10 issues in tech you must know immediately

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Good morning! That is the tech information you must know this Thursday.

  1. Leaked paperwork obtained by a right-wing activist group have offered an attention-grabbing perception into how Fb has thought of tackling organised harassment campaigns. Challenge Veritas claims it has proof of an anti-conservative bias at Fb, however Fb says the group is misinterpreting the data and it exhibits nothing of the kind.
  2. Apple’s autonomous automobile venture layoffs focused engineers and venture managers, it revealed in a submitting. These affected will formally be out of a job in mid April.
  3. Nintendo introduced two brand-new Pokémon video games coming to the Nintendo Change later this yr. Two new Pokémon video games are known as “Pokémon Sword” and “Pokémon Protect.”
  4. TikTok was fined $5.7 million by the FTC for violating kids’s privateness rights. In an replace launched on Wednesday, customers will now need to confirm their age.
  5. TikTok was greater than Instagram final yr after passing the 1 billion obtain mark. The short-form video app has now been downloaded 1 billion occasions throughout Android and iOS, in line with Sensor Tower figures.
  6. Amazon introduced on Wednesday that it is backing out of transferring into an enormous Seattle workplace constructing. Ten months in the past Amazon threatened to desert the transfer if the town went forward with a head tax on giant companies.
  7. IBM apologized after its on-line jobs web page requested candidates in the event that they had been “yellow” or “mulatto.” IBM’s job utility website featured a drop-down menu through which candidates needed to checklist their ethnicity, and choices included “yellow” and “mulatto.”
  8. Volvo’s high-performance Polestar model simply unveiled Sweden’s reply to the Tesla Mannequin three. The Polestar 2 is a compact electrical sedan designed to rival Tesla’s hot-selling Mannequin three.
  9. Elon Musk’s erratic Twitter habits escalated on Wednesday when he modified his identify to “Elon Tusk.” It is the newest in an odd social-media saga for the billionaire this week, after US regulators accused him of deceptive traders in a tweet final week.
  10. A Hawaiian battle god statue that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff purchased for $7 million and donated to a museum could possibly be a Tiki bar tchotchke value simply $5,000. The Benioffs, who personal land in Hawaii, donated the carving to Bishop Museum in Honolulu, the place they felt it belongs.
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