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Richard Stallman resigns from MIT over Epstein comments

By The Verge | September 17, 2019

Famed computer scientist Richard Stallman has resigned from his position at MIT over recent comments he made concerning Jeffrey Epstein’s victims. He has also resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation, an organization Stallman founded in 1985, as well as from its

Firefox is testing a VPN, and you can try it right now – It’s part of the revitalized Firefox Test Pilot program

By The Verge | September 13, 2019

Last week, Mozilla said its Firefox browser would block third-party trackers for everyone by default and yesterday, Mozilla announced a new product that could give Firefox users even more privacy on the web: the Firefox Private Network, which claims to

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US gives Huawei another 90 days before full ban takes effect

By The Verge | August 19, 2019

The United States will once again delay a full ban on doing business with Huawei, saying that rural communications companies needed the extra time to switch their equipment away from products made by the Chinese tech giant. President Trump initiated the

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Sites could be liable for helping Facebook secretly track your web browsing, says EU court

By The Verge | July 30, 2019

The European Union’s top court says website owners could face legal risk over Facebook’s ubiquitous “Like” buttons. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled today that site owners could be held liable for transmitting data to Facebook without

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NBCUniversal plans April 2020 launch for streaming service

By The Verge | July 25, 2019

Comcast plans to launch its NBCUniversal streaming service in April next year, NBCUniversal’s CEO Steve Burke said on today’s earnings call. We previously knew the streaming service would launch next year, but the company had yet to announce anything more

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AT&T hopes to offer live sports and news through HBO Max streaming service

By The Verge | July 24, 2019

AT&T plans for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, to eventually include a live TV element. During a call with investors today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the company intends to offer live sports as part of the service,

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The Verge – Delivery apps like DoorDash are using your tips to pay workers’ wages

By The Verge | July 23, 2019

When you order food through an app and tip the worker who delivers it, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the money you give goes directly to that person. But in reality, some delivery apps use your tip to make

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Who’s listening to your AI device?

By The Verge | July 13, 2019

Google contractors are transcribing customers’ audio clips from the company’s AI assistant, and can end up listening to “sensitive” conversations, according to The Verge, citing a report by Belgium’s VRT NWS. Only 0.2% of recordings are transcribed by humans, Google responded. Amazon’s Alexa

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Amazon to spend $700 million retraining a third of its US workforce by 2025

By The Verge | July 11, 2019

Amazon has announced that it will spend $700 million to retrain 100,000 of its US employees by 2025, a move meant to help them pursue new paths at the company. The figure amounts to spending around $7,000 per employee on

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Etsy sellers aren’t happy with the platform pushing them to offer free shipping

By The Verge | July 10, 2019

Sellers are being told to include shipping price in their items, raising costs Etsy announced today that it will begin prioritizing items and shops that offer free shipping, and sellers aren’t thrilled. Starting July 30th, Etsy will give priority placement

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Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus given all clear after suspected sarin exposure

By The Verge | July 2, 2019

Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in Silicon Valley has reportedly been given the all clear after fears of a sarin exposure yesterday led to the evacuation of several buildings. Menlo Park’s city fire marshal Jon Johnston told Reuters that exhaustive tests of the site had

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Hackers steal call records from cell providers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

By The Verge | June 25, 2019

The attackers are believed to be state-backed Hackers have stolen call records from over 10 cell providers worldwide as part of a “massive-scale” espionage attempt against at least 20 individuals, TechCrunch reports. The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by