Technology and Money

Fortnite season 8, week 3 challenges and how to complete them     – CNET
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This week’s Fortnite: Battle Royale challenges are here — and there are some we’ve never seen before.

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Facebook faces more executive departures     – CNET
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Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, and WhatsApp’s VP Chris Daniels are leaving.

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Slack takes down 28 accounts tied to hate groups     – CNET
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The company will update its terms of service to reflect its policy on illegal and harmful activity.

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Facebook outage sends surfers to Pornhub for tentacle porn     – CNET
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Searches for Instagram and Facebook-related porn spiked during the outage.

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Microsoft Announces Xbox Live For Any iOS Or Android Game
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Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Live network to iOS and Android devices. “The software giant is launching a new cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK) for game developers to bring Xbox Live functionality to games that run on iOS and Android,” reports The Verge. “Xbox Live features like achievements, Gamerscore, hero stats, friend lists, clubs, […]

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Ajit Pai’s plan for phone location data never mentions the word “privacy”
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | skaman306) Smartphone 911 location data is getting more precise, but the Federal Communications Commission isn’t updating its privacy rules despite carriers’ history of selling their customers’ location data. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint were recently found to be selling detailed location data to third parties, despite rules banning such sales, and […]

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Iran pumps up “massive” offensive exercise with as many as 50 drones
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A display (non-flying) version of an Iranian “Saegheh” drone based on the US RQ-170 Sentinel. [credit: Iran TV ] Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division staged what Iranian state media described as “massive drone drills” on March 14, including coordinated offensive operations with dozens of flying-wing drones based on the Lockheed RQ-170 Sentinel, captured […]

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Facebook's chief product officer and head of Whatsapp are leaving
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In a note today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the departures of two high-ranking executives. Chris Cox was the company's chief product officer and had been with Facebook for 13 years, while Chris Daniels took over operations of Whatsapp last…

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Captain Marvel blasts past $500 million in global earnings     – CNET
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Grab your pager and head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe.

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