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  • Twitter blocked Trump campaign account from tweeting over COVID-19 misinformation August 6, 2020
    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Twitter said it would prevent President Trump’s @TeamTrump campaign account from tweeting until it removed a tweet that violates Twitter’s rules on COVID-19 misinformation, the company confirmed to The Verge Wednesday evening. However, it appears that @TeamTrump has removed the tweet in violation of the rules, as it has tweeted […]
    Jay Peters
  • YouTube prank stars Stokes Twins charged with felony after fake bank robbery video August 6, 2020
    Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images Alan and Alex Stokes, 23-year-old twin brothers known best for posting prank videos to YouTube under their channel Stokes Twins, have each been charged with a felony related to a fake bank robbery, the aftermath of which the brothers recorded and posted to YouTube last October, […]
    Nick Statt
  • The US will pay up to $10 million if you can ID a foreign election hacker August 5, 2020
    Image: US Department of State The 2020 US presidential election is less than 100 days away, and in an effort to prevent the foreign election interference that played a role in the 2016 election, the US Department of State announced today that it’s offering up to $10 million for any information that can identify someone […]
    Taylor Lyles
  • The FBI raided Jake Paul’s home as part of an investigation into a mall ‘riot’ August 5, 2020
    Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty Images The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul this morning, according to TMZ and CBSLA. Agents removed several objects that looked like firearms from Paul’s home, ABC7 reported. The bureau is investigating “allegations of criminal acts” surrounding an incident at an Arizona […]
    Jacob Kastrenakes
  • Audi drops E-Tron price by nearly $9,000 and ups the range by 18 miles August 5, 2020
    The 2021 Audi E-Tron, the company’s first all-electric car, will start at nearly $9,000 less than the current version and will get a range bump of 18 miles — bringing its total EPA-estimated range to 222 miles on a full battery pack. The starting MSRP is dropping thanks to a new base version of the […]
    Sean O'Kane
  • Facebook removes Trump post for falsely claiming children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19 August 5, 2020
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook has removed a post posted by President Donald Trump’s account for violations of its misinformation policy, the company confirmed to The Verge. The video posted was of a Trump interview with Fox News’ Fox & Friends program, in which the president claimed children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, which […]
    Nick Statt
  • Etsy helped sell $346 million worth of homemade masks August 5, 2020
    It’s starting to seem like Etsy only sells two kinds of products: masks, and everything else. The product marketplace just released its Q2 earnings report, and the company says it helped sell $346 million worth of masks during the pandemic, accounting for 14 percent of all sales across small sellers on the platform. 4 million […]
    Sean Hollister
  • Microsoft cuts xCloud iOS testing early as its future on Apple devices remains unclear August 5, 2020
    Microsoft has ended its xCloud game streaming test for iOS devices today. The software giant had been testing xCloud on iOS in a very limited way over the past few months, but made it clear the service would only be launching on Android earlier this week. Microsoft had informed xCloud testers that the preview would […]
    Tom Warren
  • California labor commissioner sues Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft August 5, 2020
    Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Uber and Lyft are committing wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, California’s labor commissioner alleges in separate lawsuits against the companies. The classification of drivers as freelance workers has deprived them of “a host of legal protections in violation of California labor law,” the lawsuits say. “The Uber […]
    Andrew J. Hawkins
  • Intel’s own website leaks Tiger Lake CPU event happening in early September August 5, 2020
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A few weeks ago, Intel teased that “something big” is happening on September 2nd. Now, thanks to the event calendar on the company’s own investor relations site (and eagle-eyed Twitter user @SteakisGood for spotting it), we have confirmation that this is when Intel plans to talk more about […]
    Cameron Faulkner
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