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. He might practically be banned from the internet as normies know it, but he will punch back with a free-speech centric platform in the next couple of months.
Democrats are preparing to stab Big Tech in the back
While we are on the subject of Big Tech censorship, Democrats seem to be a lot smarter than Republicans, at least as far as this issue is concerned. To ensure that the next elections aren't fortified against them, Democrats are preparing to fire a volley of anti-trust bills to curtail the power of Big Tech firms. One can't possibly complain about that one.
App Store privacy analysis reveals the true Bond villain
Big Tech malpractices remind us how pCloud rummaged through App Store privacy label data to paint a picture we're already familiar with. Turns out, Facebook and Instagram lead the pack at selling user data. But the real bond villain here is Jeff Bezos who doesn't sell user data, instead harnesses it to inch toward global domination—one Amazon Basics product at a time.
Twitter CEO makes a cool $2.4 million off first-ever tweet
Speaking of villains, Jack Dorsey has managed to sell his first-ever tweet for an eye watering $2.4 million. The Twitter CEO will convert the proceedings from the auction into Bitcoin and donate it all to a charity providing COVID-19 relief in Africa. Wait, that's not very villainous at all, but let's enjoy this rare heart-warming story in this otherwise cynical endeavor.
Here's the real reason why we won't be colonizing space
Here's something actually villainous. Noted American socialist Bernie Sanders wants to redistribute Elon Musk's wealth, but the latter explained that he needs it to colonize space. No can do, because hungry children, homeless, and those without healthcare need that money instead. Besides, we all know the horrors of capitalism and how it utterly destroyed China ever since Deng Xiaoping embraced it in the 70s.