Google is being sued by a Florida restaurant group, Ford will ship vehicles with out sure chips, and opposite to well-liked perception, misinformation on social media impacts Gen Z too.

That’s all of the tech information that’s trending proper now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March 15, and I’m your host, Tom Li.

Google is going through a lawsuit from a Florida restaurant group alleging that the corporate has been establishing unauthorized pages to take meals orders reasonably than directing them to the restaurant’s precise web site. In line with an article by Ars Technica, Google makes use of “bait-and-switch” ways to get clients to put orders via “new, unauthorized, and deceptively branded net pages.” On these pages, clients are directed with buttons to order via meals supply corporations resembling GrubHub or DoorDash. Google’s “Order On-line” button seems to be the results of a Google acquisition referred to as “The Ordering App,” a web site that was designed particularly for eating places to assist clients order extra seamlessly from the Google Enterprise Profile. Nonetheless, eating places say the order on-line button saps earnings and diverts clients away from the restaurant’s web site to third-party meals apps. This ends in the restaurant not making a full revenue on the order because it has to pay charges to the apps.

Some Ford Explorers will quickly ship with out the chips that energy rear air-con and heating controls. The automaker will as a substitute ship the lacking chips to sellers by subsequent yr, and they’ll then set up them in clients’ automobiles after buy. In line with The Verge, heating and air-con will nonetheless be controllable from the entrance seats. Prospects who select to buy a automobile with out the rear controls will obtain a worth discount. A Ford spokesperson stated Ford is doing this to deliver new Explorers to clients sooner, and that the change is just non permanent.

It’s assumed that older generations usually tend to fall for misinformation on-line, nonetheless, the video app TikTok, well-liked amongst youthful individuals, is answerable for producing a number of misinformation, proving that even Gen Z isn’t immune. TikToker Jules Terpak is utilizing her platform to tell Gen Z of faux information, NBC reviews. Rising up with the web makes it straightforward for youthful generations to really feel proof against misinformation generally, Terpak suggests in a TikTok. Nonetheless, consultants agree that younger persons are equally vulnerable to affirmation biases and that, with their digital experience, they’ll additionally amplify incorrect data like older generations. Many Gen Z’ers get their information on TikTok which means they’re circulating brief movies that aren’t at all times fact-checked. Battle in Ukraine is only one instance of how misinformation has unfold on the platform. Movies purporting to indicate the battle or exhibiting troops engaged in fight have inundated “For You” feeds. The For You web page is made up of random movies, which means you don’t should be following an account to see its content material. So, inaccurate movies posted by well-meaning customers or by unhealthy actors preying on customers’ feelings have run rampant for the reason that begin of the struggle.

And now for one thing just a little bit completely different. In the previous few days, Chinese language customs officers have stopped a big cargo of XFX Radeon graphics playing cards, which have been mislabeled to keep away from excessive import tax. Authorities have seized greater than 5800 graphics playing cards price $3 million. Nonetheless, it’s not solely AMD merchandise which are being illegally imported. Chinese language authorities have reported {that a} man was carrying as many as 160 processors, primarily Intel eleventh and twelfth Gen Core CPUs, hidden below his garments. The “Strolling CPU” or “CPU-Man” has tried to evade customized by not declaring his hidden cargo. However, the giveaway was his irregular strolling posture which in the end caught officers’ consideration.

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