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Facebook sold ads that compared vaccines to the Holocaust and said 'Make Hanging Traitors Great Again'

A man looks at a computer screen with a Facebook logo in Warsaw, Poland on February 21, 2021Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook made $780,000 selling ads with violent and anti-vaccine messages, CNN's Donnie O'Sullivan reported. It boosted at least four ads for shirts that compared vaccines to the Holocaust. The pages running the ads have fewer than 10,000 followers, but the ads reached around 1 million people each. Facebook sold ads for t-shirts and sweaters with slogans t...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, News, California, Germany, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Nazi, Meta, Warsaw Poland, Sullivan, CNN Facebook, Texas Florida Pennsylvania, Getty Images Facebook


US Satellites Are Being Attacked Every Day According To Space Force General

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Drive: U.S. Space Force's General David Thompson, the service's second in command, said last week that Russia and China are launching "reversible attacks," such as electronic warfare jamming, temporarily blinding optics with lasers, and cyber attacks, on U.S. satellites "every single day." He also disclosed that a small Russian satellite used to conduct an on-orbit anti-satellite weapon test back in 2019 had first gotten so close to an American one th...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Tech, Canada, The Washington Post, Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, David Thompson, Josh Rogin, Rogin, Halifax International Security Forum, Space Force, U S Space Force, Rogin Both China, The Drive Russia


No plans from government to charge Facebook, Google for news : MoS IT Rajeev Chandrashekhar

No proposal by govt to charge Facebook, Google for news: MoS IT Rajeev Chandrashekhar. The government has no plans to charge tech giants like Facebook and Google for using news content of publishers just like Australia, said Rajeev Chandrashekhar, minister of state for Information and Technology. The Australian government tabled the world’s first media legislation in parliament that forces Google and Facebook to negotiate a fair payment with news organizations for using their content in Faceboo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, News, Australia, Facebook Google, Rajeev Chandrashekhar


The Capitol riot suspect who admitted to new felonies while representing himself compared himself to Jesus, new court filings show

Brandon Fellows in the US Capitol on January 6.The US Department of Justice. A Capitol riot defendant who is representing himself filed a series of new lengthy court documents. In the filings, Brandon Fellows lashed out at his former counsel and admitted to obstruction and perjury.  Earlier this year, Fellows admitted to new felonies while representing himself during a bond hearing. A Capitol riot defendant, who made headlines earlier this year for admitting to two new felonies while represen...
Tags: Google, Politics, New York, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Jesus, Capitol, Helen Keller, McFadden, US Capitol, Jeff Merkley, Halverson, Fellows, Trevor McFadden, Jordan Fischer


Trump's Social Media Site Quietly Admits It's Based On Mastodon

mrflash818 shares a report from PCMag: To avoid a lawsuit, Donald Trump's social media site is quietly acknowledging the computer code powering the platform comes from Mastodon. Trump's "Truth Social" site now features a dedicated section labeled "open source," which contains a Zip archive to Mastodon's source code. "Our goal is to support the open source community no matter what your political beliefs are. That's why the first place we go to find amazing software is the community and not 'Big T...
Tags: Tech, Donald Trump, Trump, Mastodon, Rochko, TRUTH Social, Mastodon Trump


Fast Company is Wrong

Starbucks the Real Winner in Amazon Go Collaboration Recently Starbucks announced a collaboration with Amazon Go on a New York City store that combines Starbucks Pickup concept with Amazon’s Go concept. A Fast Company article titled Starbucks and Amazon team … Continue reading →
Tags: Amazon, Technology, New York City, Innovation, Starbucks, Fast Company, Amazon Go


Former Ubiquiti Dev Charged For Trying To Extort His Employer

Long-time Slashdot reader tinskip shares a report from BleepingComputer: Nickolas Sharp, a former employee of networking device maker Ubiquiti, was arrested and charged today with data theft and attempting to extort his employer while posing as a whistleblower and an anonymous hacker. "As alleged, Nickolas Sharp exploited his access as a trusted insider to steal gigabytes of confidential data from his employer, then, posing as an anonymous hacker, sent the company a nearly $2 million ransom dema...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Sharp, Slashdot, Ubiquiti, Damian Williams, Nickolas Sharp, PDF Sharp


Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to delist from NYSE and move to Hong Hong Stock Exchange

President of Didi Chuxing Jean LiuKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Didi's American Depository Shares will convert into tradeable shares in Hong Kong. Didi went ahead with a US listing in June, despite a data-security review by China regulator. Earlier this year, China ordered app stores to remove Didi apps after finding the company collected data illegally. Didi, the largest ride-hailing provider in China, said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and move its shares to the Hong Kong Sto...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, New York, China, US, Trends, Tech, New York Stock Exchange, Cac, Nyse, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Cyberspace Administration of China, Didi, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Didi Chuxing


Google delays return to US offices past January 10 amid uncertainty over the Omicron COVID-19 variant

Google is pushing back the return to offices past January 10, 2022.Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images Google has told US employees they will not be returning to the office on January 10, CNBC reported. The company earlier told non-US employees they too would not be returning. In a memo, the company cited uncertainty over COVID-19 and new travel restrictions. Google is postponing the return to the office for US employees past its original target of January 10, the company told employee...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Cnbc, Europe Africa, Middle East Read, Tech Insider, Stefan Rousseau, Getty Images Google, COVID, Charles Davis Hugh Langley


Microsoft Makes Breakthrough In the Quest To Use DNA As Data Storage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Microsoft, one of the pioneers of DNA storage, is making some headway, working with the University of Washington's Molecular Information Systems Laboratory, or MISL. The company announced in a new research paper the first nanoscale DNA storage writer, which the research group expects to scale for a DNA write density of 25 x 10^6 sequences per square centimeter, or "three orders of magnitude" (1,000x) more tightly than before. What makes this part...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Gizmodo, LTO, International Data Corporation, MISL


New York Anime Convention Possibly Infected With Omicron

Long-time Slashdot reader Aighearach shares a report from Reuters: President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to fight the coronavirus as the highly contagious Omicron spread across the globe with winter coming and hours after the first known U.S. case of community transmission of the variant was reported. [...] In California and Colorado, the patients had recently returned from trips to southern Africa and had not gotten booster doses. The case in Minnesota is the first known communi...
Tags: Minnesota, Colorado, California, New York City, Africa, Tech, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, United States, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Cnbc, Reuters, Slashdot, Suffolk County, Kathy Hochul


Google Might Actually Be Making a Pixel Watch for Real

Google is reportedly looking to make its own smartwatch at long last. #smartwatch
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Microsoft's Ugly Holiday Sweater Is a Hideous Ode to Minesweeper, and I Need It (gizmodo)

I’m glad I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday this year—not because it means I can finally afford Apple’s mythical microfiber cloth, but because Microsoft just dropped a new ugly holiday sweater and I’m on the brink of spending $75 on it.Read more... [Author: Phillip Tracy]
Tags: Apple, News, Microsoft, Phillip Tracy


How to add multiple users to your Google Home device

Want to personalize the Google Home experience for each individual member of your household? Here's how to add more than one user on your Google Home device.
Tags: Google, Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Google Assistant, Google Home


Google Readies 'Pixel Watch' For 2022 Launch

According to Insider, Google is planning to launch its own in-house smartwatch in 2022. "Two employees said a spring launch was possible if the latest testing round is a success, however all sources stressed that details and timelines were subject to change depending on feedback from employees testing the device," reports Insider. From the report: The device, which is internally codenamed "Rohan," will showcase the latest version of Google's smartwatch software to customers and partners [...]. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Tech, Rohan, Apple Watch Google, Insider Google


Google Removes Pirate Bay Domains from Search Results Citing Dutch Court Order

Google has removed The Pirate Bay and more than 100 related domains from its search results in the Netherlands. The search engine points to a local pirate site-blocking order that was forwarded by anti-piracy group BREIN. The order targets ISPs and doesn't name Google but the company chose to voluntarily comply. TorrentFreak reports: The reason for this broad removal is provided by Google itself. The search giant notes that the results were removed in response to a legal request. This 'request' ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Pirate Bay, Netherlands, KPN, Google Removes Pirate Bay Domains, Tim Kuik, TorrentFreak Dutch


Philippines: Google Says No Political Advertising In The Philippines Ahead Of Upcoming Election - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

Google announced that it is not going to allow political advertising on its platform in the Philippines ahead of the 2022 national and local elections there.
Tags: Google, News, Philippines


How to find your Apple Music Replay, a list of your favorite songs of the year so far that updates each week

Apple Music Replay is a year-in-review for your music.Nikkimeel/Shutterstock Apple Music Replay gives you a playlist with the 100 songs you listened to most so far this year. Unlike Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music Replay updates every week to track your listening habits as the year goes on. You can only access Apple Music Replay in a web browser, but you can save the playlist to listen to in the app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Every year, Spotify users go wild f...
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Apple Music, Tech Insider, Streaming Apps, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Music streaming app, Apple Music Replay, Apple Check


Google My Business Becomes Google Business Profile

Google My Business has become . This will allow small businesses to better manage their profile and engage with their customers by bringing Google Search, Google Maps, and their respective apps directly from Google My Business apps. Google My Business is Now Google Business Profile The renaming is part of Google’s effort to differentiate small businesses with one location and those with multiple locations. This will make it easier for small business owners to manage their business on Google ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Google Search, Gm, Google Maps, U S, Google My Business, Madrigal, Small Business News, Google Search Google Maps, Matt Madrigal, Google My Business Becomes Google Business Profile, Black Friday Google


FTC Sues To Stop Blockbuster Chip Deal Between Nvidia and Arm

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of a fellow chip company, Arm, halting one of the biggest semiconductor industry deals in history. From a report: The F.T.C. said the deal between Nvidia, which is based in California and makes chips, and Arm, a British company that designs chips, would stifle competition and harm consumers. The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on to develop c...
Tags: California, Tech, Nvidia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Holly Vedova


How to find your friends' birthdays on Facebook, and change or hide your own birthday

You can can use Facebook to check your friends' birthdays.Cavan Images/Getty Images You'll find Facebook friends' birthdays in "Events," or via the search function, depending on the device. You can also change your own birthday, but there are limits to the number of times you can. In your privacy settings, you can also change who's able to see your birth date and year.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Facebook can be a great resource for keeping up...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Facebook, Trends, Social Media, Facebook App, Cavan, Facebook Friends, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Devon Delfino William Antonelli, Social Media (Reference, Custom Choose


Really Stupid 'Smart Contract' Bug Let Hackers Steal $31 Million In Digital Coin

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Blockchain startup MonoX Finance said on Wednesday that a hacker stole $31 million by exploiting a bug in software the service uses to draft smart contracts. The company uses a decentralized finance protocol known as MonoX that lets users trade digital currency tokens without some of the requirements of traditional exchanges. "Project owners can list their tokens without the burden of capital requirements and focus on using funds for buildin...
Tags: Tech, Matic, Dan Guido, WBTC, MonoX Finance, Igor Igamberdiev


Digital yachts and $2.4M virtual plots: Power brokers to sell the metaverse

Oren and Tal Alexander, two of Douglas Elliman's top luxury agents, are extending their reach into the metaverse of virtual real estate.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Luxury, Websites, Oren, Douglas Elliman, Select, News Brief, Sandbox, Oren Alexander, Tal Alexander, Metaverse, Decentraland, Virtual Real Estate, The Alexander Team


Microsoft prompts to switch to the Edge browser are starting to get ridiculous

Microsoft has incorporated new prompts into its Edge browser that attempt to dissuade users from downloading Google Chrome.
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, News, Microsoft, Trends, Browsers, Computing, Edge


After a month, Google’s Pixel 6 Pro has usurped the iPhone 13 Pro as my go-to camera

I've been using the Google Pixel 6 Pro for around a month alongside the iPhone 13 Pro, and the Pixel has proven to be a software and a camera winner.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Pixel


Google’s Pixel 6 Pro has quickly usurped the iPhone 13 Pro as my go-to camera

I've been using the Google Pixel 6 Pro for around a month alongside the iPhone 13 Pro, and the Pixel has proven to be a software and a camera winner.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Pixel


Google’s long rumored Pixel Watch may finally be coming next year

Google could finally be launching a Pixel Watch after years of speculation. It may even come as early as next spring.
Tags: Google, Trends


Google may debut its own smartwatch in 2022

Google is reportedly prepping its first self-branded smartwatch for a 2022 launch. #smartwatch
Tags: Google


Alec Baldwin's first interview since the fatal 'Rust' shooting airs December 2 — here's how to watch on ABC and Hulu

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Alec Baldwin speaking to ABC in his first interview.ABC ABC News will air Alec Baldwin's first interview since his involvement in a fatal shooting on the set of "Rust." Baldwin says he didn't pull the trigger on the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins and injured another. The interview will air on December 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and will be available to stre...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Entertainment, Film, Abc, Trends, Tech, Hulu, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Alec Baldwin, Rust, Baldwin, Stephanopoulos, Where To Watch, Hutchins


Get Unlimited Access to 3,000+ Courses for $1: Sign Up for Coursera’s Black Friday Special (Available Until December 4)

The pandemic has lessened the appeal, such as it was, of going out to shop on Black Friday. Of course, for a while there, it precluded the possibility of going out for any reason, even an educational one. Thus the past year or two has seen many all over the world discover the appeal of online learning. Of the platforms already active in that sector, Coursera has perhaps most enthusiastically collaborated with established universities and other educational institutions. The site offers, as previ...
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