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Tech"s Message To the Hill: We"re Not Facebook

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat will appear before Congress Tuesday with a key priority: distinguishing their practices from Facebook's. From a report: Facebook is under attack, and its tech peers don't want to get caught in the crossfire as lawmakers m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 26th, 2021

Best Samsung deals for December 2021

Samsung has been a leader in high-quality tech for decades. Check out all of the Samsung deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Stripe is On a Hiring Spree. But It"s Also Rescinding Job Offers and Angering Engineers.

The prevailing narrative about tech workers assumes that they have more power than ever before. This even has a term -- the Great Resignation. But at the booming, much-revered payments company Stripe, some applicants have found themselves accepting j.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 11 min. ago

Facebook lifts Kyle Rittenhouse restrictions, including searches and praise

Facebook will no longer limit users from searching for or praising Kyle Rittenhouse, following a court's acquittal of all charges facing the teenager at the center of a deadly shooting in Kenosha, Wisc., last August......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News4 hr. 11 min. ago

Facebook says Belarusian KGB used fake accounts to stoke border crisis

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, says it has evidence the Belarusian KGB used fake accounts to pose as journalists and activists to stoke tensions about the crisis at the border between Belarus and Poland......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News4 hr. 11 min. ago

China To Close Loophole Used by Tech Firms for Foreign IPOs

China is planning to ban companies from going public on foreign stock markets through variable interest entities -- Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter -- closing a loophole long used by the country's technology indus.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 43 min. ago

The common misconceptions about Machine Learning

You hear about machine learning. But do you know what is true and what is not? People are fascinated about machine learning and artificial intelligence, yet they are confused. Multinational companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon employed machine.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 10 min. ago

"Digitally literate" Gen Z and Millennials" pandemic experience shaped by social media

Younger people's experience of the COVID-19 pandemic was shaped by their savvy use of social media platforms, navigating mis- and dis-information, subjective content loops, big-tech algorithms and emerging "splinter platforms," a new University of Me.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 11 min. ago

This tech gear flew off the shelves on Cyber Monday

Data suggests online shoppers in the U.S. drained their bank accounts to the tune of $10.7 billion on Cyber Monday. So, what tech gear did buyers go for?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 11 min. ago

Meta exec behind Facebook"s cryptocurrency project to step down

David Marcus, the executive in charge of the troubled cryptocurrency project at Meta Platforms — the company formerly known as Facebook — announced Tuesday he will step down at the end of the year to pursue other projects......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Looking for a Startup Co-founder? Here’s a guide for you.

Cautionary message I am a Startup Founder myself, and I have been searching for Co-founders (a CMO/ CDO, and a CTO) for a while now. I have met several interesting people, but not been successful in actually finalizing a co-founder so far. But I am.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Facebook"s David Marcus, Creator of Embattled Diem Project, To Leave Company

David Marcus, one of the top executives at Meta Platforms and the co-creator of the yet-to-be-launched Diem digital currency, is leaving the company after seven years to pursue other projects. From a report: Marcus, who joined the Facebook parent com.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

UK orders Facebook to sell Giphy, rejects Meta’s proposed merger conditions

UK agency says "behavioral remedies" won't fix problem, so a breakup is needed. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Anadolu Agency ) The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today ordered Facebook owner Meta to sell Giphy,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

UK Regulators Order Facebook-owner Meta To Sell Giphy

Regulators in the U.K. on Tuesday said they have directed Facebook parent company Meta to sell Giphy after finding "the takeover could reduce competition between social media platforms and increase Facebook's already significant market power." From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

UK competition regulator orders Meta to sell Giphy

In line with its initial findings from August, the CMA has concluded that Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy could hinder competition between various social media platforms......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Israel Authorizes Use of Phone Tracking Tech To Contain Spread of Omicron Covid Variant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Rights groups petitioned Israel's top court on Monday to repeal new COVID-19 measures that authorize the country's domestic intelligence service to use counter-terrorism phone tracking technology to c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Lawmakers panel miffed at the Facebook India team - this is why

A team from Facebook India appeared before a committee for information and technology chaired by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Facebook was questioned about its mechanism to control hate speech......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Big Tech Firms Should Pay ISPs To Upgrade Networks, Telcos In Europe Claim

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The CEOs of 13 large European telecom companies today called on tech giants -- presumably including Netflix and other big US companies -- to pay for a portion of the Internet service providers' n.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Big Tech firms should pay ISPs to upgrade networks, telcos in Europe claim

Over a dozen ISPs complain their networks are "monetized" by Big Tech platforms. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Alicia Llop) The CEOs of 13 large European telecom companies today called on tech giants—presumably including N.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Three high-end home gym machines we like are on sale for Cyber Monday

Fitness tech we like from Peloton, Tonal, and Mirror is seeing rare discounts for Cyber Monday. Enlarge (credit: Peloton) I'm a bit of a fitness nerd year-round, but with Cyber Monday sales in full swing, right now is a good.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

All the best Cyber Monday 2021 deals we can find so far [Updated]

We're sifting through the Cyber Monday junk to find the deals that are actually deals. Enlarge / Plenty of worthwhile tech deals are still kicking for Cyber Monday. (credit: Ars Technica) (Update 11/29/2021 9:45 am EST): We.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021