Elon Musk Pulls Brands From Facebook

Elon Musk started a move called #deletefacebook. The movement has grown after data firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining the personal information of about 50 million users. Mr. Musk had poked fun at speaker brand Sonos after it said it would suspend advertising on Facebook for one week.

His followers challenged him to have his own companies’ pages deleted, which he did within minutes. The pages had more than 2.5 million followers each before they were deactivated.

 

Uber Haults Self Driving Cars After Death

A woman was hit by a car and killed as she crossed the street in Tempe, Arizona. The death comes a year after Uber took self-driving cars off the road and turned an SUV Volvo on its side. Uber said it’s working with local law enforcement to understand how the accident happened.

Blackberry Modified To Help Drug Cartels

Phantom Secure, a Canadian based company, encrypted Blackberries for international drug trafficking. The charges marked the first time US authorities have targeted a company for knowingly making encrypted technology for criminals.

The maximum punishment you can get for drug trafficking is life in prison, with no possibility of parole. Street drugs, that are not prescribed, are bad.

Domestic Abuse Leads To Snapchat Found Guilty

A famous singer, Rihanna, has intentionally accused Snapchat of shaming victims of domestic abuse. The singer was the subject of an advert on the platform which asked users if they would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown”.

The ad, which was for a game, appeared to reference Chris Brown’s conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating. Later, Snapchat was found guilty.

Facebook Bans Britain First Page

Due to many violations, Facebook has removed Britain First from their site. It was a page full of racial hatred and had over 2 million followers. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were incarcerated after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.

Anti-Hate Rules

It is understood the offending posts included:

  • A photo of the group’s leaders with the caption “Islamophobic and Proud”.
  • A caption comparing Muslim immigrants with animals.
  • Multiple videos posted deliberately to incite hateful comments against Muslims.

Fortnite Players Warned Over Hack Attacks

Players of Fortnite accounts are being compromised due to a hack in the game. People are reporting items show up in the game that they did not purchase. This is most likely due to the hackers.

Many players who have been hacked say they don’t know how the hackers are getting their information. A report done on this concludes that it is received from information stored on Fortnite accounts.

Virgin Media Expands Fiber Network To Rural Areas

For people in rural areas, it is almost near impossible to get fast reliable internet in these areas. But Virgin Media sees it a different way. They are currently installing fiber-optic cables to create the network.

The company requires at least 1,000 to 4,000 users to sign up for the network to register their interests. The company requires at least 1,000 residents to commit to a broadband services contract.

Online Stalker Handpicked His Victim

Stalker, Callum Blake-O’Brien, created 5 social media accounts to stalk his one victim. He sent threating messages to this girl who was worried about the message. Here are two of the messages sent from O’Brien:

Facebook messages

The girl found them to be scary and she ended up filing a police report to put an end to the stalker’s days of threatening stalker spree.

Amazon Promises Fix For Alexa’s Creepy Laugh

For some users, Alexa has this creepy cackle that’s out of the blue. Amazon said they are going to change their phrase from “Alexa, laugh” to “Alexa, can you laugh?” This command should help reduce the issue in Alexa’s out of the blue laughter.

Some users have complained about this issue on Twiter. One user said, “WHY DID MY ALEXA JUST LAUGH OUT OF THE BLUE?!?!?!?” Another wrote: “Lying in bed about to fall asleep when Alexa on my Amazon Echo Dot lets out a very loud and creepy laugh… there’s a good chance I get murdered tonight.”