One of the most important things you need to kill the coronavirus is still impossible to find

Clorox disinfecting wipes continue to be in short supply, the company confirmed earlier this week. Demand for disinfecting products remains high since the novel coronavirus pandemic is still completely out of control. Clorox took several measures to increase the production … Read more…

Senate bans federal employees from using TikTok on government devices

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill banning federal employees from using the social media app TikTok on government-issued devices. Authorities have raised security concerns about the video-sharing platform because it’s owned by the Chinese-based company ByteDance. The … Read more…

Twitter reveals exactly how bitcoin scammers hacked Elon Musk’s, Kim Kardashian’s accounts

Twitter just released an update on the massive hack that prompted the Great Blue Tick Silence of 2020, letting us know exactly how many accounts were actually impacted. On July 15, hackers posted tweets from several prominent, verified Twitter users’ … Read more…

Big Tech CEOs will face ‘anti-conservative bias’ claims at hearing. They’re BS—and dangerous.

When the CEOs of Big Tech testify in Congress on Wednesday, they’ll almost certainly be hit with a dubious and regular Republican talking point: censorship of conservative voices on social media. President Donald Trump and other politicians and pundits on … Read more…

Booze delivery app Drizly hit by massive data breach affecting 2.5 million accounts

Alcohol delivery app Drizly has been hit with a huge data breach, revealing customers’ email addresses, birthdays, encrypted passwords, and even delivery addresses. You’d hope hackers would at least have the decency to leave our liquor alone amidst this incredibly … Read more…

Face masks often aren’t enough to defeat facial recognition, study finds

Well, there goes the tiniest privacy silver lining on that otherwise dark coronavirus cloud.  A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that many commercially available facial-recognition systems are still able to correctly identify people … Read more…

Antitrust hearing with Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai indefinitely postponed

Big Tech CEOs’ lives just got a lot less stressful. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it would postpone its virtual hearing on Big Tech and antitrust regulations. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and … Read more…

Most Americans accept they’ll probably only attend virtual parties for the rest of 2020

Six in 10 Americans only feel comfortable attending virtual parties for the rest of 2020, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans found the majority are eschewing in-person events and parties — but there’s always an exception to … Read more…

Twitter releases statement about crypto scam hack, keeps affected users locked out

Twitter has released an official statement on the hack that saw some of the biggest accounts on the platform pushing a bitcoin scam. On Wednesday, verified accounts including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye … Read more…

Police are worried about white extremists organizing on Gab Chat, leaked documents show

Violent white extremists are sick of getting doxxed on Discord, and will “likely” move their organizing efforts to an encrypted messaging alternative created by Gab, an alt-right favorite. So claims a May 26 law enforcement bulletin leaked, along with 269GB … Read more…

Wells Fargo tells employees to uninstall TikTok while Amazon reverses its own ban

Amazon may have backed away from telling employees to uninstall TikTok, but it seems Wells Fargo actually went through with it. The Information reported that the San Francisco-based financial institution recently told its workers to remove TikTok from any company-issued … Read more…

Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine delivers promising immune response in trial

Another coronavirus vaccine candidate has shown promising results in a Phase 1/2 trial conducted in the US. An mRNA experimental drug made by BioNTech, which partnered with Pfizer for the development of the drug, proved it can deliver the neutralizing … Read more…

This designer held a digital runway show while the fashion industry is on hold — Mashable Originals

Anifa Mvuemba used 3D models and animation for her Hanifa fashion show while COVID-19 shut down the fashion industry. Read more… More about Tech, Mashable Video, Fashion Show, 3d Animation, and Mashable Originals Tech ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Facebook admits to improperly giving user data to third-party developers, again

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook gave user data to third-party developers, even after specifically telling users it wouldn’t.  In a Wednesday blog post, Facebook announced that (oops!) thousands of developers continued to receive updates to users’ … Read more…