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Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 10:47:34 PM Alex Baker-Whitcomb
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

What’s Known About the SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 09:35:57 PM Eric Berger, Ars Technica
During engine tests of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the company has characterized as an "anomaly."

Like Guns, Social Media Is a Weapon That Should Be Regulated

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 09:31:24 PM Noam Cohen
In the wake of the massacres in Sri Lanka, the government imposed a social media blackout. This may be a turning point in the way we think about how to control big platforms.

Supply Chain Hackers Snuck Malware Into Videogames

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 09:16:22 PM Andy Greenberg
An aggressive group of supply chain hackers strikes again, this time further upstream.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Met With President Trump

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 09:15:00 PM Louise Matsakis
The Twitter CEO says in an internal email that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."

Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 07:01:16 PM Nicholas Thompson
The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he’s come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from destroying free will, creating social anomie, and wrecking democracy.

Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 06:10:21 PM Louise Matsakis
Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence that blocking it does more harm than good.

From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 02:42:30 PM Peter Rubin
The company is no longer in the business of Prestige TV—at least, not single-mindedly. What happens when a platform becomes an industry?

The Physics of a Bolt Smashing a Watermelon (or Your Brain)

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 01:00:00 PM Rhett Allain
It's easier to follow rules when you know why they exist. In this case, you can calculate the force of an object hitting a melon to see why hard hats matter.

Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 01:00:00 PM Emma Grey Ellis
'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation.

In Automation, the 'Last Motion' Will Come Before the Last Mile

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 12:00:00 PM Matt Beane
Opinion: Robots seem to be the solution to the last-mile problem. But mechanization will likely come for a different part of the process first.

Census Citizenship Question Riles Tech and Privacy Groups

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:00:00 AM Issie Lapowsky
The Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Tech companies and privacy advocates think that’s a bad idea.

Inside the Quietly Lucrative Business of Donating Human Eggs

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:00:00 AM Paris Martineau
Across the US, women are being paid to donate their eggs to aspiring parents. The business is well-paid, under-regulated, and little-studied.

A 'Blockchain Bandit' Is Guessing Private Keys and Scoring Millions

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:00:00 AM Andy Greenberg
The larger lesson of an ongoing Ethereum crime spree: Be careful about who's generating your cryptocurrency keys.

Googlers Claim Retaliation, Samsung Delays Fold, and More News

Monday April 22nd, 2019 11:10:19 PM Alex Baker-Whitcomb
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.

Samsung Delays the Release of Its Galaxy Fold Smartphone

Monday April 22nd, 2019 07:33:16 PM Lauren Goode
The smartphone giant has delayed the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold after early review units of the folding smartphone began malfunctioning.

14 Mueller Report Takeaways You Might Have Missed

Monday April 22nd, 2019 07:21:38 PM Garrett M. Graff
When you dig into the Mueller report, a lot of important details start to jump out.

'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 8 Episode 2: That's What Death Is

Monday April 22nd, 2019 05:37:33 PM Laura Hudson
Everyone in the Seven Kingdoms is about to make history, for as long as that still exists.

Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation

Monday April 22nd, 2019 05:01:39 PM Nitasha Tiku
Two employees who helped organize a walkout of thousands of workers say they've either been demoted or been told to drop concerns about ethics.

Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a 'Useful Idiot'

Monday April 22nd, 2019 03:14:08 PM Garrett M. Graff
The special counsel's report exposes the extent to which not just Russia but Donald Trump's own associates grifted the president.


 

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