Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler | Conservatives- Tempemail

At least 14 Conservative MPs, including several ministers, cabinet minister Michael Gove and a number of prominent Tory commentators joined Parler, the social media platform favoured by the far right that was forced offline last week for hosting threats of violence and racist slurs. Parler was taken offline after Amazon Continue Reading

One third of Australian users have not updated Covidsafe app | Technology

Nearly one third of the seven million Australians who downloaded the Covidsafe app have not updated to the most recent version, as new figures show the government spend on the contact tracing app has risen to $14m. The Covidsafe contact tracing app relies on as many people as possible running Continue Reading

Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

This story is part of an ongoing reporting project by Micah Loewinger, reporter/producer for the WNYC Studios show On the Media, and Hampton Stall, founder of MilitiaWatch. Audio and chat logs reveal that at least two insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol on 6 January used Zello, a social media Continue Reading

MTN Offers Free Data to Users for Downloading the COVID-19 Alert App – Tempemail

Sourced from TheTechieGuy (https://thetechieguy.com/) In an effort to rally South Africans to download and use the COVID-19 Alert app, MTN has zero-rated its use and will also give customers 1GB of free data for an hour after download as a reward for their efforts in fighting the pandemic. The COVID Continue Reading

Parler operating off free trial software before right-wing app was removed from the internet- Tempemail

Parler, the notorious right-wing social media app, was using a free trial of identity management software until it was banned from the internet. The social media service had been using the free version of user-authentication platform Okta, which provides cloud software so that companies can have their users log in Continue Reading

Apple suspends Parler from App Store | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

Apple has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying the social networking service had not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. Apple had given the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants using the service to coordinate Wednesday’s attack on Continue Reading

Google suspends Parler social network app over incitement to violence | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

Google has suspended the Parler social networking app from its Play Store until the platform popular with many supporters of Donald Trump adds “robust” content moderation. As Twitter suspended the US president’s account permanently over the risk of further incitement to violence”, the search engine said it was blocking Parler Continue Reading

Apple pulls Vybe Together party app from app store | Coronavirus

Apple has pulled an iOS app that encouraged users to meet at secret underground gatherings during the pandemic. The app, called Vybe Together, promoted private parties during the Covid-19 pandemic and has been removed from the Apple App Store, had its account on TikTok banned, and scrubbed most of its Continue Reading

An app could catch 98.5% of all Covid-19 infections. Why isn’t it available? | US news

The world wasn’t prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic – and it still isn’t. Critical shortages of personal protective equipment and ventilators continue to put medical professionals and patients at unnecessary risk. Meanwhile, long wait times for test results contribute to viral spread. Yet throughout this year, promising scientific innovations have Continue Reading