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Twitter labeled Trump tweets with a fact check for the first time

For the first time, Twitter has labeled a tweet from President Donald Trump as misleading. → Read More

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Twitter will let some employees work from home 'forever'

Twitter will allow some of its workforce to continue working from home "forever" if they choose, the company confirmed to CNN Business on Tuesday. → Read More

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Facebook and Google are coming for Zoom

If there's one company the pandemic has turned into a household name, it's Zoom. Amid the continued state lockdowns, the video conferencing platform has become a lifeline for schools and businesses and a gathering place for virtual cocktail hours, birthday parties, workout classes and even weddings. And that hasn't escaped the notice of some of the world's biggest technology companies, including… → Read More

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Zoom makes privacy and security fixes as millions flock to service

Zoom will begin rolling out a long-awaited security update this weekend to deal with widespread complaints of video-conferencing interruptions and other potential meeting vulnerabilities, the company said Wednesday. → Read More

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Facebook will take down some, but not all, posts promoting anti-stay-at-home protests

Facebook will remove some posts on anti-stay-at-home protests being organized in California, New Jersey and Nebraska after consulting with officials in those states, a company spokesperson told CNN Monday. → Read More

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Apple and Google want your phone to become a coronavirus tracking device. Can it really work?

Apple and Google grew into global forces by creating wildly popular devices and applications. Their products became iconic for their elegant, user-friendly designs, and for their ability to handle heaps of data. Now those companies, who have often gone head-to-head in the past, are trying to apply that technical sensibility and mass appeal to develop a huge program to help track — and ultimately… → Read More

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The pandemic is playing to almost every one of Amazon's strengths

As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay inside, few companies have proven themselves as essential as Amazon. From groceries to cleaning supplies, shipments from Amazon have become lifelines for many who are steering clear of supermarkets and other physical retail stores. Company executives have likened the surge in demand to the annual holiday shopping crush. → Read More

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Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island warehouse walkout

Amazon has terminated an employee based in the company's Staten Island, New York, warehouse after he participated in a worker walkout protesting the company's response to the novel coronavirus. → Read More

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Apple releases coronavirus screening app and website in partnership with CDC

Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech platform. → Read More

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The coronavirus is creating an 'enormous stress test' of America's internet

The United States' internet and wireless networks are coming under immense pressure to deliver reliable connectivity as schools and businesses confronting the novel coronavirus have shifted their day-to-day operations out of the workplace and into homes, according to industry analysts and government officials. → Read More

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Google delays its planned rollout of an informational coronavirus website

Google will delay the rollout of an informational coronavirus website until later this week, according to the company. → Read More

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Google will partner with US government to develop a nationwide coronavirus website, company says

Google now says it is working with the government on the creation of a national website containing information about coronavirus symptoms and testing information. → Read More

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Pentagon 'wishes to reconsider' $10 billion contract given to Microsoft over Amazon

The US Department of Defense on Thursday said it wishes to re-evaluate its decision to award the Pentagon's multibillion-dollar cloud contract with Microsoft, signaling a potential victory for Amazon in its protest of the award. → Read More

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How Joe Biden's campaign is protecting itself from cyber attacks

Top tech officials working for Joe Biden's campaign aren't taking any second chances following the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee. → Read More

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States launch 'trusted information' efforts against fake news on social media

A Facebook account impersonating the Swain County board of elections in North Carolina. Unfounded rumors that Tarrant County, Texas, doesn't have former Vice President Joe Biden on the ballot. Wrong claims in Maine that Election Day is on different days for Republicans than for Democrats. → Read More

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Security experts raise concerns about voting app used by military voters

Security researchers are reporting flaws in a smartphone-based voting app that's been used by military voters overseas and is now being tested for use in the US. → Read More

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Amazon wants Trump to testify in battle over $10 billion Pentagon contract

Amazon has asked a federal court for permission to get testimony from President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as part of its ongoing protest over the Defense Department's handling of a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract, according to a court filing unsealed Monday. → Read More

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Prank callers and internet trolls sought to sow chaos on Iowa caucus night

Supporters of President Donald Trump worsened this week's Iowa caucus breakdown by placing prank phone calls that hindered the reporting of results, the Iowa Democratic Party said on Thursday. → Read More

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Nevada Democratic Party abandons problematic app used in Iowa caucuses

The Nevada Democratic Party said Tuesday that it will not use Shadow Inc., the maker of the app that caused reporting issues in the Iowa caucuses, to power its state caucuses later this month, despite already paying tens of thousands of dollars to the Democrat-affiliated technology company. → Read More

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Problematic app used in Iowa caucuses also set to be used in Nevada, sources tell

The mobile app that has apparently caused issues during the Iowa caucuses is due to be used in the Nevada Democratic caucuses later this month, a person familiar with the app told CNN. → Read More