Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded the email contacts of more than 1.5 million users without asking permission to do so, the social network has admitted.The data harvesting happened via a system used to verify the identity of new members,Facebook asked...
Amazon to close its online store in China

Amazon to close its online store in China

Amazon has announced that it is closing its online store in China after struggling to gain a foothold in the world’s most populous nation. The US e-commerce giant will shut its China marketplace by 18 July. JD.com and Alibaba controlled 82% of the Chinese...
TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair.Seventeen-year-old Brandon Wesley started his Let Us Have Beards campaign on coworker.org, a platform aimed at giving workers who might not be in a union a way...
Samsung's folding phone breaks for reviewers

Samsung's folding phone breaks for reviewers

Earlier this week, Samsung sent out its remarkable new folding smartphone to a number of media outlets, including the BBC.Perhaps now it wishes it hadn’t. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman: The Verge’s Dieter Bohn: CNBC’s Steve Kovach: Oh dear, oh dear,...

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