Amazon memo reveals Covid-19 was more prevalent in Minnesota warehouse than surrounding areas

Top Amazon executives including Dave Clark, the company’s senior vice president of global operations, have said infection rates at warehouses match or are lower than the cities they’re in. A newly revealed May memo shows this wasn’t the case in … Read more…

Microsoft will shut down its Twitch competitor Mixer, free Ninja, and partner with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is throwing in the towel for Mixer. On Monday, the computer conglomerate announced that it would close down its video game livestreaming platform on July 22. Microsoft also announced it would be partnering with Facebook to transfer Mixer’s partners … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg wants to register 4 million new voters but keep showing them Trump’s posts

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, tech companies’ responsibility to halt misinformation has become all the more pressing. To that end, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that Facebook will announce on Wednesday “the largest voting information campaign in American … Read more…

Coronavirus tracing apps could be used by hackers to access your personal data, report says

Cybercriminals could trace your device or access sensitive personal data through contact-tracing apps built for the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. In a report released Thursday, cybersecurity firm Check Point noted that U.S. developers are working on contact tracing … Read more…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg responds to upset Facebook employees, pledges to build products to ‘advance racial justice’

Mark Zuckerberg on Friday responded to Facebook employees who were upset over the company’s decision to not moderate or take down a controversial post in which President Donald Trump said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Tech BEST DEAL … Read more…

Coronavirus cases in Israel increased once public transportation restrictions were loosened

The number of coronavirus cases in Israel increased in the wake of the country easing restrictions on public transportation. Buses and trains tend to pack in riders closely together and can be a catalyst for widespread exposure. The coronavirus pandemic … Read more…

Amazon sees strong demand for pepper spray and Black Lives Matter merchandise as protests rage

Amazon’s Sports and Outdoors category showed pepper spray as the top-selling item, while a rechargeable taser was listed at No.44, illustrating that consumers are buying self-defense items amid protests that have turned violent in some areas of the country. Tech … Read more…

Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand sanitiser and disinfecting the floor. Reuters: Technology News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

India’s Reliance launches JioMart online grocery service, challenging Amazon, Flipkart

Reliance Industries Ltd has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart Inc’s Flipkart in the huge Indian market. Reuters: Technology News BEST … Read more…