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George Kent’s blue Nalgene was the real star of the impeachment hearing

11.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you're testifying during the first public impeachment hearing of 2019, it's important to stay hydrated. Good thing diplomat George Kent, also known as the one who's wearing the bow tie, brought his Nalgene to Congress on Wednesday.  Kent's bo... ...

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high

Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year compared to the second-half of last year. That’s the highest number of government demands its received in any reporting period since it published its ...

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal

A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s a significant victory for civil liberties advocates, who say the government’s own rules allowing its border agents to search electronic devices ...

Toad scream-singing videos are having a moment and you simply must watch

11.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

There's a lot to keep up with on the internet, and it's both unhealthy and unreasonable to absorb it all. However, we're taking a hard stance on this: You simply must watch Toad singing "Chandelier" by Sia. Toad singing "Chandelier" by Sia, a YouTube... ...

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music

This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to try out new ideas and features to see how people would react. It soon thereafter tapped former Vine GM Jason Toff to join the team as a product manager. The first apps to emerge from ...

Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook

The third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, a multi-nation body comprised of global legislators with concerns about the societal impacts of social media giants, has been taking place in Dublin this week — once again without any senior Facebook management in attendance. The committee was formed last year after ...

California accuses Facebook of ignoring subpoenas in state’s Cambridge Analytica investigation

California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra has accused Facebook of “continuing to drag its feet” by failing to provide documents to the state’s investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The attorney general said in a court filing Wednesday that Facebook had provided a “patently deficient” response to two sets of subpoenas for the previously undisclosed investigation ...