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Apple's recent workplace mutiny may have changed its culture forever

26 May 2021

Apple's recent workplace mutiny may have changed its culture forever

While Apple may still have a vice-like grip over its uncanny, but wildly successful approach to hardware, it is gradually losing control over the rest of its organizational edifices.

Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship

05 May 2021

Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship

Even as Facebook mulls permanently banning Donald Trump, the 45th US President has reversed his Big Tech unpersoning by launching his own communications platform.

Twitter begins testing Professional Profiles for businesses in the US

23 Apr 2021

Twitter begins testing Professional Profiles for businesses in the US

Popular microblogging platform Twitter has announced the launch of a new Professional Profile test feature that would set businesses apart from individuals on the platform.

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

31 Mar 2021

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

Free speech platform Parler reportedly informed the FBI of violent content on its platform in the days leading up to the Capitol Hill riots.

NewsBytes Briefing: The curious case of disappearing NFTs, and more

27 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: The curious case of disappearing NFTs, and more

Even as everyone gets ready to jump on the NFT bandwagon, here's something you might want to know before putting your life savings into them.

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

26 Mar 2021

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more

22 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more

Just when it looked like the Trump derangement syndrome had subsided and the mainstream media seemed ready to find a new bogeyman, former US President Donald Trump is coming back with his own social network.

US House antitrust chairman mulling multiple bills targeting Big Tech

22 Mar 2021

US House antitrust chairman mulling multiple bills targeting Big Tech

David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel is reportedly planning to announce ten or more pieces of legislation squarely aimed at Big Tech companies.

Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content

17 Mar 2021

Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content

While the Big Tech loves taking exorbitant revenue cuts from developers and businesses for the use of their platform, Apple, Amazon, and Google have been freeloading off Wikipedia for far too long.

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

29 Jan 2021

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a commitment to privacy while speaking at the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference.

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

28 Jan 2021

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

24 Jan 2021

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

In a memo to Senator Ron Wyden, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted to buying location data of the public (and not just US residents) from data brokers.

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

22 Jan 2021

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

Google has threatened to disable its search engine in Australia in an attempt to stop the government from passing a law that will force it to pay local media outlets for sharing their news content.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

30 Jul 2020

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.

NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

29 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

In the updates since last evening, the Big Tech CEOs, who are set to appear for an antitrust Congressional hearing, released their opening statements, reiterating that they are good for America's economy and not a monopolistic force.

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

22 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

18 Dec 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has never been a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook.

#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon

25 Mar 2018

#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon

Mozilla has announced to temporarily distance itself from Facebook.