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Apple is legalizing tipping in apps — but it’s also taking a heavy cut for itself

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Image: Carl Court/Getty Images Apple is changing course in how it treats tips collected within apps in what may end up being a mixed bag for developers and digital creators. The company just updated its App Store terms so that tipping with in-app currencies now falls under the same category as in-app purchases, of which Apple takes a 30 percent cut. Some apps give users the option of buying digital goods that can then be given to other users, who can then redeem the goods for cash. This kind of tipping has emerged as a popular way to sidestep platforms […]

CNN fires host for tweet calling Trump a ‘piece of sh*t’

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Reza Aslan was fired over tweets about the president.Image: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Turner CNN has decided to part ways with host Reza Aslan after he called President Donald Trump a “piece of sh*t” for his response to the London terror attacks last week. Aslan, who had been host of the fairly new CNN series Believer with Reza Aslan, had tweeted about Trump and the president’s tweets after the London Bridge attacks. He wrote, “This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. Hes an embarrassment to humankind.” The next day, Aslan, […]

Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and more tech CEOs are set to attend a White House summit with Jared Kushner

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Ready for part 2.Image: Evan Vucci/AP/REX/Shutterstock Leaders from the largest technology companies are set to visit the White House later this month for an inaugural meeting of President Donald Trumps group formed to modernize government services, according to three people familiar with the plans. They will arrive weeks after many tech chiefs publicly split with Trump on his decision to exit the Paris climate deal. The American Technology Council meeting will include a gathering of top executives followed by smaller sessions on particular topics, including those involving tech sales to government agencies, said the people, who asked not to be […]

Hackers steal Twitter accounts to spread fake news

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Image: JAAP ARRIENS/NURPHOTO/GETTY Sounds like my worst nightmare. Hackers are taking over Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack, The Verge reported, citing digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the targets. SEE ALSO: Knicks star claims his Twitter account was hackedand uses emoji as evidence The hack, called “DoubleSwitch” involves taking over the account and then switching the username. The hacker then creates a new account under the original username and oftentimes uses the same profile picture and display name, according to The […]

London attack: Londoners urged to go out in show of ‘unity’ – BBC News

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The fund, set up in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester, raised nearly 400,000 in its first 48 hours. ‘Great city’ Taxi app firm Uber will give a pound for every journey taken between 8pm and midnight on Saturday night, a British Red Cross spokesman said. Collections will be held at the production of Don Juan, starring David Tennant, at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End. Eight people were killed on Saturday 3 June when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack in Borough Market. The attackers were […]