Today’s Tech Sightings:
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a lot to talk about at Tuesday’s F8 developer conference in San Jose, California. But his keynote speech comes at an inopportune time as the social media giant grapples with violent videos of murder, torture and rape. In the most recent incident, U.S. police nationwide searched for the alleged killer who posted the video of the man he appeared to have murdered in Cleveland on Facebook. Police reportedly found the fugitive dead. The alleged murderer also claimed on Facebook that he killed at least 13 other people. This latest revelation comes as Facebook continues to struggle with an ongoing problem with fake news.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and owner of the L.A. Clippers has launched a new nonprofit project called USAFacts, a portal that gives citizens insights into U.S. government spending. In addition to a variety of documents and resources, the portal includes a report on government operations similar to annual reports released by public corporations.
Android Pay and PayPal are teaming up to offer new options in electronic payments – and potentially add new customers to both platforms. The initiative will allow PayPal users and their friends and family to link their accounts to Android Pay to send or receive money. The new feature will show up in Android Pay and PayPal apps in a few weeks.
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- Trojan Malware Campaign Targets US Tax-filers With Fake IRS Documents
- Microsoft Confirms It’s Patched Most of NSA’s Windows Exploits
- Russian Hacker Has Created His Own ‘Starter Pack’ Ransomware Service
- Google to Open Up Android to Rivals in Out-of-court Deal With Russia
- Snapchat Is Releasing Its Most Impressive Use of Augmented Reality to Date
- Report: Apple Launching Three iPhones This Fall