Michael Kan

Michael Kan

Reporter

About Michael Kan

Michael has been a PCMag reporter since October 2017. He previously covered tech news in China from 2010 to 2015, before moving to San Francisco to write about cybersecurity.

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News and Trends

Lawsuit Against Apple Over MacBook Butterfly Keyboards Gets Class Action Status

If the class action lawsuit wins, then affected MacBook owners could end up receiving some financial compensation from Apple.
News and Trends

Teen Who Hacked Musk, Obama Twitter Accounts Gets 3 Years in Jail

Graham Ivan Clark faces a relatively short time in a juvenile facility due to him being sentenced under Florida's Youthful Offender Act, which limits penalties for felons under age 21.
News and Trends

After Online News Spat, Google Blasts Microsoft Over Exchange Server Flaws

In a blog post defending its commitment to funding journalism, Google also slams Microsoft for failing to secure its products from hackers.
News and Trends

Twitter 'Super Follow' to Let Users Charge Followers to View Exclusive Tweets

The upcoming Super Follow system takes a page from Patreon, and is part of Twitter's efforts to make revenue outside of simply serving digital ads.
News and Trends

WhatsApp Will Try Again to Convince You to Agree to Its New Privacy Policy

This time, WhatsApp will add a banner inside its app to explain that its new privacy policy will have no impact on private chats with friends and family.
Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day: The Pandemic Was a Boon for Online Romance Scams

Scammers pulled in $304 million from victims last year, a 50% increase from 2019, the FTC says.
News and Trends

Robinhood's Super Bowl Ad Probably Won't Do Much to Win Over Critics

Don't expect an apology from the commercial, which contains a lot of flowery and positive language, without acknowledging Robinhood's controversial decision to temporarily stop GameStop stock buys.
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'Wallstreetbets' Reddit Forum Faces Infighting, Hostile Takeover Accusations

Active moderators on r/wallstreetbets say they've been banned by old moderators who've returned to the forum after extended absences, reportedly to cash in on the subreddit's growing popularity.
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Robinhood Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Blocking GameStop Stock Buys

A Massachusetts-based user files a class-action lawsuit calling on the court to demand Robinhood pay damages to affected users and reinstate GameStop on the stock-trading platform.
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Apple CEO Condemns Social Media Over Disinformation 'Juiced by Algorithms'

'Technology does not need vast troves of personal data, stitched together across dozens of websites and apps, in order to succeed,' Tim Cook says at a digital privacy conference.
Netflix

Netflix Reaches Over 200 Million Subscribers

However, most of the growth is coming from outside North America. To keep subscribers happy, Netflix says it has over 500 titles currently in post production or preparing to launch.
News and Trends

Elon Musk Tells Followers to Use Signal Messaging App Amid WhatsApp Privacy Update

Musk tweets 'Use Signal' in an apparent attempt to discourage people from using WhatsApp, which has been asking users to agree to a new privacy policy.
News and Trends

U.S. Hack on Government Agencies Affects Microsoft and Many More

The alert from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also warns that removing the hackers from compromised systems won't be easy.
News and Trends

FTC, State Prosecutors Seek to Break Up Facebook for 'Anticompetitive Conduct'

The FTC and a coalition of attorneys general argue that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp to stop them from leapfrogging Facebook. But Facebook says the legal action is "revisionist history."
SpaceX

SpaceX's Starlink to Receive $886 Million From FCC to Improve Rural Broadband

The FCC awarded the money in an auction to fund high-speed internet projects in rural America. SpaceX will receive the funding to supply broadband in underserved areas across 35 states.