#Threads #Meta #Instagram #Twitter
Twitter Traffic is ‘Tanking’ as Meta’s Threads Hits 100 million Users
User traffic on Twitter has slowed since the launch of Meta’s text-based platform Threads, which has already surpassed 100 million sign-ups since its debut last week.
Threads is even being touted by Meta executives like Instagram chief Adam Mosseri as a more positive “public square” for communities “that never really embraced Twitter.” So far, users seem to be on board.
#Twitter #Meta #Threads #XCorp
Twitter Launches Legal Action over Meta’s New Threads App
While Meta’s new Twitter clone Threads has been gathering momentum, the microblogging app’s parent company X Corp has launched proceedings against the clone app. This includes accusing Meta of poaching ex-Twitter employees, as well as ‘systematic, willful and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.
#ElonMusk #xAI #ChatGPT #AI
Elon Musk Launches His Own AI Company to Compete with ChatGPT
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk launched an artificial intelligence company called xAI on Wednesday, vowing to develop a generative AI program that competes with established offerings like ChatGPT.
The company employs some engineers who formerly worked for major companies in the field like Google and OpenAI, the xAI website said.
Musk, who has previously criticized the pace and ambitions of recent developments in AI, said in a Twitter Spaces on Wednesday that he entered the industry reluctantly.
#Apple #iPhone #Mac
Apple Briefly Crossed a $3 Trillion Market Cap
Apple’s market cap briefly passed $3 trillion on Monday more than a year after it surpassed the $2 trillion mark and three years after eclipsing $1 trillion.
This huge success is due in large part to the iPhone, which revolutionized the smartphone industry and remains a cash cow for the company. But Apple continues to see strong momentum in its other businesses as well, with its services and Mac divisions reporting all-time highs in its Q4 2021 earnings.
#BartsHealthNHSTrust #CyberAttack #ALPHV
2.5 Million Affected by UK Hospital Cyber Attack
Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs five London-based hospitals and delivers care for over 2.5 million people, confirmed it is investigating a ransomware incident after it was added to the dark web leak site of Russian-speaking ransomware gang ALPHV, one of the year’s most prominent ransom gangs.
The gang claims to have stolen 7TB after publishing a purported sample of the stolen data online.
#AndroidOS #Android #Pradeo #GooglePlay #CyberSecurity
Android Spyware with Over 1.5 Million Downloads Sends Your Data to China — Delete These Apps Right Now
According to an alert this week from Pradeo, a leading mobile cybersecurity company, cybersecurity analysts uncovered two file management apps available on the Google Play Store that are actually spyware, putting the privacy and security of up to 1.5 million Android users at risk.
The Android apps from the same developer, are programmed to launch without any input from the user and quietly send sensitive user data to servers based in China.