Social media platforms secure Afghan users’ accounts amid Taliban takeover

Social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, have said they will start to take steps to protect users in Afghanistan from being targeted by the Taliban.  After the rapid takeover of... Read more »

The US announces plans to end travel restrictions for vaccinated visitors 

From early on in the pandemic, the United States closed its borders to most of the world. Travel has been restricted from the European Union, the UK, China, and Iran for over... Read more »

Study shows seat belt use declined in the last year 

For over 50 years, seat belts have been standard in cars and trucks. Most countries have laws requiring drivers and passengers to use them. However, a recent study has shown that, in... Read more »

The price of coffee increases due to cold weather in Brazil 

Americans currently drink 146 billion cups of coffee a year. But, a blast of cold weather in Brazil could mean the average coffee could soon end up costing a lot more.  Coffee... Read more »

Pfizer has suspended the distribution of Chantix 

After discovering some batches could be contaminated with a carcinogen, Pfizer has halted the distribution of its stop-smoking drug Chantix.  During testing, Pfizer found high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) – a common nitrosamine –... Read more »

Apple employees start a campaign against the new on-site working plan 

According to a report released by The Verge, employees at Apple have started a campaign against the plans for a widespread return to this office in the coming months.  This follows a... Read more »

G7 countries reach a deal to tax tech giants 

On Saturday, the G7 group of economies announced a deal that would force large multinational companies to pay more tax. The leaders agreed to the deal in the hope that it would... Read more »

Facebook and Instagram add the option to hide like counts 

In an announcement, Facebook has now said that it will give users the option to hide the number of likes they get on both their Facebook and Instagram accounts.  The company says... Read more »

Report shows that 20 companies produce 55% of plastic globally

The environmental impacts of plastic have been a concern for many years. Plastic bottles, packaging, and bags are among the billions of items that are used once and then thrown away.  Plastic... Read more »

Dangerous products can now be removed from eBay by regulators 

The online marketplace eBay has announced that it will be introducing a new system to improve consumer safety. Part of this includes giving regulators more powers to deal with risks.  Online selling... Read more »