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Google blasts DOJ’s lawsuit: ‘This isn’t the dial-up 1990s’

Google responded to the Department of Justice’s blockbuster lawsuit against it on Tuesday by suggesting that the law enforcement agency is stuck in the past. In a snark-laden blog post, Google’s chief legal officer Kent Walker denied claims that the company is forcing consumer to use its search engine —saying that even an idiot can figure out how to switch browsers. “This isn’t the dial-up 1990s,...

Demand for Apple’s iPhone 12 outpacing last year’s model, analyst says

Whether or not the 5G revolution is here remains to be seen, but Apple fans are buying in. The newly unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro received twice as many preorders in its first day on sale than last year’s iPhones did, according to an influential tech analyst. With 1.7 million to 2 million customers putting a new iPhone in their shopping cart last Friday,...

Joe Biden is wandering around on his own island — on Animal Crossing

Joe Biden now has his own island — on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing. “Biden Island,” as the promotional site built by his campaign is called, features trains, lots of dogs, and a red, white and blue garden outside its own “White House,” Gamespot.com reports. There is even a suited, aviator glasses-wearing Joe Biden wandering around the place, telling visitors “No malarky” if they try to interact.  The...

Hackers reportedly accessed 2K Robinhood trading accounts

Nearly 2,000 Robinhood accounts were infiltrated by hackers who stole money from the popular stock-trading app’s users, a new report says. The estimate — which the financial startup has not publicly confirmed — came from an internal review of the hacking activity that looted thousands of dollars from Robinhood users in recent weeks, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. Robinhood said a “limited number” of its customers were...

UK watchdog says Instagram will curb hidden advertising by influencers

Instagram has agreed to measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority said Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promote a product on Instagram. In what the CMA described as an important behavior shift by a major social media platform, Facebook Ireland, which operates Instagram in...
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