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Why we may be exactly wrong about technology and inequality

It’s easy for this kind of apprehension to lead to a sort of neo-Luddism in which technology is viewed as the enemy. The new technology could actually help reduce inequality.
Facebook headquarters, Menlo Park, California

Facebook risks Instagram-WhatsApp breakup in antitrust case

The lawsuits accuse Facebook of thwarting competition in violation of antitrust laws by preventing apps that were seen as competitive threats from accessing its platform.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Apple launches $550 over-ear headphones in an already crowded accessories market

Rivalling offerings from Sony, Sennheiser and Dolby, Apple's headphones include wireless pairing and noise cancellation, and is among the most expensive in the market.

Expansion of 5G networks in US could interfere with flying, cause plane crash, experts warn

US FCC says there’s enough of a buffer between the spectrum used by 5G and the altimeters aboard aircraft for them to safely co-exist.

Cybercrime may cost the world $11.4 million every minute in 2021. Here is how we can stop it

According to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020, cyberattacks rank first among global human-caused risks.
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There is a billion-dollar media giant hiding in plain sight

The company boasts of adding 500,000 users a day, paying out more than $200 million a month to its creators and claims it will generate more than $2 billion in sales this year.
The Facebook Inc. application is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

‘India-linked’ threat to Macron among first 6 cases taken up by Facebook content watchdog

According to the Facebook Oversight Board, the case is about a post on a group that ‘appears to exist for Muslims in India’.
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Unknown nation-state hackers targeting vaccine cold chain in phishing scam, IBM finds

Covid phishing emails are one of the most prolific scams in recent memory. Since late-Jan, attackers have duped recipients into opening emails with subject lines related to the virus.

Facebook says it will take down misinformation about Covid vaccines

Facebook said it will continue to point people to information from public health institutions such as the World Health Organization and the UK National Health Service.

Hate speech, nudity, Covid fake news among first pick of cases new Facebook body will review

Oversight Board, created in response to criticism over how Facebook handles content, will determine whether the company took appropriate action with controversial content.

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