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    The ‘free speech’ social network Parler spiked in popularity late last year before losing its ride on Amazon Web Services hosting and listings in major app stores following the January 6th riots that attacked the US Capitol Building. Now, according to Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, its CEO John Matze is out, informing staffers in a memo that he has been terminated by board members at the behest of major Republican political donor Rebekah Mercer. The app had been a preferred outlet for supporters of Donald Trump who saw it as an alternative to facing possible moderation on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Now it remains offline without any update of when it may resume service, or publicly announced plan to restore its app on iOS or Android. In his memo on Friday Matze said “I have worked endless hours and fought constant battles to get the Parler...
    Young stars: Best NBA players under age 25 Who Is Your Zodiac Sign Sexually Incompatible With? Parler CEO John Matze says hes been fired by the companys Rebekah Mercer-controlled board © Provided by Business Insider Parler CEO John Matze. Fox News Parler CEO John Matze said he's been fired by the company's board, Fox Business reported Wednesday. Parler was recently taken offline after Amazon, Google, and Apple booted it from their platforms. The social app came under fire in the wake of the Capitol riots for allowing violent content. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Parler CEO John Matze told employees the company's board of directors fired him last week, Fox Business reported on Wednesday. Load Error "On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler. I did not participate in...
    A pair of federal lawsuits filed Thursday allege that the online trading platform Robinhood engaged in market manipulation when it began restricting transactions on several stocks that have been driven up through unprecedented efforts by users of the social media and news aggregator website Reddit. In defiance of Wall Street hedge funds that bet on certain stocks decreasing in value, users on the subreddit r/WallStreetBets last week banded together to drive up purchase prices for GameStop ($GME), AMC ($AMC), BlackBerry ($BB), and Nokia ($NOK). The Robinhood app played a pivotal role in allowing the Reddit users to easily purchase shares in those companies. But Robinhood stopped accepting new trades in the aforementioned stocks on Thursday, only allowing users to close out their existing positions while not allowing new purchases. “In light of recent volatility, we are restricting transactions for certain securities to position closing only, including $AAL, $AMC, $BB,...
    Instagram has gone for thousands of users across the world. Issues appear to be plaguing the desktop site, which is showing an error message, along with news feed not loading in the app - and some are unable to log in to their accounts. DownDetector, a website that monitors online outages, show reports of problems began around 5:00pm ET, but the cause or when it will be restored are unknown. Outages are hitting users across North America, Europe, Asia and other parts of the globe. Instagram has gone for thousands of users across the world. Issues appear to be plaguing the desktop site, which is showing an error message, along with news feed not loading in the app - and some are unable to log in to their accounts.  DownDetector shows a majority of the issue reports cite problems with the website, followed by news feed in the app...
    Parler's CEO has said that he has been receiving death threats since his social media platform was thrust into the spotlight when rivals shut down accounts owned by Donald Trump and his allies. John Matze, who launched the app in August 2018 as an alternative to Twitter, said that he was being destroyed by the tech giants. 'People are threatening my life,' he said. 'I can't go home tonight. 'So this is really a lot, you know. This is not just our civil liberties. [Big Tech] can shut down a billion-dollar company, half-a-billion dollar company overnight.' Apple, Google and Amazon banned Parler from their app stores on Friday due to a failure to moderate 'egregious content' posted by users related to the violent siege last week. John Matze, CEO of Parler, said on Monday night that he was receiving death threats Hailed by Donald Trump supporters as a...
    (CNN Business)Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, has been banned from the Google Play Store, Google told CNN Business Friday evening. Google said its app store has long required that apps displaying user generated content have moderation policies in place to prevent the spread of violent rhetoric. "We're aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," a Google spokesperson said. "We recognize that there can be reasonable debate about content policies and that it can be difficult for apps to immediately remove all violative content, but for us to distribute an app through Google Play, we do require that apps implement robust moderation for egregious content. In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app's listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues." Twitter bans President Trump permanentlyThe decision marks...
    Many singletons turn to dating apps and websites as a way of finding a match, but experts believe too many are doing it wrong.  Experts from leading dating services and apps including Bumble, OkCupid and Badoo, revealed the common mistakes people make, including choosing a group photo as their first profile snap and writing about what they don't want in a partner, rather than what they are looking for.  The experts also encouraged dating app users to spend time on the biography section of the profile, which is often overlooked.  Here, the tips and tricks everyone needs to know...    Experts from leading dating services and apps including Bumble, OkCupid and Badoo, revealed the common mistakes people make. Stock image  DITCH MIRROR SELFIES AND SUNGLASSES IN SNAPS   Sanjay Panchal, founder of dating app Elate, said photos shouldn't be overly filtered and need to have been taken at least within the...
     (CNN) — In 2019, Apple’s pick for best iPhone app was a camera tool that can be used to take long exposure photos of outdoor adventures. This year? It’s Wakeout, an app featuring “active breaks” — think workouts you can do from your couch and routines to wind down after work — perfect for when all you do is walk between your bed and your desk. Among Google’s best apps of 2020 are Disney+ and Loóna, which provides images and sounds designed to help you relax and fall asleep. It’s almost like we’ve all been sitting at home, stressed out all year. Oh, right. We have. Apple and Google released their lists of the best apps of 2020 this week, and they are stark reminders of the crucial role tech has played in helping us adapt to living, working, celebrating, exercising and doing pretty much everything else from home this year. Also on Google’s list: Calmaria, which helps you calm down with coordinated breathing techniques,...
    New York (CNN Business)In 2019, Apple's pick for best iPhone app was a camera tool that can be used to take long exposure photos of outdoor adventures. This year? It's Wakeout, an app featuring "active breaks" — think workouts you can do from your couch and routines to wind down after work — perfect for when all you do is walk between your bed and your desk. Among Google's best apps of 2020 are Disney+ and Loóna, which provides images and sounds designed to help you relax and fall asleep. It's almost like we've all been sitting at home, stressed out all year. Oh, right. We have. Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) released their lists of the best apps of 2020 this week, and they are stark reminders of the crucial role tech has played in helping us adapt to living, working, celebrating, exercising and doing pretty much everything else...
    An Instagram model claims she's been 'kicked off' Tinder because so many people try to use her photos to 'catfish' potential dates.   Luna Benna, 21, who now lives in Florida but grew up in Chicago, says the app is prejudiced against her for being 'too pretty' and has shut down her official accounts many times because it assumes they must be fake.  Benna, who earns a living using her OnlyFans account, says she first signed up to the dating app in 2017 hoping to find love - but has seen both sex workers and catfishers pinching her photos, with one fake Facebook profile amassing thousands of fans.    Scroll down for video   Luna Benna, 21, who lives in Florida but grew up in Chicago, says she's had a nightmare on Tinder because people constantly try and steal her photos to catfish others Luna's images are used by others...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Broudy/Donohue Photography Over the past nine months, the Fi dog collar has proven a reliable location and fitness tracker for both of my dogs. The GPS collar for dogs relies on a home base and LTE-M signal to monitor your pet at home and away, and it can help you locate them when they're lost. Fi continually improves upon its collar design and app, and I plan to stick with it. Although I had an early issue with the D-ring on one collar and found a glitch with the app, Fi quickly addressed my concerns. On This Page Design and specs How to set up the Fi collar What it's like to use What makes this GPS collar stand out ...
    Microsoft says its bid to buy popular video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, removing a leading suitor for the Chinese-owned app a week before President Donald Trump promises to follow through with a plan to ban it in the U.S.Microsoft said in a Sunday statement that TikTok's parent company, Bytedance, "let us know today they would not be selling TikTok's US operations to Microsoft."The Trump administration has threatened to ban TikTok by mid-September and ordered ByteDance to sell its U.S. business, claiming national-security risks due to its Chinese ownership. The government worries about user data being funneled to Chinese authorities. TikTok denies it is a national-security risk and is suing to stop the administration from the threatened ban.RELATED: President Trump orders TikTok owner to sell US assetsEMBED More News Videos President Trump comments after Israel and the United Arab Emirates say they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered...
    A 1794 silver dollar sold for $10 million in 2013. Now the "Flowing Hair" coin is up for auction again. Take a look at Burger Kings new touchless restaurant designs with solar panels and outdoor seating Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The Surprising New Way You Can Find Out If You've Been Exposed to COVID Medical experts agree that the key to being able to get ahead of the spread of the coronavirus is widespread testing. Not only does letting people know that they have COVID-19 allow them to isolate and avoid infecting others, but it can also help with contact tracing, i.e. identifying close contacts of the patient and instructing them to quarantine. But that process has had a notoriously rocky...
    Following its removal from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has also been kicked off of the Google Play Store for Android. Earlier today, Epic Games snuck in an update for both the iPhone and Android versions of the game that allowed users to pay Epic directly for in-app purchases instead of using the officially sanctioned system for both platforms. What followed was a wild ride: Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store, then Epic sued Apple, and finally there was an in-game video parodying Apple’s own 1984 commercial, positioning Apple itself as the monopolist. Now, Google is in the conversation. As with Apple, Google requires that games use the Google Play system for in-app purchases. Although the Play Store’s rules are somewhat more lax than Apple’s when it comes to in-app purchases, Google does draw the line at games. It’s quite clear-cut: “Developers offering products within a game downloaded...
    praetorianphoto/Getty Images A survey by Dating.com found 45% of women polled had been cheated on since the beginning of March.  The data was taken from 2,000 people to understand dating patterns in quarantine.  A majority of people surveyed suspect they've been cheated on at least once during the pandemic.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. While the logistics of cheating may seem impossible during a pandemic, a new survey found it doesn't seem to be stopping people from being unfaithful.  Dating.com polled 2,000 of its US users on whether they had been cheating on since early March, when the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Over half of all people surveyed (55%) suspected their partner of cheating.  Some 45% of women polled said they'd been cheated on, along with 15% of men.  Nearly one-third of respondents said the affair took place with an old flame, and 20%...
    In recent months, along with the changes that we have undergone in our society, a form of communication has been prevailing that, without being new, has never received so much attention. Video calls have now become the most practical way to connect with people from anywhere in the world, alleviating our loneliness, and facilitating group work. And because of this spike in interest, competition has gotten tougher than ever. Everyone wants to take advantage of this wave of notoriety, for this reason, each new function, each differentiating point, is essential when it comes to winning users over competitors. And Microsoft, with technologies like Skype or Microsoft TeamsYou do not want to be left behind compared to other alternatives such as Zoom, FaceTime or Google Meet. Not even on iOS devices. For this reason, the Skype app for iOS has just received a novelty that was really missing. There are many...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain is scrapping plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, health authorities said Thursday. The government’s app had been undergoing trials on the Isle of Wight, and was expected to be rolled out to the rest of the country later. But the program, previously hailed as a fundamental pillar of the U.K. response to the pandemic, has been delayed. Officials overseeing the app’s development said they couldn’t overcome a number of technical challenges they found during field tests with the app, such as reliably detecting other users on specific mobile operating systems. Governments around the world have been turning to smartphone technology to help battle fresh virus flare-ups as they ease lockdown restrictions. But technical problems and privacy concerns have dogged the development of virus...
    Calls for the resignation of Bon Appétit’s longtime editor in chief Adam Rapoport reached a boiling point after a photo surfaced that showed him in brownface. A freelance writer for the Condé Nast-owned foodie magazine on Monday unearthed and posted a 2013 photo, originally posted on Instagram by Rapoport’s wife Simone Shubuck, that shows the couple seemingly in brownface for an apparent Halloween costume. The image, which has since been taken down from Shubuck’s account, featured the caption “me and my papi” and the hashtag “boricua.” Neither Condé Nast nor Rapoport responded to requests for comment. I do not know why Adam Rapoport simply doesn’t write about Puerto Rican food for @bonappetit himself!!! https://t.co/rW0k5tjMoS pic.twitter.com/odZnFLz2gd — chez tammie (@tammieetc) June 8, 2020 Allegations emerged shortly thereafter that the Condé Nast food title discriminates against minorities on pay. Sohla El-Waylly, a chef and restaurateur who was hired last year...
    London (CNN Business)In the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, tracking apps were hailed as a key way to help countries out of lockdown.Using Bluetooth or GPS, the apps would track who an infected person had been around, then alert those people that they had been exposed to the virus.Public health officials said rapid deployment of the apps, alongside manual contact tracing and targeted quarantine, would allow stringent restrictions on the population as a whole to be lifted while significantly reducing the risk of a second wave of infections.Instead, many of these apps have been delayed as governments struggle to roll out complex new systems in record time, and those that have been launched are not being downloaded by enough people to have a major effect.Contact tracing 101: How it works, who could get hired, and why its so critical in fighting coronavirus nowExperts at Oxford University say that...
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