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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a meditation retreat. “The people are full of joy and the food is amazing,” he […]

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Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say

Supported by Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say ImageJournalists outside the courthouse in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, appeared for a bail hearing on Friday.CreditCreditDavid Ryder/Reuters By Kate Conger Dec. 7, 2018 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The reasons that the United States asked the Canadian […]

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Uber Is Said to File for an I.P.O. as It Races Lyft to a Public Debut

Supported by Uber Is Said to File for an I.P.O. as It Races Lyft to a Public Debut ImageDara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of Uber, which is racing its rival Lyft to the public markets.CreditCreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Mike Isaac, Kate Conger and Erin Griffith Dec. 7, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Uber […]

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Every single person who uses Twitter should regularly delete their old tweets – here's how to do it

Just go to your settings in Twitter, visit “Your Twitter data,” and at the very bottom, you’ll see a big button that says “Request data.” It might take awhile, but you’ll eventually get an email from Twitter with a big ol’ ZIP file full of old tweets. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Business Insider India

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The head of LA public transit just outlined a plan to make buses and trains free for everyone by 2028 – but most people are going to hate it

The CEO of Los Angeles’ Metro has proposed congestion pricing to pay for free transit in the city.  It’s part of the city’s plan to expand public transportation ahead of the 2028 Olympics.  Taxing rush hour drivers is gaining popularity across the country, and cities like London have proven it’s effectiveness.  Congestion pricing is quickly […]

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O2 4G data network restored after day-long outage

Mobile operator O2 has said its data networks have been restored after a day of disruption for smartphone users. A statement on its website, published early on Friday, said the 4G network was working again, having been affected from about 05:30 GMT on Thursday. It said the slower 3G data service had been reinstated on […]

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Facebook defends Mark Zuckerberg's exposed emails

Facebook’s staff feel like they are under siege. Every few days there seems to be a fresh accusation or leak that paints the social network in the worst possible light and calls into question whether it poses a threat to its members, wider society and even democracy itself. The latest barrage came in the form […]

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Barack Obama Beats Donald Trump In Twitter 2018 Showdown

Former President Barack Obama features high in Twitter’s most “liked” and quoted tweets of 2018. President Donald Trump doesn’t. But the incumbent in the White House did scoop the title of “most tweeted about political figure” in the U.S. in the social media platform’s annual roundup, which it released Wednesday. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, […]

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Facebook chief's emails exposed by MPs

The UK parliament’s fake news inquiry has published a cache of seized Facebook documents. The correspondence includes internal emails sent between Mark Zuckerberg and the social network’s staff. The emails were obtained from the chief of a software firm that is suing the tech giant. About 250 pages have been published, some of which are […]

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A top YouTuber did a 'blind' test to find the very best smartphone camera, and the iPhone lost in the first round

On paper, and in technical comparisons, the iPhone XS ranks among the world’s best smartphones when it comes to photography. But in a blind test conducted by popular YouTube tech vlogger Marques Brownlee, the iPhone XS flunked out in the first round. Crazier still, it lost against a BlackBerry smartphone. Google’s Pixels, renowned for their […]

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Tumblr to ban all pornographic content from 17 December

Social networking site Tumblr has announced plans to ban all pornographic content, effective from 17 December. The new policy comes weeks after the site was pulled from Apple’s App Store after child abuse images made it past Tumblr’s filters. In a post, CEO Jeff D’Onorio stressed Tumblr had always had a “zero tolerance policy” to […]

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Elon Musk Ducks Out Of One Los Angeles Tunnel But Pursues Another

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium. Musk’s aptly named underground transit venture the Boring Company gave up on […]

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Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?

Supported by Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen? ImageMicrosoft’s stock price has nearly tripled since Satya Nadella became chief executive in 2014.CreditCreditTed S. Warren/Associated Press By Steve Lohr Nov. 29, 2018 Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world. It was big […]