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Twitter whistleblower testifies to Senate of major security flaws: 'They don't know what they have'

Twitter whistleblower testifies to Senate of major security flaws: ‘They don’t know what they have’

Twitter’s former security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko testified to a Senate panel on Tuesday that his former employer prioritized profits over addressing security concerns that he said put user information at risk of falling into the wrong hands. “It’s not far-fetched to say that an employee inside the company could take over the accounts of …

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Microsoft and ByteDance are collaborating on a big AI project, even as US-China rivalry heats up

Microsoft and ByteDance are collaborating on a big AI project, even as US-China rivalry heats up

Flags of China and the United States are seen near a ByteDance logo in this illustration picture taken Sept. 18, 2020. Florence Lo | Reuters The high-stakes battle between the U.S. and China for supremacy in artificial intelligence has domestic lawmakers growing increasingly concerned over what losing out could mean for national security, the economy …

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Zoom pares back annual forecast as revenue growth slows to single digits

Zoom pares back annual forecast as revenue growth slows to single digits

Eric Yuan, founder and chief executive officer of Zoom Video Communications Inc., speaks during the BoxWorks 2019 Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg Zoom Video Communications shares fell as much as 9% in extended trading on Monday after the video-calling software maker …

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YouTube removes video by Tesla investors using kids in FSD Beta test

YouTube removes video by Tesla investors using kids in FSD Beta test

Tesla Model 3 Source: Tesla YouTube has removed a pair of videos from its platform which showed Tesla drivers conducting amateur vehicle safety tests using their own children in place of mannequins in the road or the driveway. The tests were to determine if a slow-moving Tesla equipped with the company’s latest driver assistance systems …

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Google workers demand equal abortion benefits as state bans go into effect

Google workers demand equal abortion benefits as state bans go into effect

Bambi Okugawa is a data center technician in one of Google’s data centers in a U.S. state with one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation: Tennessee. The state will ban abortions as early as six weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest, on Aug. 25 due to a “trigger law.” If needed, …

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Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes 'green bubbles'

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes ‘green bubbles’

Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Google, the developer of the Android, is increasing the pressure on Apple to adopt RCS, a next-generation standard for text messaging. It argues that Apple’s support of RCS would …

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S&P 500 rises slightly to start August following its best month since 2020

S&P 500 rises slightly to start August following its best month since 2020

Oil heading back to $130, says Goldman Oil prices declined on Monday amid demand concerns, but Goldman’s Jeff Currie believes fears of an all-out demand slowdown are overblown. He sees international benchmark Brent crude touching $130 by the end of the year. On Monday, the contract traded roughly 3.2% lower at $100.68 per barrel. Supporting …

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Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve, launches 'Simplicity Sprint' to gather employee feedback on efficiency

Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve, launches ‘Simplicity Sprint’ to gather employee feedback on efficiency

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular …

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Facebook lawsuit delivers on FTC chair Lina Khan's progressive agenda

Facebook lawsuit delivers on FTC chair Lina Khan’s progressive agenda

FTC Commissioner nominee Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings | AFP | Getty Images Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan’s lofty vision of bringing challenging cases to expand the bounds of antitrust enforcement is no …

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