Meta is in the early stages of building a dedicated app for people to post text-based updates.
“We’re exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates,” the company told Platformer exclusively in an email. “We believe there’s an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests.”
Japan’s brand-new H3 rocket was destroyed on its March 7 inaugural flight after the vehicle’s second-stage engine failed to ignite. This marked a major setback for the nation’s years-long efforts to develop a more capable and cost-effective alternative to the nation’s current workhorse, H-2A.
A Twitter employee has appealed to Elon Musk on the platform to ask whether he had been sacked.
In a tweet to the firm's chief executive, Halli Thorleifsson said: "Your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am employed or not".
Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress. People are falling for it and losing thousands of dollars.
Fraser Institute says most Canadians agree ‘transitioning to socialism will improve the economy and well-being of citizens’
Google “fundamentally started as a CIA project,” according to journalist and author of Propaganda in the Information Age, Alan MacLeod, who has warned that tech giants’ ties with intelligence agencies pose big problems for freedom of information as well as freedom of speech.
Russian forces launched attacks on eight regions across Ukraine over the past 24 hours, killing at least four and wounding 12, local authorities said early on March 4.
A Russian scientist who was given a presidential award for helping create Russia’s vaccine against COVID-19 was strangled while arguing with a prostitute at his home, local officials say. Russia’s Investigative Committee said 47-year-old Andrey Botikov, a senior researcher at the Gamaleya Institute, was strangled with a belt during an argument at his Moscow apartment on Thursday. The suspect, a 29-year-old man, fled the scene but was later arrested.
Canada joined the U.S. and the European Union in prohibiting the social media app on government-issued devices. Other Canadian jurisdictions and institutions are considering similar bans.
Tired of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Skeptical of the metaverse? The non-profit, distributed, community-oriented fediverse might be for you.
Cyclone Freddy made landfall in central Madagascar with intense winds, coastal flooding, and flooding rain. It will re-strengthen once it gets back over water tomorrow, and then head to Mozambique and make a second landfall. It will impact the central and southern Provinces/Districts of Mozambique. Once it moves inland, it will weaken, but bring some rain to Zimbabwe.
A significant and potentially historic winter storm will impact millions of Americans from coast-to-coast this week, with heavy snow, blizzard conditions and significant icing
The court’s decision means police in Parma, Ohio, are protected by the legal defense of qualified immunity in a dispute over satirical posts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for attacking its oil tanker in the Arabian Sea earlier this month.
Photos of Olena Kurylo appeared around the world. Then the Russian propaganda machine kicked into action, claiming she didn’t exist or was an actress
More than 5,000 pregnant Russian women have travelled to Argentina in recent months, and this week dozens more are on the way.
North Korea fired two ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Monday in a widely condemned weapons test that prompted Tokyo to request an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
Seth MacFarlane and Akiva Schaffer are officially courting Liam Neeson for Paramount’s “Naked Gun” remake. The “Taken” actor is in talks to lead the modern version of the ’80s slapstick film, Variety confirms.
When global leaders gathered at the annual World Economic Forum conclave in Davos last month, they were looking at a bleak economic scenario. Two-thirds of the economists polled by the WEF for its Chief Economists Outlook report said a global recession – a shrinking of the world’s gross domestic product – was likely in 2023. Also in January, the World Bank warned the global economy was “perilously close to falling into recession”.
An appeal by India’s animal welfare department asking citizens to mark Valentine’s Day this year not as a celebration of romance but as “Cow Hug Day” to better promote Hindu values has been ridiculed on social media.
In a statement, the Animal Welfare Board of India on Wednesday said “hugging cows will bring emotional richness and increase individual and collective happiness”.