10 things in technology you need to know today

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1. Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has suggested that big technology companies require more stringent regulation.

In an open editorial released in the financial times, the technology giant’s leader indicated that the short term negative effect on profit may well be worth it in the future.

2. Nintendo could face limited supplies due to coronavirus

The Japanese gaming giant could struggle to send Switch consoles to the US and Europe as soon as April. – Bloomberg

3. Facebook has had to cancel another world technology conference due to coronavirus concerns

Facebook has been forced to cancel their attendance at the Global Marketing Summit in San Francisco. The event was due to take place after the already cancelled Mobile World Summit in Barcelona.

4. Tesla have been forced to stop plans for a Gigafactory in Germany following a court injunction

Environmentalists have won a battle against the electric car maker on Sunday after the court rejected their application to build Tesla’s first factory in Europe

5. Ring – A doorbell and security company owned by Amazon has not had a substantial impact on crime resolution.

Despite teaming up with over 800 law enforcement agencies in the US, NBC has reported that very few departments have made arrests with the support of the company’s videos.

6. Sonic the Hedgehog hit the top spot this weekend

The blue rodent from the 90’s had the biggest opening weekend for a video game movie with over $57 million taken at movie theatres. This was higher than the productions studios estimate of $40 million, also beating Pokémon’s Detective Pikachu.

7. A cyber group has warned that ‘everything is hackable’ after hacking the Olympics and FC Barcelona Twitter accounts and posting about their private messages.

OurMine, the group that is responsible for several high profile Twitter hacks which began in 2016 have claimed responsibility for the attack.

8. Facebook now allows ads to show paid political messages – including memes

The shift in the technology giant’s policy comes after Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg managed to exploit a loophole on the social media site by positing humorous messages from popular meme accounts.

9. A new report found that Iranian Hackers have infiltrated VPN servers to create backdoors.

Hackers from Iran have managed to target Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Citrix VPNs to hack into large companies, according to ZDNet.

10. A new Twitter filter is able to remove X-rated pictures from messages to help users avoid receiving unsolicited images.

The safe DM is a plug in and was developed by Kelsey Bressler after she received an unwanted photograph from a man she didn’t know.