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    Elizabeth Holmes to resume testimony in Theranos fraud trial

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 18:17

Founder of controversial blood-testing startup is testifying in her own defense in widely followed Silicon Valley trial

The Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is set to begin a second day of testimony in her own defense, in a widely followed fraud trial that could have major implications for Silicon Valley.

Flanked by her mother and partner Billy Evans, Holmes brusquely walked into the federal courthouse in San Jose, California, on Monday, past throngs of journalists who had been waiting since the early morning hours to chronicle one of the most high-profile trials the tech world has seen in decades.

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    Elon Musk targets Bernie Sanders over tax: ‘I keep forgetting you’re still alive’

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 14 November - 17:47

Elon Musk waded into yet another Twitter controversy on Sunday, the Tesla owner and world’s richest person responding to a tweet about tax from Senator Bernie Sanders by writing : “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.”

Sanders, 80, wrote : “We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period.”

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    Mocking Meta: Facebook’s virtual reality name change prompts backlash

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 29 October - 03:29

The rebrand comes as the company faces a series of public relations crises

The announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the social media giant will change the name of its holding company to Meta in a virtual-reality rebrand has prompted dismay and bemusement.

On Thursday, Zuckerberg said Meta would encompass Facebook as well as apps such as Instagram, WhatsApp and the virtual reality brand Oculus.

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    FNB virtual cards get tap-to-pay... Which explains why my virtual cards did not work at a POS

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Monday, 25 October - 12:25

Virtual cards are absolutely the way to go to separate those riskier payments, especially online, into separate virtual pockets, and to pause and reactivate cards when needed.

This however explains why my own virtual cards did not work as a tap-to-pay at a point-of-sale a while back. You just assume this is the way it works. So much for banks to catch up on, such as Discovery Bank won't let me give a custom name to each virtual card, and I only get 5 broad categories, which is a bit useless to remember which is for what online service.

See https://mybroadband.co.za/news/banking/419780-fnb-virtual-cards-get-tap-to-pay.html

#southafrica #banking #virtualcards #FNB #technology

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    Facebook outage highlights global over-reliance on its services

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 5 October - 18:36

Shutdown heavily impacts ability to communicate and do business for many of platform’s 2.8 billion users

From bereft Brazilians to relaxed Russians and internet-savvy Indians, Facebook’s outage highlighted the dependence much of the world has developed on its social media products, and put the spotlight on its global power.

The fallout of Facebook’s unprecedented almost six-hour outage has mostly focused on the financial impact to the $1tn social media empire: $50bn (£37bn) was wiped off the company’s market value by jittery investors, founder Mark Zuckerberg’s paper fortune shrunk by $7bn and more than $13m of the advertising dollars that are its lifeblood disappeared each hour the platform was offline.

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    Tell us: how were you affected by the Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram outage?

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 5 October - 09:04

We would like to hear your experiences of when you were unable to access your social media accounts

On Monday and Tuesday, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram experienced an outage that caused the social media platforms to go down globally for nearly six hours.

We would like to know how you were affected by the outage and your experiences during the time when you couldn’t access your accounts.

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    Facebook whistleblower to take her story before the US Senate

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 5 October - 03:00

Frances Haugen, who came forward accusing the company of putting profit over safety, will testify in Washington on Tuesday

A former Facebook employee who has accused the company of putting profit over safety will take her damning accusations to Washington on Tuesday when she testifies to US senators.

Frances Haugen, 37, came forward on Sunday as the whistleblower behind a series of damaging reports in the Wall Street Journal that have heaped further political pressure on the tech giant. Haugen told the news program 60 Minutes that Facebook’s priority was making money over doing what was good for the public.

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    ‘Call It’: app takes aim at sexual harassment in the film industry

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 30 September - 06:00

Exclusive: UK producer Kate Wilson hopes it will force film executives ‘to take their head out of the sand’

When she was 24, the film producer Kate Wilson was sexually harassed at work so badly, she left the United States and returned to the UK, at a considerable impact to her career. “That was 21 years ago,” she said, “and I’m only just comfortable referencing it now.”

The co-founder of a soon-to-be-launched app, Call It!, Wilson is determined to ensure that workplace bullying, discrimination and harassment have no place in the UK film and TV industry.

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