Facebook reportedly took three years to tackle fake news in one country

Facebook is quick to tout its efforts to thwart misinformation campaigns in major European countries and the US, but its approach in other countries might not be quite so enthusiastic. Developers in Moldova told BuzzFeed News that they’d been asking Facebook to address fake news and misinformation in the country for three years before it […]

Netflix’s LA office reportedly under lockdown due to active shooter

According to tweets from people in the area and reports by local news station KTLA, the Los Angeles offices of Netflix have been locked down due to reports of a person with a deadly weapon in the area. KTLA is also on lockdown as its offices are nearby, and has reported on Twitter that police […]

Amazon is reportedly using drivers’ tips for their base pay

Amazon is pulling an Instacart and counting customers’ tips towards Flex drivers’ base pay, according to an investigation by LA Times. The Flex program, which you can think of as Uber for high-speed deliveries, promises contract drivers a base pay between $ 18 and $ 25 an hour. But based on the emails the Times […]

ANA Is Reportedly Close to Deal for 30 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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Chinese regulators reportedly axed 8,000 malicious apps

China’s cyber regulators are tightening their grip on the country’s infamously censored internet even more, and it includes keeping a closer eye on games and apps. According to Reuters, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has deleted 7,873 mobile apps it deems malicious. Some of those applications reportedly overcharged users, while others stole their information. […]

TSA workers are reportedly living in their cars and not taking medicine because they can’t afford it

Joe Raedle/Getty Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are feeling the strain of a federal government shutdown that has reached its 34th day. A TSA worker from Kona, Hawaii, has begun living in his van six days per week because he can no longer afford to commute to and from his home, Hawaii News Now reports. […]

Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu

Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu. In response to the report, Walmart told Variety that Vudu is its focus but “to […]

A Chinese company reportedly created a photo with such high resolution, you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

Bigpixel You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. It is the brainchild of a setup called Jinkun Tech, or Bigpixel Technology Corporation, and it was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. The photo resolution, which is the toughest part to wrap one’s mind around, is reportedly 195 gigapixels. A megapixel […]

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker has reportedly been cleared to oversee the Mueller probe by DOJ ethics officials

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Ethics officials at the Department of Justice have reportedly advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe.  Whitaker, who has been leading the DOJ since Jeff Sessions’ departure in early November, has been scrutinized over his frequent criticisms of the […]