K-pop stans are flooding right-wing and pro-police hashtags online

K-pop stans are flooding right-wing and pro-police hashtags online

K-pop stans have a fearsome reputation online, able to mobilize in vast numbers in support of their chosen cause. Usually that just means spreading the gospel of K-pop, but as protests have erupted across America in response to the police killing of George Floyd, and President Trump has threatened to send in the military against … Read more

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking users in incognito mode

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit for tracking users in incognito mode

(Reuters) — Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what … Read more

Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode

Lawsuit accuses Google of tracking users in Incognito mode

A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Google is accusing the company of violating federal wiretap laws by tracking users’ online activities even when they’re in Incognito mode. The complaint says the tech giant uses tools like Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, smartphone and PC applications, as well as website plug-ins, to monitor users even … Read more

A few Nintendo Labo kits drop to $20 each on Best Buy

A few Nintendo Labo kits drop to $20 each on Best Buy

When Nintendo introduced the DIY cardboard kits as a way to give the Switch more applications, we knew it was an ingenious idea. When we reviewed the Labo kits, they scored relatively high. One of the main drawbacks was that building the DIY accessories can be a time sink, but chances are, that may not … Read more

Exclusive: Huawei hid business operation in Iran after Reuters reported links to CFO

Exclusive: Huawei hid business operation in Iran after Reuters reported links to CFO

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear to Iran, after Reuters in 2013 reported deep links between the firm and the telecom-equipment giant’s chief financial officer, newly obtained internal Huawei documents show. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial … Read more

Google pulls popular app that helped remove Chinese apps from phones

Google pulls popular app that helped remove Chinese apps from phones

Google has removed a popular Indian-developed app from its Play Store that promised to find and remove Chinese apps from smartphones. The search giant confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the app, which was called “Remove Chinese Apps,” was removed for violating its Deceptive Behavior Policy, which prohibits software from encouraging or misleading users into “removing … Read more

U.S. senator Cotton cautions Britain over Huawei cooperation

U.S. senator Cotton cautions Britain over Huawei cooperation

FILE PHOTO – U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 5, 2020. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Tom Cotton cautioned Britain on Wednesday that a decision to allow China’s Huawei a role … Read more

New York delays contactless subway payments until December

New York delays contactless subway payments until December

The One Metro New York (OMNY) system was supposed to be available across NYC’s entire subway system by October, but coronavirus-related concerns forced the local government to halt its installation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the MTA had to suspend the installation of OMNY’s digital readers out of concern that workers could become infected … Read more