Facebook Removes Anti-Vaccine ‘Fake News’ In Israel
Such “fake news” included arguments that vaccines would be used to plant government tracking chips in recipients’ bodies, to poison them and thus cull the population or to subject them to medical experimentation, the ministry said in a statement.
Google Is Offering Free Weekly Covid-19 Testing For Employees
The tech giant Google is offering free weekly Covid-19 tests for 90,000 Google employees.
Spotify To Launch In South Korea In 2021
Music streaming giant Spotify said on Friday it will launch its service in South Korea in the first half of 2021. The launch will give South Korean listeners access to its over 60 million tracks and over 4 billion playlists, the company said.
Oracle Moves Its Headquarters To Texas
Software giant Oracle moved the company headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas, as reported by Bloomberg. The move to Austin from Redwood City “means that many of our employees can choose their office location as well as continue to work from home part…
Workers Protest At Wistron iPhone Manufacturing Plant In India Over Pay Issues
A majority of the nearly 2,000 employees, who were exiting the facility after completing their night-shift, went on a rampage destroying the company’s furniture, assembly units and even attempted to set fire to vehicles.
Twitter Inadvertently Limited Engagements On Trump’s Disputed Election Tweets
Twitter began applying “disputed” and other warning labels to tweets containing election misinformation ahead of the November 3rd US presidential election, and restricting engagement with those tweets.
Twitter Users Can Now Share Tweets To Snapchat
Users on the iOS platform can now post tweets on stories, or send them as individual messages on Snapchat by tapping on the share icon, Twitter said. It plans to roll out the feature soon for Android users.
French Watchdog Fines Google 100 Million Euros For Breaching Cookies Rules
France’s data privacy watchdog has handed out its biggest ever fine of 100 million euros ($121 million) to Alphabet’s Google for breaching the country’s rules on online advertising trackers (cookies).
Samsung Announces 110-Inch 4K TV With Next-Gen MicroLED Picture Quality
Samsung Electronics announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MicroLED beginning today in Korea.
BTC-e Founder Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Laundering Ransomware Funds
Alexander Vinnik, 41, a Russian national, dodged a bigger sentence after French prosecutors failed to prove that the BTC-e founder was directly involved in the creation and the distribution of Locky, a ransomware strain that was active in 2016 and 2017.
Jeff Bezos: Blue Origin Space Company Will Take First Woman To The Moon
Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin will take the first woman to the moon’s surface, the billionaire said on Friday as NASA nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts to the moon by 2024.
JD.com Becomes First Online Platform To Accept China’s Digital Currency
China’s digital yuan is one of the world’s most advanced “central bank digital currency” initiatives, as authorities globally respond to threats from private currencies such as bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra.
MDH Owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati Passes Away At 97
Gulati was born on March 27, 1923, in Pakistan’s Sialkot, where his father had set up a small shop. However, after partition in 1947, the family moved to Delhi in India. In 1953, Gulati rented a shop in Chandni Chowk, named it Mahashiyan Di Hatti (MDH), and started selling spices.
Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Slack For $27.7 Billion
Salesforce is paying $27.7 billion for Slack, according to the press release. “Under the terms of the agreement, Slack shareholders will receive $26.79 in cash and 0.0776 shares of Salesforce common stock for each Slack share.
Zoom Reports Results For Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021
Zoom announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2020. The third quarter revenue surged a whopping 367% from a year ago as the company now has 433,700 customers with more than 10 employees. The company reported third quarter net income of $198.4 million, or…
Britain Bans New Huawei 5G Kit Installation From September 2021
British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from high speed mobile networks, via Reuters Britain has already ordered all Huawei equipment to be…
Amazon Workers At German Warehouse To Strike Again
A trade union on Sunday called on workers at a German Amazon warehouse to strike for the second time in a week to disrupt the processing of orders following the ‘Black Friday’ discount shopping sales on Nov. 27, Reuters reports. Some 500 workers took part…