Day: January 20, 2019

Netflix Shows Bird Box Drives Subscriber Growth

Shows including Bird Box helped Netflix end 2018 with more than 139 million subscribers, adding 8.8 million members in the last three months of the year. The streaming giant said the growth reflected the success of its original programmes. Netflix-original material now represents the “vast majority” of its most popular shows, executives said. Television viewers […]

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U.S. Regulators Discuss Fining Facebook for Privacy Violations: Report

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with the discussions. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating Facebook since last year. It has not […]

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Austrian Data Privacy Activist Files Complaint Against Apple, Amazon, Others

Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The action by noyb, chaired by data privacy activist Max Schrems, also named Netflix, Spotify and YouTube, after it tested them […]

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Tesla Cuts Jobs as It Looks to Make Model 3 More Affordable

Tesla Inc said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of its crucial Model 3 sedan, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent. The company, which has struggled to achieve long-term profitability and keep a tight lid on expenses, […]

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Twitter Warns that Private Tweets Were Public for Years

Private tweets sent by users of Twitter’s Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant “protected” tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts. Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and January 2019 could have […]

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Zimbabwe Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Amid Crackdown

Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging app amid a crackdown on days of violent protests. A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by security forces this week. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum accused the authorities of cutting off […]

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