Health

New ALS Drug Wins FDA Approval Despite Questionable Data

WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease won U.S. approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug from Amylyx Pharmaceuticals based on results from one small, mid-stage study in […]

Technology

Facebook, Instagram Consider Whether To Keep Removing False COVID Claims

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, announced Tuesday it will consider easing its COVID-19 misinformation policy to allow posts that make false claims about the coronavirus to stay on the platform. The company has removed over 25 million pieces of content, including false pandemic claims around masks, social distancing and vaccines, since the […]

Here’s How To Get The Best Internet Experience In Your Home

Understand speed. When it comes to internet speed, most internet users are likely familiar with “5G,” which represents the fifth and most current generation of mobile/cellular technology. 5G can be used to deliver high-speed internet service to your home, using nearby cellular towers to send a signal to your modem or router. When it comes […]

Twitch Bans Gambling Sites After Streamer Scams Folks Out Of $200,000

A Twitch streamer’s claim that he scammed people out of more than $200,000 to feed his gambling habit has created an uproar among users and drawn a response from the streaming platform this week. Abraham Mohammed, also known as the streamer Sliker, revealed via his stream on Saturday that he got money from Twitch viewers […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Low-Cost Internet

1. You may qualify for low-cost internet. Morsa Images via Getty Images If you receive government assistance, chances are you qualify to receive $30 off your internet bill through Cox’s Affordability Program. Check out Cox’s low-cost options to see if you qualify. 2. You can get download speeds up to 100mbps. 10’000 Hours via Getty […]

TikTok Search Results Riddled With Misinformation: Report

TikTok may be the platform of choice for catchy videos, but anyone using it to learn about COVID-19, climate change or Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to encounter misleading information, according to a research report published Wednesday. Researchers at NewsGuard searched for content about prominent news topics on TikTok and say they found that […]

Twitter Whistleblower Raises Alarms On Security Threats And Deceptive Execs

A former security chief at Twitter, who released a whistleblower report about the company, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the platform has serious security and privacy failures that leadership has refused to fix. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a cybersecurity expert who served as a Twitter executive from November 2020 until he was fired in January 2022, […]

Citing Imminent Danger Cloudflare Drops Hate Site Kiwi Farms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Citing an “immediate threat to human life,” Cloudflare has dropped the notorious stalking and harassment site Kiwi Farms from its internet security services following an online campaign started by transgender Twitch streamer Clara Sorrenti to pressure it to do so. “This is an extraordinary decision for us to make and given […]

Trump’s Truth Social App Barred From Google Play Over Content Moderation Failure

Donald Trump’s alternative social media platform, Truth Social, has still not been approved by Google to appear in its Play store for Android users to download, Google confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday. Google said in a statement that the problem with the former president’s app lies in its inability to properly moderate violent content posted […]

Elon Musk Subpoenas Twitter Whistleblower Ahead Of Trial

Elon Musk’s legal team has issued a subpoena to a whistleblower at Twitter ahead of an Oct. 17 trial in Delaware. The subpoena emerged Monday because of a whistleblower complaint made by former Twitter head of security Peiter Zatko against the company. Zatko made allegations of security issues, fake “bot” accounts and fraud. Musk’s lawyers […]

Time To Update Your Devices: Apple Warns Of Security Risk For iPhones, iPads And Macs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices. Apple released two security reports about the issue on Wednesday, although they didn’t receive wide attention outside of tech publications. Advertisement Apple’s explanation of the vulnerability means a hacker […]

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