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Articles by Lucas Nolan
Microsoft Says to Immediately Update Your PC – Here’s How
Microsoft has urged Windows users to immediately install a system update after security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system. The “PrintNightmare” exploit could allow hackers to take control of your system without tricking you into downloading malware.
Tech and Media Moguls Arrive at Sun Valley for ‘Billionaire Summer Camp’
An elite annual invite-only conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, organized by the investment bank Allen & Company is taking place this week, with the guest list including billionaires and powerbrokers from the Big Tech Masters of the Universe and the media such as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Disney CEO Bob Iger, CNN host Anderson Cooper, Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, and possibly Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The estimated wealth of attendees tops $588 billion this year.
Crash Victims Speak Out Against Tesla ‘Autopilot’
Tesla vehicles and its “autopilot” navigation system have been involved in a number of car crashes in recent years, now one family is suing the company after a Tesla Model 3 vehicle was involved in another fatal car crash just four miles from Tesla’s main factory in California.
Gig Economy Woes: Uber and Lyft Are Scrambling to Find Drivers
Ridesharing giants Uber and Lyft have begun improving the perks that drivers receive amid a shortage of drivers across the United States. One Uber executive made clear the extent of the problems ridesharing companies are having in finding drivers: “This is a moment of deep introspection and reflection for a company like ours to pause and say, ‘How do we make the proposition for drivers more attractive longer term? It is absolutely a reckoning.”
Ad Spending Shifts to Google’s Android as Apple Tightens Privacy Rules
Advertisers have reportedly begun shifting their spending patterns following Apple’s iOS update that requires apps to gain iPhone and iPad users’ permission to track them. Industry data shows that mobile advertising aimed at iPhone users has dropped significantly while advertising aimed at users of Google’s Android OS are climbing.
World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon CEO
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has officially stepped down from his role as CEO of the e-commerce giant, being replaced by the company’s former web services CEO Andy Jassy. Bezos will continue with the company in the role of Executive Chair. The leadership handover is occurring just weeks before Bezos will fly into space with his brother.
Robinhood Pays $70M Fine for Misleading Customers
The popular stock and cryptocurrency trading platform Robinhood has reportedly paid a $70 million settlement to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on Wednesday after being accused of misleading customers.
Facebook Is Launching an Attempt to Crush Substack
Continuing its ongoing efforts to clone every single other digital service available, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out its own version of a newsletter subscription service called Bulletin. The new Facebook offering is an attempt to crush the popular newsletter service Substack.
Apple Stands Firm on Workers Returning to Office
Tech giant Apple has been at odds with a large group of employees in recent months after it demanded that they return to the office at least a few days a week, with many employees resisting the return to the workplace.
Tesla to ‘Recall’ Almost 300,000 China-Made Cars
Chinese regulators reportedly stated on Saturday that Tesla would “recall” almost 300,000 China-made and imported Model 3 and Model Y cars for an online software update related to assisted driving.
FAA Clears Virgin Galactic for Commercial Spaceflight
The FAA has given Virgin Galactic approval to begin transporting commercial passengers to suborbital space aboard its VSS spaceplane. The company promises stunning views of Earth and several minutes of weightlessness during a two-hour trip.
Report: Facebook Defies Australian Law Forcing Big Tech to Pay for News
Australia’s competition watchdog is reportedly investigating a claim that Facebook has refused a publisher’s request to negotiate a licensing deal, the first major test of the country’s recently passed that that forces the Masters of the Universe to negotiate payment deals with news publishers.