Political campaigns still raise most of their digital funds via emails to donors, showing that the medium is hardly close to demise. But they have also learned to use other digital tools, including Facebook, in the past decade. Here is an account of how digital politics came of age.
Verizon wireless service outages are being reported throughout the country, including the Midwest, with a spike at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Two police departments say Verizon has confirmed there is a nationwide problem.
Elon Musk has a history of letting loose via Twitter. Now, Tesla’s founder and CEO is facing defamation charges over calling a little-known British citizen a “pedo guy.” His defense is he wasn’t calling the man a child molester, but that this was “just a case of two men trading angry insults,” per Forbes. Musk claims he didn’t mean the plaintiff is a pedophile and that “pedo guy” simply is code for “creepy.”
Cable changed the game in the 1980's; now, the flood of new streaming services from big players is doing the disrupting, writes The New York Times.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has found that Microsoft’s contracts with European Union bodies do not fully protect data. While the investigation is ongoing, early findings reveal “serious concerns over compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules,” the EDPS states.
Twitter experienced major log-in issues on Monday. Users across the globe reported problems with the platform.
With the SVOD set to launch Nov. 1, its original content is "iffy," and licensed content is "nonexistent," notes Quartz, adding that "Apple will spin it as a success no matter what, but the truth will be harder to discern."
Oliver segued into a sardonic promo for the coming SVOD during a segment on the NBA's troubles with China..
Entertainment company is exploring various ways to split off the premium cable channel, including a spin-off or sale, in order to reduce it debt load and allow shareholders to invest directly in either of the businesses.
Amazon has unveiled several new features that provide more privacy protections to Alexa users. These include auto-deleting of recordings and preventing Alexa from turning on at unexpected times.