The need for a federal privacy law has never been greater

Bay Area! I’ll be talking with Anna Wiener about Uncanny Valley, her brilliant new memoir of a life in tech, on February 4th at Manny’s in San Francisco. It’s our second-ever Interface Live event, and it would mean the world to me if you came to say hello and talk tech and democracy with us. Get your tickets here! Last June, after a series More...

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Barstool Sports founder forced to delete tweet threatening to fire union supporters ‘on the spot’

Barstool Sports has agreed to delete a pair of anti-union tweets and to notify its employees about their right to unionize, Bloomberg Law reports. One tweet, which was posted by the company’s co-founder David More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Windows 7 extended security updates to cost German government around $887,000

The German government is facing a bill of around $887,000 (800,000 euros) for failing to upgrade to Windows 10 ahead of the Windows 7 end of support date last week. German newspaper Handelsblatt reports that More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Alleged Xbox Series X photos show off the port selection

The back panel of the Xbox Series X has been the subject of heightened speculation ever since AMD used a fake render of the upcoming console as part of its CES presentation. Now, alleged photos have appeared More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Google designed an envelope you can use to hide your phone from yourself

Today, Google launched three new experimental apps to help you use your phone less as part of its Digital Wellbeing initiative, including one that actually has you seal up your phone in a phone-sized paper envelope More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Exclusive look at Cruise’s first driverless car without a steering wheel or pedals

The not-a-car sits on the gleaming black stage surrounded by a halo of light. It’s orange and black and white, and roughly the same size as a crossover SUV, but somehow looks much larger from the outside. More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Google is giving free $130 Stadia gaming kits to new Verizon Fios subscribers

Google has found its first major partner to help push the company’s nascent Stadia game streaming service in the United States: Verizon. Tonight the companies announced that new Verizon Fios customers who More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Judge reverses $10 million Wii Remote patent case in Nintendo’s favor

A Dallas company that successfully sued Nintendo for $10 million for patent infringement may not have invented anything in the first place, a federal court has ruled. Although the novelty of Wii Tennis and other More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Netflix uses Google Trends to claim The Witcher was more popular than The Mandalorian

Netflix released its quarterly earnings report Tuesday afternoon, including a trove of new data on its latest hit, The Witcher. Among the data points Netflix cites in promoting its business over the last three More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Eight Senators snuck Apple Watches into impeachment hearings despite electronics ban

Eight senators have been spotted wearing Apple Watches to President Trump’s impeachment trial, seemingly breaking the chamber’s ban on electronics during the proceedings. The apparent violations were spotted More...

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