Twitter rolls out its Blue Twitter subscription service on the Apple App-store. Security researcher Troy Hunt announces the code for Pwned Passwords database is now open source and that the FBI will now add data from data breaches to the database as well. Microsoft announced that the organization believed to be behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack has been linked to a malicious email campaign targeting 150 government agencies, research institutions and other organizations in 24 countries.
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Google Fotos deja de ofrecer almacenamiento gratuito ilimitado, HBO Max anuncia fechas y costos de sus planes para América Latina y el Caribe y Twitch crea la categoría de “jacuzzis, piscinas y playas” en su servicio de streaming.
Troy Hunt announces that Have I Been Pwned is now open source, Microsoft report that SolarWinds supply chain attackers are now running an email phishing campaign, and Apple will reportedly release updated AirPods later in 2021.
Facebook announced Wednesday that it will de-rank the accounts of and limit the spread of posts from users who repeatedly share content that has been debunked by fact checkers. Bloomberg’s sources say Nintendo will begin assembly of a new updated Switch console as early as July, with a release scheduled for September or October. Mozilla runs targeted ads on Facebook and Comcast issues a DMCA warning to a user who downloaded…. Linux.
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The USB Implementers Forum announces power delivery support for 240W in the USB-C 2.1 specification, WhatsApp sues the Indian government over new IT laws, and Tesla stops putting front-facing radar sensors in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
Arm introduced its first designs to the new Armv9 architecture, including the flagship Cortex-A710 CPUs and Mali-G710 GPU. Huawwei shifts gears to focusing on software development. The Epic Apple trial closed Monday and Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will now take what is likely months to review the 4500 pages of testimony and make her bench decision.
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Florida signs bill regulating how social media companies moderate speech online, India’s IT Ministry wants social media companies to take down any references to “Indian variant” of Covid-19, and the Epic v. Apple trial concludes.
A group of over 500 researchers have signed onto the BigScience project, an effort led by the startup Huggingface to build an open-soruce large language model to better understand natural-language processing. Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wrote an op-ed for CNBC calling for US lawmakers to create a new digital regulator. Ford reveals more information on the F-150 Lightning Pro’s extended-range version, capable of about 300 miles on a single charge and with a 240 V, 80 A charger (called the Charge Station Pro) that can fill the battery to 100% in eight hours. Price? Just under $50,000.
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