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Tech NewsPolitics Tea Party Group Leaks Call Lists, Guides for Staging Pro-Gun‘Student-Led’ High School Protests An ultra-conservative group representing one of the nation’s largest Tea Party coalitions left exposed dozens of internal documents and call lists containing the names and phone numbers of some 527,000 supporters. Discovered online by security researchers late last month, the cache of files contain a broad range of internal strategic documents, call scripts, and other … Continued

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Tech NewsNews Twitter Makes it Easier to See When People Break the Rules To make its policing of bad actors a little more obvious, Twitter is instituting new policies that should help users hide offensive content and see what happens after a tweet gets reported. Scheduled to roll out over the next week or so, Twitter’s new guidelines state that after a tweet has been deemed to be … Continued

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Tech NewsAmazon Senators Sanders and Warren Demand Amazon Explain Its ‘Potentially Illegal’ Anti-Union Video Facing ongoing employee organization within its grocery subsidiary, Amazon distributed a 45-minute union-busting training video to Whole Foods managers last month, the contents of which were first reported by Gizmodo. Now, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are demanding answers from the company about the video, which they say “directs and encourages potentially illegal interference … Continued

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Tech NewsNews Trump Is Trying to Screw Up Your Cheap International Shipping The Trump administration just announced plans to withdraw from a treaty that oversees global postage rates. The 144-year-old Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty makes it possible for companies from China and elsewhere to ship small packages directly to consumers in the United States at very low rates, often lower than what American companies could offer. … Continued

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Tech NewsNews Spotify’s Spooky Haunted Doll Ad Too Creepy for Kids, British Watchdog Rules The UK’s advertising watchdog chastised Spotify today for releasing an “unduly distressing” ad that, it argues, improperly targeted children. The ad shows young people listening to Camila Cabello’s song “Havana,” which in turn wakes up some scary looking dolls that go on to terrorize them. The Spotify pre-roll ad appeared on YouTube in June, according … Continued

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Tech NewsPolitics Twitter Offers Up Semi-Public Database of Known State-Sponsored Accounts Somewhat unexpectedly, Twitter announced today that a dataset of tweets, accounts, and media associated with state-sponsored efforts on its platform would be made public. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the data is available only to researchers. Both the more recent Iran-linked accounts believed to be meddling in the U.S. midterms, as well as Russia-backed Internet … Continued

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Tech NewsNews New York Attorney General Subpoenas Industry Groups, Lobbyists Over Fake Net Neutrality Comments The New York Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed “more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to revoke net neutrality rules last year. … Continued

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Tech NewsGoogle Whoops, YouTube Is Hella Broken Right Now [Update: It’s Been Fixed] Video giant YouTube appeared to be suffering a massive outage on Tuesday night, with users reporting widespread problems attempting to connect to the site. The cause is not yet clear, but reports indicate that viewers are experiencing a number of glitches including “500 Internal Server Error” messages (a generic HTTP status code), “Error while loading” … Continued

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Tech NewsFacebook Facebook Finally Admits That Its New Spy Equipment Can Spy on You It sounded a little slippery last week, when Facebook announced Portal, a new voice-activated speaker and video chat gadget, and the company said that it would not use data collected through the device to target ads. It was, in fact, very slippery. Facebook just admitted that Portal is completely capable of collecting data about you … Continued

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Tech NewsGoogle Google, Burned by $5 Billion Fine, Tells Europe That Phone Makers Will Have to Pay to Preload Apps In response to the record-setting $5 billion fine recently levied against Google by the European Union, the search giant is making some changes. On Tuesday, it announced that manufacturers will soon have to pay a licensing fee to ship devices into the European Economic Area (EEA) with Google apps pre-installed. Google’s Android operating system controls … Continued

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Tech NewsNews How Archivists Could Stop Deepfakes From Rewriting History History is rife with fakes. In 1983, the German magazine Stern announced that it had acquired previously undocumented diaries written by Hitler, a find British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper initially heralded as “an archive of great historical significance.” In reality, however, an illustrator named Konrad Kujau had penned the volumes himself. Thanks to the scrutiny of … Continued

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Tech NewsNews Something Bricked Twitter’s Notifications System Huge numbers of Twitter users on Tuesday found their push notifications turned to useless strings of letters and numbers, and so far no one—including CEO Jack Dorsey—seems to know why. The bizarre notifications appear to be related to Twitter’s newest iOS update, version 7.34, and have caused confusion for a large swath of the service. … Continued

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Tech NewsNews Internet Celebrity Imprisoned for Short, Goofy Rendition of China’s National Anthem Yang Kaili, a young internet star in China, was detained for five days for singing the country’s national anthem in a non-serious manner during a livestream. On October 7, clad in a fuzzy antler headband, Yang waved her hands around as she sang the national anthem for about 10 seconds. “The national anthem is an … Continued

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Tech News Ey, I’m a Real New Yawka, So Heah’s What I Think About Da Phone Bagel Pictchas Ey, I’m Mista Real New Yawka from Da Big Apple, da biggest city in da whole woild. I tawk like “dis” and rememba da good old days when Ess-A-Bagel had da best bagel in da City and you’d neva eva think about gettin dat inna tube from da wiseguys at Stawbucks. I heah dese kids … Continued

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Tech NewsNews Ecuador Tells Julian Assange He Needs to Take Care of His Damn Cat The good news is that it appears Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s cat is alive in the Ecuadorian embassy. The bad news is Assange needs to be told by the Ecuadorian government to care for the cat or he’ll have to find it a new home. For the last six years, Assange has been hiding in … Continued

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Tech NewsTech Policy Nearly Every Real FCC Public Comment Supported Net Neutrality, Stanford Study Says Out of every original comment sent to the Federal Communications Commission about its Net Neutrality repeal proceedings, nearly all were against killing the regulations, according to a new Stanford University study. The study found that 99.7 percent of non-duplicated comments were against a repeal. The FCC requested public comments before the commission ultimately voted in … Continued

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Tech NewsGadgets The Guys Behind the Best NES and SNES Clones Have Built the Ultimate Sega Console While companies like Nintendo and Sony are content to cram a smattering of back-catalog titles into a tiny box to cash in on gaming nostalgia, Analogue has instead focused on making it easy for devoted retro gamers to enjoy all of their favorite classic games by making them shine on modern TVs. To date, the … Continued

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Tech News Lyft’s New Subscription Plan Seems Like a Legendary Ripoff Lyft just announced the broad availability of its new All-Access Plan. This subscription-based service gets you 30 “FREE” Lyft rides (as long as those rides cost $15 or less) every 30 days for $300. After that, subscribers get a 5 percent discount on all rides. If the math that would make this a good deal … Continued

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Tech NewsGadgets Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro Is Absolutely Loaded Earlier this year, Huawei passed Apple to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, which is pretty impressive when you consider that the company’s best phones like the P20 Pro aren’t officially sold in the U.S. And because of the current business climate, where largely going to miss out on Huawei’s next big … Continued

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Tech NewsAmazon Amazon’s Most Popular Kindle Could Now Be Its Best Buy When Amazon released its revamped Kindle Oasis last year, we called it the best ereader of all time. But $250 is lot to spend on something that’s essentially a single-purpose device. So, to shore up the other end of its ereader line, Amazon has made a new Kindle Paperwhite sporting many of the high-end features … Continued

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