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Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

By Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz | Apr 26, 2022

Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is spending $44 billion to acquire Twitter with the stated aim of turning it into a haven for "free speech." There's just one problem: The social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well.

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

By Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien | Apr 25, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for approximately $44 billion, the company said.

Bitcoin's New Puzzle: How to Ditch Fossil Fuels and Go Green

Bitcoin's New Puzzle: How to Ditch Fossil Fuels and Go Green

By Amy Beth Hanson | Apr 21, 2022

The process of mining that is central to cryptocurrencies' existence and value is becoming increasingly energy intensive and potentially unsustainable.

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing, Considers Ads

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing, Considers Ads

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 20, 2022

An unexpectedly sharp drop in subscribers has Netflix considering changes it has long resisted: Minimizing password sharing and creating a low-cost subscription supported by advertising.

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing - and Bring in Ads

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing - and Bring in Ads

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 20, 2022

An unexpectedly sharp drop in subscribers has Netflix considering changes to its service that it has long resisted: Minimizing password sharing and creating a low-cost subscription supported by advertising.

Shareholders Await Musk's Next Move in Twitter Takeover Bid

Shareholders Await Musk's Next Move in Twitter Takeover Bid

By Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien | Apr 19, 2022

Twitter has dropped a major roadblock in front of Elon Musk's effort to take over the company, leaving investors to wonder about the mercurial Tesla CEO's next move.

Elon Musk Wants to Buy Twitter, Make it 'Maximally Trusted'

Elon Musk Wants to Buy Twitter, Make it 'Maximally Trusted'

By Michelle Chapman, Matt O'Brien, and Tom Krisher | Apr 15, 2022

In 10 days, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone from popular Twitter contributor and critic to the company's largest individual shareholder to a would-be owner of the social platform.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43 Billion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43 Billion

By Michelle Chapman | Apr 14, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering to buy Twitter, saying the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company.

U.S. Agencies: Industrial Control System Malware Discovered

U.S. Agencies: Industrial Control System Malware Discovered

By Frank Bajak | Apr 14, 2022

Multiple U.S. government agencies issued a joint alert Wednesday warning of the discovery of a suite of malicious cyber tools capable of sabotaging the energy sector and other critical industries.

Lots of Broadband Money, but U.S. Expansion Finds Speed Bumps

Lots of Broadband Money, but U.S. Expansion Finds Speed Bumps

By Wilson Ring and Mark Gillispie | Apr 14, 2022

The demand for fiber optic cable goes beyond wired broadband to homes and businesses. The cable will help provide the 5G technology now being rolled out by wireless communications providers.

Elon Musk Will Not Join Board at Twitter in Sudden Reversal

Elon Musk Will Not Join Board at Twitter in Sudden Reversal

Apr 11, 2022

Less than a week after announcing that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would join its board of directors, Twitter has reversed course.

Accounts Deceivable: Email Scam Costliest Type of Cybercrime

Accounts Deceivable: Email Scam Costliest Type of Cybercrime

By Alan Suderman | Apr 10, 2022

A common online scam siphons untold billions from the economy as authorities struggle to keep up.

SpaceX Launches 3 Visitors to Space Station for $55M Each

SpaceX Launches 3 Visitors to Space Station for $55M Each

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 9, 2022

SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday for more than a week's stay.

Meta: Russian Invasion Driving More Disinformation Online

Meta: Russian Invasion Driving More Disinformation Online

By David Klepper | Apr 8, 2022

Russia and its allies are major players, according to the report, with groups linked to the Kremlin spreading disinformation about its invasion of Ukraine while amplifying pro-Russian conspiracy theories.

Twitter Says It's Testing an 'Edit' Button

Twitter Says It's Testing an 'Edit' Button

By Tali Arbel | Apr 6, 2022

Twitter tweeted Tuesday that it is indeed working on a way for users to edit their 280-character messages.

New Twitter Biggie Musk May have Thoughts on Edit Button

New Twitter Biggie Musk May have Thoughts on Edit Button

By Tali Arbel | Apr 5, 2022

Elon Musk, the billionaire Tesla CEO and power Twitter user who is now Twitter's largest shareholder and newly appointed board member, may have thoughts on a long-standing request from users: Should there be an edit button?

Harvard Students' Site Helping Ukraine Refugees Find Housing

Harvard Students' Site Helping Ukraine Refugees Find Housing

By Rodrique Ngowi | Apr 5, 2022

Two Harvard freshmen have launched a website designed to connect people fleeing Ukraine to those in safer countries willing to take them in — and it's generating offers of help and housing worldwide.

Face Scanner Clearview AI Aims to Branch Out Beyond Police

Face Scanner Clearview AI Aims to Branch Out Beyond Police

By Matt O'Brien and Tali Arbel | Apr 4, 2022

A controversial face recognition company that's built a massive photographic dossier of the world's people is now planning to offer its technology to banks and other private businesses.

Satellite Modems Nexus of Worst Cyberattack of Ukraine War

Satellite Modems Nexus of Worst Cyberattack of Ukraine War

By Frank Bajak | Mar 31, 2022

A malicious software command that immediately crippled tens of thousands of modems across Europe anchored the cyberattack on a satellite network used by Ukraine's government and military.

Social Media Explodes During Oscars; TV Viewership Doesn't

Social Media Explodes During Oscars; TV Viewership Doesn't

By David Bauder | Mar 30, 2022

Will Smith's violent slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards appeared to have a negligible impact on the show's television audience. But the world of social media is a much different story.

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