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FTC Acts To Block Meta From Buying VR Company, Fitness App

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday took legal action to block Facebook parent Meta and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from acquiring virtual reality company Within Unlimited and its fitness app Supernatural, asserting the deal would hurt competition and violate antitrust laws. The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal court in San Francisco against […]

Chess Robot Breaks 7-Year-Old Opponent’s Finger

A chess-playing robot last week appeared to rather pointedly break the finger of its opponent: a 7-year-old boy. Chess officials claimed the robot reacted to a sudden movement, and blamed the boy for violating safety protocol by acting like a child. But they did admit it was very “bad” of the robot. The video shows […]

Amazon Reveals It Shares Ring Camera Footage With Police Without Permission

Amazon is sharing footage from its Ring doorbell cameras with police without owners’ permission, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said Wednesday. Advertisement An increasing number of law enforcement agencies use a Ring platform that allows them to ask for customers’ footage. The platform, called Neighbors Public Safety Service, has 2,161 law enforcement agency users, a “more […]

Twitter Asks Judge For Speedy Trial To Compel Musk To Complete Purchase

Twitter filed a motion asking a court to hold a speedy trial over its lawsuit to compel Elon Musk to buy the social media giant, saying every day that passes causes further damage to the company. “This very public dispute harms Twitter with each passing day Musk is in breach,” Twitter said in the filing […]

Looming Musk-Twitter Legal Battle Hammers Company Shares

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Twitter slid more than 11% in the first day of trading after billionaire Elon Musk said that he was abandoning his $44 billion bid for the company and the social media platform vowed to challenge Musk in court to uphold the agreement. Twitter is now preparing to sue Musk […]

FCC Commissioner Asks To Remove TikTok From App Stores Due To Security Concerns

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is urging Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores due to worries over data security. Carr also requested that Google and Apple provide statements regarding the matter on or before July 8. You can read Carr’s full statement on TikTok below: HuffPost has reached out […]

Instagram And Facebook Remove Posts Offering Abortion Pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion […]

Biden Says He’s Proud Of Apple Store Workers Who Unionized

President Joe Biden had some words of encouragement Monday for Apple Store workers who just formed the company’s first retail union. “I’m proud of them,” the president said, according to the White House pool report. “Workers have a right to determine under what conditions they’re gonna work or not. And I think the thing that […]

Google Engineer On Leave After He Claims AI Program Has Gone Sentient

A Google engineer is speaking out since the company placed him on administrative leave after he told his bosses an artificial intelligence program he was working with is now sentient. Blake Lemoine reached his conclusion after conversing since last fall with LaMDA, Google’s artificially intelligent chatbot generator, what he calls part of a “hive mind.” […]

After Mass Shooting, NYC Explores Gun Detectors In Subways

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it. The technology to scan large numbers of people quickly for […]

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