China accuses U.S. of "shamelessly robbing" TikTok and warns it is "prepared to fight"'This is blunt bullying. It's a robbery of Chinese company's achievements under the guise of security,' the editorial by state mouthpiece, the Global Times, said.

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A Police Charity Bought an iPhone Hacking Tool and Gave it to CopsPrivate companies such as Target fund police foundations, which then purchase technology for police departments.

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Telepath is a new, kinder social network. But is the internet ready to be nice?Former Quora execs are prioritizing moderation over user numbers for their new social network. The question is how long investors stick around for that to work.

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Microsoft 365 suffers outage across the USMicrosoft 365 was hit with a significant outage late Monday that affected users' access to multiple services, including Outlook.

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Judge so far 'not convinced' on Epic's antitrust stance in 'Fortnite' battleThe Apple versus Epic debacle reached another major milestone on Monday as a judge heard each company's cases before making initial rulings and trial dates.

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One Step Closer to Interstellar Travel. A Successful Microgravity Test of a Graphene Light Sail - Universe TodayIf we want to travel to the stars, we're going to have to be creative. The answer might be light sails made of sheets of graphene.

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2 former Michigan mine sites to be repurposed as solar power operations “The potential development of two former mining sites for large-scale solar power, in my opinion, checks all the boxes,”Circle Power of Royal Oak has been awarded a 5-year land lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recyclingBreakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling

theguardian.com

Key Apple supply partners plan to invest $900 million in Indian manufacturingA trio of Apple's most prominent supply chain partners reportedly plan to invest $900 million in India to leverage local production incentives and increase the production of iPhones in the country.

appleinsider.com

1 in 4 Childless Adults Say Climate Change Has Factored Into Their Reproductive Decisions - Hispanics, young people are especially likely to cite climate crisis among reasons they haven’t had childrenFor some childless adults, climate change looms large when they consider whether or not to reproduce. According to recent Morning Consult data, 11 percent of that group say climate change is a 'major reason” they do not currently have children, and 15 percent say it plays a...

morningconsult.com

PSA: No, iOS 14 widgets can’t secretly steal private info with your keyboardA conspiracy theory being spread on Facebook and other social media platforms this week claims that iOS 14 widgets are actually serving as key loggers, tracking everything you type on your iPhone. This is unequivocally not true, and there are technical limitations and protections...

9to5mac.com

EU Commission to appeal Apple ruling in Ireland over $14.9 billion tax caseThe EU Commission said in 2016 that Ireland gave Apple a 'sweetheart deal.'

theverge.com

Civil Rights Groups Say If Facebook Won't Act On Election Misinformation, They WillFacebook critics are banding together to monitor misinformation, hate speech and voter suppression on the social network because, they argue, it has fallen short.

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SpaceX fires up in-space version of Starship's Raptor engine for 1st time (video)SpaceX keeps notching Starship milestones.

space.com

Cell-based meat startup secures $55m. - Dutch firm Mosa Meat secures funding to bring cell-based meat to consumers in approx 3 yearsThe dutch startup, which made the world’s first lab-grown meat burger back in 2013, will use the funding to bring cell-based, lab-grown meat to customers.

sifted.eu

SpaceX's GPS contract modified to allow reuse of Falcon 9 boosters - SpaceNewsGwynne Shotwell: 'We are pleased that they see the benefits of the technology.”

spacenews.com

Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They’re Being Monitored For Labor OrganizingAn Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the company monitors dozens of internal listservs but said that the program did not exist for the purposes that the employee described.

vice.com

Apple will temporarily stop taking a 30 percent cut on Facebook event feesApple blinks on platform fees

theverge.com

The Government’s Antitrust Suit Against Google: Go Big and Do It RightU.S. antitrust enforcers are reported to be crafting a lawsuit against Google (and its parent company, Alphabet). The Department of Justice and a large coalition of state attorneys general are meeting this week and could file suit very soon. While it will reportedly focus on...

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Apple apologizes after ‘Siri’ points users to law enforcement as terroristsApple has apologized this afternoon after several online videos showed Siri recommending police departments when asked where the closest terrorists were located.

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