Apple and Amazon fined $225M for ‘antitrust’ lawsuit, Italian watchdog says

Europe 11/24/21, 01:54

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) fined Apple and Amazon $225 million in an 'antitrust' lawsuit. According to the ICA, the two corporations' conduct violated European Union standards and harmed pricing competition. The fine is for Beats headphones, which Apple purchased for $3 billion in 2014. According to the BBC, ...

Science is close to having nuclear fusion reactor as soon as 2025

U.S. 11/23/21, 23:58

Nuclear fusion, the same natural process that powers the sun and stars, can be the ultimate green energy source on earth.  While it poses secrets and hurdles that scientists have not been able to crack, a group of researchers is confident they may replicate the process within four years, according to ...

90% of ‘hate speech’ removed from Facebook is directed at white people

U.S. 11/22/21, 06:25

Algorithms used by Facebook to suppress what the Big Tech monopoly labels as hate speech identify overwhelmingly more bigotry and prejudice against white people and men. 90% of the content removed by Facebook's algorithms was aimed towards demographics, demonstrating that "hate speech" against other racial groups and women is smaller. The ...

Beijing heavily fines Alibaba and Baidu for failing to report old deals

Tech 11/20/21, 03:07

According to Reuters, China's market regulator on Saturday, Nov. 20, said it was fining companies including Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com for violating anti-monopoly legislation, by not declaring 43 deals that date as far back as 2012 to authorities. Each enterprise involved in the cases would be fined $78,000, it said, the ...

Former Apple worker reveals secret iPhone tricks

America 11/15/21, 15:18

A former Apple employee exposed various iPhone tips and tricks that few people know about. Sabrina Badin, who is also a Canadian tech expert with more than 30,000 followers on TikTok, listed some of her best tips according to the New York Post. Move numerous apps simultaneously Moving several apps from the home ...

Facebook now uses accelerometer data for tracking iPhone movements

U.S. 11/07/21, 04:19

If you want to use Facebook, you must allow it to track your online activities, including where you check-in, which groups you join, and with whom you connect. This information is mainly used to offer more relevant advertising to you, resulting in more profit for Facebook. Unfortunately, you can't stop ...

Microsoft launches Mesh, a collaborative virtual platform using animated avatars

U.S. 11/05/21, 19:23

To create virtual spaces for customers and businesses, Microsoft has joined the race to build a metaverse inside Teams, following Facebook's recent rebranding as Meta. Next year, Microsoft is launching a collaborative platform for virtual experiences named Mesh for direct use within Microsoft Teams. The platform combines the company's mixed reality ...

Social media user exposes Facebook’s secret tracking feature

U.S. 10/28/21, 16:13

A social media influencer warned Facebook users should beware of a silent, user data-tracking feature in the app. Mauricio Modestin Jr., who is also known as skillsoverpolitic, exposed an "Off-Facebook activity" feature that automatically shares information with the social media giant unless individuals turn it off. "Facebook is tracking every app that ...

Facebook plans to change its name in a radical rebranding effort

U.S. 10/20/21, 18:27

According to a recently published report, social networking giant Facebook could announce a name change next week. It's attempting to generate a profound rebranding as it goes through its worst public relations crisis. According to The Verge, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at ...