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U.S. House approves merger antitrust bill giving states more muscle
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would sharply raise fees for antitrust reviews of the biggest mergers and strengthen state attorneys general in antitrust fights.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Iran’s President Disavows Twitter Account Everyone Followed
Mohammad-Mehdi Rahimi, head of Raisi’s public relations office said the president has no account on Twitter. The announcement has left many wondering about the identity of those behind the account thought to be the president's official a...
WhatsApp Testing Group Call For Up To 32 People
The new feature is expected to increase the competition among the video calling and conferencing apps.
Senate committee passes bill giving news organizations more power against Big Tech
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve legislation allowing news organizations to join together to negotiate with Google, Facebook and other dominant platforms to win more revenue.
Meta and Google are cutting staff. Just don’t mention layoffs.
Facebook parent is looking to reduce costs by at least 10%, people familiar with the plans said, while Google has required some employees to apply for new jobs.
"Devastation Is Immense": Canada Counts Damage After Storm Fiona
Canadian authorities have now confirmed two deaths caused when Fiona, then a post-tropical cyclone, tore into Nova Scotia and Newfoundland early Saturday. World
Berlusconi says Putin invaded Ukraine to put ‘decent people’ in Kyiv
Berlusconi has struggled to stay on message when it comes to the war in Ukraine and his Russian friend.
The real threat to Italy’s election: Home-grown social media lies
Local politicians and social media influencers, not the Kremlin, are the main peddlers of falsehoods ahead of this weekend’s vote.
Facebook spied on private messages of Americans who questioned 2020 election
Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express anti-government or anti-authority sentiments - or question the 2020 election - according to sources within the Depa...
Twitter whistleblower raises security concerns before US Congress
‘I am here today because Twitter leadership is misleading the public,’ company’s former security chief tells lawmakers.
‘Stop trying to be TikTok’: user backlash over Instagram changes
Updates to copy features of arch-rival leave some users struggling to find friends and family content
Instagram Could Lose to TikTok in Both Photos and Videos
As Instagram continues to focus on video, Generation Z are posting their photos on TikTok instead. Could Instagram lose out on both formats?
Virginia's Republican attorney general creates unit to investigate voter fraud
Virginia's Republican attorney general on Friday announced the formation of an "election integrity unit" within his office that will investigate alleged voter fraud cases, part of a broader effort by Republicans in the wake of former Pre...
Memphis shooting spree leaves four people dead, three wounded
Officials said it was a ‘mobile mass shooting’ that took place at eight crime scenes, while the suspect recorded his actions on Facebook.
Did someone 'accidentally' send you money on Venmo? You might be getting scammed
I was still in the hazy just-past-newborn phase with my son when someone sent me $500. Between diaper changes and endless bounce sessions on the yoga ball, I got a push notification on my phone.
Google’s image-scanning illustrates how tech firms can penalise the innocent
New technology helps to track child abuse images, but in the case of false positives, companies don’t always rescind suspensions
A Man Named As A Finalist For 'Women In Technology' Award. Here's Why
A man has been named as a finalist for a 'Women in Technology' award, sparking confusion and outrage on social media. Simon Button, a senior executive and digital leader in Australia, has been nominated for 'Inspiring Diversity in STEM c...
Thailand tightens rules on crypto advertising
Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rolled out new rules on advertising for cryptocurrency companies after the industry has come under greater scrutiny from authorities.
The remote workers swapping homes
With the changing nature of work, there are new possibilities for people who want to get a taste of life abroad.
Chile battles flood of 'half truths' as constitution vote nears
A Chilean constitution that bans private property and allows abortions in the ninth month of a pregnancy. Private companies counting votes. A flood of prisoners and recent migrants allowed to vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum.
Trump demands reinstatement as 'rightful' president or 'a new Election, immediately!' as some Republicans seek distance from him
Former President Donald Trump demanded reinstatement as president or "a new Election, immediately" after news that Facebook temporarily limited a controversial story about Hunter Biden's laptop in users' news feeds before the 2020 election.
Meta’s Facebook agrees to settle Cambridge Analytica data privacy suit
Terms of the preliminary settlement were not disclosed.
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach lawsuit ends in 11th hour settlement
Dramatic move shows Mark Zuckerberg ‘desperate to avoid being questioned over cover-up’, says Observer journalist
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