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  • 28 Mar 2021

Amazon hit with lawsuit over claims that it failed to provide employees with required 30-minute lunch breaks

A former Amazon worker has made multiple allegations against the tech company, mainly centred around lunch breaks and rest periods.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Facebook’s Playbook for Responding to Polarization Accusations

In a Thursday presentation, Facebook executives told employees the company isn’t to blame for social division in the country. One researcher said some polarization can be a good thing, citing the civi

  • 23 Mar 2021

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky is returning to AWS to replace Andy Jassy as CEO

When Amazon announced last month that Jeff Bezos was moving into the executive chairman role, and AWS CEO Andy Jassy would be taking over the entire Amazon operation, speculation began about who would replace Jassy. People considered a number of internal candidates viable, such as Peter DeSantis, v…

  • 23 Mar 2021

Facebook Missed 10.1 Billion Opportunities to Stop Juicing Hoaxes and Propaganda in 2020, Study Finds

If Facebook had moved sooner to restrict hoax, toxic, misleading, or other content attempting to interfere with the 2020 elections, it could have limited its reach by around 10 billion views, according to a report by the advocacy group Avaaz.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Google Cloud hires Intel veteran to head its custom chip efforts

There has been a growing industry trend in recent years for large-scale companies to build their own chips. As part of that, Google announced today that it has hired long-time Intel executive Uri Frank as vice president to run its custom chip division. “The future of cloud infrastructure is b…

  • 22 Mar 2021

Drone Footage Of Tesla Making Unprotected Left Turns Is Seriously Terrifying

There’s been a lot of talk—and video footage—of Tesla’s Level 2 driver-assistance system, called either Autopilot or Full Self Driving Beta, making some seriously sketchy choices. Now we have another issue to add to the list: unprotected left turns.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Amazon Workers in Italy Are Striking In Protest of Grueling Working Conditions

Warehouse workers and delivery drivers are striking in Italy marking one of the biggest actions of its kind in Europe.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Facebook disabled more than 1.3 billion fake accounts through October and December 2020

Facebook disabled more than 1.3 billion fake accounts through October and December 2020, according to a new report by the company.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple to pay $308.5 million for allegedly violating a DRM patent

Apple has been ordered to pay $308.5 million in a lawsuit alleging that the copyright protection in the App Store and Music violates PMC’s patents.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple fined $2 million in Brazil for selling iPhone 12 without a charger

Brazil has fined Apple nearly $2 million for selling the iPhone 12 and other models in the country without including a charger.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the high-profile executives that will testify in the upcoming 'Fortnite' court case

Apple’s and Epic Games' chief executives will testify alongside others as part of the video game firm’s ongoing legal battle against big tech companies.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Facebook stock jumped more than 4% after Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's privacy update will help the social media giant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he thinks that Facebook may be in a ‘stronger position’ as Apple rolls out its iOS 14 update.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Apple, Amazon, and Google don't pay to integrate Wikipedia articles into their search products. The non-profit now hopes to use contracts with Big Tech to help fund 'knowledge equity' around the world.

Enterprise contracts would transform Wikipedia’s relationship with corporations and level the playing field with tech giants like Apple and Amazon.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Apple bent its rules for Russia—and other countries will take note

Russian iPhone buyers will soon be prompted to install software developed in that country, setting a precedent that other authoritarian governments may follow.

  • 19 Mar 2021

The Justice Department is reportedly investigating whether Visa's debit-card business is anticompetitive

The DOJ is looking into whether the company has kept merchants from routing debit-card transactions over less expensive networks, The Journal said.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Facebook is 'exploring' building a version of Instagram for kids

Facebook has made it one of its priorities to build a version of Instagram for users under 13, according to an internal company post obtained by BuzzFeed News.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Hackers used 7 zero-days, compromised websites to infiltrate iOS

In what is being called a highly sophisticated attack, a group of hackers leveraged a total of 11 zero-day vulnerabilities and a host of compromised websites to infect fully patched devices running iOS, Windows and Android.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Apple issues second 'For All Mankind' AR experience featuring space-faring technology

Apple on Thursday expanded an augmented reality experience that ties in with Apple TV+ original ‘For All Mankind,’ offering users an up close and personal look at real and fictional space technology.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook urges Congress to pass Dreamer bill

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday urged lawmakers to pass immigration reform to create a path to citizenship for Dreamers.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Facebook now offers security key support on iOS and Android

Protect your social media accounts from being hacked with a security key

  • 18 Mar 2021

Remote work, Apple Silicon M1 chip will drive Mac growth for years, analyst says

Apple’s Mac segment will continue to see higher growth rates driven by tailwinds like the M1 chip and the work from home trend acceleration, says Gene Munster at Loup Ventures.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Specialized partners with a Tesla co-founder to recycle e-bike batteries

By all accounts, e-bikes are having a bit of a moment: at one point during the pandemic, sales of powered bicycles outpaced all others by a considerable margin. The appealing of easy, socially distanced rides can be hard to ignore, but the resulting boom in sales has led to a pivotal moment for e-bike makers: What do they do with the batteries once they can’t power rides anymore?

  • 18 Mar 2021

Tim Cook talks personal routine, Apple’s return to in-person work, and more

In a new interview, Tim Cook talks about what it’s been like working from home this last year, while also sharing his hopes for the future.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Amazon begins testing its Rivian electric delivery vans in San Francisco

Amazon is expanding customer deliveries via electric cargo vehicle to San Francisco, making the Bay Area the second of 16 total cities the company expects to bring its Rivian-sourced EVs to in 2021.  San Francisco’s unique terrain and climate were a couple of the reasons Amazon said it chose …

  • 18 Mar 2021

Google is investing billions in new US offices and data centers

The search engine giant is looking to hire over 10,000 full-time roles