Silicon Valley

  • Reuters: Google Shuts Down Afghan Government Accounts
    Reuters-_google_shuts_down_afghan_government_accounts 2021-09-04 05:30:49 UTC
    WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners. In the weeks since ...

  • Apple Makes App Store Payment Rules Concessions
    Apple_makes_app_store_payment_rules_concessions 2021-08-27 18:55:36 UTC
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker. The concession announced late Thursda...

  • Crypto Market Boost Comes After Amazon Gets Serious About It
    Crypto_market_boost_comes_after_amazon_gets_serious_about_it 2021-07-24 21:33:48 UTC
    Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have suddenly surged after a tumultuous week for crypto traders. The bitcoin price has added around 7% over the last 24 hours, while ethereum, Binance's BNB, Ripple's XRP and dogecoin have climbed between 5% and 10%—pushing the combined crypto market value up ...

  • Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia
    Facebook_shuts_down_its_news_feeds_in_australia 2021-02-18 04:52:21 UTC
    <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news p...

  • Wall Street Is Paying Attention to Reddit
    Wall_street_is_paying_attention_to_reddit 2021-01-27 23:06:28 UTC
    (Reuters) - Dennis Dick, a professional stock trader in Las Vegas, reads the site Seeking Alpha before work and keeps up to the minute throughout the trading day by watching Twitter, but last weekend he also joined a group on the popular online discussion board Reddit “because I need to know what...

  • Stock Trading on Social Media: Reddit’s “Wallstreetbets” Drives Giant Hedge Funds to Heavy Losses
    Stock_trading_on_social_media-_reddit%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%9cwallstreetbets%e2%80%9d_drives_giant_hedge_funds_to_heavy_losses 2021-01-27 23:06:52 UTC
    (Reuters) - Retail traders scored against professionals on Wednesday as hedge funds Citron and Melvin retreated with heavy losses on short positions in GameStop in the week-long battle between Wall Street and Main Street, with more calling for scrutiny of anonymous stock trading posts on social m...

  • Donald Trump Permanently Suspended From Twitter
    Donald_trump_permanently_suspended_from_twitter 2021-01-09 00:54:09 UTC
    Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.” The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter initially suspended Trump...

  • Twitter Suspended US President Trump From Posting to Their Platform
    Twitter_suspended_us_president_trump_from_posting_to_their_platform 2021-01-07 18:35:09 UTC
    San Francisco (AP) — In an unprecedented step, Facebook and <a href="https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1346970430062485505" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter suspended President Donald Trump</a> from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Ca...

  • A New Social Media Platform With Incredible Features
    A_new_way_for_social_media_with_incredible_features 2021-01-10 19:02:05 UTC
    <p><a href="https://glogat.com/signup" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Glogat is a free social media platform</strong></a> that not only offers a way to stay connected globally, but also provides a number of useful features, such as blogging, video calls, livestreaming and secti...

  • Brexit: Facebook to Move UK's User Data to California
    Brexit-_facebook_to_move_uk's_user_data_to_california 2020-12-16 06:47:29 UTC
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook&rsquo;s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe&rsquo;s privacy laws.</p><p>The ch...

  • U.S. Govt Accuses Facebook of Abusing Its Market Power to Crush Competitors
    U.s._govt_accuses_facebook_of_abusing_its_market_power_to_crush_competitors 2020-12-09 23:53:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging se...

  • Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'
    Facebook-_white_nationalist_groups_attacks_on_black_lives_matter 2020-07-06 02:22:28 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...

  • Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
    Germany__australia__brazil-_google_to_pay_media_groups_for_content 2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical. The U.S. internet giant has for y...

  • Facebook Will Start Labeling Newsworthy Content That Violates its Policies
    Facebook_will_start_labeling_newsworthy_content_that_violates_its_policies_ 2020-06-28 00:46:17 UTC
    (Reuters) - Facebook said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed its new policy w...

  • Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
    Twitter-_trump_violates_our_policy_against_abusive_behavior 2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...

  • User's Data: Facebook Must Comply With an Order by Germany’s Antitrust Watchdog
    User's_data-_facebook_must_comply_with_an_order_by_germany%e2%80%99s_antitrust_watchdog 2020-06-23 19:51:33 UTC
    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspe...

  • Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis
    Facebook_pulls_down_trump_ads_over_symbol_used_by_nazis 2020-06-19 01:25:16 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...

  • Irish PM: Charging Google, Facebook for Media Content Is 'A Good Idea'
    Leo_varadkar 2020-04-26 07:11:05 UTC
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday. Companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter “are sort of ...

  • UK to Adapt Apple, Google's Coronavirus Tracking Tool
    Uk_to_adapt_apple__google's_coronavirus_tracking_tool 2020-04-12 07:06:43 UTC
    (Reuters) - The technology arm of the National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the government hopes will help in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The system will use Bluetooth tec...

  • Silicon Valley: Google, Apple to Create Tracing Tools to Slow Coronavirus Spread
    Silicon_valley-_google__apple_to_create_tracing_tools_to_slow_coronavirus_spread 2020-04-10 18:00:20 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near. The two Sil...

  • Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Is Stepping Down From Company’s Board to Focus on Philanthropy
    Microsoft_co-founder_bill_gates_is_stepping_down_from_company%e2%80%99s_board_to_focus_on_philanthropy 2020-03-14 22:02:26 UTC
    <p>REDMOND, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company&rsquo;s board to focus on <a href="https://apnews.com/b1279711ee234b3ab3916d292d262643">philanthropy.</a></p><p>Gates was Microsoft&rsquo;s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually s...

  • Twitter Strikes Deal with Silver Lake, Elliott to keep Jack Dorsey as CEO
    Twitter_strikes_deal_with_silver_lake__elliott_to_keep_jack_dorsey_as_ceo 2020-03-10 20:02:41 UTC
    San Francisco — Twitter says it’s reached an investment deal with Silver Lake and Elliott Management that will keep Jack Dorsey as the social media company’s CEO. Twitter Inc. said Monday that Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company. That money, along with cash on hand, is...

  • Twitter to Label Deepfakes and Other Deceptive Media
    Twitter 2020-02-04 21:40:28 UTC
    Reuters) - Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it would start applying a label to tweets containing synthetic or deceptively edited forms of media, as social media platforms brace for a potential onslaught of misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The company also said it would r...

  • Russia Asks Google to Stop Advertising “Illegal Mass Events”
    Russia_asks_google_to_stop_advertising_%e2%80%9cillegal_mass_events%e2%80%9d 2019-08-11 16:07:42 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s state communications watchdog said on Sunday it had asked Google to stop advertising “illegal mass events” on its YouTube video platform. Tens of thousands of Russians staged what observers called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, ...

  • Steve Jobs Design Chief to Start Own Firm
    Jony_ive-_steve_jobs_design_chief_to_start_own_firm 2019-06-28 00:58:11 UTC
    (Reuters) - Jony Ive, a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs whose iPhone and other designs fueled Apple’s rise to become a $1 trillion company, will leave later this year to form an independent design company. Apple said Ive will continue work on its products at hi...