Month: December 2019

Spotify to Pause Political Ads
Tech World

Spotify to Pause Political Ads

First reported by AdAge, Spotify said it will pause political advertising early in 2020. The ads will be stopped on its ad-supported tier and its original and exclusive podcasts, saying it doesn’t have the resources to properly vet such ads….

Vitamin E Acetate Likely Caused Vaping Illness
Health

Vitamin E Acetate Likely Caused Vaping Illness

In recent months, the US has seen an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. A recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 94% of fluid samples from the lungs of 51 people in 16 states who developed breathing…

Uber Founder is Leaving the Company
Business Tech

Uber Founder is Leaving the Company

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is resigning from the company’s board of directors. The news comes after Travis sold more than $2.5 billion in stock (90% of his shares) when the lock-up on his shares expired. He has essentially cut himself…

How to switch your Twitter feed to a chronological timeline
Tech

Twitter Bans Animated PNG Files

Twitter is banning animated PNG image files (APNGs) from its platform, the company stated in a tweet. The announcement comes after an attack on the Epilepsy Foundation’s Twitter account sent out animated images that could potentially cause seizures in photosensitive…

TikTok Releases First Transparency Report
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U.S. Navy bans TikTok

While it may be the fastest-growing social network in the history of the internet, TikTok is also becoming a fast-growing security threat. According to a notice published by the U.S. Navy, TikTok will no longer be allowed to be installed…

Robocall fines rise to $10,000 per call
Business Tech

Robocall fines rise to $10,000 per call

After months of negotiations, Congress approved a landmark bill on Thursday to stop the flood of illegal robocalls. The president is expected to sign it into law within the next few days. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence…