US and 48 states and districts sue Facebook in major antitrust actions | Technology- Tempemail

The US government and a coalition of 48 states and districts have filed lawsuits against Facebook in a major antitrust offensive on Big Tech. One lawsuit brings together nearly every state in the US, a coalition led by New York’s attorney general, Letitia James. “For nearly a decade, Facebook has Continue Reading

Treasury’s stealth tax ideas on Uber and Airbnb that won’t hurt the masses | Uber

A chancellor who will borrow £394bn this financial year has to come up with a few new ways to raise money, and here’s a Treasury idea that sounds modest but interesting: put VAT on Uber taxi trips and stays in Airbnb properties. It would also seem to pass a basic Continue Reading

US cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was hacked by foreign government | Technology

FireEye, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the US, said on Tuesday that foreign government hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole tools it uses to test the defenses of its thousands of customers, who include federal, state and local governments and major global corporations. The Continue Reading

Uber sells loss-making flying taxi division to Joby Aviation | Technology

Uber has sold its loss-making flying taxi division, Elevate, to a Californian startup as the ride-hailing app abandons costly side projects in an attempt to turn a profit next year. The sale to Joby Aviation, announced late on Tuesday, comes a day after Uber ditched ambitions to develop its own Continue Reading

Russian APT28 Hackers Using COVID-19 as Bait to Deliver Zebrocy Malware – Tempemail

A Russian threat actor known for its malware campaigns has reappeared in the threat landscape with yet another attack leveraging COVID-19 as phishing lures, once again indicating how adversaries are adept at repurposing the current world events to their advantage. Linking the operation to a sub-group of APT28 (aka Sofacy, Continue Reading

Top Indian official blames country being ‘too much of a democracy’ for slowing down reforms- Tempemail

The head of India’s government policy think tank sparked a backlash on social media after he appeared to suggest extensive reforms were difficult to achieve in India as the country is “too much of a democracy”. Amitabh Kant, chief executive of the Niti Ayog agency, was speaking as farmers protest Continue Reading

Lenovo Introduces ThinkPad X1 Fold to South Africa – Tempemail

Lenovo has launched the ThinkPad X1 Fold PC in South Africa. This device shifts from a compact and foldable form into a crisp 13.3-inch OLED display – weighing in at less than 1 kilogram. Co-engineered with Intel, the X1 Fold features Always Connected PC, powered by Intel Core Processors with Intel Continue Reading

MTN South Africa Launches New Voice and Data Deals – Tempemail

Sourced from TheTechieGuy (https://thetechieguy.com/) MTN South Africa has officially launched new voice and data Combo Bundles that include monthly, weekly and daily options. Here’s a closer look at the deals: Monthly bundles range from 500MB + 30min for R49 (comprising 200MB Anytime, 200MB Night, 100MB Video and 30 all-Net minutes) to Continue Reading

White clicktivism: why are some Americans woke online but not in real life? | Race- Tempemail

In the winter of 2018, Gwen Kansen, a 33-year-old self-professed liberal, met a man called Elias in a bar. Within minutes, she knew he was intense. His phone screensaver was of Pepe the Frog – a symbol of the alt-right movement. His style reminded her of a Confederate soldier, and Continue Reading