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Recent articles by Steven:

Twenty state AGs press Facebook to do more to combat hate speech

Officials urge social network take specific steps to curb discrimination and disinformation on the platform. → Read More

Google Doodle urges you to wear a face mask to save lives

The familiar logo's letters don masks and then socially distance. → Read More

Twitter discloses FTC probe into alleged misuse of user data

Investigation could cost the company $250 million. → Read More

Twitter under FTC investigation for alleged misuse of user data

Investigation could cost the company $250 million. → Read More

Google Doodle celebrates Vicki Draves, Filipino American diver

She overcame racial prejudice to become the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal. → Read More

Twitter permanently bans white supremacist David Duke

Duke's Twitter account was "permanently suspended" for violating the company's policy against hateful conduct, a spokesperson for the social network says. → Read More

Twitter says massive hack was result of spear phishing attack

Hackers managed to tweet from more than 40 accounts in the bitcoin scam earlier this month, Twitter says. → Read More

Samsung sales decline in Q2, but profit rises amid coronavirus

The electronics giant benefited from a one-time gain and from demand for its processors and appliances. → Read More

Mozilla launches VPN service to help protect your privacy

VPNs have become popular tools for hiding online activity and bypassing geography-based restrictions on streaming services. → Read More

Amazon, Google, Microsoft sued over photos in facial recognition database

The plaintiffs allege that the tech giants used people's pictures obtained without permission to train their technologies. → Read More

Facebook reportedly ready to begin streaming music videos

Licensing rights currently prohibit record label artists from running full-length music videos on the site. → Read More

Google beefs up Play Pass with over 150 new apps, games

Titles added to the subscription service's library include Sonic the Hedgehog and Golf Peaks. → Read More

SoftBank reportedly considering sale or IPO of chip designer Arm

The Japanese conglomerate purchased the UK-based company four years ago for nearly $32 billion. → Read More

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $3M to guaranteed income programs

A network of more than a dozen mayors is battling the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

US reportedly investigating TikTok again over children's privacy

The probe is examining whether the popular video sharing app failed to live up to a 2019 agreement to protect children's privacy, Reuters reports. → Read More

TikTok plans to withdraw from Hong Kong, may face US ban

The video-sharing app is apparently under Trump administration scrutiny. → Read More

Verizon pauses Facebook ads amid growing ad boycott

Nearly 100 brands have reportedly joined the effort to push Facebook to do more to combat abusive content on its platform. → Read More

Rep. Devin Nunes can't sue Twitter over satirical cow account, judge rules

California Republican congressman sued Twitter last year alleging the service censors conservative voices. → Read More

Justice Department charges Julian Assange with recruiting and conspiring with hackers

New indictment charges the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with LulzSec and Chelsea Manning to commit computer crimes. → Read More

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange charged with recruiting and conspiring with hackers

New Justice Department indictment charges the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with LulzSec and Chelsea Manning to commit computer crimes. → Read More