Epic Games pays up $520M

Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite, has agreed to pay US$520 million to resolve two US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaints.

Will Elon step down?

Elon Musk asked Twitter users via poll—his preferred decision-making method lately—if he should step down as the head of Twitter. Of over 17.5 million responses, 57.5% said yes.

Blocked and reported

As Elon Musk’s Twitter faces increasing backlash, the billionaire has shown he’s not afraid to rule the platform with an iron fist. 

A rough year for tech

Shopify has had a stunningly bad year, but then again, so have most tech companies. 

The dark side of TikTok

It’s not just viral dances and fun sketches: TikTok is also serving its teenage users a steady diet of harmful content, including videos related to self-harm and eating disorders, according to a new report that analyzed dummy accounts in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. 

Google’s not so hot on ChatGPT

In recent days, the internet has been filled with clamour about ChatGPT (OpenAI’s wildly popular answer-generating AI chatbot) and how it could one day take on Google Search

Google has now responded by telling everyone to take a serious chill pill. 

Twitter disbands its Trust and Safety council

Elon Musk’s Twitter is making some changes (again) around safety and moderation. 

Apple has a China problem

Apple is accelerating plans to relocate more of its iPhone production out of China after violent protests swept Zhengzhou (also known as “iPhone City”) last month, per The Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Among big Western companies, Apple stands out for its close links with China’s government and level of dependence on the country as a manufacturing hub—its decision to move operations out of the country is an indicator of weakness in China’s economy.

AI chat levels up

Today in “the tech we wish was around when we were still in school,” a new AI bot just dropped that’s able to write poetry, explain scientific concepts, write code, and much more.

LinkedIn cleans house

These days you can’t answer your phone or open your email without being bombarded by scams, but LinkedIn is determined to make sure you can still confidently accept that invitation to join your colleague’s professional network without the same concerns.