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India Pushes Back Against Tech 'Colonization' by Internet Giants
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In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation –which was ruled by Britain for […]

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My kid and I wrote a letter to NASA, and a very nice scientist wrote back
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Enlarge / The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. This is the color view of Europa from Galileo that shows the largest portion of the moon’s surface at the highest resolution. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute) […]

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California lawmakers are one step closer to bringing back Obama-era net neutrality protections
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California’s state Assembly voted 58-17 on Thursday to advance a bill, called S.B. 822, that would implement the strongest net neutrality provisions in the U.S. The bill now heads back to the Senate for final approval. If a vote is not held by end of day tomorrow — the deadline for lawmakers to pass any […]

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Is Your Email Address Holding You Back?
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Whether you’re freelancing or on the job hunt, don’t let a poorly conceived online handle limit your career prospects A quick glance at any group email confirms what recruiters and hiring managers know too well: Not everyone sheds their adolescent email addresses when they enter adulthood, instead maintaining allegiance to digital monikers based on the […]

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Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale this week
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a suite of deals on Amazon devices, including Echo smart speakers, Fire TV streamers, and Fire tablets. Amazon posts these discounts periodically throughout the year, and while most aren’t as deep as the deals that […]

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Dealmaster: Take $250 off a Google Pixelbook and more back to school sales
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Enlarge / Google’s Pixelbook. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back this weekend with another round of deals to share. This time, we’re putting our focus on back to school sales; yes, the little Arsians are heading back to campus in the coming weeks (if they haven’t left already), which means it’s time […]

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Equifax has a plan to win your trust back. It’ll take three years.     – CNET
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The credit-monitoring company’s new chief information security officer shares his vision for cleaning up Equifax’s mess.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter execs to head back to Capitol Hill     – CNET
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Sheryl Sandberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey have been invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, regarding Russian meddling in US elections.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back, and Comic-Con is happy about it     – CNET
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The actors who voice Ahsoka and Obi-Wan react to the news that 12 new episodes are on the way to Disney streaming.

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