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    📱 | EU backs massive antitrust decision against Goo…

    Europe's second-highest court has stood by the EU's biggest-ever antitrust fine against Google. The Luxembourg-based General Court on Wednesday decided to uphold the decision by the European Commission made in 2018 to fine Alphabet's Google unit for using its Android mobile operating system to quash rivals. However, the court did trim slightly the record fine to €4.125 billion from €4.34 billion. “The General Court largely confirms the Commission's decision that Google imposed unlawful restrictions on manufacturers of Android mobile devices and mobile network operators in order to consolidate…

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    📱 | A new iPhone, Apple Watch and Airpods? This is …

    It's that time of year again when Apple unveils some of its latest technologies on the big stage in its keynote event. The tech giant is expected to debut its iPhone 14 lineup on Wednesday during a flashy event which has been called “Far Out” and will take place at Apple's Cupertino headquarters in California.You can watch the event live on Apple's website or YouTube.As usual, Apple has kept many of the details under wraps.But here is what we might expect from the “Far Out” unveiling. do we know and what are the rumours?According to an invitation to the launch, the event will be on Sep…

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    👍|An edit button is finally coming to Twitter. Wo…

    Permanently misspelt tweets and typos might soon be a thing of the past. Twitter said on Thursday it is working on allowing users to edit their tweets, which it said is one of the most requested features to date. The social media company said in a blog post that it's testing the “Edit Tweet” feature internally with plans to roll it out later this month to subscribers of its premium Twitter Blue service. Since Twitter launched in 2006, the social media giant has been against an editing button, arguing in favor of the honesty of an unedited tweet despite users' requests. An edit button was one …

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    👍|Everything you need to know about the Elon Musk…

    In the latest stage of Elon Musk's row with Twitter, the tech billionaire has claimed a whistleblower report as a fresh reason to end his purchase of the social media platform. In the explosive report filed last week, Peter Zatko – a renowned hacker who was hired by Twitter in 2020 – claimed that Twitter is failing to get a grip of fake, so-called “bot” accounts and uses outdated security software. Zatko was hired in the aftermath of a high-profile hack attempt that saw 130 prominent profiles targeted. Musk's fresh reasoning for backing out of his deal is the latest in what is shaping up to be…

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    📱 | Google Flights accused of 'airbrushing' emiss…

    Google has been accused of downplaying the climate impact of our flights after making changes to its widely used travel search tool. Last month, the tech giant decided to drop non-CO2 impacts from its carbon flight calculator – despite research showing these emissions make up two thirds of aviation's total climate impact. It means that trips found through 'Google Flights' appear to have much less of an impact on global warming than they did before. That's concerning news as nine out of every 10 online searches occur through Google and the tool inevitably appears towards the top of flight searc…

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    👍 | Twitter failed to tackle LGBTQ monkeypox hate s…

    Twitter has been accused of failing to tackle the spread of anti-LGBTQ hate speech and misinformation about monkeypox. A study by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) found that online discussions linking the virus to the LGBTQ community skyrocketed following the outbreak of the virus in May. False claims have suggested that monkeypox was pre-planned by the world's elite as part of the so-called “plandemic”. But other Twitter users have predominantly used the outbreak to spread online hate and disinformation targeting the LGBTQ community. Social media platforms have been increasingly acc…

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    👍 | Twitter whistleblower claims company misled reg…

    Twitter misled federal regulators about its defenses against hackers and spam accounts, CNN and the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing whistleblower disclosures by the social media company's former security chief Peiter Zatko. The whistleblower alleged “extreme, egregious deficiencies by Twitter” related to privacy , security and content moderation, according to the complaints published by the Washington Post. Twitter executives do not have the resources to fully understand the true number of bots on the platform, and were not motivated to, CNN reported, citing Zatko's complaint. …

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    👍|Saudi student sentenced to 34 years in prison o…

    A Saudi Arabian student has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for following and retweeting activists on Twitter. Salma al-Shehab, 34, was studying at Leeds University in the UK and went home to Saudi Arabia for a vacation in December 2020. A few days before she was set to return in January 2021, the PhD student was detained. Saudi Arabia's special terrorist court convicted her of “causing public unrest and destabilizing civil and national security”. The student had used her Twitter account — of around 2,700 followers — to follow, like, and share posts from Saudi activists or dissidents in…

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    👍 | Twitter takeover: Judge orders social media gia…

    Twitter Inc needs to give Elon Musk documents from a former Twitter executive who Musk said was a key figure in calculating the amount of fake accounts on the platform, according to a Monday court order. Bot and spam accounts on Twitter have become a central issue in the legal fight over whether Musk, who is Tesla Inc's chief executive, must complete his $44 billion (€42.9 billion) acquisition of the social media company. Twitter was ordered to collect, review and produce documents from former General Manager of Consumer Product Kayvon Beykpour , according to the order from Chancellor Kathaleen…

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    👍|Elson Musk sells $6.9 billion of Tesla stock to…

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold $6.9 billion (€6.6 billion) worth of shares in the electric vehicle maker, saying the funds could be used to finance a potential Twitter deal if he loses a legal battle with the social media platform. unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close and some equity partners don't come through, it is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock,” he said in a tweet late on Tuesday. Shares of the microblogging site rose 3.5 per cent to $44.35 (€42.85) in early trading, but were still significantly below Musk's offer price of $54.20 (€52.35…

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    📱 | Google outage: What alternatives are out there …

    For a brief time in the early hours of Tuesday, Google was down. While in Europe people might have hardly noticed its temporary absence (unless they were wide awake, posing Google one of those existential questions that only come to mind in the dead of night ), the outage happened in the middle of the afternoon in the US, where thousands of users were suddenly left in the dark. People in more than 40 countries around the world, including Kenya, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Africa, China and parts of Latin America, were also affected by Google's outage, according to network intelligence compa…

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    👍 | Elon Musk says his Twitter deal should proceed …

    Elon Musk said on Saturday that his planned $44 billion (€42.9 billion) takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are “spam bots” or real people.The billionaire and Tesla CEO has been trying to back out of his April agreement to buy the social media company, leading Twitter to begin proceedings last month to take him to court to complete the acquisition. Musk countersued, accusing Twitter of misleading his team about the true size of its user base and other problems he said amounted to fraud and breach of contra…

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    👍|How to grieve for friends we only knew online

    I had a strange experience on Twitter the other day. While casually scrolling, I came across a collection of tweets describing users' despair at hearing of a friend's death. Because of the subtweeting way Twitter is used – where people write about another incident without directly linking to it – it took me a bit of digging to find out who these accounts were actively grieving for. It turned out to be another Twitter user I followed. I hadn't interacted with them directly, but I had seen and enjoyed their humorous political hot takes. I couldn't work out how to feel. I knew I was upset, but I …

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    👍 | Twitter rejects Elon Musk's claims that he was …

    Twitter Inc on Thursday dismissed Elon Musk's claims in a Delaware court filing that he was hoodwinked into signing the deal to buy the social media company, saying that it was “implausible and contrary to fact”. Musk made the claims in a countersuit filed under seal. last Friday, which was made public on Thursday. “According to Musk, he – the billionaire founder of multiple companies, advised by Wall Street bankers and lawyers – was hoodwinked by Twitter into signing a $44 billion [€42.9 billion] merger agreement. The story is as implausible and contrary to fact as it sounds,” the filing rele…

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    👍 | Twitter: Arabic anti-LGBTQ campaign goes viral

    An anti-LGBTQ campaign named Fetrah is making waves on social media after it urged users to promote the idea that there are only two genders, male and female. Taken from the Arabic word for “human instinct”, Fetrah surfaced after International Pride Month in the Middle East. Its creation follows a number of political controversies particularly in Saudi Arabia where authorities announced a recall of all rainbow-colored toys and clothing for children in Riyadh for “promoting homosexuality”. Designed by three Egyptian marketing professionals who have experience creating marketing campaigns for st…