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Gay California Sate Senator Targeted by QAnon Trolls for Sex Offender Registry Bill

Gay California Sate Senator Targeted by QAnon Trolls for Sex Offender Registry Bill

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 7
Out California state senator Scott Weiner has proposed legislation that would bring equality to a law regarding the state's sex offender registry. But trolls from the conspiracy website QAnon have targeted him with anti-LGBTQ harassment.

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

By Tali Arbel | Aug 7
President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation."

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

Aug 6
The online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos from users who apparently disguised their names.

Facebook, Citing Virus Misinformation, Deletes Trump Post

Facebook, Citing Virus Misinformation, Deletes Trump Post

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 6
Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

Trump's Demand for US Cut of a TikTok Deal is Unprecedented

Trump's Demand for US Cut of a TikTok Deal is Unprecedented

Aug 4
President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation.

'Circle' Jerk: Grindr Feature Attempts to Broaden the Conversation, but Dick Pics Prevail

'Circle' Jerk: Grindr Feature Attempts to Broaden the Conversation, but Dick Pics Prevail

Aug 3
Earlier this year, Grindr introduced a new feature that allows users to talk about all kinds of topics. But dick pics prevail in the "Circle" channels.

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

By Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 3
Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.

Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election

Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election

By Eric Tucker, Christina A. Cassidy and Frank Bajak | Aug 2
Federal authorities say one of the gravest threats to the November election is a well-timed ransomware attack that could paralyze voting operations.

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to Buy TikTok's US Business

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to Buy TikTok's US Business

By Tali Arbel and Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 2
Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Trump Says He'll Act to Ban Tiktok in US as Soon as Saturday

Trump Says He'll Act to Ban Tiktok in US as Soon as Saturday

By Tali Arbel | Aug 1
President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Tech Giants Lead Gains as S&P 500 Closes 4th Winning Month

Tech Giants Lead Gains as S&P 500 Closes 4th Winning Month

By Stan Choe | Aug 1
Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market's most influential companies on Friday helped Wall Street close out its fourth straight winning month.

3 Charged in Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

3 Charged in Massive Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Scam

By David Fischer | Aug 1
A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen were identified by authorities Friday as the hackers who earlier this month took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls.

Lawmakers Batter Big Tech CEOs, but Don't Land Many Blows

Lawmakers Batter Big Tech CEOs, but Don't Land Many Blows

By Michael Liedtke, Marcy Gordon and Matt O'Brien | Jul 30
Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance Wednesday to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and allegations of monopolistic practices that stifle competition.

Holocaust Survivors Urge Facebook to Remove Denial Posts

Holocaust Survivors Urge Facebook to Remove Denial Posts

By David Rising | Jul 29
Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site.

Meet God's Battle Axe: Trump's New Favorite Doctor Is Also (Surprise) a Homophobe

Meet God's Battle Axe: Trump's New Favorite Doctor Is Also (Surprise) a Homophobe

Jul 29
When asked about the new Internet sensation he helped cultivate, President Donald Trump called Dr. Stella Immanuel "impressive" for pushing hydroxychloroquine. Did you also known she's a homophobe?

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