Republican President Donald Trump's administration has also stepped up its scrutiny of Big Tech, conducting a wide-ranging probe into whether major digital tech companies engaged in anticompetitive practices. Social media platforms are under particular scrutiny over their efforts to curb dissemination
The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltran. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltran departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract.
Phil Jackson embarrassed the Knicks by stating they'd make the playoffs then falling just 21 games short in 2014-15. New York's management avoided that mistake this season. President Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry set no clear postseason expectations.
New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards are discriminating against New Yorkers who lack bank accounts and credit cards. "This practice punishes the underbanked," City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said before the council's 43-3 vote in favor of the bill. Under the bill, businesses that refuse cash will be fined $1,000 for the first violation and $1,500 after that.
SAN FRANCISCO -- On the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.The two men had previously communicated using WhatsApp, but Bezos, Amazon's chief executive, had not expected a message that day -- let alone one with a video of Saudi and Swedish flags with Arabic text.The video, a file of more than 4.4 megabytes, was more than it appeared. Hidden in 14 bytes of that file was a separate bit of code that most likely implanted malware, malicious software, that gave attackers access to Bezos' entire phone, including his photos and private communications.Those details were part of a forensic...