• 11
    Nov

    Here’s everything Apple announced at the ‘One More Thing’ event today

    Ready for more Apple  news? Because it’s time for more Apple news. This morning the company hosted its third event in as many months, where they finally detailed how and why they’ll be shifting Macs to chips designed and built by Apple — and showed off the first Macs that’ll make the jump: new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini! Didn’t ...
  • 9
    Nov

    Joe Biden wins the 2020 US presidential election

    Following a tense week of vote tallying, Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania and vaulted ahead in the race to become the next president of the United States. Biden’s win in the critical state put him over the threshold of 270 electoral votes, cutting off all avenues for his opponent. Biden prevailed by flipping key states that went to Trump in ...
  • 5
    Nov

    WhatsApp now lets you post ephemeral messages, which disappear after 7 days

    Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp passed the whopping milestone of 100 billion messages sent per day, but not everyone wants those chats to stick around forever. Now, Facebook’s wildly popular messaging app with 2 billion users is adding a feature to give people more control on how their words and pictures live within the app. From today, messages — including photos and videos — can ...
  • 4
    Nov

    Twitter restricts Trump’s tweet claiming that foes would ‘steal’ the election

    With key wins notched in a few states, Trump didn’t quite declare victory prematurely on social media as platforms had feared — but he did baselessly raise the specter of voter fraud. “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” Trump tweeted. “We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!” Twitter  took ...
  • 4
    Nov

    A QAnon supporter is headed to Congress

    Marjorie Taylor Greene’s win in a Georgia House race means that QAnon is headed to Capitol Hill. Greene openly supports the complex, outlandish conspiracy theory, which posits that President Trump is waging a secret war against a shadowy group of elites who engage in child sex trafficking, among other far-fetched claims. The FBI identified QAnon as a potential inspiration for “conspiracy ...
  • 4
    Nov

    CA ballot measure that keeps gig workers as independent contractors is projected to pass

    Uber,  Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash — the major backers of California’s Proposition 22 — are getting their way. The proposition, which will keep gig workers classified as independent contractors, is projected to pass. The Associated Press called the race with 67% of precincts partially reporting. At the time of publication, 58.2% of voters (more than 6.3 million people) voted for Prop ...
  • 27
    Oct

    Top Facebook India executive Ankhi Das leaves the company

    Ankhi Das, a top Facebook executive in India, is leaving the company on Tuesday months after she was alleged to interfere in the company’s content moderation policy in the country to show favoritism to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Facebook has denied the allegations, and people close to Das (pictured above) said her departure was not related to recent stories in the press. ...
  • 8
    Oct

    Facebook: Trump can’t recruit ‘army’ of poll watchers under new voter intimidation rules

    In a blog post-Wednesday, Facebook  said it will no longer allow content that encourages poll watching that uses “militarized” language or intends to “intimidate, exert control, or display power over election officials or voters.” Facebook credited the update to its platform rules to civil rights experts who it worked with to create the policy. Facebook Vice President of Content Policy Monika Bickert ...
  • 7
    Oct

    Slack introduces new features to ease messaging between business partners

    Slack is holding its Frontiers conference this week — virtually like everyone else in 2020 — and it’s introducing some new features to make it easier to message between partners. At the same time, it’s talking about some experimental features that could appear in the platform at some point (or not). Let’s start with some features to help communicate with partners outside of ...
  • 7
    Oct

    Facebook says it will ban QAnon across its platforms

    Facebook expanded a ban on QAnon-related content on its various social platforms Tuesday, deepening a previous prohibition on QAnon-related groups that had “discussed potential violence,” according to the company. Today’s move by Facebook to not only ban violent QAnon content but “any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon” is an escalation by the social giant to clean its platform ...