The Questions Zuckerberg Should Have Answered About Russia

Over the last two days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned for more than 10 hours by two different Congressional committees. There was granular focus on privacy definitions and data collection, and quick footwork by Zuckerberg—backed by a phalanx of lawyers, consultants, and coaches—to craft a narrative that users “control” their data. (They don’t.) But […] Read more »

Here’s Why Facebook Just Gained $21 Billion in Value

Facebook[/f500link] CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with a room full of senators on Tuesday in what many believed would be a tough grilling about privacy in the wake of news that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had obtained data about 87 million Facebook users. But investors concluded that Zuckerberg responded to the challenge better than […] Read more »

Pivotal Software Just Set the Price of Its Upcoming IPO

Pivotal Software, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, has set the expected price for its upcoming IPO in which it hopes to raise $592 million. On Monday, the enterprise software company in a regulatory filing that it plans to price its shares at $14 to $16 before they start trading on the New York Stock Exchange […] Read more »

Facebook’s Most Popular Black Lives Matter Page Was Fake and Had Ties to a White Australian Man

The largest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook was discovered to be a fake with ties to online fundraisers that raised nearly a $100,000 — some of which was transferred to Australian bank accounts — raising questions over how Facebook verifies the identity of its pages. The page bore the same exact title of the […] Read more »

Arizona election database targeted in 2016 by criminals, not Russia: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A hack on an Arizona election database during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign was carried out by suspected criminal actors and not the Russian government, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Sunday. A woman arrives at a polling site during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 8, […] Read more »

SpaceX Now Needs a License to Stream Earth From Orbit. Is Tesla’s Starman to Blame?

SpaceX last week launched 10 satellites for telecommunications company Iridium into orbit. The launch was a success but, strangely, a stream of the Falcon 9 rocket was cut once it reached orbit due to government intervention, the private space company said. According to SpaceX, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently told the company to […] Read more »

Virgin Galactic Just Completed Its First Powered Test Flight Since Deadly 2014 Crash

Virgin Galactic is “back on track” after completing its first rocket-powered test flight since a fatal crash in late 2014. The spaceflight company’s VSS Unity vehicle on Thursday successfully completed its first powered test flight, Virgin Galactic tweeted. During the mission, pilots David Mackay and Mark Stucky brought the ship to its top speed and […] Read more »

Facebook says data leak hits 87 million users, widening privacy scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday that the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference […] Read more »

Spotify shares attract all ages, not just Millennials

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The buzzy debut of Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday drew retail investors across generations, not just the Millennials who make up the largest proportion of the music streaming service’s customer base, retail brokerages said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Spotify logo is displayed after […] Read more »

Retirement Strategy: A Fate Worse Than Death?

What if we live beyond our means, never plan for our later years, and have absolutely nothing but social security benefits to live on? Well to be rather blunt, we would more than likely not have a great “golden years” period. Yes, there are many people who simply do not care and whatever happens, happens. […] Read more »