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Hashtag Trending August 5 – Equifax credit score mishap; new anti-robocall taskforce; Cloudflare email forwarding bug

Equifax misreported credit scores for loan applications, the U.S. forms a new anti-robocall taskforce, and a Denmark student finds a flaw in Cloudflare’s email...

Hashtag Trending Aug 4 – Facebook ends live shopping feature; Motorola cancels foldable phone launch event; Robinhood fires 23 per cent of staf

Facebook shuts down its live shopping feature, Motorola cancels the launch of its foldable phone, and Robinhood fires almost a quarter of its staff. That’s...

Hashtag Trending August 3 – China’s new power grid AI; TikTok to surpass Facebook in influencer marketing spending; anti-piracy ads may not be working

China deploys new AI to manage its power grid, TikTok to overtake Facebook in influencer marketing spending, and anti-piracy ads may be encouraging pirating. That’s...

Hashtag Trending August 2 – Google ‘Simplicity Sprint’; Amazon carbon emission rises in 2021; another Meta lawsuit

Google announces “Simplicity Sprint” to drive efficiency, Amazon’s carbon emission increases by 18 per cent amid an online shopping surge, and Meta faces another...

Hashtag Trending July 29 – Metaverse profit; videogames harmless in moderation; Microsoft earnings report

Meta loses money in the metaverse, video games do not harm mental health, and Microsoft releases its earnings report. That's all the tech news that’s...

Hashtag Trending July 28 – Facebook increasing expectations for employees; Low smartphone sales in China; Senate advances U.S. semiconductor bill

Facebook to operate with “increased intensity”, smartphone sales in China slump, U.S. Senate advances multi-billion dollar bill subsidizing chip manufacturing. That’s all the tech news...

Hashtag Trending July 26 – Australian companies stop use of facial recognition tech; U.S. social media laws; Intel and MediaTek agreement

Australian retailers stop the use of facial recognition technology, more American states are working on laws to control social media, and Intel announces that...

Hashtag Trending July 25 – Uber non-prosecution; Amazon is the best workplace; ransomware hits small Canadian town

Uber enters a non-prosecution agreement with the FTC, LinkedIn ranks Amazon as the best company to work for, and a ransomware attack has hit...

Hashtag Weekend – Interview with Julian Galley of Compugen on his cross country bike tour in support of Alzheimer research

Welcome to Hashtag Weekend. I’m Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, publishers of IT World Canada, Channel Daily News, Tech News Day and a host of...

Hashtag Trending July 22 – Amazon buys One Medical; FCC probes carrier location data use; YouTube removes videons on abortion misinformation

Amazon acquires One Medical, FCC launches probe into how mobile carriers use geolocation data, and YouTube begins removing videos containing misinformation about abortion. That’s all...

Hashtag Trending July 21 – Mark Zuckerberg to explain Cambridge Analytica; creators struggle to profit on TikTok; USPS ups its EV purchase

Mark Zuckerberg to explain his alleged involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, TikTok influencers are struggling to profit from the platform, and USPS is...

Hashtag Trending July 20 – Netflix silver lining; Snapchat for desktop; Apple settles keyboard lawsuit

Netflix loses fewer subscribers than expected, Snapchat comes to the desktop, and Apple settles a class action lawsuit over the MacBook keyboard. That’s all the...

Hashtag Trending July 19 – Social media buyer’s remorse; Netflix new fee; are video game loot boxes gambling?

Social media is causing buyer’s remorse, Netflix is testing a new fee for streaming from another location, and the UK excludes gaming loot boxes...

Hashtag Trending July 18 – CATL new battery plants in Mexico; FCC proposes faster broadband speeds; JWST’s small storage

CATL wants to build new battery facilities in Mexico, FCC proposes to increase base internet speeds, and James Webb Space Telescope has less storage...

Hashtag Trending July 15 – Panasonic’s new battery plant; U.S. starting to allocate the broadband fund; Uber harassment lawsuit

Panasonic to build a new battery plant in the U.S., the U.S. government releases the first wave of its broadband fund, and Uber is...

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