Friday, June 5, 2020

Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid protests, crisis

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ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A writer from a "Law & Order" spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA's Sacramento...

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

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MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also...

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

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ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order...
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Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

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ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added...

2 U.S. astronauts arrive at launch pad for SpaceX launch

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MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — With thunder threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts arrived at the launch pad for the...

Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps

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MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology Writer Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to...

Privacy groups: TikTok app violating children’s privacy

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TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer Privacy watchdogs say that the popular TikTok video app is violating a children's privacy law and putting kids at risk. A...
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Facebook removes accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

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BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer OAKLAND (AP) — Facebook says it has removed several groups, accounts and pages linked to QAnon, taking action for the...

Facebook to label national origin of popular posts

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BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer OAKLAND (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it will label posts from popular accounts with their geographic origin in an attempt...

Facebook to warn users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoaxes

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BARBARA ORTUTAY and AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press Facebook will soon let you know if you shared or interacted with dangerous coronavirus misinformation on the site,...