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Facebook plans to change its name: Report

Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week, The Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on …

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Apple expected to unveil new Macs with more powerful chips

Analysts expect Apple Inc to unveil new Mac laptop computers with more powerful processor chips at an event that will be streamed later Monday. Bloomberg has previously reported that Apple plans to release two new MacBook Pro models with 14-inch and 16-inch screens. The Cupertino, California-based company introduced some new …

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Ransomware attacks cost US $59 million in 2021

The US Treasury Department has reported more than half a billion dollars was paid by victims of ransomware cyber-attacks in the first six months of 2021. The ransomware attackers use malicious software that encrypts a victim’s files and holds the data hostage until a ransom is paid. The Treasury’s Financial …

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Amazon’s Twitch hit by data breach

Twitch, a live-streaming platform for video gamers, has suffered a data breach, the Amazon.com Inc-owned company said on Wednesday, without providing further details. “We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon …

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Facebook products ‘harm children, stoke division,’ whistleblower Frances Haugen says

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the US Congress on Tuesday, telling lawmakers the social media giant knew its apps were harming the mental health of some young users. “I’m here today because I believe Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division, and weaken our democracy,” Haugen said. “There is no …

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down in global outage

Facebook Inc’s suite of apps, including popular photo-sharing platform Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp, were down for tens of thousands of users, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Reuters could not immediately confirm the issue affecting the services. However, the error message on Facebook’s webpage suggested a Domain Name System …

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