Masters of the Universe

Snapchat Claims It Is Making It Harder for Drug Dealers to Find Your Kids

Snapchat, the social media platform particularly popular with teens, has claimed that it is working to make it tougher for drug dealers to connect with children on its platform. The parent of one teen who overdosed on fentanyl-laced pills he bought from a dealer on Snapchat said in response: “What I find with Snap Inc. is that they publicize one Band-Aid after another, but at the end of the day, you can still go online and get drugs in seconds.”

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Vaporware: Tesla Delays Cybertruck to 2023

Tesla has once again delayed one of its products, with the latest reports indicating that the company’s Cybertruck will be delayed until 2023. The Company initially promised production would begin in 2021.

Elon Musk and Cybertruck

Facebook Facing $3.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit over Treatment of UK Users

Facebook (now called Meta) is facing a $3.2 billion lawsuit over the alleged exploitation of its UK users. One expert involved in the lawsuit said: “They are exploiting users by taking their personal data without properly compensating them for taking that data. I don’t think the users are entirely clear when they click on the terms and conditions how unfair that deal is.”

Mark Zuckerberg deep in thought (Drew Angerer /Getty)

Tough Luck Zuck: Judge Rejects Facebook’s Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that the FTC can move forward with its revised antitrust case against Facebook. The judge rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss the case, writing: “Although the agency may well face a tall task down the road in proving its allegations, the court believes that it has now cleared the pleading bar and may proceed to discovery.”

Mark Zuckerberg looking perturbed

Nightmare Bug in Google Android Phones Prevented 911 Calls

Google has reportedly fixed a bug in its Android phones that prevented users from calling 911. In one documented incident, a person couldn’t call 911 as their grandmother was suffering from a suspected stroke. The bug appears to have been caused by the interaction of certain apps.

Google's Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai gives a keynote address during the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on March 2, 2015. Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even smarter Internet-connected watches and other wireless gadgets as they wrestle for dominance at …

Amazon and Google Deploy Army of Shills to Fight Regulation

Amazon and Google are reportedly mobilizing the small businesses that they claim rely on their platforms to fight antitrust bills that threaten to break up the Masters of the Universe. Incredibly, some small businesses are arguing that bills designed to stop Amazon from copying their products and destroying their business by favoring the platform’s own brand would be a net negative for their companies.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lawsuit: Google and Apple Conspire to Maintain Stranglehold on Search Market

A new class-action lawsuit alleges that Apple and Google have an agreement that keeps the iPhone maker out of the search engine business as long as Google pays to remain the default search option in Apple’s Safari browser. The lawsuit claims the two companies maintain their anticompetitive agreement with “regular secret meetings” between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Sundar Pichai CEO of Google ( Carsten Koall /Getty)

Rumble Launches Its Own Advertising Marketplace

Conservative-friendly video hosting platform Rumble is moving a significant portion of its ads revenue to an early-stage version of a new native ads marketplace created by the company. The new marketplace will be rolled out in stages over the course of this year.

Google boss Sundar Pichai is masked up ( Drew Angerer /Getty)

Apple Briefly Became World’s First $3 Trillion Company

Apple briefly hit a market cap of $3 trillion during trading on Monday, the first company to ever achieve this valuation. After hitting the landmark valuation, Apple shares have traded down, leaving the iPhone giant just short of the historic value. The tech giant has tripled its valuation in the last four years.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple laughing

Sen. Rand Paul Quits YouTube for Rumble

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has announced he will no longer post videos to YouTube, encouraging others who oppose Big Tech censorship to join him in leaving the Google-owned platform. He will continue to post videos to the internet via his Rumble account.

US Republican Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul speaks as US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearings to examine school reopening during Covid-19, focusing on supporting students, educators, and families, on Capitol Hill in Washington, …