US lawmakers question Twitter over security practices ahead of whistleblower testimony

CNN Business — US lawmakers sent Twitter more than a dozen questions about its security practices on Monday, on the eve of corporate whistleblower testimony before Congress in which he is expected to expose damning allegations of security and privacy vulnerabilities within the struggling social media company. In a letter to CEO Parag Agrawal, senior … Read more

Twitter calls Elon Musk’s third attempt to call off acquisition invalid ahead of key shareholder vote

Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Twitter said on Monday that payments to a whistleblower did not breach any of its obligations under the proposed $44 billion acquisition by Elon Muskafter the billionaire sent a third letter in an attempt to cancel the deal. The social media giant said it intended to enforce the … Read more

Russia announces troop withdrawal from Ukraine’s Kharkiv region

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it was withdrawing troops from two areas in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has made progress. significant last week. The news came after days of apparent advances by Ukraine south of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, in what … Read more

Russia announces troop withdrawal from Ukraine’s Kharkiv region

Kyiv, Ukraine — The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it was withdrawing troops from two areas of Ukrainein the eastern region of Kharkiv, where a Ukrainian counteroffensive made significant progress last week. The news came after days of apparent advances by Ukraine south of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, in what could become … Read more

Roblox is getting into ads to diversify beyond virtual goods

Roblox has built a user base of over 52 million by providing a gaming and entertainment platform primarily aimed at children. Now the company wants advertisers to join in the fun. As part of its annual developer conference on Friday, Roblox is announcing plans to launch ads next year, marking the company’s first significant effort … Read more

Disney didn’t buy Twitter because of bots, ‘hate speech’

Disney was set to acquire Twitter in 2016, but the former Mouse House executive pulled the plug because he said the platform was full of ‘hate speech’ and bots – echoing a similar claim made by Tesla boss Elon Musk. Robert Iger, the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company who resigned two years ago … Read more

Precise location gives your coordinates to apps

Photo: AngieYeoh (Shutterstock) It’s no secret that our apps use our locations: in fact, many need them to function properly. You wouldn’t get very far on your road trip if Google Maps couldn’t see your location. But smartphone manufacturers do not specify how the location-sharing of works—in particular that you can choose between sharing your … Read more

Elon Musk’s cryptic tweet after an ex-hacker whistled on Twitter

Elon Musk posted a cryptic tweet in response to the explosive allegations of the former security chief of Twitter that the company misled the federal government over its alleged efforts to protect user data and crack down on spam and bot accounts. The Tesla boss tweeted a photo of Disney character Jiminy Cricket making a … Read more

Whistleblower accuses Twitter of cybersecurity negligence

A former Twitter security chief has alleged the company misled regulators about its cybersecurity defenses, privacy protections and ability to detect and root out fake accounts, pitcher complaint claims alert filed with US officials. The revelation could create serious legal and financial problems for the social media platform, which is currently trying to force Tesla … Read more

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video captures beaten

MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) – Three Arkansas law enforcement officers have been suspended and state police have opened an investigation after a video posted on social media showed two of them beating a suspect while a third officer held him down. Officers were responding to a report of a man making threats outside a convenience store … Read more