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The FTC is reportedly considering hitting Facebook with a 'record-setting' fine over privacy issues

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pours a glass of water as he testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington.Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook’s privacy nightmare may be about to get worse. According to a new report from The Washington Post published Friday, regulators at the US Federal Trade Commission […]

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann has reportedly made millions of dollars by leasing office space to his own company

Jackal Pan / Getty WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly made millions of dollars by renting office space in buildings that he partially owns back to the company, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday. In a filing for prospective investors last year, WeWork reportedly disclosed that it paid $ 12 million in rent […]

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Google's top lobbyist reportedly sent his staff a blank organization chart making employees fear for their jobs

Byun Young-Wook/Getty Images Google’s head of public policy Karan Bhatia has reportedly hinted at restructuring the company’s Washington, DC, team responsible for lobbying on Capitol Hill. Sources told Bloomberg that Bhatia shared a blank organizational chart that had only his own name filled in at the top. The chart prompted employees to fear for their […]

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Facebook reportedly stopped a project to encourage healthier political discussions after a key exec thought it might offend conservatives

Chesnot/Getty ImagesJoel Kaplan and Mark Zuckerberg Facebook shelved a project called “Common Ground” that would aim to encourage healthier political discourse on the platform, reports the Wall Street Journal. Part of the reason why: Joel Kaplan, the company’s policy chief, thought it would spark fears of anti-conservative bias – something Facebook has sought to avoid. […]

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‘Fortnite’ streamer reportedly arrested after abusing wife while on Twitch

An Australian Fortnite streamer who goes by the name MrDeadMoth has reportedly been arrested after he abused his pregnant wife while live on Twitch. The case of domestic abuse was recorded in a pair of videos that have circulated online. Warning: the streamer’s actions in the clips below are extremely distressing. View at your own […]

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Samsung reportedly planning five flagship phone models for early 2019

The Galaxy A9, with its four rear cameras. The S10 setup will probably be similar. Samsung The S10 is expected to use the third “hole punch” display pictured here, from Samsung’s developer conference. Android Police We’re rapidly approaching 2019, and that means it will soon be time for Samsung’s yearly Galaxy S flagship launch. The […]

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Facebook Reportedly Paid For Smear Campaign Against George Soros

In an effort to muffle criticism of how it handled Russian interference and disinformation, Facebook reportedly carried out a campaign to discredit dissenters that included targeted attacks on Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros.  A New York Times investigation, published Wednesday, delves into the social media giant’s handling of the controversy and chaos following the discovery of targeted […]

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IBM is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Red Hat, the software company valued at $20 billion

Joe Scarnici/Stringer IBM is in talks to acquire Red Hat, the open source enterprise software company, according to Bloomberg. It’s unclear how much the deal is worth, though a source tells Business Insider that it’s in the tens of billions of dollars. Red Hat, which is publicly traded, has a market cap of $ 20.5 […]

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Telltale Games reportedly lays off most employees, cancels multiple games

[embedded content] Telltale Games, the studio responsible for games like The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, and The Wolf Among Us, has reportedly been hit with huge layoffs that have resulted in the majority of its projects being canceled. According to Gamasutra — which had previously reported that the studio would be shuttered completely […]

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All three iPhones coming this fall will reportedly have edge-to-edge displays

Enlarge / The iPhone X, left, is expected to gain some new friends soon. Samuel Axon As September approaches, so too does the release of new iPhones from Apple. A report from Bloomberg provides a few more details about the new smartphones that we can expect from the tech giant this fall, along with insight […]

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Google reportedly plans flagship retail store (again), this time in Chicago

Enlarge / A rendering of 851 W. Randolph Street in Chicago. Newcastle Limited As Google makes more and more hardware products, it makes more and more sense for the company to have some kind of retail arm to show off its stuff. Google has a few “stores within stores” at places like Best Buy in […]

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Amazon reportedly had a 300-person conference call to deal with the Prime Day glitches

Getty/Chip Somodevilla When Amazon started to have technical glitches during Prime Day, it raced to set up a lightweight landing page and cut off international traffic to keep up, according to documents obtained by CNBC. A source told CNBC that the scene was “chaotic” and that 300 people were on the line during an emergency […]

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Nintendo reportedly rolling out new, more hack-resistant Switch hardware

Enlarge / A shot of some of the hardware used to discover the Fusée Gelée exploit, which is reportedly now fixed on newly sold Switch units. Kate Temkin Months ago, word leaked out to the public of an “unpatchable” exploit method that allowed Switch users to run custom firmware, homebrew code, and even pirated software […]

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Switch-hacking trolls reportedly loading pornographic profile pictures

Enlarge / A shot of the leaked DevMenu tool that lets users upload custom profile pictures on the Switch (including ones much less safe for work than this one). Mizumi / Twitter Nintendo only lets users choose from a limited number of preset profile pictures (or custom-made Miis) for their online avatar on the Switch […]

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Fortnite among the Switch ports reportedly coming to E3

Enlarge / There’s reason to believe this blurry, leaked photo of Nintendo’s E3 booth materials is authentic. AAMARMO Twitter / 4chan A number of credible leaks and reports suggest that Epic Games’ ultra-popular battle royale game Fortnite will be getting a Switch port in the near future. The scuttlebutt around the Switch port started yesterday […]