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New emails show Tesla tried to skirt local shelter-in-place restrictions
J. Fergus
The Fremont Police Chief was not having it and there are receipts.
Coronavirus
YouTube Music now has profile pages with all your public playlists
Tom Maxwell
Share your profile and show everyone your impeccable tastes.
Tech
China wants to develop an authoritarian-friendly internet protocol
J. Fergus
Chinese officials and Huawei marry good ideas for the New IP with cyber sovereignty and an internet killswitch.
Tech
Apple's bought the best weather app, Dark Sky, and rained on Android users' parade
Mehreen Kasana
It's a great development for iOS users. But the Android crowd has a legitimate reason to be unhappy.
Tech
Amazon fired a Staten Island worker who organized a walk-out protest
Matthew Wille
The company claims the employee was fired for refusing to self-quarantine. He disagrees.
Coronavirus
Phone providers must adopt anti-robocalling tech before summer next year, FCC rules
Tom Maxwell
Previously the agency only asked carriers to do so, but now they must by June 2021.
Tech
OpenTable now lets you reserve shopping time at your local grocery store
Tom Maxwell
Grocery stores have been limiting capacity in order to support social distancing.
Tech
Houseparty is offering a huge bounty to dig up information on a ‘smear campaign’ against it
Matthew Wille
Some users claim their Netflix, Spotify and other accounts were hacked after downloading the video-calling app.
Coronavirus
Airbnb pledges $250 million to reimburse hosts for COVID-19 fallout
Matthew Wille
The company has come under pressure from guests and hosts alike who've been left out of pocket as travel bans ramp up and appetite for travel evaporates.
Coronavirus
New York's attorney general wants Zoom to explain its approach to privacy
Matthew Wille
Zoom is rapidly gaining in popularity but how the company handles user data is still worrying opaque.
Tech
Report: Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still planned for mid-July
Tom Maxwell
The annual sales bonanza is still on track despite the ongoing global health crisis.
Coronavirus
The EFF wants the Supreme Court to prohibit phone searches without a warrant
J. Fergus
Law enforcement can currently access “abandoned” phones at will.
Legal
Snapchat Stories are finally coming to more of your favorite apps
Edgar Alvarez
Third-party developers can now bake the feature right into their service.
Tech
Instagram banned a meme account over a pandemic relief scam
J. Fergus
The popular Best Memes account posted fake tweets purporting to be from Trump and Obama.
Coronavirus
General Electric's aviation workers are demanding their employer make ventilators
J. Fergus
Factories have ground to a halt and GE is laying off staff to cut costs in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus
Whole Foods workers are striking on Tuesday to demand coronavirus-related protections
Tom Maxwell
Employees at the Amazon-owned grocery chain will stage a mass walkout in protest at the company's lack of COVID-19 interventions.
Coronavirus
Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook lands next week packing MacBook Air-level features
Tom Maxwell
The best Chrome OS laptop on the market will set you back $999 when it goes on sale on April 6.
Tech
Defcad, a website for 3D-printed gun blueprints, is back online
Matthew Wille
Positioned as a defense of personal freedoms, the site enables people in the U.S. to download designs for deadly weapons and freely share them.
Tech
We need an updated iPhone SE now more than ever
Raymond Wong
There won't be many people buying a new $1,000 iPhone. Especially not one that doesn't work when you're wearing a face mask.
Tech
Facebook invests $25 million in local news, directs $75 million toward worldwide ad buy
Matthew Wille
The investments are almost nothing from the $500 billion company.
Culture