World Health Organization plans its response to the new COVID-19 variant 

Following the emergence of the “Omicron” variant of COVID-19, countries have started to implement plans for stopping the spread, such as travel bans and additional social measures.  Now, the WHO and its... Read more »

Court orders Amazon to pay $500,000 settlement over health and safety breaches 

Amazon came under fire earlier this year for not providing its employees with enough protection against the rising number of coronavirus cases.  Now, the state of California has ordered the tech giant... Read more »

Instagram announces its latest strategy to compete with TikTok 

In an attempt to compete with rival platform TikTok, Instagram has announced its plans to offer content creators up to $35,000 to post videos to its Reels feature.  This follows an announcement... Read more »

Consumer debt is now rising despite small reduction during the pandemic 

Surveys show that the pandemic changed people’s financial habits, particularly when it comes to credit card spending. However, a new report by the  Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic... Read more »

Data of 5 million Robinhood users exposed in major data hack 

The popular trading app Robinhood has reported that it has suffered a data breach, compromising the names and email addresses of 5 million of its users.  The platform, which has millions of... Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine mandate suspended by US appeals court 

Following an appeal against the vaccine mandate, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended the mandate.  This news comes after the US government announced the removal... Read more »

Physical stores could be on the horizon for Meta following its rebrand 

Just weeks after Facebook’s rebrand to Meta, the company is reportedly now interested in building physical stores in the coming years.  According to founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the rebrand is designed... Read more »

World leaders announce pledge to cut methane emissions 

With the COP26 summit underway, EU  Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden have announced a global partnership to support a pledge to cut emissions of the greenhouse... Read more »

Roblox comes back online after being down for three days 

After a three-day outage, the online gaming platform Roblox is now back online, with the company promising to compensate game developers for any income they have lost.  Roblox is an online platform... Read more »

Report shows greenhouse gas levels have hit a record high 

In the run-up to the climate talks in Glasgow, a recent report by the United Nations shows that greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high last year.  The agency also says that... Read more »