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US social media firms to testify on violent, extremist online content

Google, Facebook and Twitter will testify next week before a U.S. Senate panel on efforts by social media firms to remove violent content from online platforms, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday. The Sept. 18 hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee follows growing concern in Congress about the use of social media by […]

Canadian university launches online cannabis cultivation courses

The University of Guelph in Canada now offers an online cannabis cultivation course as part of its horticulture program. Finally! An education you can actually use. This fall semester the university will officially launch it’s “Cannabis Production” course geared towards both commercial and home growers. According to a press release, the course will be taught […]

Nintendo is adding 20 SNES games to Switch online, here’s the full list

Last night, Nintendo announced it’s bringing a bunch of SNES games to its Switch Online subscription service starting today. The company’s introducing 20 titles at the launch, and more will be added later on. All these games will be available to Switch Online members at no extra charge. Plans for the paid subscription service are […]

Twitter vows to tackle online racist abuse of players in Britain – Strategy

Twitter said it has taken action on more than 700 cases of “abuse and hateful conduct” related to football in Britain in the last two weeks and promised on Wednesday to continue its efforts to curb the menace. Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was a target of racist abuse online after missing a penalty in a […]

Investigating online child abuse is tougher since cryptocurrency

The head of the United Nation’s cybercrime and anti-money-laundering branch has warned that investigating online child sexual abuse has become considerably more difficult since the advent of cryptocurrency. Neil Walsh told Australia’s ABC the true scale of online child sexual abuse is much, much bigger than many realise, and that cryptocurrency — like Bitcoin — has added an additional […]

Woolworths sees jump in online business

Woolworths Group has reported 32 per cent sales growth (on a normalised basis) across its online businesses. In total during FY19 online channels brought in $2.5 billion for the retailer. It reported rapid online sales growth across its ‘X’ business, including WooliesX, which grew 31 per cent during the year. Across the group online sales […]

Woolworths follows Coles to claim online sales profitable, now 4.2 percent – Finance – Strategy – Cloud – Networking – Software

Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has brushed off rival Coles’ declaration of technology victory by finally making its online sales profitable after 20 years, saying Woolies went into the black last reporting period. The supermarket and liquor giant on Thursday bowled up a 32 percent spike in annual online sales to $2.5 billion across the retail […]

Researchers propose aggressive new method to eradicate online hate groups

A team of researchers from George Washington University and the University of Miami recently published the results of a study to determine the ecological makeup of online hate groups. Based on their findings, they’ve come up with four strategies to disrupt these groups and, hopefully, eradicate them once and for all. Not all heroes wear […]

Fotor Online Pro is the Photoshop-alternative you’ve been looking for

TLDR: Fotor delivers Photoshop-level features for a fraction of Photoshop’s price. Everybody loves Photoshop — until they get the bill, that is. For all its image editing power, Adobe knows a cash cow when they see one, charging $120 as its absolute lowest price for just one year of Photoshop access. That premium price leaves […]

The FCC created an online index for known phone scams

This may is upset, perhaps because he was the victim of a cramming scam. (Bruce Mars (via Pexels)/) It’s worryingly simple to get scammed if you’re not careful. Even if you’re a relatively tech-savvy person, the sheer volume of grifts out there, most of which aim to pry your money or personal information away from […]