10 things in tech you need to know today
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- YouTube will ban claims that coronavirus vaccines kill. The company has been slow to ban COVID-19 misinformation.
- Twitter banned two New York Post articles about Joe Biden's son Hunter. The firm took action to limit the reach of the articles after questions arose about their veracity, and Facebook also choked the article's spread.
- Apple's iPhone 12 livestream was kicked off Chinese video platforms. Tencent Video, iQiyi, Bilibili, and Weibo canceled Tuesday's coverage without explanation.
- Facebook will ban ads that 'discourage people from getting a vaccine'. The move marks a slightly broader approach to removing anti-vaxx content.
- An Amazon worker says the firm reinstated disciplinary action for time spent "off task." Employees risk being reprimanded for taking time out to wash their hands during Prime Day.
- Wing cofounder Audrey Gelman apologized to staff for her 'inaction' on racism. Some employees say they experienced racist and anti-LGBTQIA discrimination at the firm.
- Zoom will enable users to charge for online events. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
- Elon Musk's Boring Co. has applied to create a system of underground tunnels connecting the entire Las Vegas strip. The new routes would connect the Strip's casinos with the airport and stadium.
- Early-stage investors and founders missed out on this summer's venture boom. Data from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association, analyzed by Business Insider, showed the proportion of first-time fundraising activity compared to total venture capital raised hit a record low of 3.3% during the first three quarters.
- The We Company is changing its name back to WeWork. The firm has been grappling with slowed business during the pandemic, with large vacancies in its coworking spaces throughout its many markets.
- UP to have cold chain space for 1.23L litres of vaccine
- Wuhan authorities now find Covid-19 on imported frozen food
- From WhiteHat Jr, Big Basket, and Unacademy to Dunzo — these are the Indian startups that reported data leaks over the past few months
- Chennai volunteer for SII's Covid vaccine claims Rs 5 cr compensation for health complications
- ASEAN distances from China's Covid vaccine diplomacy