions of the massive hack by Russian government hackers of dozens of government agencies and private organizations. “While the Russians did not have the time to gain complete control over every […]

U.S. Lawmakers Back $1.9 Billion To Replace Telecom Equipment From China Via Reuters U.S. lawmakers will back $1.9 billion to fund a program to remove telecom network equipment that the U.S. government says poses national security risks as part of a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, two sources briefed on the matter said on Sunday. […]

U.S. Cybersecurity Officials Warn Of ‘Grave’ Threat From Recent, Worldwide Hack Via Just The News: U.S. authorities on Thursday expressed growing concern about an attack into computer systems worldwide that they suspect was carried out by Russia. The cybersecurity unit of the Department of Homeland Security said the hack “poses a grave risk to the Federal Government and state, local, tribal, […]

U.S. States Allege Google Secretly Gave Facebook Perks In Deal Via Reuters: Facebook Inc and Alphabet’s Google, the two biggest players in online advertising, used a series of deals to consolidate their market power illegally, Texas and nine other states alleged in a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday. Google and Facebook compete heavily in internet […]

Pentagon Imposed Emergency Shutdown Of Network Handling Classified Material Via Just The News: The Pentagon on Tuesday ordered the emergency shutdown of a classified internal communications network, three Defense Department sources confirmed. The unprecedented daytime shutdown comes amid recent revelations that other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were breached by hackers. The Defense […]

Hackers Used SolarWinds’ Dominance Against It In Sprawling Spy Campaign Via Reuters: On an earnings call two months ago, SolarWinds Chief Executive Kevin Thompson touted how far the company had gone during his 11 years at the helm. There was not a database or an IT deployment model out there to which his Austin, Texas-based […]

Ford, Looking For Tesla Buzz, Introduces Mach-E Mustang To Showrooms Via CNBC: Tesla cars and SUVs are often compared to an iPhone on wheels. Tesla’s four models — the S, 3, X and Y SUV — literally spell out the word “sexy.” High tech and sex appeal are not things most Fords are known for, […]

Apple’s App Stores Open New Privacy Window For Customers Via AP News: Apple has begun spelling out what kinds of personal information is being collected by the digital services displayed in its app stores for iPhones and other products made by the trendsetting company. Starting Monday, the additional disclosures will begin to appear in apps […]

Agency Homing In On Social Media Companies’ Data Collection Via AP News: Federal regulators are ordering Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok’s parent and five other social media companies to provide detailed information on how they collect and use consumers’ personal data and how their practices affect children and teens. The Federal Trade Commission’s action announced Monday […]

DHS & Thousands Of Businesses Scramble After Suspected Russian Hack Via Reuters:  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and thousands of businesses scrambled Monday to investigate and respond to a sweeping hacking campaign that officials suspect was directed by the Russian government. Emails sent by officials at DHS, which oversees border security and defense against […]

U.S. Court To Hear Appeal Challenging Order Blocking TikTok App Store Ban Via Reuters: A U.S. appeals court on Monday will hear arguments in the Trump administration’s appeal of a judge’s order that blocked a ban on Chinese-owned TikTok from domestic app stores. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington on Sept. 27 blocked the […]

DoorDash Delivers 86% Gain In Stock Market Debut Via AP News: DoorDash shares soared in its initial public offering Wednesday, capping a year of explosive growth for the food delivery company. What’s not yet clear is whether DoorDash can keep the momentum going even if delivery demand eases in a post-pandemic world. The San Francisco-based […]

Facebook Faces U.S. Lawsuits That Could Force Sale Of Instagram, WhatsApp Via Reuters: Facebook Inc could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up […]

Dictionary.com Changes Definition of Court Packing Via Newsmax: Dictionary.com caught some some flack on Twitter Tuesday, after some users noticed it had changed the definition of the term “court packing.” One Twitter user went to the “Wayback Machine” on the Internet Archive and compared the old and new definitions for the term which has become […]

Research: Millions Of Smart Devices Vulnerable To Hacking Via AP News: Researchers at a cybersecurity firm say they have identified vulnerabilities in software widely used by millions of connected devices — flaws that could be exploited by hackers to penetrate business and home computer networks and disrupt them. There is no evidence of any intrusions […]

More Than 400 Lawmakers From 34 Countries Back ‘Make Amazon Pay’ Campaign Via Reuters: More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon.com Inc boss Jeff Bezos backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has “dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet,” organisers said. The “Make […]

Reuters: U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week Via Reuters:  A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The complaint would be the […]

President Trump Won’t Sign NDAA Without Section 230 Removal Via Just The News:  President Trump said in a Tuesday night tweet that he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it does not eliminate Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act. Section 230 protects companies like Twitter from a range of laws and being held liable for what is said […]

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill Via Outkick: The New York Times reports that Apple, Nike, and Coca-Cola are among the many global companies and business groups lobbying Congress to weaken a bipartisan bill that cracks down on human rights abuses and forced labor in China. “The bill also targets so-called poverty […]

Apple’s Security Chief Accused Of Bribery In California Gun-Permit Probe Via Reuters: Apple Inc’s security chief on Monday was indicted on bribery charges as prosecutors alleged he promised a donation of 200 iPads to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office to secure four concealed-weapon permits for Apple employees. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office […]

Apple To Pay Another $113M To Settle iPhone Battery Claims Via AP News: Apple will pay $113 million to settle the latest case alleging the the trend-setting company duped consumers by deliberately slowing down older iPhones to help extend the life of their batteries. The payment announced Wednesday in Arizona resolves a case brought by […]

U.S. upgrades safety probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla vehicles Via Reuters: The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it was expanding a probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles, upgrading it to an engineering analysis, a step required before it can seek to compel recalls. The auto […]

ByteDance Gets 15-Day Extension On U.S. Order To Divest TikTok Via Reuters: The Trump administration granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app by Thursday. TikTok first disclosed the extension earlier in a court filing, saying it now has until Nov. […]

Ring Recalls 350,000 Smart Video Doorbells For Potential Fire Hazard Via Reuters: If you recently purchased a Ring Video Doorbell, take note. About 350,000 of the smart video doorbells are being recalled for potential fire and burn risks. The recall is for the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), which is model number 5UM5E5, according to a recall notice […]

Federal Judge Dismisses Some Claims By Apple In Fight Against Epic Games Via Reuters: A federal judge in California late on Tuesday dismissed some of Apple Inc’s counterclaims against Epic Games, in a dispute that has seen the online game maker’s “Fortnite” game removed from the iPhone maker’s App Store. Apple and Epic have been […]

FTC Says Zoom Misled Users On Its Security For Meetings Via AP News: Federal regulators are requiring Zoom to strengthen its security in a proposed settlement of allegations that the video conferencing service misled users about its level of security for meetings. The settlement, approved by the Federal Trade Commission in a 3-2 vote, was […]

Virgin Hyperloop Hosts First Human Ride On New Transport System Via Reuters: Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, the company said on Sunday, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation. Virgin Hyperloop executives Josh Giegel, its […]

Twitter, Facebook Flag President Trump Posts On U.S. Election Eve Via Reuters: Twitter TWTR.N and Facebook FB.O late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald Trump that claimed a U.S. Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to “rampant” fraud and was “very dangerous.” Twitter hid the president’s tweet, sent the […]

U.S. Will ‘Vigorously Defend’ TikTok Executive Order Despite Ruling Via Reuters: The U.S Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that seeks to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok after a federal judge halted the action. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone on Friday blocked the Commerce Department order […]

Instagram Pauses “Recent” Search Listings To Stop “Fake Election News” Via Reuters: Facebook Inc’s FB.O Instagram said on Thursday it was making changes to its image sharing platform for U.S. users to prevent the spread of misinformation around the Nov. 3 presidential election. For users in the United States, Instagram will temporarily remove the “Recent” […]

Social Media CEOs To Defend Protecting Section 230 Before Senate Panel Via Reuters: The chief executives of three large tech companies will defend a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday – a topic that has split U.S. lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on […]

U.S. Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google Via Reuters: The U.S. Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Google, whose search engine […]

Senate Panel Delays Vote To Subpoena Twitter, Facebook CEOs Via Politico: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday postponed plans to vote on subpoenas to compel the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to testify on allegations of anti-conservative bias after some panel Republicans expressed reservation about the maneuver. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have […]

‘Unverified’ Is A (False) Excuse For Ignoring The Post’s Hunter Biden Scoops Via New York Post: Much of the push to ignore The Post’s drop of Hunter Biden’s e-mails centers on the charge that it’s all “unverified.” The claim is more excuse than truth. First, a host of media outlets have now interviewed the computer-repair guy […]

Twitter Continues To Act As A Publisher, This Time Targeting Dr. Atlas Via Reuters: Twitter on Sunday removed a “misleading” tweet downplaying the efficacy of masks posted by a top coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump, while U.S. cases surged before the Nov. 3 election. As the Trump administration fends off accusations that its mixed […]

Twitter Changes Guidelines Following Post Censorship Controversy Via New York Post: Twitter has changed its “Hacked Materials Policy” in the wake of the social media giant’s controversial decision to block an exclusive report by The Post on Hunter Biden’s emails, the company said Thursday. Twitter will no longer remove allegedly “hacked” content unless it is […]

GM To Run Robot Cars In San Francisco Without Human Backups Via AP News: General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said in a statement that the company got a permit Thursday […]

Facebook and Twitter try to limit ‘NY Post’ story on Joe Biden’s son Via Engadget:  Facebook and Twitter are both taking steps to slow the spread of a New York Post story that claimed to have obtained emails from the laptop of Joe Biden’s son. Though the New York Post has called the emails “a […]

U.S. Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Ban On New TikTok Downloads Via Reuters: A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that was set to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington issued […]

Facebook Oversight Board To Start Operating In October Via AP News: Facebook’s long-awaited oversight board that will act as a referee on whether specific content is allowed on the tech giant’s platforms is set to launch in October. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said two years ago that he was setting up the quasi-independent board, following intense […]

Trump Administration Moves Toward Antitrust Action Against Google Via USAToday: As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump pushed his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, touting curbs on legal protections for social media […]

Facebook Accused of Watching Instagram Users Through Cameras Via Erasebook.info: Facebook Inc. is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras. The lawsuit springs from media reports in July that the photo-sharing app appeared to be accessing iPhone cameras even when they weren’t actively being […]

China’s ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown Via Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. ByteDance […]

Facebook Launches New Hub To Censor Public On Climate Change Via CNBC: Facebook on Monday night announced it will launch a new information hub to provide its users with “science-based information” about climate change. It said a link to the hub will appear when people search for information related to climate change on Facebook, or when […]

Oracle Chosen By ByteDance To Save TikTok U.S. Operations Via Reuters: Oracle beat Microsoft in the battle for the U.S. arm of TikTok with a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale to try to navigate geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, people familiar with the matter said. ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese owner, […]

ByteDance Discussing Possible Resolutions with the U.S. To Avoid Selling TikTok Via CNBC: ByteDance is speaking with the U.S. government about possible solutions that may allow it to retain some ownership of the U.S. operations of TikTok, while satisfying regulators in both China and the U.S. Those possibilities include handing over operational control of TikTok […]

U.S. Wants To Ban More Chinese Apps Over National Security Via CNBC: President Donald Trump’s administration is looking into banning more Chinese apps that could pose a national security threat, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said late Thursday. He made the comments to reporters on board Air Force One, according to a pool […]

Program Exposed By Edward Snowden Found To Be Illegal Via Reuters: Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful – and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling […]

Don’t Want To Wear A Face-Mask? Uber Will Shame You For It Uber continues to show that big tech and corporations are to be blamed for COVID19 hysteria more than the government. Via AP News: Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they’re wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber. The San […]

Apple, Google Integrate Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones Via AP News: Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software. That could make it much easier for people to […]

Potential TikTok Sale To Be Announced Tuesday Via CNET: Chinese tech giant ByteDance may be ready to give up its control of TikTok after all, with a new report Monday saying the social networking app’s sale may be finalized tomorrow. A deal for TikTok’s US, New Zealand and Australian operations is expected to be announced […]

Walmart joins Microsoft In Bidding War For TikTok Heats Up Via AP News: Walmart is the latest company to want a piece of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has come under fire from the Trump administration. The world’s largest retailer made a joint bid with tech giant Microsoft to buy TikTok’s U.S. business, […]

WHO Monitoring Online Chatter To Change COVID19 Narratives Via Reclaim The Net: The World Health Organization is collaborating with an analytics company to scan people’s social media conversations for “coronavirus misinformation;” something the WHO calls “social listening.” The global health organization says that it’s not only fighting the pandemic but also the conversations people are […]

Florida Keys To Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Via Learning English: Officials in the Florida Keys plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes next year in an effort to fight insect-borne diseases. Genetically modified means an organism’s genetic structure has been changed through genetic engineering. The test project in the Keys, a group of […]

TikTok Sues Trump Administration Over Potential U.S. Ban Via Reuters: TikTok on Monday sued U.S. President Donald Trump over his executive order banning transactions in the United States with the popular short-form video-sharing app, calling it a pretext to fuel anti-China rhetoric as he seeks reelection. TikTok and its parent ByteDance Ltd rejected what they […]

Mark Zuckerberg Warned President Trump About Chinese Tech Firms Via CNBC.com: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned President Donald Trump at a White House dinner last October that Chinese tech firms posed a direct threat to the U.S. business, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that cites people claiming to be familiar with the […]

Facebook Creating ‘Contingency Plan’ In Case Trump Disputes Election Results Via JustTheNews: Social media giant Facebook is allegedly developing plans to counteract any attempts by President Trump to claim that a potential win by Biden in November would be an illegitimate victory by the Democratic candidate.  The company is “laying out contingency plans and walking through […]

Apple Achieves $2 Trillion Market Value As Tech Fortunes Soar Via AP News: Apple has become the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion as technology continues to reshape a world where smartphones are like appendages and digital services are like instruments orchestrating people’s lives. The iPhone maker reached the $2 […]

Major Social Media To Start Blocking Searches For Plandemic 2 Via Reclaim The Net: The social media platforms Instagram and TikTok have started blocking search results for “plandemic” and saying that these results go against their community guidelines. The blocking of the search results follows the release of the coronavirus documentary Plandemic: Indoctornation earlier today. […]

New U.S. Rule Could Deal ‘Lethal Blow’ To Huawei Via CNBC.com: Huawei could face a “near-total” cut-off from key semiconductors after the U.S. tightened restrictions on the Chinese firm’s ability to obtain critical components, according to one group of analysts. The latest rule could be a huge blow for the technology giant, which was already […]

CA Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Uber and Lyft Via CNBC: A California judge granted a preliminary injunction Monday requiring Uberand Lyft to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors pending further action by the court. The order will take effect after 10 days, as the companies requested a brief stay during the appeals process. If upheld, […]

Twitter Enters TikTok’s US Operations Sweepstakes Via Newsmax: 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. It is far from […]

Trump Takes Next Step On China With WeChat & TikTok Ban President Trump has taken the next step in his Cold War With China Via Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with the Chinese owners of messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, escalating a high-stakes confrontation with Beijing […]

***** UPDATE**** Via Reuters: China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. Original story can […]

Google and Facebook To Pay For News Content In Australia Via AP News:  The Australian government said on Friday it plans to give Google and Facebook three months to negotiate with Australian media businesses fair pay for news content. In releasing a draft of a mandatory code of conduct, the government aims to succeed where […]

Spear-Phishing Attack On Employees Led To Breach Says Twitter Via Reuters: Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the incident targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The U.S. microblogging site said the hackers targeted about 130 accounts, tweeted from 45, accessed inbox […]

PATREON Loses Major Free Speech Court Case Update: Patreon lost. The judge applied well-established law and denied Patreon’s motion / sided against them in their lawsuit against Owen Benjamin fans. Patreon will now be forced to arbitrate 100+ claims, and pay up front fees of up to $10,000 per arbitration. https://t.co/z7WoPBjWa7 — Reclaiming My Time […]

Members Of FAANG Set To Testify Before Congress Members of FAANG — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple,  — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. Via APNews: The four […]

President Trump Ask FCC To Take Next Step In Tech Crackdown Via POLITICO: The Commerce Department petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday to narrow the liability protections of online companies, as President Donald Trump directed in May in what he pitched as a crackdown on anti-conservative bias. Monday’s petition includes a request that […]

Most Americans Say Social Media has Too Much Power & Influence Via Pew Research Center: A majority of Americans think social media companies have too much power and influence in politics, and roughly half think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that […]

Google Bans Two Right Wing Websites From Their Ad Platform Over Protest Articles **Update** Google has come out and clarified that once again, NBC is fake news, at least in regards to The Federalist:   Regardless, this will not stop outlets like CNN, NBC and other legacy MSM will not stop trying to use the […]

Winchester, VA – Time reports that the United States dealt a major blow to the renewable energy industry yesterday in deciding to place tariffs on imported solar panels. Duties placed on foreign solar equipment could approach as much as 30%, which is devastating to a $28 billion industry which gets 80% of its parts abroad. Anticipating […]

Winchester, VA – The Hacker News reports that security researchers from Check Point Software Technologies, a security firm, have uncovered a glitch with the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 which allows malware designed for Linux to target Windows computers without detection by current security software. The Windows Subsystem for Linux was introduced last year, […]

Winchester, VA – In the technology sector, Apple came out with some pretty big announcements yesterday. They are rolling out three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, with wireless charging, improved photo capabilities, and better speakers. They also presented consumers with the iPhone X, which has no home button, has an edge-to-edge screen, […]

Winchester, VA – The Telegraph is reporting on another fascinating scientific health discovery called dubbed tissue nanotransfection (TNT for short), in which a pad of nanochips is placed over a damaged area of the body. Then, a small electric current fires DNA into the skin cells, and can convert those cells into the specific building block […]

Winchester, VA – An interesting scientific development passed by the newsdesk yesterday. Reuters reports that scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a paper that can be erased and reprinted up to 80 times, using nanoparticles and light to write on the paper. The writing disappears after five days due to a chemical reaction […]

Winchester, VA – The Daily Mail is reporting on results of genetic testing on ancient Egyptian mummies that was performed by a team of scientists from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Usable DNA was retrieved from 90 mummies and full-genome DNA data was found from 3 […]


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