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Trans Tinder Users Still Receiving Unwarranted Bans from Service

Trans Tinder Users Still Receiving Unwarranted Bans from Service

By Sam Cronin | Nov 14
Reuters reports that transgender people are still frequently banned from Tinder unfairly, despite steps taken by the company to minimize this.

Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

By Ben Finley | Nov 14
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays.

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Nov 14
Pope Francis is demanding that Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech companies urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and to prevent children from accessing pornography online.

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Pope Demands Tech Companies Prevent Kids from Viewing Porn

Nov 14
Pope Francis is demanding that Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech companies urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and to prevent children from accessing pornography online.

Disney Plus Hits 10M Subscribers in 1 Day

Disney Plus Hits 10M Subscribers in 1 Day

Nov 13
Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations.

Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops of International Travelers

Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops of International Travelers

By Steve LeBlanc | Nov 13
A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.

Report: Election Vendors Are 'Prime Targets,' Need Oversight

Report: Election Vendors Are 'Prime Targets,' Need Oversight

By Christina A. Cassidy | Nov 12
The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation's electoral process vulnerable.

Instagram Will Start Hiding Likes for Some US Users

Instagram Will Start Hiding Likes for Some US Users

Nov 12
Instagram is about to make a big change.

Big Names Like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney Streaming Debuts

Big Names Like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney Streaming Debuts

By Mae Anderson | Nov 11
Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.

Top Antitrust Enforcer Warns Big Tech over Data Collection

Top Antitrust Enforcer Warns Big Tech over Data Collection

By Frank Bajak | Nov 11
The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including for cutting off data access to competitors.

Facebook is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

Facebook is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 11
Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions.

Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

Friends, Family Support Twitter Employee Charged in Spy Case

By Stefanie Dazio and Gene Johnson | Nov 11
Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia call him a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles, according to letters of support filed to federal court.

Saudi Recruitment of Twitter Workers Reflects Insider Risks

Saudi Recruitment of Twitter Workers Reflects Insider Risks

By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak | Nov 10
Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies.

Twitter Accounts Push Propaganda Photos of Turkish Soldiers

Twitter Accounts Push Propaganda Photos of Turkish Soldiers

By Amanda Seitz | Nov 10
As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October, supporters of the offensive launched a different kind of campaign — online.

NY Regulator Vows to Investigate Apple Card for Sex Bias

NY Regulator Vows to Investigate Apple Card for Sex Bias

Nov 10
A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. The bank denies wrongdoing.

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