Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Justice Department seizes websites used to trick Amazon customers into buying device tech support

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Federal officials have seized six fraudulent websites that were part of an online scheme to deceive customers who were looking to set up new Amazon Echo devices. The U.S. Attorney...

FFA announces third cohort for accelerator program designed to help female and non-binary founders

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Female Founders Alliance unveiled its third accelerator cohort as it looks to help more female and non-binary founders grow their companies and raise funding. The Seattle-based org...

Amazon employees protest at Seattle HQ to ask for paid time off so workers...

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Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like! Those chants kicked off a rally Saturday that started at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, where around 100...

Pakistan based travel platform FindMyAdventure raises $600,000 despite COVID-19 hardships

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FindMyAdventure is an online travel platform that helps you plan your next trip and stay in Pakistan. You can choose over 200+ listings and have customized packages which can be bo...

Apple ditching chargers saves costs but not the planet

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Apple’s decision to no longer include wall chargers and earbuds in its new iPhone 12 boxes is good for business, but just how good it will be for the planet is harder to see. The...

Pakistani healthtech startup MedznMore raises $2.6 million in seed funding

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A Pakistani health tech startup MedznMore has raised around $2.6 million in seed funding. MedznMore is Karachi based which aims to tackle problems regarding pharmacy retail in Paki...

US joins six countries in new call for backdoor encryption access

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On Monday, the US Department of Justice signed on to a new international statement warning of the dangers of encryption and calling for an industry-wide effort to enable law enforc...

Judge in WeChat case appears unlikely to allow US ban to move forward

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A judge in San Francisco said Thursday she’s not likely to lift a temporary block on the US government’s attempts to ban WeChat. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler responded to ...

Google says Chinese hackers who targeted Biden campaign are faking McAfee software

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Google said in a new blog post that hackers linked to the Chinese government have been impersonating antivirus software McAfee to try to infect victims’ machines with malware. An...

Messenger overhauls its logo, adds new chat features

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Facebook Messenger is overhauling its logo and adding some new features. The company is rolling out new chat themes, in addition to selfie stickers and a vanish mode, as part of it...
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Apple imagines a foldable iPhone with a ‘self-healing’ display

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An Apple patent application published yesterday reveals an idea for a foldable smartphone that would include a “self-healing” display cover, allowing the device to repair dents...

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