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Verizon is testing a Netflix-style gaming service that features the latest hits

01.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

We're fast approaching the moment when expensive hardware will no longer be the deciding factor in which video games you can and can't play. And it looks like Verizon wants to be one of the first contenders aiming to disrupt an entrenched market. Lea... ...

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data

Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, a little-known company LocationSmart was obtaining (and leaking) ...

Before Tumblr switched off access to NSFW blogs, it blocked archivists who were trying to preserve them

When Tumblr announced its plan to purge "female-presenting ******* from its service, the volunteer Archive Team leapt into action, working furiously to preserve years of material before Tumblr tore a huge whole in the internet's historical record.

This week, as parent company Verizon was massively writing down its value, Tumblr went through with its ...

Oath officially becomes Verizon Media Group on January 8

A year and a half after giving birth to Oath, Verizon’s officially rebranding its media group as… wait for it… Verizon Media Group. It’s simple, it’s straightforward, it says what it does on the package — and most importantly, it makes a **** of a lot more sense than “Oath.” Division head Guru Gowrappan confirmed that ...

The 5G wars have entered the petty stage

If you’re reading this the year it was written, you’re almost certainly not getting it over 5G. If you’re reading this in the future, congrats, you made it. And hey, remember polar bears? 5G is the latest buzzword to send the mobile industry into a tizzy. This one’s got a particular weight to it, too, ...

Tumblr’s **** filter blocked Tumblr’s images illustrating what Tumblr’s **** filter won’t block

Yesterday, despite the manifest, glaring problems with its **** filter, Tumblr turned on mandatory ****-blocking for all its users' content, so that anything that its bots identified a pornographic would be invisible.

Tumblr faced a backlash over its announcement that it would ban "adult content," and not just because Tumblr had traditionally nurtured communities ...

EFF’s guide to creepy, surveillant Christmas gifts

Topping the Electronic Frontier Foundation's don't-buy for Christmas list: Facebook's Portal in-home spycams, followed closely by Alexa/Google Home and other "home hubs"; Verizon's "AppFlash" spyware-equipped phones; and even the Elf on the Shelf gets a look in (normalizes surveillance!).

There are many, many more products that we could talk about here: smart toys, baby monitors, ...

Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality and Trump gave away a huge tax break; Verizon got billions and killed 10,000 jobs

When Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality (by illegally ignoring legitimate comments in support of it in favor of millions of anti-Net Neutrality comments sent by identity-stealing bots), he promised that it would spur growth in the telcoms sector -- and of course, he should know, because he used to be a ...

Verizon writes down its Yahoo/AOL assets by $4.6 billion

A friend who works in ad-tech tells me that Verizon's datasets from its Yahoo/AOL assets are "the creepiest" in the industry, but even with every ***** trick and every ******, harebrained scheme, the companies formerly known as Oath (because everything Verizon did made their users swear uncontrollably) are basically worthless.

Verizon's $4.6 billion markdown slices ...