DoorDash Now Delivering Alcohol in 20 States and DC

DoorDash has announced its alcohol delivery service is expanding to 20 states, as well as DC.

China Limiting Minors’ Usage of the Chinese Version of TikTok

In yet another attempt to limit the impact of technology on young people, China is limiting Douyin usage for those under 14 to 40 minutes a day.

Huawei Investing $15 Million in Middle East Cloud Computing

Huawei is preparing to invest $15 million over the next three years in Middle East cloud computing.

Elon Musk: Starlink Will Exit Beta Next Month

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink internet service will finally exit beta next month.

Online Shoppers Have Little Patience For Slow Websites

Online shoppers experience more website slow downs and other problems completing transactions during popular shopping periods when traffic to retail websites peaks, according to a new survey by Equation Research conducted on behalf of web performance firm Gomez.

At stake is the $1,050 that each online shopper spends annually, according to the survey, with a significant amount of spending done during these peak times.

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Probes Facebook Again

Last year, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada investigated Facebook as a result of several complaints.  Then the Privacy Commissioner made some recommendations, Facebook followed them, and all in all, both sides remained quite friendly.  Only now another probe’s been launched, and the privacy advocate sounds less patient this time.

Barnes & Noble Says It Does Not Share Data With Discount Clubs

Barnes & Noble has acknowledged it has received a subpoena from New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for information concerning an investigation into online retailers who link customers to discount clubs that charge hidden fees.

The world’s largest bookseller said it wants to stress to customers it is not one of the retailers who turns over personal or credit or debit card information to discount clubs.

Google Celebrates Data Privacy Day

Today, January 28th, is variously recognized as the Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Julian’s Day.  It’s Data Privacy Day, too (or Data Protection Day in Europe), and to celebrate this last occasion, Google has published its Privacy Principles.

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