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Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
Stop the killer robots! Musk-backed lobbyists fight to save Europe from bad AI
The Future of Life Institute is warning AI could kill us all, but its ideology is freaking some folks out. A lobby group backed by Elon Musk and associated with a controversial ideology popular among tech billionaires is fighting to prev...
Iran complain to Fifa over flag change post by US
Iran's football federation has complained to Fifa after the Islamic Republic emblem was removed from its flag in social media posts by the United States team.
Data Of 500 Million WhatsApp Users Leaked, Up For Sale Online: Report
The person who put up the data for sale claims that there are 32 million records of users from the US within the set.
Elon Musk Was Asked If Twitter Will Continue Its Character Limit. His Reply
It all started when Elon Musk shared a couple of slides from his “Twitter company talk”.
France’s digital taxman goes after Amazon — again
The US tech giant scored a victory narrowing a French digital levy that lawmakers are now trying to overturn.
Meta Report: US Military Behind Online Influence Campaign Targeting Central Asia, Middle East
Facebook parent company said people behind the operation 'attempted to conceal their identities,' but its probe found 'links to individuals associated with US military'
Holiday swindlers: The rise of digital travel scams
Digital travel scams are a growing "systemic and global" problem, according to the World Tourism Organization, a branch of the UN. Dozens of Brazilian women have been finding this out the hard way, after paying for luxury holidays from a...
Fauci Could Not Recall Key Details During Deposition: Louisiana Attorney General
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he could not recall key details about his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to one of the officials who questioned him on Nov. 23.
Instagram testing removal of messaging button for teens as part of privacy push
More restrictive privacy settings will also be added by default for teen users.
Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform
Elon Musk says he will not allow the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to return to Twitter.. Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.
Anti-Western and hyper macho, Putin’s appeal in Southeast Asia
Soviet-era nostalgia and anti-Western sentiment fuel online support for Russia’s Vladimir Putin and his war on Ukraine.
European Parliament to summon Elon Musk
EP President Roberta Metsola briefed top EU lawmakers Thursday that she will invite Musk soon.
Orbán’s new public enemy: A Twitter-savvy US ambassador calling out conspiracies
David Pressman — a human rights lawyer with a male partner in Viktor Orbán’s anti-LGBTQ+ Hungary — has become a favorite attack target for the regime-boosting media.
Amazon 'to axe 10,000 workers' after forecasting weaker growth
Approximately 3% of Amazon's corporate employees, or 1% of the total workforce, are reportedly to be laid off.
Man cycling round the world arrives in UK and has bike stolen days later
A cyclist who pedalled thousands of miles across the world to get to Britain had his bike stolen within days.
Amazon to layoff 10,000 employees: report
Amazon is preparing to lay off as many as 10,000 employees, The New York Times reported on Monday, making the e-commerce behemoth the latest tech giant to unleash a large-scale redundancy plan.
'The Metaverse will be our slow death': Meta employees hit out at Mark Zuckerberg in Blind reviews
Staff at the Facebook and Instagram owner flooded Blind with negative comments about their CEO on the day he axed 13% of its workforce.
Surgeons In France Successfully Transplant Nose Grown On Woman's Arm To Her Face
A custom nose, made from 3D-printed biomaterial to replace cartilage, was made for her and then implanted on the woman's forearm.
Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce
Facebook parent Meta is laying off 11,000 people, about 13% of its workforce, as it contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to employees Wednesday.
Polish Politician Blames Excessive Drinking by Young Women For Country's Low Birth Rate, Sparks Outrage
The leader claimed his statement was based on a doctor's experience who cured a third of his male alcoholic patients but failed to cure a woman.
Facebook Parent Company Meta Reportedly Planning Large-scale Layoffs
Facebook parent company Meta is preparing to begin large-scale layoffs this week, according to U.S. media reports.
Ten days of Twitter chaos
Elon Musk has a reputation for being an erratic, but brilliant business leader. In his first 10 days as Twitter boss, we have seen more of the former than the latter.
Russia’s Wagner Group founder admits to US election interference
Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin says a day before US elections that he will continue meddling, just as USA is interfering internal politics in Russia and around the globe.
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