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big telecom

In Letters To Senate, Wireless Carriers Downplay Their Latest Location Data Scandal

Carriers insist location data scams are rare and they do their best to police them. Government investigators may want to confirm that claim.
Karl Bode
2 days ago
Internet

Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
Karl Bode
2 days ago
Apple

Is It GOOD or BAD to Use a Dynamite-Triggered Avalanche for an Apple Ad? We Asked Scientists

Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother (Nature)” video—produced by the Camp4 Collective to promote the iPhone XS—included footage of a man-made avalanche.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
mueller report

There’s A Lot We Still Don’t Know About WikiLeaks’ Role In The 2016 Election

The Mueller report leaves some unanswered questions on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’s role in the hack and leak against the DNC and John Podesta.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
Science

Scientists Partly Revive Dead Pigs’ Brains

Making us question what it means to be alive, and the boundaries of animal testing.
Mirjam Guesgen
2 days ago
Terraform

Primary Color

In a future where birds must be coded into the sky, a tech worker tries to live with his creation.
Zoe Goldstein
2 days ago
Gaming

Long Lost ‘Zork’ Source Code Uploaded to GitHub, But Few People Understand It

With access to the source code, a group of dedicated fans is now tinkering with the Zork Implementation Language (ZIL).
Nicole Carpenter
2 days ago
Hacking

Hacking Team’s New Owner: ‘We’re Starting From Scratch’

The head of Memento Labs, the new company that acquired infamous spyware vendor Hacking Team, admitted there’s a lot to do to recover after the 2015 breach and the damage to its reputation. But he believes it can compete against market leaders NSO Group.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
Hacking

Thieves Somehow Stole 100 Car2Go Cars in Chicago

The company says it was not a “hack,” but Chicago police say that some of the carsharing cars may still be unaccounted for.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
DIY

This YouTuber Built a Working PC Out of Pasta

“This has been a very long project that I’m mildly proud of,” said Micah Laplante.
Rob Dozier
3 days ago
SmartPhones

Review Units of Samsung's Folding Smartphone Have Broken Almost Immediately

The Samsung Galaxy Fold costs $1,980, but multiple reviewers say theirs has broken after just a day of use.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
Video Games

Nintendo Updates the Switch With a Critical Feature for Visually Impaired Gamers

Every major console now comes with the ability to zoom in, a critical feature for many users.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
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