Friday, September 17, 2021

Twitter sues US over anti-Trump account

Twitter is suing the US government after it demanded it reveal the identity of an anti-Trump account. The @ALT_USCIS profile was an anonymous profile account criticising President Trump’s immigration policy. The account claimed it was being...

Second teenager arrest for ‘Facebook live assault’

A second teenager is in custody in Chicago for an alleged sexual assault that was streamed live on Facebook. The 15-year-old suspect's mother drove him to the police station on Monday afternoon, a police spokesman...

Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Samsung's latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices...

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may...

YouTube to help gamers build their audiences

YouTube says it's going to start "actively helping" gamers build their audiences. It's part of a new multi-year deal the company has signed with FaceIt, one of the world's leading eSports platforms. YouTube has bought the...

Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crash

Uber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street,...

Google advertising row spreads to US brands

At least four major US firms have pulled millions of dollars in advertising from Google’s platform amid rows over extremist content. The Times reported that telecoms firms AT&T and Verizon, as well as car rental...

Uber president Jeff Jones steps down

Uber president Jeff Jones is leaving the company after less than six months. A source at the taxi booking app told the BBC the resignation was "completely unexpected". They said Mr Jones was frustrated the company...

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. "By the way, Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast opens today," the smart speaker said after...

Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

The Kremlin has denied allegations by US authorities that the FSB intelligence agency was involved in a huge data breach affecting Yahoo. Two FSB officers were accused of conspiring with two alleged criminal hackers in...
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