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Popular tax prep software sent financial information to Meta: report

Meta (formerly Facebook) corporate headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 9, 2022. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Popular tax prep software including TaxAct, TaxSlayer and H&R Block sent sensitive financial information to Facebook parent company Meta through its widespread code, known as a pixel, that helps developers track user activity […]

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VPN use skyrockets in Iran as citizens navigate internet censorship

Iranians protest to demand justice and highlight the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police and subsequently died in hospital in Tehran under suspicious circumstances. Mike Kemp | In Pictures via Getty Images Iranians are turning to virtual private networks to bypass widespread internet disruptions as the government tries to conceal its […]

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BUSINESS

Strategists on stocks and how investors should trade the volatility

September has historically been a seasonally weak month for stocks, and the market’s performance over the past month has certainly burnished that reputation. Hawkish comments from key Federal Reserve officials have further compounded market nervousness at a time when investors are anxiously weighing their next move. Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said last week […]

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TECHNOLOGY

Google to shut gaming service Stadia in latest cost-cutting effort

Google is shuttering its digital gaming service Stadia, the latest ambitious project to get cut as the company looks to shed costs. The gaming service, which launched in 2019 and runs on phones and the Chrome browser, “hasn’t gained the traction with users that we expected,” wrote Phil Harrison, a Google vice president, in a […]

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BUSINESS

Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images As Google tries to navigate an unfamiliar environment of slowing growth, cost cutting and employee dissent over cultural changes, CEO Sundar Pichai is finding himself on […]

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BUSINESS

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, September 21

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, Sept. 20, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Decision day Investors are bracing for the Federal Reserve’s rate announcement Wednesday. A three-quarter-point increase in the benchmark rate is baked in, but markets are seeking more […]

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BUSINESS

Google spins out secret hi-speed telecom project called Aalyria

The logo of Google is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. Charles Platiau | Reuters Inside Google, a team of techies has been working behind the scenes on software for high-speed communications networks that extend from land to space. Codenamed “Minkowski” within Google, […]

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BUSINESS

Google CEO says he hopes to make company ‘20% more’ efficient, hints at potential cuts

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said he wants to make the company 20% more efficient and that could include headcount cuts as it reckons with […]

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BUSINESS

Trump’s Truth Social barred from Google Play store over content moderation concerns

Donald Trump’s social media app “Truth Social” in Apple’s App Store on an iPhone 12. Christoph Dernbach | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Truth Social, the would-be Twitter competitor created by Trump Media and Technology Group, remains unavailable on the Google Play store. According to a report from Axios, Google said the app lacks effective […]

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Biden’s new corporate tax hike won’t hurt most U.S. companies

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference about the Inflation Reduction Act outside the U.S. Capitol on August 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Business advocacy groups lobbied hard against the 15% minimum tax rate for large corporations that just passed Congress as part of the the […]

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