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The risk of building your social media house on someone else’s land

I was going to start this post with some joke about 2021 being a long year… but I’m tired. Last week was a draining week on many, many fronts. From the ongoing worsening of the COVID situation anywhere you look, to the events in the US – there’s a lot to be drained by. As I was reflecting on the tumultuous week over the last few days, I couldn’t help but be struck by a reminder that we as digital communicators should take from recent events – one that harkens back to narratives from a decade ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, Facebook Pages, Marketing, US, Social Media, Canada, Donald Trump, Penn, Christopher, ClearView, Alexander Trukhin, Social Dilemma Cambridge Analytica


SolarWinds Malware Has 'Curious' Ties To Russian-Speaking Hackers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The malware used to hack Microsoft, security company FireEye, and at least a half-dozen federal agencies has "interesting similarities" to malicious software that has been circulating since at least 2015, researchers said on Monday. Sunburst is the name security researchers have given to malware that infected about 18,000 organizations when they installed a malicious update for Orion, a network management tool sold by Austin, Texas-based Sol...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Tech, Fbi, Moscow, Orion, Kremlin, National Security Agency, Palo Alto Networks, Austin Texas, Kaspersky Labs, Kaspersky Lab, Turla, Sunburst, Foreign Intelligence Service, FNV


Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts sharing QAnon content

The network said it acted after ‘violent events in Washington’ when a pro-Trump mob stormed the US CapitolTwitter has said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content as the social media site contined to crack down on content after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol.“Given the violent events in Washington, DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedi...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Washington, US, US news, Blogging, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, QAnon, CapitolTwitter


How to hide photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Most of us take a multitude of photos on our smartphones, but you may want to hide some of the more personal ones from prying eyes. Here's how on an iPhone.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Photography, Trends, How-to


Zipmex, which aspires to build the Asia Pacific region’s largest digital assets exchange, raises $6 million led by Jump Capital

Zipmex, a digital assets exchange headquartered in Singapore, announced today it has raised $6 million in funding led by Jump Capital. The startup, which plans to become a digital assets bank, says the round exceeded its initial target of $4 million. Along with earlier funding, it brings the total Zipmex has raised so far to $10.9 million. The exchange is regulated in Singapore, Australia and Indonesia, and licensed in Thailand. It focuses on investors new to cryptocurrency with educational f...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Robinhood, Cryptocurrency, Asia Pacific region, Singapore Australia


Behind the Silicon Wall, Big Tech Targets Parler, AR15.com, Trump, & VCDL’s Lobby Day

ARFCOM Censored 01-11-2121 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In what can only be assumed to be a concerted effort by the technocracy, a new round of conservative purges hit social media platforms. Twitter banned the President of The United States shortly before also banning General Mike Flynn. This move came after protestors entered the Capitol Building on January 6th. President Trump called for calm and asked protestors to go home, yet that wasn’t enough for the social media giants not to take advant...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Guns, Censorship, Godaddy, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Darren Wilson, John, Mike Brown, Air Force, Biden, Seattle


Researchers Test UN's Cybersecurity, Find Personal Data On 100K Employees

chicksdaddy shares a report from The Security Ledger: Independent security researchers testing the security of the United Nations were able to compromise public-facing servers and a cloud-based GitHub development account used by the U.N. and lift data on more than 100,000 staff and employees, according to a report by The Security Ledger. Researchers affiliated with Sakura Samurai, a newly formed collective of independent security experts, exploited an exposed GitHub repository belonging to the I...
Tags: Tech, United Nations, Un, UNEP, International Labour Organization, John Jackson, Sakura Samurai, U N s Environment Programme UNEP


Facebook Says It's Banning the Phrase 'Stop the Steal'

Facebook announced on Monday that it is taking down content on its platforms that contain the phrase "Stop the Steal" in the wake of the violent rioting by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol last week. The Hill reports: "We are now removing content containing the phrase 'stop the steal' under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram," the company said in a blog post on Monday. The move, the company noted in the message, comes two months after it removed a group called "Stop the ...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, US, Tech, Georgia, Dc, Biden, Trump, Capitol, Hill, Electoral College, U S Capitol, Integrity Operations Center


Amazon is removing products promoting the QAnon conspiracy

Amazon has begun the process of removing QAnon-related products from its platform. A spokesperson for the company said that the process may take a few days. Any sellers that attempt to evade the company’s systems and list products will be subject to action, including a blanket selling ban across Amazon stores. News of the ban was first reported by The New York Times. The company is shutting down the nation’s newest favorite conspiracy theory by removing products sold by QAnon adherents from...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Congress, Articles, Tech, United States, New York Times, Staten Island, Deception, Capitol, Hoover Dam, Fake News, Parler, QAnon, Web Servers


Sony reveals more details on its secretive Vision-S sedan

Sony’s Vision-S prototype sedan, one of the biggest surprises at CES last year, didn’t fade away after the tech trade show ended. The Vision-S is back in a series of new videos released by Sony during 2021 CES, which kicked off Monday. Two videos show the Vision-S prototype driving on a private track and then public roads in Austria. But it’s a third, longer video (included below) that sheds more light on how Sony designed and developed the prototype, its partners and some of the tech that...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Ces, Austria, Automotive, Vodafone, Sony, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Continental, Bosch, Valeo, Stein, Magna, Magna Steyr, ZF Group


Facebook targets 'stop the steal' content and says Trump ban may be permanent

Company places limits on phrase behind false election claims as Sheryl Sandberg says she’s ‘glad’ president was blockedFacebook is cracking down on content using the phrase “stop the steal”, the rallying cry of Donald Trump supporters who claim without evidence that there was voter fraud in the 2020 elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Media, US news, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Trump, US Capitol breach


Best cheap Apple Watch deals for January 2021

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Wearables, Trends, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch deals, Apple Watch Series 4


BukuKas raises $10 million led by Sequoia Capital India to build a “end-to-end software stack” for Indonesian SMEs

The backbone of Indonesia’s economy are small- to medium-sized businesses, which account for 60% of its gross domestic product. Many still rely on manual bookkeeping, but the impact of COVID-19 has driven small businesses to digitize more of their operations. BukuKas, one of several startups helping SMEs go online, announced today it has raised a $10 million Series A led by Sequoia Capital India. BukuKas launched in December 2019 as a digital bookkeeping app, but is growing its range of servi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Bangalore, Jakarta, Menon, SMEs, Sequoia Capital India, Lorenzo Peracchione, Krishnan Menon


PopSockets announces its MagSafe-compatible iPhone 12 accessories

In October, TechCrunch broke the news that PopSockets was developing its own line of MagSafe-compatible products that will support the new wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone 12 devices. Today, at the (virtual) 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, the company formally introduced its upcoming products for the first time. The new line will include three MagSafe-compatible PopGrips, a wallet with an integrated grip, and two mounts. The first of these is the new PopGrip for MagSafe, which will m...
Tags: Iphone, Gadgets, Tech, Ces, Mobile Phones, Magnet, Apple Inc, Consumer Electronics Show, Magsafe, Apple Stores, Popsockets, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, CES 2021, PopMount Multi Surface, PopWallet


This book on narcissistic parents that's popular on social media is actually helping readers set stronger boundaries with family members

Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" is a bestselling book about dealing with difficult parents.The book breaks down emotionally immature parents into four categories, providing tips on setting boundaries and maintaining healthier relationships.It has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, shared countless times on social media and sparking public conversations usually left for private spaces.I interviewed the author, Dr. Lindsay C. ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Texas, Instagram, Education, Trends, Arizona, Reddit, Online Learning, E-learning, Chris, Online Classes, Gibson, Linsey, Ashley C Ford


Warranty Replacements for AirPods Max Don't Include New Ear Cushions

If you run into trouble with your AirPods Max and need to get a replacement pair under warranty, it looks like the new set will be delivered without a refreshed set of ear cushions. A 9to5Mac reader sent in a pair of ‌AirPods Max‌ for repair due to an issue with the Digital Crown, and the replacement set that he received back did not include ear cushions. Apple instead expects users to keep the ear cushions from the damaged set of ‌AirPods Max‌ to use them with the replacement pair, unless o...
Tags: Apple, Max, AirPods Max, AirPods Max zwnj, AirPods Max Buy Now, AirPods Max Don t Include New Ear Cushions


$200 Billion Wiped Off Cryptocurrency Market In 24 Hours As Bitcoin Pulls Back

Bitcoin and other digital coins tanked on Monday, wiping some $200 billion off the cryptocurrency market. CNBC reports: The market capitalization or value of the cryptocurrency market was $880 billion at 9:20 a.m. ET, down from $1.08 trillion a day earlier, according to Coinmarketcap. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, fell over 12% from a day earlier to $32,576, according to Coin Metrics data. It earlier sank to an intraday low of $30,863. Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency, was down 23...
Tags: Tech, Cnbc, Chamath Palihapitiya, Chu, Social Capital, Palihapitiya, Kenetic Capital, CoinMarketCap Bitcoin, Jehan Chu


Daily Crunch: Parler sues Amazon after going offline

Platforms and infrastructure providers dump Parler, Microsoft unveils a new Surface and a Chinese fitness app raises $360 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 11, 2021. The big story: Parler sues Amazon after going offline President Donald Trump has found himself banned from most of the major social media and internet platforms, with companies pointing to his role in inciting the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol last week, as well as his continuing statements expressing support ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, UK, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Policy, EC, Hulu, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, U S Capitol, Vision Fund, Parler


Intel Unveils New Core H-Series Laptop and 11th Gen Desktop Processors At CES 2021

MojoKid writes: At its virtual CES 2021 event today, Intel's EVP Gregory Bryant unveiled an array of new processors and technologies targeting virtually every market, from affordable Chromebooks to enthusiast-class gaming laptops and high-end desktops. Intel's 11th Gen Core vPro platform was announced, featuring new Intel Hardware Shield AI-enabled threat ransomware and crytpo-mining malware detection technology. In addition, the Intel Rocket Lake-S based Core i9-11900K 8-core CPU was revealed, ...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Core, Intel Core, Bryant, Gregory Bryant, RYZEN, Alder Lake, Intel Rocket Lake, 11th Gen Core H Series Tiger Lake


Andy Samberg, Noah Hawley, and Ben Stiller Teaming with ‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator and ‘Palm Springs’ Writer for Sci-Fi Comedy

Palm Springs duo Andy Samberg and writer Andy Siara are teaming with producers Ben Stiller and Noah Hawley for an untitled sci-fi comedy-drama over at Apple Studios. The idea for the project comes from Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of BoJack Horseman, but we have no plot details at the moment. Siara, who wrote Palm Springs, is handling the script, while Samberg, Hawley, and Bob-Waksberg will produce with Ben Stiller. THR has the scoop regarding this untitled sci-fi comedy, and it’s the type ...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Ben-Stiller, Noah Hawley, BoJack Horseman, Palm Springs, Andy-Samberg, Samberg, Siara, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Nicky Weinstock, Bob Waksberg, Andy Siara, Apple Studios


Ubiquiti Tells Customers To Change Passwords After Security Breach

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Networking equipment and IoT device vendor Ubiquiti Networks has sent out today notification emails to its customers informing them of a recent security breach. "We recently became aware of unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider," Ubiquiti said in emails today. The servers stored information pertaining to user profiles for account.ui.com, a web portal that Ubiquiti makes available...
Tags: Tech, Ubiquiti, Ubiquiti Networks


How to AirPlay content to your Apple TV and mirror your phone or computer to a TV screen

If you have an Apple TV, you can AirPlay from any Apple device. Maskot/Getty Images You can AirPlay to an Apple TV by connecting your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV and clicking the AirPlay icon. When you AirPlay to your Apple TV from a Mac, it'll mirror your computer's screen exactly. On a device like an iPad or an iPhone, you can mirror your entire screen, or a specific video app like YouTube. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stori...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mac, Trends, Apple TV, Streaming, Roku, Airplay, Control Center, Tech Insider, Wi Fi network, Ryan Ariano, HBO Max, Product Card, BI-freelancer


The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler

Last week and throughout the weekend, technology companies took the historic step of deplatforming the president of the United States in the wake of a riot in which the US Capitol was stormed by a collection of white nationalists, QAnon supporters, and right wing activists. The decision to remove Donald Trump, his fundraising and moneymaking apparatus, and a large portion of his supporters from their digital homes because of their incitements to violence in the nation’s Capitol on January 6th an...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, Congress, US, America, Tech, Eu, United States, Ben Franklin, Commission, Bloomberg Businessweek, Prince, Biden, Cloudflare


Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot

Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Airbnb already removes people from the platform who are associated with violent hate groups ahead of specific events, the company said. And ahead of the inauguration, the company said it would use a seven-step plan to ensure that the DC metro-area is...
Tags: Travel, TC, Tech, Airbnb, Dc, Charlottesville, Vacation Rental, Capitol, United States Capitol, Hospitality Industry, US Capitol, D C Metro Police, Airbnb hosts, Capitol Riot, Urgent Safety Line Pro Trump


Social network Parler dumped by AWS, says it prepared for this by only using bare metal (the register)

Says it'll rebuild in a week, but evidence of DR plan is scant Amazon Web Services (AWS) will shut down servers run by social network Parler, whose apps have also been removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The social network has advised users it will therefore be offline for up to a week while it rebuilds its service and accused big tech of conspiring to shut it down.… [Author: Simon Sharwood]
Tags: Google, News, Aws, Amazon Web Services AWS, Simon Sharwood


Lenovo reveals smart specs that show five Windows, with strings attached (the register)

Tied to PCs or those Motorola phones everyone is ignoring Lenovo has introduced “enterprise smart glasses” that it says can project up to five 1080p windows onto your eyeballs.… [Author: Simon Sharwood]
Tags: Motorola, News, Lenovo, Simon Sharwood


Sony built a drone that’s beefy enough to carry an Alpha series DSLR

Sony is arriving at CES 2021 with a bang, unveiling its first-ever drone: The Airpeak, which capable of carrying one of its DSLR Alpha cameras.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Sony, Dslr, Emerging Tech, CES 2021, Airpeak, Ces 2021 Product


Content discovery platform Dable closes $12 million Series C at $90 million valuation to accelerate its global expansion

Launched in South Korea five years ago, content discovery platform Dable now serves a total of six markets in Asia. Now it plans to speed up the pace of its expansion, with six new markets in the region planned for this year, before entering European countries and the United States. Dable announced today that it has raised a $12 million Series C at a valuation of $90 million, led by South Korean venture capital firm SV Investment. Other participants included KB Investment and K2 Investment, a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, New York, Media, Indonesia, Tech, Turkey, Cms, Taiwan, United States, Malaysia


The best Apple Watch cases for 2021

If you're out and about at work or play, you may need a shockproof, waterproof Apple Watch case to protect your timepiece from harm. We suggest a few good ones.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Apple Watch, Best Of, Tier 4, Apple watch accessories


Sony unveils AirPeak, its camera-carrying video drone

When Sony teased the AirPeak late last year, it didn’t give us much to go one. We knew the consumer electronics giant was finally getting in the drone business — but beyond that, not much else. Just a dark image or two from some piece of the UAV. See the latest news from Sony unveiled at CES 2021, starting with the exclusive reveal of Airpeak. Learn more: https://t.co/ltzutqpAgx #SonyCES pic.twitter.com/B0HpRGpSKF — Sony (@Sony) January 11, 2021 At CES this week, the company’s fin...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Ces, Drone, Sony, Kenichiro Yoshida, CES 2021, Airpeak, Airpeak Learn, DJI Sony, Hasselblad Sony



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