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Apple Removes Podcast Apps in China

Apple Removes Podcast Apps in China

A popular podcasting platform, Pocket Casts, has been removed from Apple’s app store in China at Beijing’s request, according to...

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Anniversary Event 

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Anniversary Event 

Videoconferencing company Zoom temporarily shut down the account of a U.S.-based activist group days after it held an event commemorating...

Microsoft Joins Amazon, IBM in Pausing Face Scans for Police

Microsoft Joins Amazon, IBM in Pausing Face Scans for Police

Microsoft has become the third big tech company this week to say it won’t sell its facial recognition software to...

Amazon Bans Police Use of its Face Recognition for a Year

Amazon Bans Police Use of its Face Recognition for a Year

Amazon on Wednesday banned police use of its face-recognition technology for a year, making it the latest tech giant to...

Republican Senators Push FCC to Act on Trump Social Media Order

Republican Senators Push FCC to Act on Trump Social Media Order

Four Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether to revise liability protections for...

China’s Computers Run on Microsoft Windows: Are They Vulnerable to US Pressure?

China’s Computers Run on Microsoft Windows: Are They Vulnerable to US Pressure?

As tension grows between China and the United States, there is worry in Beijing that the conflict could end up...

IBM Quits Facial Recognition, Joins Call for Police Reforms 

IBM Quits Facial Recognition, Joins Call for Police Reforms 

IBM is getting out of the facial recognition business, saying it’s concerned about how the technology can be used for...

Heir to South Korea’s Samsung Empire Avoids Jail

Heir to South Korea’s Samsung Empire Avoids Jail

A South Korean Court has rejected an arrest warrant for the heir to the legendary Samsung Group conglomerate in connection...

Google Maps to Alert Users About COVID-19-Related Travel Restrictions

Google Maps to Alert Users About COVID-19-Related Travel Restrictions

Google is adding features on its Maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions to help them plan their...

Head of Samsung Conglomerate Facing New Legal Jeopardy

Head of Samsung Conglomerate Facing New Legal Jeopardy

The heir to South Korea’s Samsung empire appeared in a Seoul court Monday for a hearing to decide whether he...

Virginia NGO Provides Computer Lessons To Low-Income Immigrants

Virginia NGO Provides Computer Lessons To Low-Income Immigrants

A Virginia NGO called Computer CORE helps low-income immigrants master using computers in order to help them find jobs. However,...

How Messaging Technology is Helping Fuel Global Protests

How Messaging Technology is Helping Fuel Global Protests

Protesters are using a variety of technology tools to organize rallies, record police violence and communicate during the marches sweeping...