Tim Cook Says Fake News Is ‘Killing People’s Minds’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on government agencies and tech companies to work together on a public service campaign to combat the spread of fake news. The proliferation of misinformation is a “big problem in a lot of the world” and is “killing people’s minds in a way,” Cook said Friday in an interview with […]

Service Provider Boots Hate Site Off the Internet

In a surprise move, the web services company Cloudflare appears to have ended its relationship with The Daily Stormer, taking the leading neo-Nazi site off the internet for the second time this week. Cloudflare protects websites against common forms of attack, including denial of service, which is known as DDOS. “I have effectively been banned by ICANN […]

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you. Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of […]

Surprise! Amazon Seems To Think You’re Pregnant

Many Amazon customers were left befuddled and vexed on Tuesday when they received an email telling them that they’d been gifted something from — what was for a lot people — a nonexistent baby registry for their nonexistent baby. “Hello Amazon Customer,” the email says. “Someone great recently purchased a gift from your baby registry! You can […]

Giant spambot scooped up 711 million email addresses

A malware researcher has discovered a spamming operation that has been drawing on a list of 711.5 million email addresses. The scale of the scheme appears to make it the biggest find of its kind. The addresses – and in some cases associated passwords – have apparently been gathered to help spread banking malware. Members […]

Is the digital divide the Hurricane Irma of inequality?

The yawning gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” has become, alongside climate change, one of the major challenges of our time. Like climate change, we ignore it at our peril. The signs are clear: the longer that the majority of our global citizenry are denied access to the economic engines that drive a world […]

Google Drive App for Mac and PC Will Shut Down on March 2018

Google has officially announced in a blog post that its Drive application for desktop is being shut down to make way for the next generation cloud synchronization solutions. Support for the existing app shall be stopped from December 11, 2017, and it will cease to work permanently on March 12, 2018. Do note that the Google Drive […]