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Building America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border
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Enlarge / A US Customs and Border Protection officer checks identifications as people cross into the United States from Mexico on September 23, 2016 in San Ysidro, California. (credit: John Moore / Getty Images News) If a new Senate Republican border security bill is passed as currently drafted, it would dramatically increase the amount of […]

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Sonic Mania was already so good, I’d buy an incomplete version from June as-is
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Update [8/12/17]: We have good news and bad news ahead of Sonic Mania’s launch on Tuesday, August 15 on various consoles. The bad news? The game’s PC version has been delayed until Tuesday, August 29. The good news? While our full review of the PS4 version is embargoed until Monday, you can read whatever you […]

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Google memo highlights need for more diversity talk (CNET News Podcast)     – CNET
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CEO Sundar Pichai calls off a public debate about a now-dismissed engineer’s views that biological factors may explain why there are fewer women in tech. What’s next?

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Why Amazon's UK Tax Bill Has Dropped 50%
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Amazon has seen a 50% fall in the amount of UK corporation tax it paid last year, while recording a 54% increase in turnover for the same period. This snippet of news raised eyebrows this morning when it was revealed. So what’s going on? Taxes are paid […]

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More 'Last Jedi' behind-the-scenes details to be revealed     – CNET
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Luke Skywalker and Rey grace this week’s Entertainment Weekly two-cover issue, the mag promising behind-the-scenes news on the “The Last Jedi.” Plus, porgs.

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ACLU: absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data
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Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images News) Lawyers representing a man convicted of six robberies in the Detroit area have now filed their opening brief at the Supreme Court in one of the most important digital privacy cases in recent years. This case, Carpenter v. United States, asks a simple question: is it OK for […]

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Disney is ditching Netflix in 2019 to launch its own streaming service
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 Bad news if you were just getting used to all of the new Disney stuff hitting Netflix: that deal is on the way out. Disney has just announced plans to end its distribution agreement with Netflix in 2019, instead opting to launch its own streaming service sometime during that same year. Read More

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What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports
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 Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced it’s planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the company’s Q2 earnings call, and though details are light – there’s no name, pricing, or exact launch date at this time, for example – the service […]

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Uber’s ex-CEO: given reason for alleged Waymo data heist is “f**king dumb”
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Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, seen here in December 2016. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) In the high-profile Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, the barbs are flying at a nonstop pace. Last Friday, the deposition of Travis Kalanick, who was CEO of Uber until June 2017, was made available for the first […]

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