Twitter has blocked federally funded “domestic spy centers” from using a powerful social media monitoring tool after public records revealed that the government had special access to users’ information for controversial surveillance efforts.
When Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge sent his fiancee to the wrong side of London for dinner, he sent an apologetic text message. He received an emoji-less reply: “It’s fine.”
Wells Fargo Chief Operating Officer Tim Sloan expects to make up lost business with state and local government agencies within a few years after some suspended dealings with the firm when it was caught opening legions of unauthorized accounts for customers.
Illinois is joining California in suspending Wells Fargo from handling “billions” of dollars in investment work and the underwriting of state debt after the company admitted to opening potentially millions of bogus customer accounts.
California’s state treasurer announced on Tuesday that it is imposing a year-long ban on working with Wells Fargo after staff “fleeced” the bank’s customers by creating 2m unauthorized accounts.
The last time David Bowie visited Los Angeles he was in a state of “psychic terror” and his artistic sensibility involved a humanoid alien, an exorcism, a musical masterpiece and cocaine – lots of cocaine.
The mayor of Palo Alto is pushing for a ban on large technology companies downtown, making him the latest local politician to go after the powerful firms driving the booming economy in Silicon Valley.