Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker…

A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With…

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With Most ‘Entertaining’ Posts. On November 23, Snap Inc. announced the launch of their new feature, Spotlight. It will reportedly “shine a light” on “entertaining” posts created by the Snapchat community. . We built Spotlight to be a place where anyone’s content can take center stage – without needing a public account or an influencer following, Snap Inc., via press release . In order to incentivize users to engage with Spotlight, Snap Inc. is awarding over $1 million each day to creators. Each day, the daily prize fund will be awarded to one creator or multiple creators. It all depends on Snap Inc.’s “proprietary formula,” which rewards creators based on the “total number of unique video views” received in a given day. . Many Snapchatters will earn each day, and the ones who create the top Snaps within that group will earn the most for their creativity, Snap Inc., via press release . The reward program will reportedly run until the end of 2020, at which point it may be extended

Twitter Confirms Trump Will Lose @POTUS

President Trump has yet to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, and in Twitter's eyes, it doesn't matter if that day ever comes. The company tells Politico that the @POTUS Twitter handle will shift to Biden the second the swearing-in is completed on Inauguration Day. The @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and other...

UK telecom companies face big fines under new…

British telecom companies face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed to Parliament on Tuesday

Moderators to Zuckerberg: Stop Risking Our Lives

Mark Zuckerberg said earlier this year that remote working will become permanent for many Facebook employees. Most of its content moderators, however, are contract workers, not Facebook employees—and they say the company is risking their lives. In an open letter to Zuckerberg and execs at Accenture and CPL, which...

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T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number…

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number for Mental Health Services. In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to assign the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). The FCC gave carriers a deadline of July 2022 to put the number into effect. On Friday, T-Mobile announced that it has added support for the number more than a year and a half ahead of the deadline. In a statement, T-Mobile chief technology officer Abdul Saad said providing access to the 988 emergency mental health services number... . ... was “a matter of urgency for us, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holiday season approaches.”. At this time, the number is not able to receive text messages. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called this problematic since talking on the phone is “not native for most young people.”. People in need of mental health support can still engage with NSPL via online chats if they find talking on the phone to be uncomfortable.

American Airlines, British Airways Offer…

Rhett Workman, managing director of Europe and Asia Pacific operations at American Airlines, joins Cheddar to discuss its preflight COVID-19 testing for passengers traveling from the U.S. to London, and what the testing trials mean for reopening international travel.

Report: Mobile fingerprinting a core tool in US…

A new report based on a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit says a mobile fingerprinting app used by U.S. immigration agents to run remote ID checks in the field has become a core tool in President Donald Trump’s deportation crackdown

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars pour avoir…

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars, pour avoir intentionnellement, ralenti les iPhones. Selon CNN, Apple a accepté de régler une enquête sur la façon dont il a poussé une mise à jour logicielle en décembre 2016 ... ... au lieu d'être transparent sur les problèmes de batterie de l'iPhone. Surnommé par certains le "batteryygate", cela a affecté les performances des anciens modèles d'iPhone, incitant de nombreux consommateurs à acheter de nouveaux téléphones. Les grandes entreprises technologiques doivent cesser de manipuler les consommateurs et leur dire toute la vérité sur leurs pratiques et leurs produits, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. Je m'engage à responsabiliser ces entreprises technologiques lorsqu'elles dissimulent des informations importantes aux utilisateurs, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. En plus de payer 113 millions de dollars dans 34 états. le géant de la technologie a promis de fournir des mises à jour véridiques sur la santé, les performances et la gestion de l'alimentation de la batterie de l'iPhone

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Face Angry GOP Senators

Two social media CEOs appeared for another grilling by a Senate panel Tuesday, with senators from both parties expressing concerns about their content moderation policies. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared remotely at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where Republican lawmakers accused them of anti-conservative bias,...

GM flips to California's side in pollution fight…

General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California’s right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president’s term nears its close

Famous Hacker Is Twitter's New Security Chief

Months after one of the worst hacks in social media history, Twitter has hired a new security chief who definitely knows how to spot weaknesses. Peiter Zatko, a famous hacker better known as "Mudge," is the company's new head of security, and he has been given a broad mandate to...

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Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and…

Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and Mint . On Wednesday, a new version of the app was launched, . allowing users to manage budgets, open bank accounts and send peer-to-peer payments. Google partnered with Citi and Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer its "Plex" mobile banking. The company said it also plans to add 11 new partner institutions in 2021. . Along with our bank partners, we were looking to make banking more relevant for the mobile-first generation, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. It will help our partners make banking more approachable to that generation, and not only make it more relevant, but make it more fun, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. Google Pay's new checking and savings accounts won't require a minimum balance. There will also be no overdraft charges or monthly fees

Joe Biden Reveals Some of His Cabinet Picks

As legal efforts to subvert the election by President Trump's legal team are failing across several battleground states, Joe Biden is revealing the picks for his incoming White House cabinet. We discuss the latest developments with Hagar Chemali, CEO of Greenwich Media Strategies.

VIRUS TODAY: 3rd vaccine shows promise, death…

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca says late-stage trials showed its vaccine was up to 90% effective as it becomes the third major drug company to report late-stage results for a potential coronavirus vaccine

These Are the Game Awards’ 2020 Game of the Year…

These Are the Game Awards’ 2020 Game of the Year Nominees. The nominations for Geoff Keighley's Game Awards were announced on Wednesday. . These titles are up for game of the year. 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'. 'Doom Eternal'. 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake'. 'Ghost of Tsushima' . 'Hades'. 'The Last Of Us Part 2'. The 2020 Game Awards will be hosted virtually on Dec. 10

Billionaire's Daughter Is Backing Parler

A social media app that's soaring in popularity—especially among conservatives and libertarians—didn't just come out of nowhere. The Wall Street Journal reports that Rebekah Mercer, a deep-pocketed conservative donor, played a big role in getting Parler up on its feet. In fact, Parler CEO John Matze says she...

Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising…

Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after an industry lobbying group complained to the competition watchdog that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant’s online dominance

Gift Card Scam Nets Tesla, Waterfront Home, and 9…

As a tester for Microsoft, Volodymyr Kvashuk placed fake online orders to check the system. The software wouldn't allow products to be sent to testers, so there was no risk of the company being scammed. Except there was. Kvashuk, who was hired in 2016, discovered nothing stopped him from buying...

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Twitter Rolls out Disappearing 'Fleets' Feature…

Twitter Rolls out Disappearing 'Fleets' Feature to Everyone. On Tuesday, Twitter announced the global rollout of the feature meant to compete with Instagram Stories and Snapchat. Before being implemented worldwide, Fleets was tested in Brazil, Italy, India and South Korea. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings, Twitter design director Joshua Harris and product manager Sam Haveson, via blog post. Fleets disappear after 24 hours, and you can't like or retweet them. But you can respond to one by tapping on it, which will start a DM conversation with the creator. The company also said it will be introducing live broadcasting and stickers in the future.

How Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Could…

Stephanie Caudle, CEO of freelance staffing agency Black Girl Group, joins Cheddar to discuss how Kamala Harris could change how corporate America views Black women.