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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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BUSINESS

Twitter Blue relaunch delayed, may use new color checks for organizations

An image of new Twitter owner Elon Musk is seen surrounded by Twitter logos in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on 08 November, 2022.  STR | Nurphoto | Getty Images Twitter owner Elon Musk said on Monday evening that the company is planning to delay the relaunch of its $8 per month Blue Verified […]

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BUSINESS

Elon Musk sets more in-office requirements at Twitter

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, June 13, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters A pair of new emails from Elon Musk to Twitter employees says managers must meet in-person with employees — even […]

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BUSINESS

Sam Bankman-Fried steps down, FTX files for bankruptcy

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and chief executive officer of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, during an interview on an episode of Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein in New York, US, on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange FTX has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S., according […]

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TECHNOLOGY

Apple spending $450 million with Globalstar, others for satellite texting

Apple said Thursday it will spend $450 million with U.S. companies to enable its new emergency satellite texting feature. The majority of that money will go to Globalstar, Apple said, a Louisiana-based company that operates the satellites that make the feature possible. Apple isn’t taking an equity stake in the company but it is committing […]

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BUSINESS

Salesforce cut hundreds of employees on Monday

Marc Benioff, co-chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., speaks during a keynote at the 2022 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2022. Tens of thousands of techies will frolic through kitschy national park-themed decorations in San Francisco’s downtown this week as Salesforce Inc.’s annual Dreamforce conference returns in full after two pandemic years. […]

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BUSINESS

Qualcomm (QCOM) earnings Q4 2022

Cristiano Amon, president and CEO of Qualcomm, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference on May 2, 2022, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Qualcomm shares fell 7% in extended trading on Wednesday after the chipmaker reported in-line fiscal fourth-quarter earnings but offered poor first-quarter guidance. Here’s how the […]

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BUSINESS

WhatsApp is down globally

The WhatsApp app Dado Ruvic | Reuters WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook parent Meta, suffered a global outage on Tuesday. Problems were first detected around 3:17 a.m. ET, according to Downdetector.com, which monitors outages across internet services. Users reported problems with sending and receiving messages. Normal service on WhatsApp had still not been […]

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BUSINESS

FTC seeks to hold Drizly CEO accountable for alleged security failures

The Drizly application on a smartphone. Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty Images In a new proposed settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking to hold a tech CEO accountable to specific security standards, even if he moves to a new company. The agency announced Monday that its four commissioners had voted unanimously to issue […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Apple raises prices on Apple TV+ and Apple Music

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., smiles while speaking about Apple TV+ during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple on Monday increased monthly and annual subscription prices in the U.S. for its streaming services […]

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