Obama says spread of conspiracy theories are ‘single biggest threat to democracy’- Tempemail

The former president commented on the debate, which has been a focus for the Trump administration both before and during the pandemic, in an interview with The Atlantic. Mr Obama continued to say that while he did not “hold the tech companies entirely responsible, because this predates social media”, that Continue Reading

Apple faces privacy case in Europe over iPhone tracking ID | Technology

The consumer rights activist Max Schrems has filed a formal privacy case against Apple, arguing that an ID generated by iPhones that lets advertisers track users violates privacy regulations. Schrems, whose lawsuit against Facebook led to a landmark ruling restricting data transfers from the EU to the US, has made Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before lawmakers in wake of election – live | Technology

3.30pm GMT 15:30 Senator Richard Blumenthal now speaks. He says these companies have too much power and need to be broken up. Then he touts the EARN IT Act, introduced in 2020, which would roll back Section 230 protections and allow websites to be sued for content hosted on their Continue Reading

‘I wanted to discover the starting point of video games’: Edward Ross on new book Gamish | Games

Video game histories tend to follow an achingly familiar structure. They start with Pong and the Atari years; they do the console wars between Nintendo and Sega; they cover the success of the PlayStation and the dawn of 3D visuals. All the technological waypoints are slavishly ticked off, but rarely Continue Reading

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security | Technology

Twitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July. The company has placed Peiter Zatko in charge of protecting its platform from threats of all varieties, poaching him from the payments startup Stripe. Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X could Face Supply Shortage – Tempemail

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X could be in short supply over the next few months – according to Xbox CFO, Tim Stuart. He believes that “we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter, so Microsoft’s Q3, calendar Q1”. “We’re gonna have more demand than we do supply, Continue Reading

Solomon Islands plans ban on Facebook amid criticism of government on platform, reports say- Tempemail

The government has faced stark criticism on social media over the roll-out of support during the pandemic and relations with Taiwan. Peter Shanel Agovaka, the minister for communications, blamed “abusive language” and “character assassination” of his colleagues – including the prime minister – shared on Facebook for the proposed ban, Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias | US news

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling Continue Reading

Infobip to Acquire OpenMarket in $300 Million Deal – Tempemail

Infobip has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Amdocs to acquire OpenMarket – a mobile messaging solutions company – in a deal worth approximately $300 million. The transaction is expected to close following regulatory approvals. According to Infobip, this acquisition brings together complementary regional footprints, merging Continue Reading

Liquid Telecom Joins Forces with Zayo to Expand Network Coverage – Tempemail

Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecoms Group CEO. Image sourced from TechAfrica News Liquid Telecoms has partnered with Zayo, a global communications infrastructure provider. The companies are expected to expand network operations in North America and Europe in addition to their African operations. “We have long been committed to building Africa’s digital Continue Reading