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Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election

Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election

By Eric Tucker, Christina A. Cassidy and Frank Bajak | Aug 2
Federal authorities say one of the gravest threats to the November election is a well-timed ransomware attack that could paralyze voting operations.

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to Buy TikTok's US Business

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to Buy TikTok's US Business

By Tali Arbel and Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 2
Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Trump Says He'll Act to Ban Tiktok in US as Soon as Saturday

Trump Says He'll Act to Ban Tiktok in US as Soon as Saturday

By Tali Arbel | Aug 1
President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Tech Giants Lead Gains as S&P 500 Closes 4th Winning Month

Tech Giants Lead Gains as S&P 500 Closes 4th Winning Month

By Stan Choe | Aug 1
Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market's most influential companies on Friday helped Wall Street close out its fourth straight winning month.

3 Charged in Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

3 Charged in Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

By David Fischer | Aug 1
A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen were identified by authorities Friday as the hackers who earlier this month took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls.

Lawmakers Batter Big Tech CEOs, but Don't Land Many Blows

Lawmakers Batter Big Tech CEOs, but Don't Land Many Blows

By Michael Liedtke, Marcy Gordon and Matt O'Brien | Jul 30
Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance Wednesday to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and allegations of monopolistic practices that stifle competition.

Holocaust Survivors Urge Facebook to Remove Denial Posts

Holocaust Survivors Urge Facebook to Remove Denial Posts

By David Rising | Jul 29
Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site.

Meet God's Battle Axe: Trump's New Favorite Doctor Is Also (Surprise) a Homophobe

Meet God's Battle Axe: Trump's New Favorite Doctor Is Also (Surprise) a Homophobe

Jul 29
When asked about the new Internet sensation he helped cultivate, President Donald Trump called Dr. Stella Immanuel "impressive" for pushing hydroxychloroquine. Did you also known she's a homophobe?

Spotlight on 4 Big Tech CEOs Testifying in Competition Probe

Spotlight on 4 Big Tech CEOs Testifying in Competition Probe

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 28
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook of Apple will answer for their companies' practices before Congress for the first time as a group.

Twitter Faces Backlash Over Handling of Anti-Semitic Posts

Twitter Faces Backlash Over Handling of Anti-Semitic Posts

By Danica Kirka | Jul 27
Some Twitter users are staging a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British rapper Wiley's social media accounts.

Twitter and Facebook Become Targets in Trump and Biden Ads

Twitter and Facebook Become Targets in Trump and Biden Ads

By Amanda Seitz and Barbara Ortutay | Jul 26
Social media has become the target of a dueling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They're shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money.

Technology Developments with the Power to Change the World

Technology Developments with the Power to Change the World

Jul 23
There are some technological developments that seem like they are going to have an epic impact on our future lives.

Twitter Says it's Cracking Down on QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Twitter Says it's Cracking Down on QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Jul 22
Twitter says it is cracking down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump.

'Gay is NOT an Ideaology' - Out Trump Appointee Richard Grenell Feuds with LGBTQ Activist Group

'Gay is NOT an Ideaology' - Out Trump Appointee Richard Grenell Feuds with LGBTQ Activist Group

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22
Richard Grenell, the openly gay former Ambassador to Germany and onetime acting director of national intelligence for the Trump administration, got into a Twitter feud with the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

Biden, Lawmakers Warn of Foreign Interference in Election

Biden, Lawmakers Warn of Foreign Interference in Election

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker | Jul 21
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments "on notice" that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections.

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