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Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

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Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing,…

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TaxScouts raises £5M Series A to expand to Europe, first stop Spain TaxScouts raises £5M Series A to expand to Europe, first stop Spain

TaxScouts raises £5M Series A to expand to Europe, first stop Spain

By 12 hours ago

TaxScouts, the U.K. tax preparation startup founded by TransferWise and MarketInvoice alumni, has raised £5 million in Series A funding for European expansion. Leading the round is Octopus Ventures, with previous investors SpeedInvest, Seedcamp and Finch Capital following on. Also participating is Clocktower Technology Ventures, the U.S. venture capital firm specialising in financial technology. Aiming…

It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks

It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks

By 12 hours ago

Mark Zuckerberg put his lungs on the line in March 2016. On a trip to Beijing seemingly aimed at helping persuade the government to let Facebook operate inside China, the CEO made time for a jog-cum-photo opp in a polluted Tiananmen Square.Back home in Silicon Valley, meanwhile, China’s leading social media company, Tencent, was enjoying…

The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy

The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy

By 12 hours ago

Dogs are not very high tech. Dogs inspire us to put our phones down. They live perfectly and completely in the moment. Even so, as our lives have become more technologically advanced, so has our relationship with our dogs. Advances in technology have provided the opportunity to give our canine best friends longer and healthier…

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 review

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Our Verdict If you’re looking for a smartphone to play mobile games on, you’ll be safely serviced with the Black Shark 3, as its hardware and software work well together to make your gaming experience a treat. It’s also surprisingly good for photography, although it’s not as good as dedicated camera phones. The actual build…

Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

By 2 days ago

Virgin Galactic is making strides toward its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 3 — faster than the average cruising…

Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

By 2 days ago

Virgin Galactic is making strides toward its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 3 — faster than the average cruising…

Metro Bank is acquiring peer-to-peer lender RateSetter for up to £12M Metro Bank is acquiring peer-to-peer lender RateSetter for up to £12M

Metro Bank is acquiring peer-to-peer lender RateSetter for up to £12M

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Incumbent banks acquiring fintechs is nothing new, and amidst the coronavirus crisis, we can likely expect to see that trend continue. The latest such move comes from publicly listed Metro Bank, which today has announced its intention to purchase peer-to-peer lender RateSetter for up to £12 million. Pending approval by U.K. regulators, Metro Bank is…

SpaceX Brings Astronauts Home Safely in a Historic First SpaceX Brings Astronauts Home Safely in a Historic First

SpaceX Brings Astronauts Home Safely in a Historic First

By 2 days ago

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely splashed down in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule off the Florida coast on Sunday after a two-month stay on the International Space Station. The two men made history earlier this summer when they became the first NASA astronauts to catch a ride to orbit on a private…

The Huawei Mate Xs is still the best foldable phone you can buy, but it’s not perfect The Huawei Mate Xs is still the best foldable phone you can buy, but it’s not perfect

The Huawei Mate Xs is still the best foldable phone you can buy, but it’s not perfect

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Home News Mobile Phones (Image credit: TechRadar) The Huawei Mate Xs caught my attention when it initially launched as the Mate X at the start of 2019. Landing at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, the foldable phone was famously displayed behind glass, with hands-on opportunities hard to come by – and I, unfortunately, didn’t manage…

Trump told reporters he will use executive power to ban TikTok – TechCrunch Trump told reporters he will use executive power to ban TikTok – TechCrunch

Trump told reporters he will use executive power to ban TikTok – TechCrunch

By 3 days ago

President Donald Trump said he could act to ban the world’s most popular short video app TikTok from the US as early as Saturday, according to The Hill. The president said he could use “emergency economic powers or an executive order” to bar TikTok from the US, he told reporters aboard Air Force One on…

Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade

Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade

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Just over two weeks after an unprecedented hack led to the compromise of the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and dozens more, authorities have charged three men in connection with the incident. The alleged “mastermind” is a 17-year-old from Tampa, who will be tried as an adult. There are still plenty…

What Can Ants and Bees Teach Us About Containing Disease? What Can Ants and Bees Teach Us About Containing Disease?

What Can Ants and Bees Teach Us About Containing Disease?

By 3 days ago

This story originally appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Given that she infects ant colonies with deadly pathogens and then studies how they respond, one might say that Nathalie Stroeymeyt, a senior lecturer in the school of biological sciences at the University of Bristol in the U.K., specializes in miniature pandemics.…

Podcast: Congress Had Some Questions For Our Tech Overlords Podcast: Congress Had Some Questions For Our Tech Overlords

Podcast: Congress Had Some Questions For Our Tech Overlords

By 3 days ago

Which you can listen to by clicking any of the links below!The iHeartRadio appApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOr find News O’Clock wherever else you might listen to your favorite podcasts.On today’s episode of News O’Clock, we discuss:1. President Trump continues to rail against mail-in voting and tweeted about postponing the presidential election.2. The US economy had its…

Florida teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind celebrity Twitter hack Florida teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind celebrity Twitter hack

Florida teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind celebrity Twitter hack

By 4 days ago

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced today that he has filed 30 felony charges against a 17-year-old resident of Tampa, Florida, who was described by Warren’s office as “the mastermind of the recent hack of Twitter .” The hack in question occurred earlier this month and involved high-profile Twitter users like Apple, Elon Musk, Joe…

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