Tech CEOs from Google, Twitter and Facebook testify at Senate hearing
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 CEOs from Facebook, Google and Twitter testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the importance of the law known as Section 230, which protects social media companies from liability for content published by platform users. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson and Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes join CBSN to discuss the battle over social media networks, censorship and free speech on their platforms.
On Saturday, Netflix said it would declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue. The news is likely to put pressure on other tech giants like Amazon and Google many of which use tax jurisdictions to their favor. Business Insider reports Netflix has about 50 productions based in the UK, including "The Crown" and "The Witcher." Variety reports Netflix is planning to double UK spending.
Tech giant Google is gradually rolling out a new feature to Google Chrome 87 that allows the user to type commands in the address bar that performs specific browser actions. According to Mashable, this new feature is called 'Chrome Actions' and allows the user to type in a command, causing an action to be displayed in the address bar search results. When the user selects that action, it will be executed in the browser. The new option can help user directly search in Google or the engine of choice and even present calculations and unit conversions even before pressing 'Enter'. Its next trick might appeal to a certain class of users who are more used to entering commands in a terminal or envision themselves giving orders to the browser through typed commands.
Google on Tuesday (local time) said that its payments application Google Pay's iOS, and Android applications along with its website version are set to lose their payment features in America. According to the Verge, applications will only work till December and will lose their features in January in America. As per a Google support document quoted by The Verge, the old apps will not be able to send or receive payments or withdraw money soon. Alternatively, a notice on the website of the payments service also said that it will also lose the feature of sending and receiving peer-to-peer payments.
The actress steals the show in the new Netflix movie, from director David Fincher. Report by Nelsonj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Actor Anthony Daniels has paid tribute to his Star Wars costar David Prowse, who passed away at the age of 85, describing him as an “immensely” affable and warm person.
Prowse was best known for playing Darth Vader in the in the original Star Wars trilogy, while Daniels starred as droid C-3PO. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says make-or-break Brexit negotiations continue "even on Sunday". Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier continues make-or-break Brexit negotiations in London with his UK counterpart Lord Frost. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
[NFA] The White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation’ Sunday said she is increasingly concerned about a potential new spike in COVID-19 infections after Thanksgiving, as lawmakers continue to stall on legislation that could be crucial to vaccine distribution. Gavino Garay has more.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that streaming service Quibi is considering shutting down. Quibi has struggled to gain a foothold in the streaming industry since its launch in April. Business Insider reports that Quibi has failed to attract viewers and none of its shows have become major hits. Last month WSJ reported that Quibi was exploring multiple options, including a possible sale. The company boasted Hewlett Packard Enterprises CEO Meg Whitman as its CEO.
Ramin Talaie/Corbis/Getty Images Goldman Sachs won the bid for General Motors' credit-card business for roughly $2.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Wall Street giant beat out Barclays, acquiring more than one million GM cardholders and the $8.5 billion they spend annually, according to The Wall Street Journal. This is Goldman Sachs' second co-branded card, following the Apple Card, as it looks to expand its consumer-lending business.
The Senate 52-48 voted in favor of confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday night.
Barrett is President Donald Trump’s third appointment... The Wrap Also reported by •CNA •Newsy •WorldNews •ABA Journal