Leak exposes personal data for millions of Brazilian COVID-19 patients

Medical data breaches are serious as a rule, but an incident in Brazil may be particularly severe. According to ZDNet, Brazilian newspaper Estadao has learned that a Sao Paolo hospital worker uploaded a spreadsheet with login details for two governme...

Amazon workers plan Black Friday strikes and protests in 15 countries

Amazon warehouse workers in several countries are planning to carry out strikes and protests on Black Friday, one of the biggest sales events of the year for the company. Among other things, they'll call on Amazon to improve pay and safety conditions...

Microsoft will start testing xCloud in four more countries on November 18th

Microsoft will bring Xbox cloud gaming (aka Project xCloud) to Android phones and tablets in four more countries next week. An invite-only preview will go live in Japan, Australia, Brazil and Mexico on November 18th. You can register today for a shot...

Nintendo is bringing the Switch to Brazil at last

More than five years after it stopped all of its direct sales in Brazil, Nintendo says it will soon release the Switch in the country. Since the console’s debut in 2017, the only way people there have been able to get their hands on the Switch is thr...

Facebook blocks Brazil president’s allies after court order

Facebook has been eager to fight misinformation on its platform, but it’s concerned Brazil might have taken things a step too far. BBC News reports that Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after t...

Google will pay publishers for ‘high-quality’ news and absorb paywall costs

Google has announced that it will start paying publishers to license “high-quality” content in an upcoming initiative it’s describing as a “news experience.” It said the service is part of an initiative to better support publishers and no doubt an ef...

Twitter tests tweets that delete themselves after 24 hours

Twitter is finally dipping its toe into ephemeral content. The company is testing a new feature, called "fleets," which allows users to to post tweets that automatically disappear after 24 hours. For now, the experimental feature is only live in Bra...