YouTube facing investigation from federal government over inability to protect children

YouTube’s ongoing problems surrounding content that involves children has led to an investigation from the federal government, according to a new Washington Post report. The Federal Trade Commission is said to be investigating YouTube’s data collection practices and failure to protect children, according to the Post. The investigation is reported More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Internet giants must stay unbiased to keep their biggest legal shield, senator proposes

On Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is expected to introduce legislation that would heavily modify section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, adding new restrictions to the broad immunity currently enjoyed More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Top Democrat calls for strict oversight on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee blasted Facebook’s Tuesday announcement that it would be launching a new cryptocurrency. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) warned the company that any new plans should More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Wacom releases rechargeable Bamboo Ink Plus for Windows 10 tablets

Wacom is releasing a new stylus for pen-enabled Windows 10 PCs that adds tilt support and a rechargeable battery. The new stylus, the Bamboo Ink Plus, supports both the Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and the Wacom More...

By admin On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Twitch sues to unmask trolls that posted violent and pornographic streams

The Amazon-owned game streaming platform Twitch is suing anonymous trolls who posted a slew of harmful and illegal content, including the Christchurch shooting, on the platform late last month. If the company More...

By admin On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: a OnePlus 7 Pro with a better camera

As has often been the case in the past, Oppo’s latest flagship phone has a lot in common with another from OnePlus, since the companies share ownership and supply chain resources. In this case, the Oppo Reno More...

By admin On Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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Newly recovered Ground Zero photos show why you should back up your CD-Rs now

When comedian and activist Jon Stewart gave an impassioned speech before Congress to seek ongoing aid for 9/11 first responders, it inspired Internet Archive software curator and digital preservationist Jason More...

By admin On Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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US Cyber Command has reportedly been aggressively targeting Russia’s electrical grid

The United States Cyber Command has made a number of incursions into Russia’s electrical infrastructure in recent months, according to a new report in The New York Times. Officials that the publication spoke More...

By admin On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Kickstarter and XOXO have shut down their subscription platform before it launched

Last October, Kickstarter announced that it was ending its subscriber-based crowdfunding platform, Drip, but that it was planning a successor project with XOXO festival creators Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. More...

By admin On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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There’s no reason to trust Amazon’s Choice

Ever since Amazon introduced its “Amazon’s Choice” label in 2015 to recommend certain products, a skeptical world has been trying to find out what the badge actually means — because some items that are More...