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Sunday-Morning Outage Strikes Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

"We were all free of Facebook's iron grip on the internet for a few hours," writes Gizmodo. An anonymous reader quotes their report. Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp experienced widespread outages on Sunday for the second time in the past month (and the third time this year), with issues reported starting at around 6:30 a.m. ET and extending until around 9:00 a.m. ET. Per Bloomberg, Facebook and Instagram domains ceased to be accessible by users during that time period, wh...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Israel, Tech, Bloomberg, Thailand, Facebook Instagram, Gizmodo An, ET Per Bloomberg Facebook

Thousands of Google employees asked CEO Sundar Pichai to stop providing AI tech for the US military's drones (GOOG, GOOGL)

Thousands of Google employees signed a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai urging the company to end a controversial contract with the US Department of Defense. The contract, which was first revealed in March, involves Google AI technology and military drones. Google has long avoided being part of the military industrial complex, to the point where it seems to have been an unofficial company policy. The contract with the Department of Defense has upset many employees. Thousands of Google employees h...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, New York Times, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Pentagon, Times, Gizmodo, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai

A secret prototype at Apple is reportedly causing eye pain, and it's stoking smartglasses speculation (AAPL)

There is a prototype at an Apple office in California that has caused eye pain, according to a leaked safety document obtained by Gizmodo. An employee who tried a prototype needed medical treatment "beyond first aid," according to the report. The Gizmodo story doesn't mention what the prototype is, but Apple is said to be working on a pair of smart glasses.  From the safety document quoted by Gizmodo:  “Employee reported eye pain after working with new prototype, thought it may be associated wi...
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