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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 […]

WarnerMedia Inks A Deal With Bad Robot

After a months-long negotiation process with many suitors, WarnerMedia is in final negotiations for a new partnership with Bad Robot once the latter closes out its arrangement with Paramount Pictures. It’s unknown how many years the new agreement stretches for, but sources have estimated that any new pact for Bad Robot will be valued somewhere […]

Mozilla’s Firefox Keeps The Fox During Rebranding

Firefox has been doing some rebranding, and the new logo above  represents the parent brand of Firefox, everything. The Firefox Team did receive a lot of backfire from the community during this 18 month rebrand process when it leaked the team wanted to kill off the fox. . In the end, the browser still sports […]

AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su Makes Barron’s List Of the World’s Best CEOs Of 2019

Barron’s recently released its list of the World’s Best CEOs of 2019,in which AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is included and prominently featured on both the online publication and on the front page of the physical magazine with the subtitle “How Lisa Su engineered a stunning turnaround at chip maker Advanced Micro Devices.” Barron’s put […]

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