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High-profile Twitter accounts hacked simultaneously to spread cryptocurrency scam

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama were just one of many high-profile movers and shakers to have their Twitter accounts hacked Wednesday to spread a cryptocurrency scam.“I am giving back to the community,” read a tweet supposedly posted by Biden. “All Bitcoin sent to the address below will be sent back doubled!…

Florida surpasses 300,000 coronavirus cases and adds another 112 deaths

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida health officials on Wednesday reported 10,181 new COVID-19 cases, putting the state over 300,000 infections since the start of the pandemic.The latest report is not close to the record of 15,300 cases reached Sunday, but it’s still more than Tuesday’s list of 9,194 new cases.Deaths from COVID-19 complications also remain…

Apple launches its own news podcasts

San Francisco (AFP) – Apple on Wednesday launched its own news podcasts, a first for the iPhone maker which is wading into an already crowded field.Apple News will now feature daily audio news briefings along with “audio stories” — pieces from partners such as Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Time, Wired and the Wall Street Journal, as…

Citrix: Reports of user data being sold on dark web are false

Citrix Systems says reports circulating online that the data of 2 million users has been hacked and can be bought for $20,000 are false.In a blog posted on Tuesday, Citrix’s chief information security officer, Fermin Serna, wrote that Citrix investigated the reported claims about someone compromising the Citrix network, stealing data and threatening to launch…

Police video shows officer pulled gun, swore and touched George Floyd multiple times without explanation

MINNEAPOLIS — Body-worn camera footage from former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who is charged in the killing George Floyd, showed that Floyd was given no explanation for why he was being questioned before Lane pointed a gun at him, swore at him, physically touched him multiple times, and forced him out of his vehicle…

Trump plans new legal challenges to subpoena for tax returns

NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s effort to get hold of President Donald Trump’s taxes appears far from over, despite a historic Supreme Court ruling.Attorneys for Trump indicated in a federal court filing Wednesday they would bring new legal challenges against Vance’s subpoena for the tax records. Trump will argue that the subpoena…

More than 13 million automobiles recalled by manufacturers in the first semester of 2020 (Number of the day)

To date, Toyota is the automaker to have recalled the most vehicles in 2020, according to a report published by Finbold. Between January 1 and July 13, 2020, a total of 13,362,759 vehicle units were recalled to garages around the world for technical checks that mainly related to safety flaws. Japanese automaker Toyota issued the most…

Apple wins EU court battle in 13-bn-euro tax case

Brussels (AFP) – A European court on Wednesday annulled an EU order that Apple repay Ireland 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes, in a major legal setback for Brussels.The commission’s historic ruling against Apple was delivered in August 2016 by Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a shock decision that put Europe on the…

Google to buy $4.5 bn stake in digital unit of India’s Reliance

Mumbai (AFP) – Google will buy a $4.5 billion stake in Reliance’s digital unit and jointly develop an entry-level smartphone with the Indian conglomerate, the two companies said Wednesday as global tech giants race to grab a share of the country’s massive market.”We are delighted to welcome a household name in India and worldwide, Google,…

Trump blasts Biden and China in unfocused campaign-style speech

For more than an hour, President Donald Trump pilloried Joe Biden, progressive Democrats, mail-in voting and a range of other people and topics in a rambling speech on Tuesday that was supposed to be about new U.S. sanctions on China.Trump opened the grievance-filled diatribe in the White House Rose Garden by announcing he had just…