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2h What tech can the US president use?
BBC
From the ObamaPad to Joe Biden's Apple Watch and Peloton, being president can be a tech challenge.
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3h Updated Apple Christmas sales surge to $111bn amid pandemic
BBC
Families loaded up on the latest technology and sales increased in China.
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5h Green search engine Ecosia partners with pro-privacy Brave browser
The Independent
Exclusive: The partnership opens Ecosia up further to Brave’s 24 million user base
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8h Emotet botnet taken down by international police swoop
BBC
Police from the UK, EU, and North America take down a notorious cyber-crime web.
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9h Updated GameStop: How a fight between Reddit users and Wall Street bankers saw video game company’s stock increase tenfold
The Independent
The subreddit r/WallStreetBets pushed the retail company’s stock so that ‘everybody was making money’
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10h AI weapon development is a ‘moral imperative’, says US panel led by former Google boss
The Independent
Dozens of countries have already called on a complete ban of ‘killer robots’
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11h Robinhood, Trading 212 and others go down amid AMC and GameStop stock market frenzy
The Independent
Robinhood, Trading 212 and other trading platforms are breaking amid a stock market trading frenzy.
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11h How amateur investors took on Wall Street and won
BBC
Shares in a games company have soared more than 300% - the result of a fight between private and professional investors.
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11h Bitcoin could replace gold as store of value, Bank of Singapore says
The Independent
Cryptocurrency outperformed combined gains of gold and the Dow Jones stock market by a factor of 10 in 2020
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12h YouTube has removed more than half a million videos spreading Covid-19 misinformation
The Independent
YouTube has removed more than half a million videos spreading misinformation about Covid-19, it has said.
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12h Elon Musk says Starship is ready for its next major test
The Independent
Previous test of SN8 prototype ended in fiery explosion
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13h Nasa Roman mission will be able to find ‘extreme planets’ using the xallarap effect
The Independent
Scientists will use stars as magnifying glasses to identify far-off objects in the galaxy
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14h Amazon says Elon Musk is launching ‘dangerous’ Starlink satellites that could cause ‘collisions in space’
The Independent
‘It does not serve the public to hamstring Starlink today for an Amazon satellite system that is at best several years away from operation,’ Musk responded on Twitter
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15h Apple watch call saves cyclist swept into River Wye
BBC
The man clung on to a tree on the banks of the fast-flowing River Wye as he alerted fire crews.
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15h Big tech facilitated QAnon and the Capitol attack. It’s time to hold them accountable
The Guardian
Social media platforms have become information monopolies with runaway scale, an ideal place for conspiracy theories to fester Donald Trump’s election lies and the 6 January attack on the US Capitol have highlighted how big tech has led our society down a path of conspiracies and radicalism by ignoring the mounting evidence that their products are dangerous. But the spread of deadly misinformation on a global scale was enabled by the absence of antitrust enforcement by the federal government to rein in out-of-control monopolies such as Facebook and Google. And there is a real risk social media giants could sidestep accountability once again.
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16h How GameStop found itself at the center of a groundbreaking battle between Wall Street and small investors
The Guardian
The video game retailer has become one of the hottest stocks this year in a tale that illustrates the changing face of investing The coronavirus pandemic hit GameStop hard. Like many retailers, already suffering from the shift to online sales, the video games chain is losing money and plans to close 450 stores this year. And yet, surprisingly, GameStop has become one the hottest stocks of the year. The 37-year-old chain store group is now the focus of a David-and-Goliath battle between an army of small investors and Wall Street that shows no signs of abating and has highlighted some fundamental shifts in investing.
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17h iOS update: iPhone users urged to update their devices right away as Apple reveals dangerous flaw
The Independent
iPhone and iPad users have been urged to update their devices as soon as possible amid a major security issue.
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25h Insurers defend covering ransomware payments
BBC
Insurers reject claims that by covering ransomware bills they are funding organised crime.
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