Facebook pulls down fake accounts linked to Egypt and France
Facebook removed 81 accounts, 82 pages, one group and 76 Instagram accounts linked to Egypt for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Angela Lang/CNET Facebook said Thursday that it pulled down more than 300 fake accounts, pages and groups tied to France and Egypt in March, including some that posed... Read more
Stories discussed this week; Election tech was supposed to clean up the Iowa caucus … Iowa’s caucus fracas shows we’re still too ignorant about how … America is bad at voting (it isn’t just Iowa) US attorney general says tech and telecom industries should invest in Huawei competitors Donald... Read more
For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror
“There is nothing,” a desperate poster writes, and a dozen others agree. Online communities dedicated to homelessness, like Reddit’s r/homeless, were already places to vent about unlivable living situations, but as the Covid-19 outbreak continues, the challenges they face have only gotten more extreme. Shelters are full, or closed,... Read more
Restream makes cross-platform livestreaming free for COVID-19 responders
The best way for organizations to reach people right now is through the platforms everyone is already using. That means broadcasting to video services like Twitch and YouTube. But it takes a lot of bandwidth to send a live feed to multiple channels unless you use an intermediary like... Read more
Why coronavirus scammers can send fake emails from the WHO
On March 18, an email went out from the World Health Organization soliciting donations for its Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, to support WHO’s work tracking and treating the novel coronavirus. The sender address was “,” and is the real domain name of the organization. But the email is... Read more
Nikon is streaming free photography classes throughout April
Joshua Goldman/CNET Camera and optics corporation Nikon has announced it will stream free online photography courses throughout the month of April. These classes run between 15 minutes and well over an hour, and visitors to the site usually have to pay for each individual class. But Nikon’s note on... Read more
Apple Buys Dark Sky in an Android Worst-Case Scenario
Well, it was fun while it lasted. Dark Sky arrived on Android four years ago this May. On July 1, it will shutter forever, and its website will stop offering forecasts. Eighteen months after that, at the end of 2021, it will pull the plug on its application programming... Read more
Razer Blade 15 debuts with Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce RTX Super, and 300Hz display
Razer is upgrading its Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop with Intel’s latest Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics processing units (GPUs). It is also adding an ultra-fast 300-hertz display. Intel is launching its eight-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors today, and lots of laptops are... Read more
Goodbye, John Legere: CEO leaves as T-Mobile completes Sprint merger
Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere waves during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, April 30, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile completed its $31 billion acquisition of Sprint today and announced that CEO John Legere has resigned from the carrier’s top... Read more
Samsung donates smartphones to quarantined coronavirus patients
Samsung is donating hardware to caronavirus patients, as well as helping factories retool to produce face masks. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Like many tech companies. Samsung is pitching in to fight the... Read more