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Slack Slowdown Frustrates Remote Workers

New York Times
Slack, the widely used business communication tool, experienced slowdowns in service on Tuesday, frustrating workers who have become increasingly dependent on it as they work from home. Users complained of slow messages or messages that were not sending starting around 8 a.m. Eastern. At 8:10 a.m., the company apologized and......
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Apple and Epic Games Spar Over Returning Fortnite to the App Store

New York Times
But by taking on Apple so directly and publicly, Epic — a 29-year-old privately held company worth $17.3 billion and based in Cary, N.C. — may be in for the fight of its life. Apple has a market capitalization of nearly $2 trillion and almost unlimited resources. Last month, it......
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How ‘Save the Children’ Is Keeping QAnon Alive

New York Times
Last year, QAnon was on the ropes. The pro-Trump conspiracy theory had been left homeless by the disappearance of 8chan, the message board where “Q,” its pseudonymous central figure, posted cryptic clues about a cabal of child-eating Satanic pedophiles. The message board had been cut off by its security provider......
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How ‘Save the Children’ Is Keeping QAnon Alive

New York Times
Adopting “Save the Children” as a mantra helped save QAnon in several other ways. It created a kind of “QAnon Lite” on-ramp — an issue QAnon believers could talk about openly without scaring off potential recruits with bizarre claims about Hillary Clinton eating babies, and one that could pass nearly......
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Google Demands Its 30% Cut From App Developers in Play Store

New York Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — Google said it would no longer allow some apps to circumvent its payment system within the Google Play store that provides the company a cut of in-app purchases. Google said in a blog post on Monday that it was providing “clarity” on billing policies because there was......
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3D HoloGroup and MAS Safety Services, Specialists in OSHA Compliance, Team Up

John Bennet
Augmented Technology PRESS RELEASE Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 9/27/2020 Media Inquiries: pr@3dhologroup.com 3D HoloGroup and MAS Safety Services, Specialists in OSHA Compliance, Team Up to Provide Comprehensive OSHA Compliance in an App 3D HoloGroup, the augmented reality (AR) software architecture and systems integration company, and MAS Safety Services, have created......
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3D HoloGroup and ThirdEye, makers of the X2 MR/AR Smart Glasses, sign Agreement

John Bennet
3D HoloGroup and ThirdEye, Makers of the X2 MR Smart Glasses, Sign Reseller Agreement Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 9/28/2020: 3D HoloGroup, the augmented reality (AR) software architecture and systems integration company, and ThirdEye, leader in AR enterprise hardware and software solutions, have signed a reseller Partner agreement. 3D HoloGroup is......
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Uber Can Continue Operating in London, Judge Rules

New York Times
LONDON — Uber scored an important victory on Monday when a judge restored the company’s transportation license in London, one of its most important global markets, where regulators had threatened to ban its cars from the road over safety concerns. A deputy chief magistrate, Tan Ikram, said Uber had met......
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Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote

New York Times
A Texas company that sells software that cities and states use to display results on election night was hit by ransomware last week, the latest of nearly a thousand such attacks over the past year against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems. Many of......
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U.S. Judge Hears Arguments on Trump’s TikTok Ban

New York Times
The Trump administration on Sunday fought an attempt to delay its ban of the wildly popular app TikTok that is scheduled to take effect at midnight, telling a federal judge that a ban would address the government’s national security concerns while not posing a threat to free speech. The government......
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U.S. Places Restrictions on China’s Leading Chip Maker

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has placed new restrictions on exports to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s most advanced maker of computer chips, a measure that could deepen the technology conflict between China and the United States. In a letter on Friday, the Department of Commerce told American companies in......
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Pasta, Wine and Inflatable Pools: How Amazon Conquered Italy in the Pandemic

New York Times
NAPLES, Italy — Ludovica Tomaciello had never shopped on Amazon before being trapped at her parents’ house in March during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. Bored one afternoon scrolling TikTok, she spotted hair scrunchies that she then tracked down and ordered on Amazon. When the package arrived, she was hooked. She soon......
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Inside eBay’s Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal

New York Times
One year later, on June 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice charged six former eBay employees, all part of the corporate security team, with conspiring to commit cyberstalking and tamper with witnesses. Their alleged targets were almost comically obscure — a mom-and-pop blogging duo from a suburb of Boston......
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California County Enlists Social Media to Thwart a Misleading Election Photo

New York Times
Election officials in Sonoma County, Calif., asked the broader social media community on Friday to help them rebut a false report about mail-in ballots in the county. After receiving phone calls from constituents claiming they saw online pictures of mail-in ballots in a landfill, the county posted a message on......
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A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate Long-Term Weather Predictions

New York Times
What if you could get an accurate weather report as much as three weeks in advance? In some parts of the world, that could soon be possible. Right now, forecasters can reliably predict the weather in most parts of the United States up to eight days in advance, according to......

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