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White House, dark mode: Biden admin refreshes Presidency’s website, vows accessibility image
White House, dark mode: Biden admin refreshes Presidency’s website, vows accessibility image
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WhiteHouse.gov, the official website for all Presidential actions and efforts, is among the first things to be changed up under the freshly inaugurated President Biden. A fashionable dark mode appeared, a large text toggle for straining eyes, and the...



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Alibaba shares jump on Jack Ma’s first appearance in 3 months image
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Alibaba’s billionaire founder resurfaced as he spoke to 100 rural teachers through a video, three months after his last public appearance in October, sending the e-commerce firm’s shares up more than 8% in Hong Kong. The video was first posted on a n...



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Signal and Telegram are also growing in China – for now image
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As fears over WhatsApp’s privacy policies send millions of users in the West to Signal and Telegram, the two encrypted apps are also seeing a slight user uptick in China, where WeChat has long dominated and the government has a tight grip on online c...



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Trump circumvents Twitter ban to decry ‘unprecedented assault on free speech’ image
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Following a comprehensive ban from Twitter and a number of other online services following last week’s assault on the Capitol by his followers, President Trump managed to put out a tweet in the form of a video address touching on the “calamity at the...



Amazon Web Services gives Parler 24-hour notice that it will suspend services to the company image
Amazon Web Services gives Parler 24-hour notice that it will suspend services to the company image
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Parler is at risk of disappearing, just as the social media network popular among conservatives was reaching new heights of popularity in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ban from all major tech social platforms. Amazon Web Services, which provid...



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After years of placid admonishments, the tech world came out in force against President Trump this past week following the violent assault of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. From Twitter to PayPal, more than a dozen compani...



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Stolen computers are the least of the government’s security worries image
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Reports that a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was stolen during the pro-Trump rioters’ sack of the Capitol building has some worried that the mob may have access to important, even classified information. Fortunately that’s not the c...