DawentsIT: All Things Technology news you need to know this Tuesday-
1.Apple’s got a surprise coming next week. The firm announced Monday that it would hold a special event on November 10, and analysts suspect it will unveil a new MacBook powered by Apple’s own new chip.
2.Big Tech has given workers the day off. Employees at Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and more have been given paid time off to vote.
3.A huge hacking network is back from the dead. Microsoft said it worked with the US army to disrupt 94% of the Trickbot botnet last month, but criminals rebuilt it soon afterwards.
4.Facebook and Twitter fact-checked Trump again. The night before the election, both platforms labelled a post from Trump claiming a Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania was “very dangerous.”
5.SpaceX’s Starlink internet is extremely fast. The public beta test of the satellite-internet service is giving some users download speeds of more than 160 megabits per second.
6.Misinformation poses a greater threat than election meddling. Disinformation campaigns could spread like wildfire while the results of the presidential election are being counted.
7.TikTok signed a deal with Sony. The licensing deal will mean TikTok can carry on offering users popular songs to accompany their videos.
8.The UK’s contact-tracing app is a mess. The app has systematically failed to warn thousands of users that they had been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the Sunday Times reported.
9.Amazon warehouse workers saw a safety lawsuit dismissed. The judge said the case, which accused Amazon of neglecting COVID-19 safety in a New York warehouse, should have been brought to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
10.Baby Shark dethroned Despacito on YouTube. The children’s song is now the most-watched video of all time.