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Supreme Court sides with Google in Oracle’s API copyright case - The Verge
The ruling overturns a federal circuit decision favoring Oracle
How r/WallStreetBets gamed the stock of GameStop - The Verge
When trolling also means making a profit
Twitter launches Birdwatch, a fact-checking program intended to fight misinformation - The Verge
Twitter has struggled to contain misinformation on its platform.
Dems push Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for anti-radicalization changes after Capitol attack - The Verge
The House is moving forward on investigations into tech’s role.
YouTube will now remove videos disputing Joe Biden’s election victory - The Verge
On Wednesday, A month after the election, YouTube announced that it will begin removing any content alleging widespread voter fraud influenced the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election.
The US government will let TikTok run out the clock and ‘overlook’ its own deadline - The Verge
The saga continues.
Ossoff campaign turns to TikTok and Snapchat ahead of special election - The Verge
On Tuesday, the Democratic Senate campaign for Jon Ossoff plans to launch new accounts on TikTok and Snapchat as part of an effort to reach young voters in the last few weeks before the Georgia runoff election on January 5th.
TikTok says the Trump administration has forgotten about trying to ban it, would like to know what’s up - The Verge
Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal - The Verge
"If TikTok is saved, you can thank me"
TikTok CEO Asks Instagram, Facebook To Help Fight TikTok Ban - The Verge
TikTok is facing a looming ban, and now its interim CEO is asking for backup.
Biden Campaign Launches Official Animal Crossing: New Horizons Yard Signs - The Verge
And they have more in-game events planned for this fall
Joe Biden Recommits To Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies After Platform Confusion - The Verge
The subsidies cost tens of billions of dollars yearly
Mozilla And Google Renew Firefox Search Agreement - The Verge
The current deal was set to expire at the end of 2020
Facebook Tells Elizabeth Warren It Has Two Different Standards For Climate Fact-checking - The Verge
But it says it doesn’t prohibit fact-checking on climate change
Mozilla Is Laying Off 250 People And Planning A ‘new Focus’ On Making Money - The Verge
"I desperately wish there was some other way."
Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, And Others Hacked In Unprecedented Twitter Attack - The Verge
Don’t send them money, please.
The Massive Twitter Hack Could Be A Global Security Crisis
Bitcoin scammers won’t be the last people to take over verified accounts — and we should be very, very worried about who else will
The Facebook boycott advertisers have the right company but the wrong diagnosis - The Verge
Size, not policy or enforcement, are at the root of the trouble with Facebook
YouTube decides that homophobic harassment does not violate its policies - The Verge
The company sides with edgy commentator Steven Crowder
Flexgate is real, and Apple should acknowledge it - The Verge
I have a late-2016 MacBook Pro, and, like many people with that generation of laptop, I recently fell victim to the Flexgate display problem. Flexgate refers to a design flaw in the ribbon cable connecting the body of the laptop to the display: that cable is supposed to flex with the opening and closing of the computer, but in this particular design, it is wearing down too quickly with conventional use.