Huawei Has Allegedly Built Surveillance Tools That Identify And Monitor People By Race

An investigation into the Chinese firm Huawei has reportedly found that the company has worked with dozens of security firms to build surveillance tools that can both identify and track people based on race. The report comes just days after the company had denied creating ethnicity-monitoring technology. The investigation, conducted by The Washington Post, learned […]

Twitter Bans Conspiracy Theorist David Icke For Posting Misinformation About COVID-19

Twitter banned British conspiracy theorist David Icke after he posted misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic on the social media platform. According to the BBC, Icke broke the website’s rules regarding posting misleading information. “The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating Twitter’s rules regarding COVID misinformation,” a spokesperson from Twitter explained. Icke attacked high-profile […]

Ring Takes Flight, Debuts Autonomous Flying Drone For Homes

Home security and smart home technology pioneer Ring has announced a new security camera that will fly around an indoor space. Called the Always Home Cam, the autonomous drone will take flight around a house, moving room-to-room when the owner is not present. As reported by The Verge, the company wants the Always Home Cam […]

Apple Responds To Latest Antitrust Pressure With App Store Revamp

Apple responded on Thursday to a new round of antitrust pressure with an App Store overhaul aimed at keeping developers happy. Reported by 9to5Mac, the company is attempting to make the store more attractive to software creators, who are becoming increasingly miffed with the Cupertino-based tech giant. Lawmakers in the U.S. are putting mounting pressure […]

Huawei Executive Says ‘Survival Is The Goal’ Amid US Ban

Huawei executive Guo Ping said the company is struggling to survive because of policies enacted by the U.S. that have left its business in trouble. Bans on U.S. companies working with Huawei have meant one of the company’s biggest markets is off limits. With international partners also cautious of adopting Huawei’s 5G technology, the Chinese […]

WeChat Downloads Reportedly Surge Ahead Of Ban Imposed By Donald Trump

Downloads of the app WeChat reportedly surged on Friday, with users rushing to get their hands on the application before a deadline imposed by President Donald Trump will make it unavailable. As The Inquisitr reported, Trump signed an executive order saying that both WeChat and the popular social media app TikTok would be banned from […]

Twetch Continues Expansion Of Blockchain-Based Twitter Competitor With Focus On Data Control And Privacy

Twetch continues to expand its blockchain-based social media platform that focuses on providing users with a Twitter alternative that focuses on privacy, data monetization and control, and archiving. The latest addition to the project is Twetch Chat, which a press release from the company called a “fully encrypted messaging platform” for users of the growing […]

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Resigns Amid President Donald Trump’s Proposed Ban

TikTok CEO Kevin A. Mayer has resigned from his position. As reported by CNET and other news outlets, the 58-year-old announced his decision to leave the organization in a letter sent to employees late on Wednesday. He cited a changing political environment in the wake of President Donald Trump’s threat to ban TikTok in the […]

Facebook, Spotify Among The Latest Companies Siding With Fortnite In Its Feud With Apple

Fortnite creator Epic Games might be feuding with Apple, but it’s far from the only big company that has a problem with how the tech giant handles its app store policies. Nicolas Vega of the New York Post reported on Friday that several other tech titans joined the fray on the side of Fortnite, just […]

Apple’s 2020 iMac Has Arrived And Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Apple has just released its 2020 iMac, and here’s everything you need to know, according to a report from CNBC. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, it had been rumored for some time that the company would be releasing an updated iMac with a totally new design; however, Apple decided on a less flashy approach. […]

Microsoft Reportedly Buying ByteDance’s US Stake In TikTok After Donald Trump Orders China To Sell App

Microsoft could soon be the proud owner of the U.S.-based part of TikTok, one of the most popular social media apps in the world. Ashley Stewart of Business Insider wrote on Friday that Microsoft could purchase a stake in China’s ByteDance. ByteDance is expected to be ordered by President Donald Trump to divest itself of […]

Apple’s 5G iPhone Reportedly Might Not Get Released In September As Originally Expected

In the aftermath of Qualcomm’s latest earnings report, it now appears that the 5G-compatible iPhone might be released a little later than usual. As reported by The Verge on Wednesday, the firm’s third-quarter report noted a “partial impact from the delay of a global 5G phone launch” when discussing its forecasts for its fourth fiscal […]

Apple’s App Store Antitrust Questions Could Be Applied To Other Gaming & Tech Companies, Analyst Says

Questions lawmakers made about Apple’s App Store on Wednesday could just as easily have applied to several other gaming and tech companies around the world. One firm, in particular, that should be sweating is Steam, according to Engadget‘s Jessica Conditt. The inquiries about Apple’s practices were posed during a congressional investigation into some of the […]

Apple Wants To Know How iPhone Users Use Their USB Chargers

Apple is sending out surveys to get a better understanding of how some of its users are using the USB charger currently shipped in the box of every new iPhone, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The survey, which was originally shared by a Twitter user, specifically questioned what iPhone users end up doing with […]

Indian Government Bans TikTok And 58 Other Popular Chinese Apps In ‘Digital Air Strike’ Against China

The Indian government has banned TikTok along with close to 60 other apps developed by Chinese firms, saying they were engaging in activities that put India’s security at risk. As TechCrunch reported, the Indian government announced the bans on Monday evening, saying that the apps engaged in activities that endangered the “national security and defence […]

Apple’s Craig Federighi Addresses iOS 14 Comments With Marques Brownlee

It’s been a big week for Apple. The company kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 22, announcing new software updates for all its products, and senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi has addressed comments from users. While chatting with popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee on his podcast, Federighi discussed why […]

Apple’s WWDC: Everything You Need To Know About The Upcoming Event

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on June 22, and here’s everything you should know about the upcoming event, according to a report from MacRumors. “The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off with exciting reveals, inspiration, and new opportunities to continue creating the most innovative apps in the world. Join the worldwide developer […]

Facebook Will Start Applying A Label To Posts From State-Controlled Media

Facebook will soon apply warning labels to posts from state-controlled media in an effort to provide transparency about what users are seeing, CNN reported. On Thursday, Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said that users of the social media platform need to be informed about where their news is coming from. For that reason, […]

Apple Pays Hacker $100,000 For Finding Major Security Vulnerability

In 2019, Apple announced a Sign in with Apple option for users who preferred not to share personal email addresses with the third-party apps and services they use on their devices. The feature, which was announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference as a way to protect user privacy, has since been compromised. According to […]

Tech Influencers Warn Against Buying 24K Gold-Plated Escobar iPhone 11 Pro

Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto Escobar, is selling 24K gold-plated Escobar-branded iPhone 11 Pros, but popular tech influencers are advising against purchasing the flashy devices. On Friday, May 29, Marques Brownlee uploaded a video to his YouTube channel explaining his experience with Escobar Inc. Brownlee kicked off the video with a bit of backstory, telling viewers […]

Apple Releases iOS 13.5 With COVID-19 Contact Tracing API

Apple has just released its latest mobile software update, iOS 13.5, and it includes a handful of new features triggered by the spread of COVID-19, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The most notable feature prompted by the widespread virus is the new Exposure Notification API, which was developed by Apple and Google with help […]

Stanford Study Aims To Determine If Apple Watch Can Detect Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout countries across the world, experts are searching for answers wherever they can find them. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Stanford University is conducting a study to determine whether Apple’s wearable device, the Apple Watch, could possibly tell if its wearer has contracted the virus. The Apple […]

Apple Is Making A New Feature To Unlock Your Phone While Wearing A Face Mask

Apple is releasing beta iPhone software so users can unlock their phones while wearing a face mask. On Wednesday, the technology behemoth said that iPhone users will be able to unlock their phones without using FaceID. The update comes as a response to people having trouble unlocking their devices because of how they have to […]

Flaws In iPhone Design Have Allowed Hackers To Steal Information For Years

Apple recently announced that it would be fixing a serious, newly discovered flaw in its iOS software, which is used for both iPhones and iPads. Though the exploit had only been recently spotted by a security forensics company, experts have warned that the issue has been present much longer, meaning hackers could have gained information […]

Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Gets An Interactive Game App Inspired By The Series

A new app inspired by HBO‘s Insecure is currently in development. IndieWired reports that a game about the comedy is set to be released later this year. Created by Glow Up Games, Insecure: The Come Up Game will follow creator and star Issa Rae’s character, Issa Dee, and her life in Los Angeles. The game […]

Video Tracks Cell Phones From A Fort Lauderdale Beach To Show How Far Spring Breakers Could Spread Coronavirus

Earlier this month, thousands of college students showed up on Florida beaches for spring break trips, some of them after the novel coronavirus started to spread rapidly across the country. That prompted local governments to shut down all public events. Now, a new video analyzes just how far spring breakers could have spread the virus […]

Coronavirus Smartphone Apps Among Top-Downloaded In South Korea

App developers in South Korea have taken advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to design new apps that help track the disease throughout the country, reported CNN. By the end of last week, one of those smartphone apps ranked No. 6 of the top 15 downloads in the Google Play store, with thousands of downloads every […]

Google Cracks Down On Android Apps That Track Your Location In The Background

Google announced this week that it will no longer allow Android apps to indiscriminately track a user’s location in the background. Instead, all location-tracking features will be subject to a review process before launching on the Google Play Store. Developers are required to provide a strong justification for why their app needs to access background […]

MWC 2020: Nokia Starts Sending Out Invites For February 23 Launch Event

HMD Global, the company that owns the license to use the Nokia brand name for smartphones, has started sending out invitations for their launch event scheduled to be held later next month. According to Gadgets 360, Nokia is likely to announce a major chunk of its 2020 smartphones lineup at the February 23 event. The […]

Preregistration For The Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Opens For U.S. Customers

South Korean smartphones and electronics major Samsung Electronics has opened the preregistration formalities for its upcoming flagship grade Android smartphone lineup: the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. According to Android Authority, the Samsung USA website now has a link that directs users to a sign-up page. On this page, potential buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S20 […]

Apple Maps For The U.S. Redesigned With Better Road Coverage, More Precise Addresses

Apple, on Thursday, announced a major update to its Maps application that comes pre-installed on iPhones and other iOS devices. The company issued a press release detailing the significant changes that this update brings to the table. According to Apple, most of the new changes are aimed at improving the overall Apple Maps user experience. […]

Samsung Launches The Galaxy Tab S6 5G, The World’s First 5G Tablet, In South Korea

Earlier today, South Korean smartphones and electronics giant Samsung launched a 5G variant of its flagship Android tablet in its home country. The launch of the new device — called the Galaxy Tab S6 5G — was made public through a Korean-language press release in which Samsung outlined its detailed specifications and features. The company […]

App Store Purchases, Subscription Access Affected By Apparent Apple Store Outage

iOS users across the world seem to be facing a major issue with Apple’s popular App Store in what is believed to be a widespread service outage. According to AppleInsider, several Apple users using iOS-based devices like the iPhone and the iPad are unable to access a range of Apple services. The affected services include […]

Motorola razr To Go On Sale In The U.S. Starting February 6 Following Delayed Launch

Motorola announced earlier today that it would begin sales of its upcoming foldable smartphone — the Motorola razr — in the U.S. following a delayed launch. According to The Verge, the Motorola razr, which was initially scheduled for launch earlier this month, will go on sale February 6. Customers will be able to preorder the […]

Apple Likely To Launch A New Low-Cost iPhone Model In March

Six months after it launched the iPhone 11 series, Apple is likely to expand its product portfolio with the introduction of a new smartphone. According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino, California-based technology giant will start mass production of the new phone in China next month, following that up with an official launch in March. While the […]

70,000 Female Tinder Users Had Their Pictures Dumped Onto A Cyber-Crime Forum

Popular dating app Tinder has reportedly had more than 70,000 pictures from female accounts dumped to an online cyber-crime forum, according to Gizmodo. As the photographs were only of women, many experts believe that the hackers are hoping to use the photographs and data to set up catfishing accounts to scam male users. Another possibility […]

Fake Text Messages About A Military Draft Denied By U.S. Army

Some cell phone users have reported getting official-looking text messages telling them they need to immediately show up at the nearest military installation to report for a draft, presumably because of a potential war in Iran, CBS News reports. There is no draft and there are no plans to conscript anyone into service, the U.S. […]

AirBnB Develops Tool To Find Out Guests’ Suitability By Scanning Their Online Profiles And Activities

In a bid to make users’ experience safer and pleasant, AirBnB has recently claimed to have developed a software, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), to analyze guests’ suitability by scanning their online activities and social media profiles. Per an article by The Evening Standard, the global booking platform has come up with a “trait analyzer” […]

Amazon Echo ‘Goes Rogue’ By Telling Woman To Kill Herself For The Good Of The Planet

An Amazon Echo device gave one woman in the United Kingdom quite a scare after AI virtual assistant Alexa told her to “stab herself” for the good of the planet. The frightening exchange might have some reconsidering the popular gadget as a Christmas gift. According to The Sun, student paramedic Danni Morritt was in the […]

Reddit Uncovers Russian-Linked Campaign To Leak Trade Documents From U.K.

Reddit has uncovered what it said appears to be a Russian-linked campaign to leak documents from the U.K., the website revealed on Friday. In an announcement to the official Reddit Security page, the site noted that it was made aware of a post from October claiming to reveal details about negotiations toward a deal with […]

FBI Issued Warning About Smart TVs Ahead Of Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

With so many consumers purchasing smart TVs for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the FBI issued a warning about the security of these internet-connected televisions, Tech Crunch reported. For some households, these models are part of an overall smart home, but there are some prudent points to consider before choosing which television to buy. Smart […]

Check Out These 5 Cyber Monday TV Deals At Walmart

Brick-and-mortar stores have wrapped up another successful Black Friday weekend, and their online counterparts are offering deals just as good for Cyber Monday, especially on televisions. With holiday movie marathons and major sporting events, such as the College Football Playoffs and Super Bowl LIV, coming up, now is a great time to snag the perfect […]

Here Are 5 Cyber Monday Laptop Deals At Target You Can’t Miss

The kick-off to holiday shopping continues today as retailers celebrate Cyber Monday — a continuation of their brick-and-mortar sales through their web-based counterparts. One of the most highly-sought out deals this year is on laptops, and fortunately, a number of stores are offering some amazing savings during this year’s online buying extravaganza. Laptops make great […]

5 Black Friday Laptop Deals At Best Buy You Can’t Afford To Miss

There’s little doubt that Black Friday is one of the best times — if not the best time — of the year to buy a new laptop. As a major retail holiday in the United States and many other parts of the world, the day after Thanksgiving promises tons of discounts on various products. Laptops […]

Check Out These Black Friday Laptop Deals On Amazon

Black Friday is here, and for many shoppers, that means it’s time to replace that old laptop with a new one while potentially saving hundreds of dollars in the process. Amazon is still one of the best places to shop for a laptop this holiday season. Whether it’s a discounted MacBook or a Windows-powered machine, […]

Top 5 Black Friday Deals At Best Buy

Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the best times of year to stock up on the latest technology at the lowest prices. What better place to find these gadgets than Best Buy, America’s favorite one-stop tech shop? As always, Best Buy has amazing doorbuster sales on televisions, laptops, phones, smart home devices, and even high-quality […]

Is The iPhone On Sale On Black Friday?

Despite multiple reports suggesting that the iPhone isn’t quite the force it used to be in the smartphone market, the handset remains very popular among consumers. That may be one reason why it could sometimes be a challenge to find good holiday deals for Apple’s flagship device, but fortunately for Black Friday shoppers, there are […]

Google Allegedly Fired Employees For Asking ‘Are You Helping Cage Children At The Border’

Google, once lauded as a workplace that championed a transparent and inclusive office culture, has reportedly terminated staffers who questioned the tech giant’s involvement in sensitive international affairs. The tech company fired several employees on Monday for what the company deemed a violation of its data security policy. According to a report from CNN Business, […]

Tesla Cybertruck Memes Compare Elon Musk’s Electric Pickup To The Delorean

Tesla‘s new Cybertruck debuted today. The angular, futuristic vehicle that looks nothing like a truck is getting compared to the DeLorean, the ill-fated ’80s sports car that was prominently featured in the Back to the Future franchise. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Tesla Cybertruck, the electric vehicle manufacturer’s entry into the pickup truck […]

Google, Facebook Considering Banning ‘Micro-Targeted’ Political Ads

Google and Facebook are considering banning so-called “micro-targeted” political ads, for fear that they may “damage democratic norms,” The Guardian reports. “Micro-targeted” political ads refers to ads that are specific to a very small group of users. Using the same methods that target regular ads to users based on their search history — such as […]