Tech Hangover: Mark Zuckerberg was a really mean guy to Instagram’s founders
What a little dweeb.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
If this story turns out to be true, man, Zuckerberg is such a little weasel.
The Facebook CEO promised Kevin Systrom independence, but an excerpt from Sarah Frier’s book No Filter shows that only lasted until Instagram started to look like the favorite son. – Bloomberg
I’m subscribed to Verizon Fios and I have to move at the end of the month. Will this not allow me to set up my existing service at the new house?
Verizon is canceling scheduled appointments for internet installation and repairs, according to some customers and two Verge reporters with persistent internet issues. The decision potentially leaves Fios subscribers without wired internet at a time when they’re likely relying on it for work and to see friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. – The Verge
Love to see when Facebook does its job for a change.
Facebook says it has started to remove stories linking coronavirus and 5G – but only if they will cause physical harm. The site said that it is taking “aggressive steps” to remove such misinformation as part of its response to coronavirus hoaxes and false stories more generally. – The Independent
Man, Facebook is all over the place in today’s Tech Hangover. Anyways, here’s another good thing Facebook is rolling out.
Facebook Gaming is launching tournaments for esports amateurs today in early access across the globe. In the era of social distancing, Facebook believes that games can bring us together. – VentureBeat
Nothing is sacred.
A payments processor used by local governments to collect court fines and utility bill payments from residents across Arkansas and Oklahoma mistakenly left exposed on its website a cache of data, representing years of transactions. – TechCrunch
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Sony has unveiled the PlayStation 5 controller and it’s something alright
- Facebook has launched a new messaging app for couples – yeah, we don’t get it either
- How to clear your browser cache on Firefox
- Tales from quarantine: the robot vacuum and our shared reality of filth
- This smart toilet checks your poop and remembers your butthole
- Your smartphone is a cesspool of germs – this UV phone sanitizer disinfects it at the push of a button
- The best apps to make your photos really stand out
- Pixel 4 owners now have to keep their eyes open to use face unlock – here’s how to disable it
- Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered – more like Modern Borefare
- This Aukey smartphone car mount is down to just $7 for KnowTechie readers
- Woot has a bunch of affordable refurbished iPhones up for grabs in a massive one-day sale