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Gaming's biggest names are ditching Twitch for $10 million contracts


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When Jeremy Wang started streaming on Twitch in 2016, he was an unknown twenty-something with a few coding internships under his belt. Almost no one knew his name or what he looked like. The latter, at least, was by design: Wang, now 28, initially wore a mask everywhere — whether playing video games at competitive events or streaming from a closet while visiting his sister in New York.

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Video game company urges players to avoid Plague Inc. game for information on coronavirus


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The popularity of a video game that teaches players about how diseases spread has grown sharply amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Now, the company is warning people to seek information on the disease from official sources, rather than relying on its game, Plague Inc.

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The rich are different, but their smartphones aren't


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The world might be turning to technology to solve everything from traffic to dating, but no one app or gadget will save the rich and famous from falling prey to cyberattacks, according to digital security experts.

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Jeff Bezos' girlfriend reportedly sent her brother text messages that were leaked to the National Enquirer


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US prosecutors have obtained evidence indicating that Jeff Bezos' girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, sent her brother text messages that were later published in the National Enquirer in its story about their affair, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Byte, the sequel to Vine and potential competitor to TikTok, launches on mobile


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TikTok teens have a shiny, new toy to try: Byte, a social media platform, has launched on mobile. It's a direct successor to the Vine app, which was discontinued in early 2017 although videos posted to the platform are preserved to this day.

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Clayton Christensen, pioneer of 'disruptive innovation,' dies at 67


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Clayton Christensen, the prominent management thinker whose ideas on technology had a big influence on some of today's largest companies, has died. He was 67.

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DirecTV rushes to dispose of satellite that might explode


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A DirecTV satellite at risk of exploding will make an emergency maneuver to push itself into a deserted area of space known as "graveyard" orbit, according to public filings. The hope is that the satellite won't burst in its operational orbit, where the debris could put other expensive communications satellites at risk.

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This year's Samsung Galaxy phones may be called the S20 and S20+


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Samsung will soon reveal its new Galaxy phones, and they are likely called the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, with a potential third phone being the premium, higher-end option.

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London will use live facial recognition cameras to police the city


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London's Metropolitan Police has announced controversial plans to use live facial recognition technology to improve officers' ability to identify suspects and police the British capital.

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This site pays Americans to write 'news' articles. Signs indicate it originates in Iran


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American Herald Tribune bills itself as a "genuinely independent online media outlet." Set up in 2015, it publishes in English and pays Americans to write articles. But multiple investigations by American tech companies, details of which have not previously been reported, point to the site originating in Iran.

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'No smoking gun': Bezos hacking report leaves cybersecurity experts with doubts


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The explosive forensic analysis that concluded Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was hacked is coming under scrutiny from independent security experts, some of whom say the evidence isn't strong enough to reach a firm conclusion.

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23andMe slashes 14% of workforce amid slump in DNA testing market


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23andMe, an at-home DNA testing company, is laying off 100 people, or about 14% of its workforce, the company confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday.

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Uber prepares to test its self-driving cars in Washington, DC


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Uber is laying the groundwork to bring its self-driving cars to the nation's capital.

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Xerox launches a hostile takeover bid for HP


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Xerox is dropping the niceties. It really, really wants to merge with HP, and it has gone hostile.

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Tinder adds a panic button for dates that go wrong


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The dating app is adding new safety features, including a panic button and the ability to check-in.

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These brands spend nearly $100 billion on ads. They want Facebook and Google to raise their game


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Some of the world's biggest advertisers have joined forces with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in an attempt to prevent harmful online content messing with their campaigns.

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UN calls for investigation after Saudi crown prince implicated in hack of Jeff Bezos' phone


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UN experts said they are "gravely concerned" by information they have received suggesting that a WhatsApp account belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was used to deliver spyware to the mobile phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Jeff Bezos's phone hacking explained: What you need to know for your own security


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The explosive conclusion by cybersecurity consultants and United Nations officials that the richest man in the world, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was hacked has raised fresh questions about the security of the ordinary apps and devices millions of people use every day.

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