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Meta cuts hiring plans as it prepares for ‘serious times’ | Engadget

In a weekly employee Q&A session, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said the company is experiencing “one of the worst downturns [it has seen] in recent history.” According to Reuters, the executive has revealed that Meta has slashed its target number for new engineers hires this year by about 30 percent. Meta previously said that […]

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Amazon blocks listings for LGBTQ+ products in the United Arab Emirates | Engadget

Amazon’s customers in the United Arab Emirates won’t find listings for LGBTQ-related products on its website anymore. According to The New York Times, the Emirati government has demanded the removal of products associated with LGBTQ people and issues and has threatened to penalize Amazon if it doesn’t comply by Friday. In response, the e-commerce giant […]

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Unity lays off 4 percent of its workforce to realign its resources | Engadget

Unity has laid off hundreds of employees in its offices across the globe, according to Kotaku. The video game software development company known for its popular game engine has reportedly let around 300 to 400 staffers go so far. Layoffs are still ongoing, sources said, so those numbers may be higher by the time the […]

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FCC Commissioner urges Google and Apple to ban TikTok | Engadget

“TikTok is not just another video app. That’s the sheep’s clothing.” That’s what Brendan Carr wrote in his tweet along with a copy of the letter he sent Apple and Google, asking the companies to remove TikTok from their app stores. The agency’s senior Republican commissioner references a recent BuzzFeed News report that examined leaked […]

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Facebook is blocking posts about the mailing of abortion pills | Engadget

If you post about being able to mail abortion pills to those who need it on Facebook, don’t be surprised if you get a warning — or even get your account restricted. A tipster told Motherboard that they were notified a minute after posting “I will mail abortion pills to any one of you” that […]

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House Democrats are working on legislation to protect people’s period tracker data | Engadget

In a letter posted on her official website, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed that House Democrats have been working on legislation to protect personal data collected by reproductive health trackers. It’s one of the three avenues the lawmakers are exploring following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “Many fear that this […]

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Cruise begins charging fares for its driverless taxi service in San Francisco | Engadget

GM’s Cruise has started charging passengers for fully driverless rides in San Francisco. The company secured a driverless deployment permit from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) earlier this month, making it the first in the industry to do so. That allows Cruise to charge for rides with no safety driver behind the wheel, though […]

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The largest bacterium discovered is visible to the naked eye | Engadget

When you hear the word “bacteria,” you probably picture organisms that couldn’t be seen unless they’re placed under a microscope. A bacterium that has now been classified as the largest in the world ever discovered, however, needs no special tools to be visible to the naked eye. Thiomargarita magnifica, as it’s called, takes on a […]

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US senators ask FTC to investigate Apple and Google over mobile tracking | Engadget

A group of Democratic senators is urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over their collection of mobile users’ information. In a letter addressed to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the lawmakers — Senators Ron Wyden, Elizabeth Warren, Cory A. Booker and Sara Jacobs — accuse the tech giants of “engaging in unfair […]

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Juul can temporarily keep selling its vaping products in the US | Engadget

Juul has successfully convinced the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to delay the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on its products. The agency recently banned Juul from selling and distributing its e-cigarette pens and pods in the US after a comprehensive two-year review. It ordered the company to remove its […]