Tag: big-tech-companies

Concerned about behaviour of some Big Tech firms: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said there were concerns about behaviour of some big tech companies including some from the US that...

View: Big tech needs regulation but government action no solution

I am among those favouring regulation of the internet giants — Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft — because of their humungous control of viewers’...

Microsoft confirms it’s in talks to buy TikTok, and Trump is involved

Microsoft has confirmed reports it’s in talks to acquire TikTok, writing that the deal is currently in preliminary discussions. Oh, and the U.S. president is...

What to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event

The world may be at something of a standstill thanks to COVID-19, but Samsung is still out here making flagship phones and, uh, other things....

Oppo made an Apple Watch clone that can match your ‘lewk’ to its face

It might take a little effort to get one in the United States, but Oppo’s new smartwatch is one to keep your eyes on. On...

Twitter reveals exactly how bitcoin scammers hacked Elon Musk’s, Kim Kardashian’s accounts

Twitter just released an update on the massive hack that prompted the Great Blue Tick Silence of 2020, letting us know exactly how many accounts...

TikTok sued by rival video app Triller over patent dispute

TikTok, the viral video app beloved by Generation Z, had enough to worry about with the US government a possible ban. Now it needs to...

Jeff Bezos doesn’t deny using third-party data to make Amazon products

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is deploying a “some bad apples” defense of the company’s reported anticompetitive practices, but isn’t saying those apples don’t exist. Bezos, CEO...

The truth about ‘anti-conservative bias’ at Facebook and Twitter

When the CEOs of Big Tech testify in Congress on Wednesday, they’ll almost certainly be hit with a dubious and regular Republican talking point: censorship...

How to use Snapchat filters on Zoom

Image: Shutterstock / r.classen Lance Whitney for PCMag 2020-07-24 16:58:58 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of...

Steve Wozniak sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam videos

Bitcoin scams are causing a lot of headaches right now. They’ve gotten so bad that an Apple cofounder has sued YouTube because of them. Steve...

Anti-mask Facebook group suspended for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Facebook is, by and large, a wretched hive of misinformation and villainy. Fortunately, it’s just a tiny bit less scummy now, with the site having...

Go ahead, make fun of Mark Zuckerberg’s face all you want

The internet took a brief reprieve from commenting on our current apocalypse to dunk on Facebook founder on his face with some sunscreen.  Zuckerberg, the...

This dead hacker’s account could be the key to the big Twitter hack

It’s been more than 48 hours since Twitter was targeted in the largest hack of the company’s 14-year history. Yet, little is still known about...

Privacy cover for your MacBook camera can damage the display

Michael Kan for PCMag 2020-07-13 17:17:37 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and...

The last-minute Facebook political ad ban could suppress votes

Facebook’s latest test balloon has popped. On Friday, Bloomberg reported that Facebook is considering a blackout of political ads in the “days” before the November...

Which is better for students?

Anyone who’s gone to school in the past decade or so understands that a three-ring binder and some notebooks alone don’t cut it anymore. With...

Amazon fined $135,000 for trade sanctions violations

Drug dealers and weapons of mass destruction manufacturers like to shop on Amazon as much as the next guy. But that doesn’t mean they’re allowed...

TikTok will exit Hong Kong amidst controversial national security laws

TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong within days, becoming the latest of several tech companies to react to the region’s controversial new national security...

Group streaming for all of your favorite services

Robust service selection • Intuitive chat features • Good playback on some services Personal and web playback is buggy • Browser feature differences • Minor...

The best apps of 2020 (so far)

Without apps, an iPhone is an expensive paperweight. Luckily for iOS and Android users, there have been a lot of great new apps released in...

LinkedIn says its extra intense clipboard snooping in iOS is a bug

LinkedIn’s iOS app has taken the ongoing issue of snooping at users’ clipboards to whole, new level. The company has already said it’s a mistake...

Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Nobu Shiozaw is determined to get customers his restaurant’s homemade tofu and sushi without using delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates....

Facebook is shutting down TikTok competitor Lasso

Facebook announced the impending death of its Pinterest competitor Hobbi this week, but it now appears the unloved app won’t die alone. The not-media company...

Are you ready for California’s big new privacy law? Enforcement starts today.

It’s July 1. We are now officially halfway through 2020.  That also means the six-month grace period for California’s major new privacy law is over....