Amazon is pushing for a milestone union vote to take place in person despite the pandemic.

Amazon is once again asking the National Labor Relations Board to direct thousands of the company's warehouse workers at an Alabama facility to cast votes in-person on whether to form a union, rather than by mail, despite the ongoing pandemic.

cnn.com/2021/01/22/tech/amazon

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its ambitious internet balloon venture.

Loon, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, is winding down its operations.

cnn.com/2021/01/22/tech/loon-p

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia.

Google says it will shut down its search engine in Australia if a controversial bill designed to benefit the news media becomes law.

cnn.com/2021/01/22/tech/google

How wearable airbags could make motorbikes safer.

Balanced on two wheels without a protective shell, riding a motorbike is far more dangerous than driving a car -- but innovations in airbags could help keep motorcyclists safe.

cnn.com/2021/01/21/tech/motorc

Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave President Trump a $5,999 Mac Pro.

In a new financial document released just hours after he left the White House, former President Donald Trump disclosed Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave him a $5,999 Mac Pro computer.

cnn.com/2021/01/21/tech/apple-

Instacart is cutting more than 1,800 jobs, including its only unionized workers.

Last February, a group of Instacart employees who worked as in-store shoppers at a Mariano's grocery store in Skokie, Illinois, voted to unionize in a historic moment for the gig economy.

cnn.com/2021/01/21/tech/instac

Facebook's oversight board will decide whether Trump should be banned.

Donald Trump's future on Facebook and Instagram is now up in the air.

cnn.com/2021/01/21/tech/facebo

Google agrees to pay French publishers for news.

Google will pay news publications in France for the use of their content online in a landmark agreement that could soon be replicated elsewhere in Europe under new copyright laws.

cnn.com/2021/01/21/tech/google

China says it is a 'victim' after Twitter locks embassy account.

China says that it is a "victim" of misinformation after Twitter restricted the account of the Chinese embassy in the United States.

cnn.com/2021/01/21/tech/twitte

QAnon believers are in disarray after Biden is inaugurated.

For years, believers of the QAnon conspiracy theory had been waiting for the moment when a grand plan would be put into action and secret members of a supposed Satanic pedophilia ring at the highest ranks of government and Hollywood would suddenly be exposed, rounded up and possibly even publicly...
cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/qanon-

The Biden administration has an Easter egg for IT pros on the White House website.

The White House website has a special message for IT folks who know where to look -- and it could lead to a job with the government.

cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/white-

This 'snake robot' can fix pipelines on the ocean floor.

Eelume is a six-meter-long, snake-like robot that will maintain oil and gas pipelines deep beneath the sea.

cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/eelume

Biden is about to become @POTUS: How the social media transition of power will unfold.

At the moment Joe Biden is sworn in as the next president of the United States, another transition of power will take place on social media.

cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/biden-

Samsung heir's prison sentence casts a shadow on South Korea's tech titan.

The man who calls the shots at Samsung was just sent to prison for the second time in less than five years. Even if the South Korean tech giant can keep its day-to-day business humming in his absence, the verdict is still likely to cast a long shadow.

cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/samsun

Tencent is the latest tech giant to team up with carmaker Geely.

Chinese automaker Geely has just announced another big tie-up in its quest to build the cars of the future.

cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/geely-

Jack Ma makes first public appearance in months in new video.

Jack Ma just made his first public appearance in months as his tech empire continues to grapple with challenges from Chinese regulators.

cnn.com/2021/01/20/tech/jack-m

Some Trump supporters think he's about to declare martial law -- and they're excited.

Sometime Monday, some of the remaining dead-enders convinced that President Trump will remain in office for at least the next four years got a sign. A Telegram account falsely purporting to be run by Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was telling them that the moment...
cnn.com/2021/01/19/tech/martia

How Parler is trying to get back online.

Parler tried to seek a hosting alternative to Amazon Web Services from at least six different potential providers once it became clear Amazon would no longer work with the social media platform — but was turned away, according to a court filing.

cnn.com/2021/01/19/tech/parler

Fearing more violence, online platforms are cracking down on livestreams from Washington.

After some rioters livestreamed the assault on the Capitol, some platforms are restricting livestreams in anticipation of potential disruptions at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

cnn.com/2021/01/19/us/capitol-

Show more
Noc.Social

Open Source Social Network. Focused on technology, networking, linux, privacy and security, but open to anyone. Civil discourse, polite and open. Managed by the noc.org team.