Gordon Moore, the Intel Corp. co-founder who set the breakneck pace of progress in the digital age with a simple 1965 prediction of how quickly engineers would boost the capacity of computer chips, has died. He was 94. Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation say Moore died Friday at …
Recent moves by President Joe Biden to pressure TikTok and approve oil drilling in an untapped area of Alaska are testing the loyalty of a young voters. And that's a group that's largely been in Biden's corner. Youth turnout surged surged after Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. The…
It was the stuff of novels: For years, a con artist plagued the publishing industry, impersonating editors and agents to pull off hundreds of literary heists. But the manuscripts obtained from high-profile authors were never resold or leaked, rendering the thefts all the more perplexing. Thu…
It’s that age old scenario, you want to cancel a subscription to a service like a streaming app, and you just can’t figure out how or where to do it.
On paper, Utah’s sweeping social media legislation passed this week is an ambitious attempt to shield children and teens from the ill effects of social media. It empowers parents to decide whether their kids should be using apps like TikTok or Instagram. What’s less clear is whether and how …
ikTok is likely the most popular social media platform at the moment, there’s just one problem, its majority stake owner is a Chinese company.
France says it's banning the “recreational″ use of TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and other apps on government employees' phones. It cited concern about insufficient data security measures. The move Friday follows similar restrictions on TikTok in democratic countries amid fears about the popula…
CBS News reports that the process of canceling subscriptions is one of the top complaints that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives.
British antitrust regulators scrutinizing Microsoft’s blockbuster purchase of videogame maker Activision Blizzard have dropped concerns that the deal would hurt the console gaming market. The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday that it no longer thinks the $69 billion deal will result in a “substantial lessening of competition” for console games in the U.K. The watchdog was providing an update to provisional findings issued last month based on new evidence. The deal faces stiff opposition from rival Sony and is being examined by regulators in the U.S. and Europe. The U.K. watchdog is still investigating the deal’s impact on the cloud computing market.
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has endured a nearly six-hour grilling by U.S. lawmakers, some of whom are pushing to ban the popular short-video app nationwide. The lawmakers questioned 40-year-old Singaporean native Chew over data security and harmful content. Despite his assurances that TikTok prioritizes user safety and should not be banned due to its ties to China, some lawmakers responded skeptically. TikTok is a subsidiary of Chinese technology firm ByteDance. It has been closely scrutinized over whether the data it has on 150 million American users is accessible to China's government and if the platform could be used to promote narratives favorable to the country’s communist leaders.
Scandal-embattled Japanese electronics and technology manufacturer Toshiba has accepted a $15 billion tender offer from a buyout fund made up of the nation’s major banks and companies. Tokyo-based Toshiba announced its board accepted the bid from Japan Industrial Partners at 4,620 yen, or $36, a share. If the proposal succeeds, it will be a major step in Toshiba’s yearslong turnaround effort, allowing it to go private. Japan Industrial Partners is a buyout fund made up of major banks and companies that was set up in 2002 to restructure Japanese companies. Overseas activist shareholders own a significant part of Toshiba’s shares. It’s unclear if they will approve the bid.
Utah has become the first state to sign into law legislation that attempts to limit teenagers’ access to social media apps. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed a pair of measures Thursday requiring parental consent before kids can sign up for sites like TikTok and Instagram. The two bills Cox signed into law also prohibit kids under 18 from using social media between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. They also require age verification for anyone who wants to use social media in the state and seek to prevent tech companies from luring kids to their apps using addictive features. Other states, such as Arkansas, Texas, Ohio and Louisiana have similar bills in the works.
Police in Montenegro say they have arrested Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is wanted in South Korea following the $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency. South Korea’s Justice Ministry confirmed the arrests of Kwon and another unidentified individual linked to the cryptocurrency crash and said Friday it will seek their extradition. South Korea last year asked Interpol to circulate a “red notice” for the agency’s 195 member nations to apprehend Kwon. He and five others are wanted because of allegations of fraud and financial crimes in relation to the implosion of Terraform's digital currencies in May 2022.
A nearly six-hour grilling of TikTok’s CEO by lawmakers brought the platform’s 150 million U.S. users no closer to an answer as to whether the app will be wiped from their devices. Shou Zi Chew’s testimony Thursday came at a crucial time for the company, which has 150 million American users but is under increasing pressure from U.S. officials concerned about data security and user safety. TikTok and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, have been swept up in a wider geopolitical battle between Beijing and Washington over trade and technology. Chew, a 40-year-old Singapore native, made a rare public appearance to counter the volley of allegations that TikTok has been facing.
Last year it was candied hams that made their way to our tables thanks to Reynolds, this year the foil icon is back, this time turning nice and sweet to spice and heat with three new HOT HAM recipes (fire extinguisher optional). Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
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Holocaust survivor Tova Friedman is a TikTok star at age 85, thanks to her 17-year-old grandson. In the family living room in Morristown, New Jersey, Aron Goodman records his grandmother talking about her life in 1944 and 1945 as a 6-year-old child at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupie…
China’s government says it would oppose possible U.S. plans to force TikTok’s Chinese owner to sell the short-video service as a security risk and warned such a move would hurt investor confidence in the United States. Governments are worried TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, might give browsing hi…
The NIL age has opened a vast new world of earning potential for student-athletes the NCAA long insisted were amateurs. Social media platforms, once solely windows into smaller worlds, became gateways to wider audiences and revenue streams. Social media has in turn turbocharged March Madness…
Thai police busted an international gang that operated call centers to deceive older Americans into wiring them money and netted $87 million. More than 20 suspects, including Indians and Thais, were arrested this week by Thai and U.S. law enforcement agents. They also seized bank accounts an…
Security concerns rise among Android users as Google warned them to stop using Wi-Fi for calling. The Hill reports Google’s Project Zero team detected vulnerabilities in Exynos chipsets, made by Samsung. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
TikTok is ramping up a public relations campaign to fend off the possibility of a nationwide ban by the Biden administration. And it’s bringing some unconventional advocates to help: online influencers. Dozens of TikTok creators came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to lobby in favor of the plat…
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says has been released from the rehabilitation facility where he had physical therapy for a concussion caused by a fall earlier this month. The 81-year-old Kentucky Republican says he will be working from home for the next few days. McConnell was at dinner on March 8 after a hotel reception for a campaign committee aligned with him when he tripped and fell. In addition to the concussion, he also suffered a rib fracture. McConnell was released from the hospital on March 13 and moved to an inpatient rehabilitation facility for physical therapy.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell leaves rehab facility after therapy for concussion.
Jessica Layman estimates she has called more than 150 doctors in the past few years in her search for someone to prescribe opioids for her chronic pain. “A lot of them are straight-up insulting,” said the 40-year-old, who lives in Dallas. “They say things like ‘We don’t treat drug addicts.’”
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell leaves rehab facility after therapy for concussion.
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The American Kennel Club has released a list of the top-ten most popular dogs in 2022.
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For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation's most prevalent p…