NBA Suspends Season After All-Star Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus

RELATED STORIES The NBA is suspending the current 2019-20 season after All-Star player Rudy Gobert preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus. “The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COV-19,” the league said in a statement on Wednesday. According to reports, that player is seven-year veteran Gobert, who […]

Facebook suspends 'researcher' who faked Russian interference in Alabama election

Facebook has suspended the account of Jonathon Morgan, the researcher behind a disinformation campaign against an Alabama Republican candidate who ended up losing the race for a Senate seat. Morgan claimed it was “research.” Morgan, the CEO of New Knowledge, a social media research firm that published a major report on alleged Russian interference in […]

Microsoft suspends development of touch-friendly Office apps for Windows

Enlarge (credit: Nicole Klauss) Microsoft has stopped developing new features for the touch-friendly Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, reports the Verge. Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile first made their debut with Windows 8.1. Their significance is twofold: they have a user interface that’s designed to be touch-friendly, and they’re built using Microsoft’s […]

Twitter suspends ‘Benghazi hero’ Paronto after spat over who killed Osama Bin Laden

Twitter briefly suspended a right-wing speaker famous for his heroic role in the 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi after he engaged in a heated debate over whether Barack Obama should be credited with killing Osama Bin Laden. Kris Paronto, a former US Army ranger, became famous after the Benghazi attack, during which he and several […]

Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user

Enlarge / Steve Huffman, cofounder and chief executive officer of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco in 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A Reddit user has found himself at the end of a week-long suspension—and from the look of his account, it might have come because […]

Pentagon suspends 2 more military exercises with South Korea

The US and South Korea have agreed to suspend two training exercises scheduled for the next three months as part of Washington’s drive to de-escalate tension with North Korea, the Pentagon said in a statement. In addition to suspending the drills under the Korean Marine Exchange Program, the Pentagon confirmed that the suspension of Ulchi-Freedom […]

In a blow to e-voting critics, Brazil suspends use of all paper ballots

Enlarge / An electronic voting machine used in Brazil. (credit: Aranha et al.) In a blow to electronic-voting critics, Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended the use of all paper ballots in this year’s elections. The ruling means that only electronic ballot boxes will be used, and there will be no voter-verified paper trail that officials […]

Facebook's data-mining woes deepen as company suspends another analytics firm

Cambridge Analytica was not an isolated incident: Facebook has suspended another data analytics firm for collecting user data for marketers in the name of academic research, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces the wrath of Congress. CubeYou gathered user information through quizzes, which were billed as being “for non-profit academic research,” and then shared this information […]

Netanyahu suspends migrant deal with UN for ‘renewed examination’

Just hours after reaching a deal that would see thousands of African migrants remain in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has temporarily suspended the agreement with the UN Refugee Agency, pending talks with those affected. On Monday, Israel and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) struck a deal that would allow some 16,250 illegal African migrants to gain […]