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Why are creators paying for TikTok’s mistake?

TikTok is an app that makes it easy for people to make short lip-synching videos, which unsurprisingly makes it a goldmine of creativity and memes. TikTok recently got in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission because it failed to comply with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA requires online services that are either ...

Great deal is back on LED light bulbs

For some reason, Amazon won't ship these super-inexpensive Sylvania LED bulbs to California. I was able to get a box of 24 by having it delivered out of the state and picking it up on a road trip. They're excellent bulbs, and the soft-white style is nice and warm, the way I like my ...

Venezuela hit by second electrical blackout in one month, capital city of Caracas mostly without power

Reuters reports that all lights were out across many regions of Venezuela including much of the capital city of Caracas on Monday.

This blackout follows a previous and prolonged blackout, for which electricity had just been restored only two weeks ago.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed that earlier blackout on internet-based “sabotage” by U.S. president Donald ...

Here’s what Jair Bolsonaro, Trump, and Putin have in common

The first line of Jon Lee Anderson's long-awaited profile of Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro in the New Yorker is a real killer. “The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace...”

As Anderson writes, in Bolsonaro's Brazil--and around the world--“A budding authoritarian borrows from the Trump playbook.”