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Facebook critics’ website got rid of over incorrect phishing accusations

Aleksei - stock.adobe.com Real Facebook Oversight Board alleges Facebook is trying to censor it for speaking out against the social media company’s behaviour By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 09 Oct 2020 14:52 A coalition of prominent Facebook critics has been forced offline after an internet service provider (ISP) took its webpage down.   …

Twitter makes it harder to see deceptive info about ballot

Twitter said Friday it would add new labels and restrictions on tweets when U.S. politicians try to spread election misinformation, joining other social media companies in tightening its rules in the final weeks of the election season.The changes come after criticism that fact-check labels on certain tweets, including those from President Donald Trump about mail-in…

iPhone 12 prices and release dates leakage ahead of October 13 occasion

The leak also says Apple is ditching the charger in the iPhone box A new report courtesy of leaker Kang corroborates earlier reports that we’ll see four new iPhones at Apple’s upcoming event, including an iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The leaker says that all four devices…

You had only one job, Intel, and now AMD’s Ryzen 9 may take it from you

If Intel loses its gaming supremacy, there's not much more for it to do. Gordon Mah Ung Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors With AMD now proclaiming its Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 to be the “world’s best gaming CPU,” you’re probably wondering just how…

The App Shop provides Apple ‘monopoly power’ over iOS apps, United States Home antitrust report states [U: Apple responds]

The Democratic Subcommittee on the U.S. House Judiciary today shared its recommendations to change antitrust laws and prevent anti-competitive practices by big companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook. This follows a 16-month investigation into these companies to reform the laws in the digital age. First reported by CNBC, the nearly 450-page document shared by…

Bringing micromobility to Africa

When you look at maps of micromobility across the world, it appears there’s not a ton of activity throughout Africa. Well, that’s because there’s not, Gura Ride founder and CEO Tony Adesina said at TC Sessions: Mobility. In Africa, there are “very few” micromobility operators, Adesina said. “Almost non-existent.” That’s why launching bike and scooter…

Justice Department authorities drove household separation policy, guard dog report states

Top former Justice Department officials, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Rod Rosenstein, helped drive a Trump administration policy that resulted in the separation of children from their parents, a draft inspector general report shows.The "zero tolerance" policy ultimately separated nearly 3,000 children from their parents for crossing the border illegally, which is…

So not just does the PS5 use up LESS area than Series X, it…

The Sony PS5 storage is starting to look relatively cramped compared to the Xbox Series X. (Image: Sony)The Sony PS5 versus Xbox Series X debate continues with attention turning to the available storage of the two systems. Although the PS5 ships with an 825 GB SSD, an unconfirmed report over the weekend suggests that it…

4K Video Downloader for Mac lets you quickly download YouTube playlists and more

4K Video Downloader is a handy Mac utility that gives you the ability to download YouTube videos with the click of a button. 4K Video Downloader can download single videos, playlists, or entire channels in full UHD resolution. The app also works with downloading video and audio from other popular sites like, TikTok, Facebook, and…

Sincerity is the very best policy: Creating a security culture in the NHS

By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 02 Oct 2020 15:30 Earlier in 2020, with the first wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic raging, the security community was quick to warn of the risk to healthcare organisations from cyber criminals, and they were right to do so. The risk was very real and had an incident…

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Today’s leading stories: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release, iOS 14.1 functions, iPad Air, more

In this week’s top stories: The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air 4 are here, plus iOS 14.1 details, new HomePod features, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available, and early reviews and hands-on coverage are rolling out.…

CIOs who stay might wind up as COOs

The career path for chief information officers looks promising as large businesses digitise more of their organisation and IT becomes integral to operations By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 22 Oct 2020 11:16 Chief information officers (CIOs) who remain head of tech for the next four years may see their role evolve to chief operating…

Tarek and Christina Take a Frightening Danger Together on ‘Flip or Flop’

The stars of "Flip or Flop," Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa, have made a fortune flipping homes—but even they can get overwhelmed. On the episode “Better Be Quick,” El Moussa and Anstead buy a house in Fountain Valley, CA, for $670,000. However, these flippers can’t pay cash for the house, as they normally do,…

Coronavirus cases exceed as states around U.S. reel under rise

As the United States set records for the number of new coronavirus cases, states in every part of the country are reeling under the surge. Two back-to-back daily records for single-day increases in U.S. cases were set on Friday, with 79,303 new cases, and on Thursday with 77,640, according to NBC News' tally. The previous…