PG&E rate hike aimed at improvements to ease fire…

Pacific Gas & Electric’s household customers will be hit with an average rate increase of 8% to help the once-bankrupt utility pay for improvements designed to reduce the risk that its outdated equipment will ignite more deadly wildfires

Discovery to Launch Streaming Service Discovery…

️Discovery to Launch Streaming Service , Discovery Plus. Discovery Plus will launch on January 4, 2021. In addition to the Discovery Channel, the brand owns the popular Food Network and HGTV. The Discovery Channel is also host to the annual 'Shark Week.'. The new streaming service will be offered to many of Verizon's 55 million customers free for one year. The basic tier, Discovery Plus, will cost subscribers $4.99 a month. An ad-free version of the platform will cost $6.99 a month. A menu of original content is in the works under the brand, which has promised to premiere new content "52 weeks a year."

Sophisticated Hackers Targeting Vaccine 'Cold…

Cyberattackers have been using sophisticated phishing schemes in an attempt to hack companies and government organizations tasked with distributing coronavirus vaccines. IBM's cybersecurity division first revealed the scheme, which was confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, per the New York Times . Experts say phishing emails were sent...

Govt accuses Facebook of discriminating against…

The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs

Trump: Terminate Social Media Shield or I'll Veto…

President Trump returned to his beef with social media companies and what he perceives as their bias against conservatives on Tuesday night. The president took to Twitter to rail against a legal protection that Twitter and other social media companies currently enjoy. He wants to see it gone—and indicated...

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New 'Fortnite' Trailer Showcases 'The Mandalorian'

New 'Fortnite' Trailer , Showcases 'The Mandalorian'. The trailer means that 'Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5: Zero Point' is currently live and playable. The newest stars of the game include Mando and Baby Yoda from Disney's 'The Mandalorian.'. Other new characters include an updated version of Agent Jonesy. More additions include significant changes to the map of 'Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5.'. A gladiator arena has been added. and the viking longship appears to have made a return. 'Fortnite' continues its crossover with Marvel's storyline, meaning that more Marvel characters will likely appear in the future

Wristcam Brings Dual-Camera to Your Apple Watch

Wristcam is the first camera for the Apple Watch. Ari Roisman, CEO of Wristcam, joins Cheddar to discuss the camera system.

Boeing gets a boost from Ryanair order for 75…

Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet is getting a vote of confidence from one of Europe's biggest budget airlines

Comcast to Impose Home Internet Data Cap in…

Comcast to Impose Home Internet Data Cap in Several States Next Year. In 2021, Comcast intends to charge northeastern U.S. customers if they go over 1.2TB of data per month. This data cap is already in effect for customers with non-unlimited plans in other parts of the nation. Starting in January and February, Xfinity customers who aren't on an unlimited plan will be given a "credit" for data usage charges over 1.2TB while they get used to the new limits. In March, exceeding the data cap will cost customers $10 per 50GB of data up to $100. Customers will also receive one "courtesy" credit per year. Though Comcast says 95% of its customers only average about 308GB of data use per month. internet use continues to grow as people work and find entertainment at home amid the pandemic

YouTube Cracks Down on Right-Wing Channel OANN

In what NBC News calls its "largest crackdown" against OANN, YouTube has suspended the right-wing news network for a week after it posted a fake cure for the coronavirus on its YouTube page. One America News Network's account has also been demonetized, and cannot earn money from ads unless it...

Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar rocks lifts off…

China's space agency says its spacecraft has lifted off from the moon with a load of lunar rocks

Twitter Confirms Trump Will Lose @POTUS

President Trump has yet to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, and in Twitter's eyes, it doesn't matter if that day ever comes. The company tells Politico that the @POTUS Twitter handle will shift to Biden the second the swearing-in is completed on Inauguration Day. The @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and other...

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Twitter Will Warn You When You Like Misleading…

Twitter Will Warn You , When You Like Misleading Tweets. The new feature expands upon another one that was recently implemented by the social media platform ahead of the 2020 election. in which retweets of material flagged as misleading also received a warning. When users "like" a tweet by pressing the heart icon, a prompt pops up encouraging them to "Find out more.". According to Twitter, more than 300,000 tweets were labeled as misleading from Oct. 27 though Nov. 11. 456 tweets were blocked from being retweeted, having been hidden behind a warning. The new feature of alerting users who have "liked" tweets deemed misleading will hit web and iOS users this week. On Android devices, users will begin to notice the feature sometime in the next few weeks

Nasdaq Closes at a Record, But Late Pfizer News…

Stocks closed mostly higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq ending the day with a record close. However, indexes pared gains after a Wall Street Journal report said Pfizer was slashing half its original COVID-19 vaccine rollout target this year. Lance Ippolito, Head Trader at the Future Of Wealth, says the fact we didn't see major losses following the news shows just how bullish investors and traders are.

Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related…

Facebook says it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With…

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With Most ‘Entertaining’ Posts. On November 23, Snap Inc. announced the launch of their new feature, Spotlight. It will reportedly “shine a light” on “entertaining” posts created by the Snapchat community. . We built Spotlight to be a place where anyone’s content can take center stage – without needing a public account or an influencer following, Snap Inc., via press release . In order to incentivize users to engage with Spotlight, Snap Inc. is awarding over $1 million each day to creators. Each day, the daily prize fund will be awarded to one creator or multiple creators. It all depends on Snap Inc.’s “proprietary formula,” which rewards creators based on the “total number of unique video views” received in a given day. . Many Snapchatters will earn each day, and the ones who create the top Snaps within that group will earn the most for their creativity, Snap Inc., via press release . The reward program will reportedly run until the end of 2020, at which point it may be extended

Moderators to Zuckerberg: Stop Risking Our Lives

Mark Zuckerberg said earlier this year that remote working will become permanent for many Facebook employees. Most of its content moderators, however, are contract workers, not Facebook employees—and they say the company is risking their lives. In an open letter to Zuckerberg and execs at Accenture and CPL, which...

US, Estonia partnered to search out cyber threat…

American officials conducted a cyber operation with Estonia this fall at that country’s invitation

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Face Angry GOP Senators

Two social media CEOs appeared for another grilling by a Senate panel Tuesday, with senators from both parties expressing concerns about their content moderation policies. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared remotely at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where Republican lawmakers accused them of anti-conservative bias,...

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T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number…

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number for Mental Health Services. In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to assign the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). The FCC gave carriers a deadline of July 2022 to put the number into effect. On Friday, T-Mobile announced that it has added support for the number more than a year and a half ahead of the deadline. In a statement, T-Mobile chief technology officer Abdul Saad said providing access to the 988 emergency mental health services number... . ... was “a matter of urgency for us, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holiday season approaches.”. At this time, the number is not able to receive text messages. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called this problematic since talking on the phone is “not native for most young people.”. People in need of mental health support can still engage with NSPL via online chats if they find talking on the phone to be uncomfortable.

Flock Freight Raises $113.5 Million, Looks to…

Flock Freight, a digital logistics provider backed by both Softbank and Volvo, has announced $113.5 million in new capital from a Series C funding round. The startup says its mission is to reinvent North America’s $400 billion freight industry by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through shared truckload shipping. Oren Zaslansky, Founder & CEO of Flock Freight, explains why he believes the freight industry is in desperate need of a revamp.

Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's…

New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson’s visual effects studio