Twitter Shuts Down 200,000 Chinese Accounts for Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests – This Week in Tech – 08/25/2019

Twitter Shuts Down 200,000 Chinese Accounts for Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong…


DoorDash Is Still Pocketing Workers’ Tips, Almost a Month After It Promised to Stop

It’s been almost a month since DoorDash, the leading food delivery app in the US, finally caved to public pressure and announced it would stop pocketing its workers’ tips…


Bezos and Musk’s Satellite Internet Could Save Americans $30B a Year

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for broadband internet access are beginning to display signs of real potential. Recently, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin pulled back the curtain on its space intentions by announcing Project Kuiper, a 3,236-satellite constellation. Additionally, Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink recently launched a rocket containing 60 satellites from Florida’s Cape Canaveral…


‘Like You’ve Been Fired From Your Job’: YouTubers Have Lost Thousands of Dollars After Their Channels Were Mistakenly Demonetized for Months

Jake Sandt is like any normal college kid in Missouri — going to class, eating at Panera, and maintaining an active presence on social media. But the 18-year-old stands apart from his peers with his successful YouTube channel JakeyonceTV, where he primarily makes videos recapping and “spilling tea” about the hit drag queen reality TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”…


Amazon Will No Longer Use Tips to Pay Delivery Drivers’ Base Salaries

Amazon has announced that it’ll be ending its practice of using customer tips to pay its Flex drivers’ wages, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times and and confirmed by The Verge…


After Seven Roof Fires, Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panel Flaws

Walmart filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Tesla on Tuesday. The retail giant says Tesla’s “negligent installation and maintenance” of solar panels caused fires on the roofs of as many as seven Walmart stores since 2012…


Singapore’s Government Will Give Every Citizen a Free Fitbit, With a Catch

In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle, Singapore’s government has partnered with Fitbit to offer its citizens free fitness trackers…

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