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Swallowed And Spat Out By A Humpback Whale. He Describes Those 30 Seconds
"I was in his closed mouth for about 30 to 40 seconds before he rose to the surface and spit me out," Michael Packard wrote on Facebook hours after his brush with the depths.
Facebook remote working plan extended to all staff for long term
Facebook will let all employees who can work away from the office do so after the Covid pandemic is over.
In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers
Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.
IMF Concerned About El Salvador's Bitcoin Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed “economic and legal” concerns over the El Salvador’s new pro-BTC legislation: “Ley Bitcoin”, which was approved by the country's national congress.
Nigerian Gov't Tells Social Networks to Register as Businesses
The Nigerian government has said that social networks should register in the African country as commercial enterprises to be able to continue operations after the Twitter controversy, Nigerian newspaper Premium Times reported on Wednesda...
‘Woke McCarthyism’ or right decision? Telegraph sacks columnist after her ‘racist’ joke about Harry & Meghan’s baby sparked furore
Newspaper columnist Julie Burchill has been fired by the Telegraph after facetiously suggesting that Harry and Meghan should have named their new baby after George Floyd. Her sacking reignited debate about cancel culture.
G7 plan will slash UK tax revenue from US tech firms, say experts
Global changes could mean Treasury loses £230m from Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay
Moscow Court Increases Fines on Twitter to $380,000 for Failing to Delete Banned Content
A Moscow court fined Twitter 19 million rubles ($258,950) on Thursday for its failure to remove banned content with calls to take part in illegal protests, thereby increasing fines on the company for the same offence to 27.9 million rubles.
Half of adults in UK watched porn during pandemic, says Ofcom
Research shows PornHub has bigger audience than BBC News – and people increasingly live lives online
'Historic' G7 deal to stop global corporate tax avoidance welcomed by tech giants Google and Facebook
"It's a proud moment," says Chancellor Rishi Sunak as G7 finance ministers commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15%.
Facebook refused all 202 Hong Kong gov't user data requests since onset of security law
Social media giant Facebook has refused all 202 Hong Kong government requests for user data it received in the six months after Hong Kong enacted the national security law last June.
Apple’s new iCloud VPN not available in China, but will be in Hong Kong
Apple’s new ‘private relay’ feature for iCloud, which hides users’ browsing data even from the company itself, will not be available in China but will be in Hong Kong – source
Google fined £189million for abusing position in online ads
Google has been fined 220 million euros (£189 million) for abusing its "dominant position" in the online advertising business.
‘Waste of taxpayer money:’ UK police mocked online for using 7.5-ton truck to tow away an e-scooter
West Mercia Police have been ridiculed on social media for posting a photo of a 7.5-ton lorry towing away a seized 45kg e-scooter, with commenters wondering why it wasn’t simply placed in the trunk of a service car.
Priti Patel blames surge in migrant crossings on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok
Social media platforms allowing videos of migrant crossings to go viral share the blame for a surge in dangerous attempts to reach British shores, the Home Secretary has said.
Thousands protest in Hungary against planned Chinese university campus
Thousands of Hungarians, some of them holding banners declaring "treason," protested on Saturday against a Chinese university's plans to open a campus in Budapest.
Priti Patel seeks ban on social media posts that ‘glamourise’ migrant crossings
Home secretary accused of deflecting blame from government policies after letter to social media companies
G7: Rich nations back deal to tax multinationals
The G7 group of advanced economies has reached a "historic" deal to make multinational companies pay more tax.
12 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world
David Geffen, Tim Cook, Giorgio Armani, and Ellen DeGeneres have all accumulated huge wealth.
I wrote a letter to my son about what it means to be a Black man in the UK today
My wife Deborah had chosen my son’s name, Zion, before he was born; meaning ‘the Promised Land’, it’s synonymous with destiny.
The G-7 Nations Agree To Make Big Tech Companies Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes
The wealthy democracies agree to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15% to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries. It sounds good, but no worries. It’s not going t...
India issues ultimatum to Twitter: The platform has one last chance to comply, or face "unintended consequences"
India’s government on Saturday warned Twitter to immediately comply with the country’s new social media regulations, which critics say give the government more power to police online content, while Twitter wants to keep their monopoly on...
"Insult": Trump On Facebook Decision To Ban Him For 2 Years
Donald Trump called the Facebook suspension "an insult" to Americans who voted for him.
Facebook under new investigation by competition authority
The Competition and Market Authority is probing whether the company abuses its dominant market position.
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