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Bird and Lime are protesting Santa Monica’s electric scooter recommendations
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Lime and Bird are protesting recommendations in Santa Monica, Calif. that would prevent the electric scooter companies from operating in the Southern California city. We first saw the news over on Curbed LA, which reported both Lime and Bird are temporarily halting their services in Santa Monica. Last week, Santa Monica’s shared mobility device selection committee […]

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Revcontent is trying to get rid of misinformation with help from the Poynter Institute
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CEO John Lemp recently said that thanks to a new policy, publishers in Revcontent‘s content recommendation network “won’t ever make a cent” on false and misleading stories — at least, not from the network. To achieve this, the company is relying on fact-checking provided by the Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network. If any two independent […]

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Elon Musk’s mystery Tesla buyout funder is Saudi Arabia
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Enlarge / Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is the mystery funder that has offered to finance a deal to take Tesla private, Elon Musk wrote in a Monday morning blog post. The post lays to rest a mystery that has […]

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Twitch is closing its Communities
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Say goodbye to Twitch’s Communities. The game-streaming service says it’s soon killing off this still relatively new addition to its site in favor of implementing a tagging system instead. With the changes, users will be able to filter streams by tags within a directory or across different games on the Browse page, in order to […]

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Federacy wants to put bug bounty programs in reach of every startup
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Federacy, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2018 class, has a mission to make bug bounty programs available to even the smallest startup. Traditionally, bug bounty programs from players like BugCrowd and HackerOne have been geared toward larger organizations. While these certainly have their place, founders William and James Sulinski, who happen to be […]

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Here are the platforms that have banned Infowars so far
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Over the past two-and-a-half weeks, tech platforms have taken a (if sometimes meek) stance against the far-right and conspiracy theorist content of Alex Jones by removing, banning or penalizing Jones and his podcast Infowars for breaking their community and hate-speech policies. These removals signify an important moment in the history of the internet’s tug-of-war with free […]

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2018 iPhones may be missing something, and iOS 12 hides clues about the next iPhone     – CNET
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Here’s this week’s iPhone news.

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Tesla's Limited-Edition Surfboards Now Selling For $6,450
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An anonymous reader quotes the Mercury News: Tesla’s sleek, $1,500 carbon fiber surfboard sold out in a day, and it’s not surprising: The company, in collaboration with a Southern California board maker, said it was producing a limited edition of 200, and Tesla has many die-hard fans. The board “features a mix of the same […]

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Apple's 2018 iPhones Are Rumored To Not Include Headphone Dongle In the Box
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Apple will reportedly ditch the 3.5mm to Lightning port headphone dongle with this year’s iPhone models. Apple notoriously dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016. It has included a headphone adapter with every iPhone since to help curb public unease. The Verge reports: The research note claims that Cirrus Logic, a supplier […]

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