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Twitter, Reddit challenge US rules forcing visa applicants to disclose their social media handles

Twitter and Reddit have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a U.S. government rule change compelling visa applicants to disclose their social media handles. The lawsuit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia Univers…

anonymous - TechCrunch
8:56am PDT - May 29th, 2020

Walmart Employees Are Out to Show Its Anti-Shoplifting AI Doesn't Work

The retailer denies there is any widespread issue with the software, but a group expressed frustration—and public health concerns.

anonymous - Wired
4:00am PDT - May 29th, 2020

France’s data protection watchdog reviews contact-tracing app StopCovid

France's data protection watchdog CNIL has released its second review of StopCovid, the contact-tracing app backed by the French government. The CNIL says there’s no major issue with the technical implementation and legal framework around StopCovid, with some…

anonymous - TechCrunch
9:28am PDT - May 26th, 2020

A father was fatally stabbed 15 times by his son during a Zoom video meeting, police say

  • Suffolk County Police arrested 32-year-old Thomas Scully-Powers on Thursday on suspicion of fatally stabbing his father Dwight Powers, who was on a Zoom conference during the time of his murder, according to the police department.
  • About 20 p…

    anonymous - Business Insider
    10:45am PDT - May 23rd, 2020

Glitch lays off ‘substantial number of employees’ to cut costs

Glitch laid off at least 18 employees in an effort to ensure “long term viability.” The quirky coding platform led by CEO Anil Dash had recently launched a subscription service, but signups were slow, sources say.

anonymous - The Verge
2:44pm PDT - May 22nd, 2020

A 75-foot-tall Elon Musk statue now towers over Tulsa, Oklahoma

They say flattery will get you everywhere, but uh... On Wednesday, the Tesla Owners Club of Oklahoma and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum unveiled a 75-foot-tall statue painted to resemble Tesla CEO Elon Musk. They modified Tulsa's landmark Golden Driller statue, which…

anonymous - Mashable
11:04am PDT - May 22nd, 2020

A survey of thousands of SF Bay Area techies found that 2 out of 3 would consider leaving if they could permanently work remotely (FB, GOOG, TWTR)

  • A survey of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area tech workers found that two-thirds would consider leaving the region if they had the option to work remotely permanently.
  • The survey was conducted on Blind, a social network that allows employe…

    anonymous - Business Insider
    4:25pm PDT - May 20th, 2020

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle iPhone photos

Students around the country have been unable to submit their AP exams due to an unexpected technical issue. The College Board’s online portal has been unable to process HEIC files, which are Apple’s default photo format.

anonymous - The Verge
11:55am PDT - May 20th, 2020

Take our gaming survey to help out Ars

Want more "War Stories" deep dives? This is how we show companies how much we rule.

anonymous - Ars Technica
7:28am PDT - May 19th, 2020

USPS reportedly reassessing last-mile delivery deals with companies like Amazon

In a time when package deliveries are more essential than ever, the future of the United States Postal Service is very much in limbo. The president of the United States has waged a one-man war on America’s most-liked government agency, calling it a “joke” and…

anonymous - TechCrunch
12:24pm PDT - May 14th, 2020

Sony's new image sensors will make cameras smarter with onboard AI

For years, the evolution of image sensors has been about packing in more pixels and slimming down their size to fit into smaller devices. Now, they're about to get smart. Today, Sony is unveiling the IMX500 and IMX501, two 12.3-megapixel sensors with onboard …

anonymous - Engadget
12:00am PDT - May 14th, 2020

A new spam email is circulating a Jeffrey Epstein-based money scam

  • A new spam email is promising recipients 20% of $10,500,000 if they send over their personal information.
  • The email is supposedly from "Dave Dunham," a financial assistant to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died by apparent suici…

    anonymous - Business Insider
    2:57pm PDT - May 13th, 2020

Someone at the CDC Leaked Another Pandemic Plan the White House Doesn't Want You to See

The guide was leaked by an anonymous source, who the AP said was “not authorized to share the document with the press.”

anonymous - Vice News
9:46am PDT - May 13th, 2020

Meet the 13 startups graduating out of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

While the world feels paused, in some respects, new startups are still cropping up like usual. Today, 13 companies are graduating from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, based in NY, with $100,000 each in funding from the accelerator. This is ERA’s 14t…

anonymous - TechCrunch
9:00am PDT - May 13th, 2020

Virus outbreak linked to Seoul clubs popular with LGBT community stokes homophobia

A cluster of coronavirus cases connected to clubs frequented by South Korea's gay community has sparked an outpouring of hate speech towards the country's already-embattled LGBTQ population.

anonymous - CNN
3:41am PDT - May 12th, 2020

“People are in the fights of their lives ” with alcohol use disorders, and Monument wants to help

Over 14.4 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States exhibited some kind of alcohol use disorder and only about 7.9 percent of those people received treatment. Alcohol-related deaths kill roughly 88,000 people in the U.S. — making it the third lea…

anonymous - TechCrunch
6:01am PDT - May 11th, 2020

As Deaths Mount, Trump’s Disinformation Strategy Will Adapt

Bashing the epidemiological models didn't work. Now, the administration is questioning reality itself.

anonymous - Wired
10:05am PDT - May 8th, 2020

This Script Sends Junk Data to Ohio’s Website for Snitching on Workers

An anonymous hacker wrote a script to sabotage Ohio's 'COVID-19 Fraud' website, which allows companies to report employees and prevent them from collecting unemployment insurance.

anonymous - Vice News
9:17am PDT - May 8th, 2020

Facebook says it will reopen offices in July, but employees can continue to work from home for the rest of 2020 (FB)

  • Facebook will start to reopen its offices on July 6, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
  • Employees who are able to work remotely will be able to continue to do so until the end of 2020.
  • The company previously said it would…

    anonymous - Business Insider
    11:43am PDT - May 7th, 2020

Your guide to audio erotica apps and websites

May is National Masturbation Month, and we're celebrating with Feeling Yourself, a series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. The ills of mainstream porn have been long reported, and there are plenty of visual porn alternatives out there for those i…

anonymous - Mashable
11:31am PDT - May 7th, 2020

Kim Jong-un: No signs of heart surgery, says South Korean intelligence

Rumours swirled about the North Korean leader's health after he wasn't seen in public for weeks.

anonymous - BBC News
10:46pm PDT - May 5th, 2020

Leaked videos show Lenovo’s first gaming smartphone

Videos of what appear to be the Lenovo Legion gaming phone, Lenovo’s first Android gaming phone, have surfaced online. The videos indicate that the phone will feature fast 90W wired charging and a 5,000mAh dual-cell battery.

anonymous - The Verge
2:57pm PDT - May 5th, 2020

Stop using your name as your online password, George

The Georges of the world need to stop using their names for their online passwords In honor of World Password Day this week, cybersecurity firm ID Agent analyzed password data it collected from sites not accessible through your everyday web browser, otherwi…

anonymous - Mashable
1:11pm PDT - May 5th, 2020

Fan releases Super Mario 64 port for PC, no emulator required

After years of emulated PC ports, Super Mario 64 is finally available natively on your PC. Using DirectX 12, this new port looks beautiful, but it’s also difficult to find. Fans are hiding the download source in an effort to protect it from Nintendo’s legal t…

anonymous - Polygon
12:57pm PDT - May 4th, 2020

Apple and Google tell health departments their privacy requirements for coronavirus tracking

Apple and Google have stipulated how public health authorities around the world can use their upcoming coronavirus tracking system in an effort to preserve user privacy. Representatives from the two companies announced today that, in addition to standard revi…

anonymous - Engadget
9:15am PDT - May 4th, 2020