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Hulu CFO Elaine Paul Makes The Jump To Amazon Studios

Elaine Paul has departed Hulu after nearly six years as chief financial officer to join Amazon Studios as CFO/VP of finance. She started at the e-commerce company’s studio division on July 15, reporting to Dan Jedda, VP of digital, advertising and corporate development finance for Amazon, a company rep said. Paul’s move to Amazon, comes […]

Senator Chuck Schumer Requests FBI And FTC To Investigate FaceApp

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into FaceApp, which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger. In a letter posted on Twitter, Mr Schumer called it “deeply troubling” that personal data of US citizens could go to a “hostile foreign power”. Privacy concerns have been raised about the […]

Oliver Zipse Is The New Chairman Of BMW AG

Oliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019. The company’s Supervisory Board made this decision today during its meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina . Zipse will succeed Harald Krüger, who informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of July […]

France Passes Tax Targeting US Tech Giants

France has approved a digital services tax despite threats of retaliation by the US, which argues that it unfairly targets American tech giants. The 3% tax will be levied on sales generated in France by multinational firms like Google and Facebook. The French government has argued that such firms headquartered outside the country pay little […]

Snapchat Will Have Video Shows By Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maddie Ziegle, Serena Williams And Others

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and dance star Maddie Ziegler are some of the celebrities who have their own shortform video shows on Snapchat. The social media giant has launched Creator Shows, which are filmed in a vertical format. Schwarzenegger’s show is called Rules of Success and features him giving motivational advice. More series will […]

FCC Open Four More Bands For Use 5G

At Wednesday’s FCC meeting, the Commission voted to approve two actions that will open up four radio frequency bands to new 5G service. Three of the bands are ultra-high mmWave frequencies near 40 GHz, while the fourth is mid-band, near 2.5 GHz. For the three mmWave bands, today’s action finalized the rules for Auction 103, […]

Virginia’s New Law Makes Deepfake Revenge Porn A Crime

Virginia has  outlaw the sharing of computer-generated pornography known as deepfakes. The US state has done so by amending an existing law which criminalised so-called revenge porn. It now makes clear that the category includes “falsely-created” material Virginia’s General Assembly passed a bill in March to update its earlier 2014 law to cover such technology, […]

Cloudflare Has Another Outage

Cloudflare has a new outage, the second in two week. The outage has affected many popular sites and services such as Discord, OKCupid, Peloton, Feedly, and even DownDetector. DownDetector is site which many use to check the status of web service disruptions. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince said in a tweet that the outage is not […]

Cloudflare Outage Affecting Many Major Web Sites In Part Of The US

According to DownDetector, many of the major sites are down or have been today. Wireless carriers have hit harder than other. Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Amazon, Google, Snapchat, Sprint, T-Mobile and Discord are some the tops sited on the list. The outage appears to be due to a problem with networking company Cloudflare. The firm says […]

Black Hat Axes Republican Will Hurd From Keynote Over Womens Rights

Republican Will Hurd was due to be a keynote speaker at the high-profile Black Hat conference in Las Vegas in August. His inclusion prompted protests and threats of a boycott from some  in the hacker world due to attend the conference. The protests centered around his anti-abortion stance and his voting record on other tech […]

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