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Facebook deletes billions of fake accounts in 2019

Facebook has deactivated over 5 billion fake accounts in 2019

On Wednesday, Facebook reported that it has deactivated 5.4 billion fake accounts since the beginning of the year. The figure represents a 64 percent increase over the total number of accounts...
This woman is getting ready for cyber-Monday, do you know its history?

Cyber Monday: Trends that led to the biggest online shopping day ever

It's nearly that time of year again. The holiday season is the most profitable time annually. Billions of dollars are handed over to retailers in the next few months. Online, there...
Apple increases production on iPhone 11.

Facebook bug secretly activates iPhone camera

On Sunday, web designer Joshua Maddux discovered a strange Facebook application glitch when using his iPhone. The user found that the social networks app activated his camera after being opened. However,...
Amazon is opening a new chain of grocery stores starting next year in LA.

Amazon to launch new grocery chain in LA

Amazon recently announced that it will open a new, full-size grocery store in Los Angeles next year. The store will not be affiliated with Whole Foods and instead will feature lower...
Instagram releases Threads to keep your friends close and Facebook ad marketing even closer

Instagram is hiding likes to make its platform less toxic

On Friday, social networking service Instagram announced plans to hide the likes of individual users in the United States. The firm said that it’s making the change to reduce competition and...
Senators question whether China's government is influencing TikTok.

Ex-TikTok workers say firm follows Chinese censorship guidelines

Earlier this month, the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) opened an investigation into the popular video sharing service TikTok. The organization wants to know if...
Though the FCC has approved the massive Sprint-T-Mobile merger, hurdles still remain.

T-Mobile to launch 2GB $15 Connect plan if Sprint merger goes through

When news broke that Sprint and T-Mobile were planning a merger, opinions were instantly split. Some feared that the move would create less competition and higher prices while others began thinking...

Justice Department charges two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department filed charges against two former Twitter employees and a Saudi Arabian citizen for spying on the social network’s users. The government alleges that the accused...
Airbnb to verify all of its listings after scam emerges.

Airbnb to verify its 7 million listings after nationwide scam emerges

Late last month, a Vice report emerged that detailed a massive, nationwide network of scammers who were targeting unsuspecting Airbnb travelers. The con artists would cancel a reservation at the last...
Senators question whether China's government is influencing TikTok.

US Treasury Department to investigate TikTok’s purchase of Musical.ly

In October, three U.S. Senators called on the federal government to investigate Chinese owned social media company TikTok. Last Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded by launching a national...