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Widespread Internet Outage Affects Major Websites

New York Times
Several major websites, including those of the British government, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian and Le Monde, were inaccessible for many users on Tuesday morning. According to Downdetector.com, which tracks internet disruptions, sites including Etsy, Hulu, PayPal, Reddit, Twitch and Twitter also reported problems. Many of......

Reddit and global news sites including FT, New York Times and Bloomberg experience outage

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cofounder and executive chair of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. Jerod Harris | Getty Images Reddit and global news websites including the FT, New York Times and Bloomberg are experiencing an outage, with some users unable to access the sites. Some visitors......

Social media, news websites hit by major internet outage

Reuters
Vehicles drive past the New York Times headquarters in New York March 1, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Multiple outages hit social media, government and news websites across the globe on Tuesday morning, with some reports pointing to a glitch at U.S.-based cloud computing services provider Fastly. Reuters could not immediately......

Apple’s new privacy feature, designed to mask users’ internet browsing, won’t be available in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters GUANGZHOU, China — Apple’s new feature designed to give users more privacy......

With cyberattacks on the rise, organizations are already bracing for devastating quantum hacks

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amidst the houses and the car parks sits GCHQ, the Government Communications Headquarters, in this aerial photo taken on October 10, 2005. David Goddard | Getty Images LONDON — A little-known U.K. company called Arqit is quietly preparing businesses and......

Thinkorswim co-founder: Meme stock frenzy nothing like day trading in late-’90s dot-com bubble

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The market conditions and technology in the mania over current meme stock AMC Entertainment are vastly different from day trading during the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, online brokerage pioneer and former options trader Tom Sosnoff told CNBC on......

Tencent bans nose picking, spanking and other ‘violations’ on its WeChat livestreaming service

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A smart phone with the icons for the social networking apps WeChat and others seen on the screen on June 29 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. S3studio | Getty Images News | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — If you......

Google reassigns diversity lead after antisemitic blog post comes to light

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Carsten Koall | Getty Images Google has reassigned global diversity lead Kamau Bobb after it deemed his past comments as antisemitic. Bobb, a global lead for diversity strategy and research at Google, has been in the role at the company......

Ex-SEC internet enforcement chief says crypto investors are ‘enabling’ ransomware attacks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors in bitcoin and other digital currencies are empowering online hackers, the founder of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s internet enforcement office warned Thursday. “Ransomware is hitting everywhere and they’re all collecting it in bitcoin because there’s no way they’re......

Elon Musk tweets again, sending shares of ‘Baby Shark’ investor soaring

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, United States on March 9, 2020. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Shares of Samsung Publishing, a major shareholder in the......

Why China’s Most-Hated Internet Company Decided to Play Nice

New York Times
That’s glossing over the huge power imbalance between Tencent and the many satellite companies in its orbit. Colin Huang, founder of Pinduoduo, hinted at that in a 2018 interview, in which he groused that WeChat declined to help censor accusations about fake merchandise on his shopping platform. “Tencent won’t die......

Amazon backs federal bill to legalize marijuana and adjusts its drug testing policy for some workers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Alex Wong | Getty Images Amazon is throwing its weight behind federal legislation to legalize marijuana and pledging to no longer screen some of its workers for the drug. In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon’s consumer......

Amazon warehouse workers injured at higher rates than those at rival companies, study finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon warehouse workers are injured at higher rates than those at rival companies, according to a new study. In 2020, there were 5.9 serious injuries for every 100 Amazon warehouse workers, which is......

Jeff Bezos assures shareholders they’re in good hands at final meeting as CEO

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces the co-founding of The Climate Pledge at the National Press Club on September 19, 2019, in Washington. Paul Morigi | Getty Images | Amazon Jeff Bezos on Wednesday stewarded his last shareholder meeting as CEO......

Amazon to buy MGM Studios for $8.45 billion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon said Wednesday that it will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, marking its boldest move yet into the entertainment industry and turbocharging its streaming ambitions. The deal is the second-largest acquisition in Amazon’s history, behind its $13.7 billion purchase......

‘Better Than the Hospital’: Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

KHN
Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of people in Southern California whose case of covid-19 was serious enough to send her to the hospital. But Yetenekian’s recovery was not typical: She received hospital-level care in her own home in Glendale. “It was even better than the......

50 Times People Had No Idea What They Were Looking At, But The Internet Knew What It Was Right Away

IA
The world is full of wondrous things, and we are led to believe that every piece of it serves a purpose. Even the most obscure objects and findings that don’t seem to fit any category. Or do they? Luckily, for these curious instances, there’s a bunch of Sherlock Holmes sitting......

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