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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated that big tech companies need more regulation. In an op-ed in the Financial Times, the tech giant’s boss suggested that the short term profit hit could be worth it in the long run.
Japanese gaming giant Nintendo could face supply shortages as a result of the coronavirus. Bloomberg reports that the company may struggle to supply Switch consoles to the US and Europe as soon as April.
Facebook canceled an annual San Francisco conference because of coronavirus concerns. Facebook’s canceled Global Marketing Summit also follows Barcelona’s canceled Mobile World Summit, a major tech conference that was slated for late-February.
Tesla has been forced to pause plans for a Gigafactory in Germany following a court injunction. Environmentalists won the injunction against the electric car maker Sunday in a bid to prevent the company’s first European car factory.
Amazon’s Ring, a doorbell and security company, has not had a meaningful impact on criminal resolution. Despite partnering with more than 800 law enforcement agencies in the US, NBC reports that few departments have made arrests using the company’s videos.
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ had the biggest opening weekend ever for a video game movie with $57 million. The movie performed higher than the studio’s projection of $40 million, beating Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
A cyber group warned ‘everything is hackable’ after hacking the Olympics and FC Barcelona Twitter accounts and posting about private messages. OurMine, the group responsible for several prominent Twitter hacks beginning in 2016 claimed responsibility.
Facebook has changed its ad rules to allow paid political messages including memes. The policy shift comes after he Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg exploited a loophole at the tech giant by posting humorous messages from popular meme accounts.
A new report found that Iranian hackers have been infiltrating VPN servers to create backdoors. Iranian hackers have targeted Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Citrix VPNs to hack into large companies, according to ZDNet.
A new Twitter filter deletes naked pictures from messages to help users avoid unsolicited naked pictures. The plug in “safe DM” was developed by Kelsey Bressler after she received an unwanted nude picture from a man.
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Source:: Business Insider