Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid…

A writer from a “Law & Order spin-off and an NBA broadcaster found themselves out of jobs after social media posts this week, and they're not alone

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.

Snapchat Makes Big Move on Trump Account

Another social media giant has decided to take action against President Trump. Snap Inc. says it isn't going to ban Snapchat content from the president, or add warnings to certain bits of it, as Twitter has done—but it will stop promoting his account on the app. The company says...

Study: Autonomous vehicles won't make roads…

A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all crashes caused by humans

Google Faces $5B Suit For Allegedly Tracking…

A lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses the company of tracking users' internet use while they were in "Incognito" mode.

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This Account Tweeted Trump's Own Words. It Got…

Twitter has been trying to get a handle on President Trump's tweets, fact-checking some and slapping a shield over another for "glorifying violence." But as USA Today notes, the platform won't suspend the president's account, a non-move that's drawn criticism from many who say if they'd tweeted what he has,...

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.

Protestors Claim Amazon Providing Unsafe…

Protesters are calling out Amazon as employees claim they have been working in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus crisis. A group gathered outside one of Amazon's Staten Island facilities to voice their concerns.

Germany, France hope cloud data project to boost…

Germany and France have launched a project to set up a European cloud computing platform that they hope will enhance European economic sovereignty in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and break the continent’s dependence on U.S. and Chinese companies

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.

Zuckerberg Defends Trump Policy in Tense Meeting

Mark Zuckerberg held firm on his decision not to take action on President Trump's Facebook posts during what insiders say was a tense town hall meeting with employees Tuesday. The CEO told employees that it was a "tough decision," but a review of Facebook's policies shows "that the right action...

Snapchat to stop 'promoting' Trump amid uproar…

Snapchat says it will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats this U.S. president

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Twitter Flags Florida Congressman's Tweet For…

Twitter said Rep. Matt Gaetz's tweet "Can we hunt them down?" about Antifa "glorifies violence."

Another High-Profile Republican Hit With Twitter…

Twitter slapped a warning label on a tweet from another high-profile Republican on Monday. This time it was Rep. Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida whom Politico refers to as "one of President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies." After Trump said the US would declare antifa a terrorist organization , Gaetz tweeted...

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite…

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite Security Problems Just this past December, the video chat service reported 10 million users. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Zoom's activity has exploded in recent months. According to The Verge, it revealed a huge increase to 200 million at the start of April. The Verge adds that Zoom's use has jumped 50 percent since then. The increase comes despite security experts and the FBI saying default settings are not secure. In 2019, Apple removed Zoom software after it was revealed websites could take over cameras. There is also the "Zoombombing" issue, where pranksters have entered random calls to show "shock content." In response, Zoom recently released its 5.0 version to combat security and privacy problems. 5.0 heightens encryption, security for meetings and users must now have a default password.

New York's Peaceful Protests Marred By Looting

Though most of New York's protests calling for justice for George Floyd were peaceful, some individuals vandalized and looted high-end stores.

Activists use informal tools to keep the peace at…

As protests stretch for days across the nation, several efforts are aiming to quell tension and potential violence, while still encouraging folks to march and speak about the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App Facebook is preparing to introduce a new mobile gaming app amid the coronavirus pandemic when many are glued to their phones. Facebook Gaming will be a free app designed largely for creating and watching live gameplay. According to Facebook, 700 million of its reported 2.5 billion monthly users already engage with online gaming content. The gaming industry is one of a few experiencing a boon during the era of COVID-19. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App The app has no advertising in it for now and will rely on 'stars,' a currency that viewers can use to 'tip' streamers.

Amid Protests, a New No.1 in the App Store

Even the App Store is reflecting what's going on in America right now. On Monday the most popular paid app was 5-0 Radio Police Scanner. That version costs $5. A less robust free version is currently No. 3 among unpaid apps—ahead of the likes of TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and...

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Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the…

Movie theater chain AMC warns that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet

Facebook Employees Hold Virtual 'Walkout' Over…

Dozens of Facebook employees are protesting the company's decision to leave up controversial comments made by President Donald Trump.

Facebook Workers Rebel Over Policy on Trump Posts

In contrast to Twitter's new policy, Facebook has taken a hands-off approach to dealing with President Trump's posts—and it has caused a backlash that some employees say is the biggest challenge to Mark Zuckerberg's leadership in the company's history. With most Facebook employees working from home, some are staging...