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11 things you can do to stop being manipulated by your phone, according to the tech experts featured in Netflix's 'The Social Dilemma'

Netflix's "The Social Dilemma." Netflix Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" explores our deeply-entrenched societal addiction to social media and what large tech firms stand to gain from our engagement on the platforms.  The film has been among the most-watched programs since it was released on the service on September 9 and features commentary from top industry figures and critics. The docudrama is sobering to watch, but the credit reel features tips and tricks on how to cut down on phone ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Social Networks, Youtube, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Features, Netflix, Innovation, New Orleans




YouTube just suspended OANN after it said the conservative media outlet promoted a fake cure for COVID-19

A reporter with One America News Network works at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump on September 25, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images YouTube has suspended the conservative media outlet OANN from posting videos and monetizing its content for a week after it posted a video promoting a fake COVID-19 cure. The site's policies prohibit users from posting content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for the coronavirus disease. The suspension comes as misin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Youtube, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Canada, World Health Organization, Susan Wojcicki, Republican, Donald Trump, Business Insider


US Congress Passes an IoT Security Bill 'That Doesn't Totally Suck'

Shotgun (Slashdot reader #30,919) shared these thoughts from The Register: Every now and again the U.S. Congress manages to do its job and yesterday was one of those days: the Senate passed a new IoT cybersecurity piece of legislation that the House also approved, and it will now move to the President's desk. As we noted back in March when the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act was introduced, the law bill is actually pretty good: it asks America's National Institute of Standards and Technolog...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, Tech, House, General Services Administration, U S Congress, Apple Microsoft, CTIA, Symantec Mozilla BSA


The life and career of Tony West, the Uber executive married to Kamala Harris' sister, and who may be in the running for a role in the Biden administration

Tony West in 2009. Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images Tony West, Uber's chief legal office, is reportedly in play for the role of Attorney General in the Biden administration, according to Insider.  If appointed, he'd be the highest-profile Silicon Valley exec to play a key role in national politics.  West served in the Justice Department during both the Clinton and Obama administrations before leaving government to work at PepsiCo.  He joined Uber in 2017 to help clean ...
Tags: Google, Uber, Obama, Eric Holder, California, Washington Post, Washington, Stanford, Senate, White House, US, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Features


Social media platform Parler wins over millions as some raise red flags about the site

Ann-Cherie Harden opened an account on Parler a year ago, long before the social media platform became a big hit, particularly among conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump. “I did that then so I would have a means of communication if Facebook and Twitter decide to monitor or censor private posts and try to control what I can share,” the Whittier woman said, adding that she now sees many others have joined her on the platform billing itself as “the world’s town square.” Harden is ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, United States, Ted Cruz, Fox News, Republican, Biden


Tech in the Biden era

President-elect Joe Biden may have spent eight years in an administration that doted on the tech industry, but that long honeymoon, punctuated by four years of Trump, looks to be over. Tech is on notice in 2020. The Russian election interference saga of the 2016 election opened the floodgates for social media’s ills. The subsequent years unleashed dangerous torrents of homegrown extremism and misinformation that either disillusioned or radicalized regular people. A cluster of tech’s biggest d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Obama, Congress, California, Ebay, Government, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech


Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify on alleged anti-conservative bias

Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg were subpoenaed to the Senate hearing to ‘review the companies’ handling of the 2020 election’The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook took the stand on Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms.Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling of the 2020 election”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Technology, Republicans, Senate, US news, US politics, US Senate, Jack Dorsey


The S&P 500 will surge another 20% by the end of 2021, Goldman Sachs says

Richard Drew/AP The rally in stocks is set to continue next year, with a resurgence in corporate profits poised to help the S&P 500 notch an earnings-per-share record, Goldman Sachs said.In a recent client note, the firm outlined its long-term road map for the stock market: a 19% surge in the S&P 500, to 4,300, by the end of 2021, followed by a surge to 4,600 in 2022.Goldman said it expected US GDP growth to hit 5.3% in 2021, markedly above consensus estimates of 3.8%.Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Google, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Markets, Ap, Trading, Stocks, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Goldman, S&P 500, Rbc, David Kostin


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are about to appear in front of Congress for a hearing on content moderation — here's how to watch

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias

Senate hearing was called in response to how the companies’ platforms handled a New York Post article about Joe BidenThe chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms.Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling of the 2020 election”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Technology, Republicans, Senate, US news, US politics, US Senate, Jack Dorsey, Joe BidenThe


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress again, this time about the election

After giving in to the looming threat of subpoenas, two of tech’s most high profile CEOs will again be grilled by Congress. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will host Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for what’s likely to be another multi-hour airing of assorted grievances. In this round, Republican lawmakers called the hearing to press the tech titans on “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election.” The hearing, which was scheduled before the election, was ap...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Youtube, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Susan Wojcicki, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Dorsey


Congress will grill the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday during a hearing on content moderation hearing — here's how to watch and what to expect

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Barack Obama said social media should be regulated and treated as publishers, as Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms face potential Section 230 revisions

Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a Biden-Harris drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2020. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said there should be government regulations for social media firms since they make "editorial choices, whether they've buried them in algorithms or not," he told The Atlantic in an interview. Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are protected by an internet law called Section 230 which shields them from bei...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Biden


Facebook Extends Political Ad Ban In US For At Least a Month

Facebook's ban on political ads, which was initially projected to last just one week, is being extended for at least another month. The decision is aimed at limiting the misinformation that's spreading rampantly over its platform in the wake of the U.S. election. The Guardian reports: "We are keeping the ad pause and other temporary election protection measures in place as that result moves towards certification next month," said Rob Leathern, director of product management at Facebook. "We are ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Senate, US, Tech, Georgia, Facebook We, Rob Leathern, Leathern, Facebook Ad Library


Meet the Bidens: America's new First Family

Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. standing with his family on back of a train after announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in June 1987. Getty Images The Biden family is the new First Family.  Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joined in the White House by his wife, Jill Biden, and their dogs, Champ and Major. Joe Biden has a daughter named Ashley with Jill, his second wife. He had three children with his first wife, Neilia, only one of whom, his son Hunter, is sti...
Tags: Apple, New York Post, Obama, Navy, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap, Bbc, Hillary Clinton, United States, Judaism


Facebook extends its temporary ban on political ads for another month

The election is settled, but the nation is far from it. Before Election Day in the U.S., Facebook hit pause on . At the time, the company made it clear that the precautionary measure designed to turn off one potential faucet of misinformation would be temporary, but it couldn’t say how long the policy would remain in effect. Now, Facebook says the temporary ban will continue for at least another month. The decision to extend the special policy was implemented Wednesday, four days after Joe B...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Government, Senate, Advertising, US, Tech, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Trump, 2020 Election, Facebook Political Ads


NASA Administrator Says He Plans To Leave Position Under Biden Administration

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says he plans to leave his position at the space agency under the new Joe Biden administration, even if he's asked to stay, according to an interview he did with Aviation Week. Bridenstine said the decision would be to ensure NASA has the right leader who connects with the new president. From a report: "What you need is somebody who has a close relationship with the president of the United States," Bridenstine told Aviation Week. "You need somebody who is trust...
Tags: Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Nasa, National Security Council, Oklahoma, Trump, OMB, Office of Management and Budget, NASA NASA, Jim Bridenstine, National Space Council, Bridenstine, Sen Bill Nelson D FL, Leave Position Under Biden Administration, United States Bridenstine


Why mega-cap tech stocks could rally another 15% by year-end under a Biden-helmed split government, according to Wedbush

Sean Rayford/Getty Images Technology stocks in the FAANG, cloud software, and cyber security themes could rally 10%-15% by year-end with a Biden presidency and Republican Senate, according to Wedbush.This regime is the "Goldilocks election outcome" for tech stocks as a Biden presidency will ease US-China technology-policy issues while the Republican Senate decreases the prospect of major antitrust regulation.Wedbush listed Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Zscaler as top tech stock picks. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Senate, White House, China, US, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Beltway, Biden, Morgan Stanley, Doj, Zscaler, Wells Fargo


A Biden Victory Positions America For a 180-Degree Turn On Climate Change

"Joe Biden, the projected winner of the U.S. presidency, will move to restore dozens of environmental safeguards President Donald Trump abolished," reports the Washington Post, "and launch the boldest climate change plan of any president in history." destinyland shares their report: While some of Biden's most sweeping programs will encounter stiff resistance from Senate Republicans and conservative attorneys general, the United States is poised to make a 180-degree turn on climate change and...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Senate, Tech, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, Maine, Treasury, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Angus King, Biden Victory Positions America, Transportation State


Joe Biden wins the 2020 US presidential election

Following a tense week of vote tallying, Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania and vaulted ahead in the race to become the next president of the United States. Biden’s win in the critical state put him over the threshold of 270 electoral votes, cutting off all avenues for his opponent. Biden prevailed by flipping key states that went to Trump in 2016, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Trump again won in Florida and Ohio, but in the end was unable to chart a path to an electoral v...
Tags: Florida, California, Senate, White House, US, Tech, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Ohio, Biden, Kamala Harris, Trump, HARRIS, Democratic Senate


Big tech and corporate tax cuts: the targets of Joe Biden's urgent economic plans

Biden plans to push through aid stimulus amid the pandemic, undo Trump’s corporate tax cuts, and crack down on big techWhen Joe Biden enters the White House on 20 January, he will face arguably the biggest set of challenges a president has had to tackle since the end of the second world war. The coronavirus is raging through the US, millions of Americans are still losing their jobs each month, and the climate crisis – ignored by the Trump administration – is deepening.Biden has set out his econo...
Tags: Technology, Senate, White House, US, Economics, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US economy, Biden, US taxation, Trump, US elections 2020


Long concerned about climate change, VC Steve Westly is feeling electrified

A former controller and CFO of the state of California, Steve Westly is passionate about government. The onetime eBay exec and early Tesla board member has also been a proponent of clean energy for roughly 30 years, so he’s feeling optimistic right now, with former U.S. VP Joe Biden amassing a growing number of electoral votes and widening his leading Donald Trump as he inches toward an election win. We talked earlier today with Westly, who founded the venture firm The Westly Group 13 year...
Tags: Apple, California, Ebay, Senate, India, Africa, Kodak, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Austin, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Paris, Arizona, SEC


VC Steve Westly on the election, the California exodus, and betting on electrification

A former controller and CFO of the state of California, Steve Westly is passionate about government. The onetime eBay exec and early Tesla board member has also been a proponent of clean energy for roughly 30 years, so he’s feeling optimistic right now, with former U.S. VP Joe Biden amassing a growing number of electoral votes and widening his leading Donald Trump as he inches toward an election win. We talked earlier today with Westly, who founded the venture firm The Westly Group 13 year...
Tags: Apple, California, Ebay, Senate, India, Africa, Kodak, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Austin, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Paris, Arizona, Venture Capital


Lessons Learned From the 2020 Election

President Donald Trump warned during his acceptance speech that the Second Amendment is in jeopardy in this fall's elections. (Screen snip, YouTube, C-SPAN) United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- As the dust fades from this election, some states are too close to call, and it looks like there will be litigation in those states. But it is not too late to see what Second Amendment supporters can learn from the results that are available, with more lessons to come from the litigated election contests. ...
Tags: Google, Florida, Texas, Guns, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Georgia, Reagan, Joe Biden, United States, Wyoming, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia


Dow surges 543 points as investors warm to the likelihood of a divided government

Andrew Kelly/Reuters US stocks extended their torrid multiday rally on Thursday as investors turned increasingly bullish toward the prospect of a divided government.Healthcare and tech stocks fueled indexes' gains. A split government would be unlikely to further regulate and tax the industries as Democrats had hoped.New US weekly jobless claims came in at 751,000 for the week that ended on Saturday. The reading was above economists' expectations but still marked a decline from the prior we...
Tags: Congress, Senate, China, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Markets, Joe Biden, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Arizona, Treasury, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell


Tech stocks are primed to surge another 15% as election results seem likely to ease regulation risk, Wedbush says

VCG/Getty Images Tech stocks are thriving on expectations for a divided government in 2021. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives thinks the sector can rally another 10% to 15% by 2021.A Biden presidency and Republican-controlled Senate is the "Goldilocks election outcome" for tech names, Ives said.A divided government would likely block Democrats' efforts to more strictly regulate tech giants.A Biden administration would take a softer tone to trade relations with China and ease pressures for tech stoc...
Tags: Google, Congress, Senate, China, US, Trends, Tech, Markets, Joe Biden, Biden, Justice Department, Trump, Market Outlook, Jpmorgan, McDonald, Wedbush


What 22 successful people were doing in their teens and early 20s

One of Joe Biden's first jobs was as a pool lifeguard in a predominantly Black community in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images When thinking about extremely successful people, it can be hard to imagine what they were doing when they were younger. By their 20s, many of the most successful people in the world were on the road to their future careers. As teenagers, Jeff Bezos was flipping burgers at McDonald's and Mark Zuckerberg was building computer programs. Visit Business ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Work, Career, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Kim Kardashian, Microsoft, Arianna Huffington, Washington Post, Jay Z, Senate, America


Dow surges 368 points and Nasdaq hits highest level since April as investors shrug off the undecided election

Xinhua/Wang Ying/ Getty Images US stocks surged on Wednesday as investors kept their eyes on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.Healthcare stocks led the market higher on the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency and a Republican Senate stymying an overhaul of America's healthcare system.Tech shares also saw outsize gains, with the Nasdaq 100 posting its best single-day increase since April.Uber and Lyft climbed on the projected passage of Proposition 22 in California.Watch major i...
Tags: Lyft, Congress, California, Senate, US, America, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Ubs, Food And Drug Administration, Treasury, Biden, Nasdaq, Dow Jones


A Biden presidency might essentially be over before it can begin

The 2020 presidential election is a cliffhanger, and we may not know the final results for days. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden has pulled ahead in the critical states of Michigan and Wisconsin with plenty of blue-leaning mail ballots to count. Because he won Arizona as well as Nebraska's second congressional district and leads narrowly in Nevada, President Trump has probably been defeated. The real question is whether Biden adds Pennsylvania and Georgia to the tally or whether we are look...
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