Australian judge orders Google to reveal the identity of anonymous negative reviewer

Why it matters: Anyone who has been an active internet user for an extended period has likely dealt with criticism of some sort, but companies and business owners tend to get the worst of it. Whether openly hostile or merely critical, negative reviews for products and services are the norm, Continue Reading

DOJ charges Ohio man for running $300M Bitcoin-laundering operation

What just happened? Federal authorities have shut down the first cryptocurrency mixer, after they found it was the go-to service for criminals on the dark web. This means that those who have legally sound reasons for privacy in their crypto transactions need to look into other options, as any other Continue Reading

Nvidia trims earnings outlook by $100 million over coronavirus concerns

In brief: Nvidia in its latest earnings report this week said it generated $3.11 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 that ended on January 26. That’s an increase of 41 percent over the $2.21 billion brought in during the same period a year ago and Continue Reading

Netflix released the first trailer for Stranger Things 4 with a paradoxical spoiler

Spoiler Alert: As a Valentine’s Day gift, Netflix posted its first teaser for the fourth season of its hit series Stranger Things on Friday. The trailer has a spoiler that confirms speculation, which has circulated around the water cooler since the Season 3 finale. Final warning: In case you somehow Continue Reading

Australian consumer watchdog to examine anti-competitive behaviour by Google and Facebook | Australia news

The competition watchdog will conduct two new inquiries into possible anti-competitive behaviour by digital platforms such as Facebook and Google, and services allowing online advertisers to target Australian internet users. The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has instructed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to begin the new inquiries as part of Continue Reading

First ‘quitting TikTok’ statement shows popular app has come of age | Technology

Perhaps you’ve just barely wrapped your head around the existence and popularity of TikTok – something about dances? A young woman called Charli D’Amelio? Does the word “renegade” have something to do with it? Sigh. While you’re sorting that out, at least one young user is already over 2019’s second-most Continue Reading

World’s first vertical format blockbuster begins shooting next week

Forward-looking: There has been plenty of experimentation in the film industry in recent years. Hardcore Henry, for example, was shot entirely from a first-person point of view. 1917 is made to look like two continuous shots. And soon, there will be a blockbuster-level film shot in the vertical format. Deadline Continue Reading

Verizon, P&G and Serena Williams put their money and clout behind women’s equality programs- Tempemail

A documentary highlighting the 100th anniversary of the women’s vote and a partnership between Secret and Serena Williams are both helping to boost gender equality programs in the US. Verizon is funding a feature documentary called Not Done, a 60-minute film that will air on PBS 30 June as part Continue Reading