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A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled 'blackface' feature

September 24, 2020

Photo editing app Gradient is under fire for a new feature that lets people alter their ethnicity in images, with many slamming it for promoting digital "blackface."

Corsair sinks in IPO, but stay-at-home could be good for the do-it-yourself gaming company

September 23, 2020

Corsair Gaming, a hardware and accessory company, is going public Wednesday under the ticker symbol CRSR. On launch, its shares were priced at $15 and its shares were down about 4% in mid-afternoon trading.

Facebook and YouTube accept hate speech audits to keep advertisers happy

September 23, 2020

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to allow outsiders to audit how they handle harmful content such as hate speech following a boycott of their platforms by major advertisers.

Chinese state media slams TikTok deal as 'dirty' and 'unpalatable'

September 23, 2020

Two prominent Chinese media outlets are urging Beijing to kill what they call a "dirty" and "unpalatable" deal intended to keep TikTok operating in the United States.

Huawei says 'survival is the goal' as US crackdown hammers its business

September 23, 2020

Huawei is in survival mode, as continuous "attacks" from the United States threaten to choke off the Chinese tech company's access to key technology.

Apple finally launched an online store in India

September 23, 2020

It's been 20 years since Apple entered India. Now the company is finally starting to sell directly to customers.

Facebook has more users in India than anywhere else. It's now dealing with a hate speech crisis

September 23, 2020

Facebook is facing multiple simultaneous controversies in the United States, particularly around disinformation, hate speech and political bias. But those issues are also playing out — sometimes in more sinister ways — around the world, including a country where Facebook has more users than anywhere else.

TikTok says suicide video was part of 'coordinated attack'

September 22, 2020

New York (CNN Business)TikTok said that a suicide video that circulated on its platform earlier this month was uploaded as part of a "coordinated effort" by bad actors.

Amazon is selling a $499 Peloton knockoff called Prime Bike

September 22, 2020

Peloton is getting some competition from Amazon, which announced a Prime-branded stationary bike.

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