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Tesla whistleblower tells SEC of alleged wrongdoing at Gigafactory
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Enlarge / Tesla’s new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images) Martin Tripp, the ex-Tesla technician who has been sued by his former employer, has now filed a formal whistleblower tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tripp’s lawyer, Stuart […]

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Expanse star tells how Amazon's Jeff Bezos saved his show     – CNET
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Actor Cas Anvar teases a finale that will blow you away, and a potentially more obscenity-filled Season 4 under Amazon.

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Facebook now tells you exactly why it takes down posts     – CNET
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The social network is also expanding its appeals process around objectionable posts — as Facebook tries to purge toxic content.

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Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to 'get a real computer'     – CNET
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Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn’t entirely impressed.

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Homeland Security tells federal agencies to secure email now!     – CNET
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They’ve got 90 days to roll out an email validation system that should help protect against spoofed emails and phishing attacks.

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Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you
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Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax’s bid to retain its $7.25 million “taxpayer identity” contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people. At its core, the Equifax-IRS ordeal reveals the strangeness of the […]

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Original Star Fox staffer tells story of sequel’s shelving, surprise launch
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Enlarge / Dylan Cuthbert, in a goofy photo sent to Ars by his current company Q Games. (credit: Q Games) There’s a chance—albeit a slim one, thanks to launch-week sellouts—that you’ve gotten your hands on Nintendo’s brand-new Super NES Classic Edition hardware. If you did get one, there’s a significant chance you made a beeline for […]

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Another court tells police: Want to use a stingray? Get a warrant
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Enlarge (credit: Elvert Barnes) The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that the warrantless use of a cell-site simulator violated the Constitution when a man suspected of sexual assault and robbery was located by local police. In a 2-1 opinion issued Thursday, the DC Court of Appeals—effectively the equivalent of a state supreme court—agreed […]

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Major Uber investor tells Benchmark: Drop your lawsuit against ex-CEO Kalanick
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Enlarge / Shervin Pishevar speaking at the 2016 TechCrunch conference in San Francisco. Pishevar wrote a letter to Uber’s board urging Benchmark Capital to drop its lawsuit against ex-CEO Travis Kalanick. (credit: Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Uber’s ex-CEO Travis Kalanick is under fire, but he’s hardly out of supporters. Kalanick, who resigned in […]

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