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Donald Trump
| August 7th, 2020  4:32 AM
Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, a move Chinese officials said was “political manipulation." The twin executive orders issued Thursday — one for each app — take effect in 45 days and could bar the popular apps from the Apple…
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UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic
August 7th, 2020  12:09 AM

The U.N. counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year

Capital One fined $80 million in data breach
Capital One fined $80 million in data breach
August 6th, 2020  8:24 PM

The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled one of the biggest bank security breaches on record

Cadillac says new electric SUV has features to take on Tesla
Cadillac says new electric SUV has features to take on Tesla
August 6th, 2020  7:59 PM

General Motors' Cadillac brand is the latest to roll out an electric vehicle with the promise of taking sales from market leader Tesla

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TVA rescinds decision to outsource technology jobs
August 6th, 2020  7:05 PM

The Tennessee Valley Authority says it will rescind a decision to lay off its in-house technology workers

Uber lost $1.8B in 2Q as riders stayed home and ordered in
Uber lost $1.8B in 2Q as riders stayed home and ordered in
August 6th, 2020  6:51 PM

Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus

Apple shines in pandemic with $2 trillion value on horizon
Apple shines in pandemic with $2 trillion value on horizon
August 6th, 2020  1:57 PM

Early in 2020, Apple appeared to be caught in a horrible bind

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AAA: Partially automated driving systems don't always work
August 6th, 2020  9:10 AM

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly

Joe Biden
Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans
August 6th, 2020  8:05 AM

Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to “violent racists of a generation ago.”

Barbara Ferrer
California virus-fighting efforts hampered by data delays
August 6th, 2020  1:18 AM

California won't put any more counties on its coronavirus watch list until it's solved a problem that has delayed reporting of COVID-19 cases

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post
Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post
August 5th, 2020  10:07 PM

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump, citing its coronavirus misinformation policy

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers few specifics
US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers few specifics
August 5th, 2020  8:58 PM

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a major expansion of the U.S. government’s push against Chinese technology, saying that it wants “untrusted Chinese apps” pulled from the Google and Apple app stores

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US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers no specifics
August 5th, 2020  8:43 PM

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a major expansion of the U.S. government’s push against Chinese technology, saying that it wants “untrusted Chinese apps” pulled from the Google and Apple app stores

Ralph Northam
Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google
August 5th, 2020  5:14 PM

Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus

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Porn, rap interrupt Zoom hearing of Twitter hacking suspect
August 5th, 2020  3:20 PM

An online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted by rap music and pornographic videos from users who apparently disguised their names

Samsung's new phones test consumer demand for pricey gadgets
Samsung's new phones test consumer demand for pricey gadgets
August 5th, 2020  2:44 PM

Samsung aims to lift sinking smartphone sales with two new models that will test consumers' willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
August 5th, 2020  2:43 PM

Facebook’s Instagram is launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels

NYTimes wins new digital subscribers as ad revenue craters
NYTimes wins new digital subscribers as ad revenue craters
August 5th, 2020  2:33 PM

The New York Times Co.’s digital transformation continued during the second quarter, with its online subscription and ad revenue now exceeding its print revenue, even as the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic slammed its ad sales

Mark Zuckerberg
Inside Big Tech: Pulling back the curtain with 'hot' email
August 5th, 2020  12:35 PM

A U.S. House committee has obtained more than a million internal documents from Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple in its yearlong investigation of Big Tech’s market dominance

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Facebook launches a new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
August 5th, 2020  12:05 PM

Facebook’s Instagram is launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels

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Virginia first state to try pandemic app from Apple, Google
August 5th, 2020  11:06 AM

Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus

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Telemedicine provider Teledoc to spend $18.5B on Livongo
August 5th, 2020  7:12 AM

Teladoc will spend more than $18 billion to buy digital health platform operator Livongo in a deal aimed at stoking explosive growth in remote care spurred by the pandemic

California virus cases underreported, health official says
California virus cases underreported, health official says
August 5th, 2020  1:02 AM

California's top health official says figures showing California has slowed the rate of coronavirus infections may be in doubt

Anthony Levandowski
Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
August 4th, 2020  10:19 PM

A former Google engineer who helped steer the company’s self-driving car project has been sentenced to 18 months in prison

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Officials: School laptops held up ahead of new academic year
August 4th, 2020  8:42 PM

Alabama education officials say 4,000 laptop computers bound for a school district were held up over issues with manufacturers

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