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On Tuesday, the president of the United States began his day with his usual peripatetic stream of tweets that appear to be random but are surely formulated according to a deliberate and thoughtful plan. Amidst the ramblings, President Trump indicated that he may need a little IT help when it comes to using Twitter,…

The Online Icons That Didn't Survive the Web's First 30 Years

As March draws to close, so does our celebration of the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, making it as good a time as ever to take a look back at some the features and formats that bit the dust along the way.

A 'Dark Day': Copyright Law That Threatens the Internet as We Know It Passes Final EU Vote A 'Dark Day': Copyright Law That Threatens the Internet as We Know It Passes Final EU Vote

Amid widespread protests, online and off, the European Union approved a controversial new copyright directive on Tuesday. Two years in the making, the legislation is intended to give copyright holders more control over their work, but critics say it could hand more power to tech giants, stifle the free flow of…

Apple Spat With Spotify Is a Fight for Its Future—and It's Failing to Make Its Case Apple Spat With Spotify Is a Fight for Its Future—and It's Failing to Make Its Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been more than clear that services like the iOS App Store are an essential part of the company’s future as consumers hang onto devices for longer and longer periods between upgrades. When Spotify filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple this week, it fired a direct shot at the tech giant’s…

Pentagon Brass Bafflingly Accuses Google of Providing 'Direct Benefit' to China's Military Pentagon Brass Bafflingly Accuses Google of Providing 'Direct Benefit' to China's Military

There are many reasons to be critical of Google. But on Thursday, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped just short of accusing the tech giant of treason.

As Massive Outage Plagues Facebook, Telegram Welcomes Millions of New Users As Massive Outage Plagues Facebook, Telegram Welcomes Millions of New Users

Slowly but surely, it appears that Facebook is getting its “family of apps” back online. The consequences of the longest outage in the company’s history, however, remain to be seen. On Thursday, one of Facebook’s underrecognized competitors, Telegram, said that it added three million new users in the last 24 hours.…

New Report Gives Us Clearest Picture Yet of Whistleblower Allegations Against Tesla New Report Gives Us Clearest Picture Yet of Whistleblower Allegations Against Tesla

This week, a third whistleblower came forward with damning allegations against Tesla. A former member of the Tesla security team, he is now corroborating claims by previous whistleblowers that Tesla hid information about the theft of raw materials from shareholders and conducted unauthorized surveillance on employees…

Targeted TV Ads Should Be Illegal Targeted TV Ads Should Be Illegal

Has the past decade of advertising innovation taught us nothing? Do we really need more devices tracking us and parsing us into ever-smaller quadrants of monetizable products? If you ask Vizio, the answer is abso-fucking-lutely. The TV manufacturing giant announced on Tuesday that it’s joined forces with some of the…

Elon Musk to SEC: You Can't Make Me Never Tweet Elon Musk to SEC: You Can't Make Me Never Tweet

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk filed his response to an SEC request to that a federal court hold him in contempt for violating a settlement agreement. In the filing, Musk argues that restrictions on his tweeting amount to an “unconstitutional power grab” by the SEC and that he didn’t even violate the agreement anyway.

Relax, the FAA Says the Dozens of Boeing 737 Max Planes in the Sky Right Now Are Totally Safe Relax, the FAA Says the Dozens of Boeing 737 Max Planes in the Sky Right Now Are Totally Safe

Following two devastating crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft, China and Indonesia have grounded the model from commercial flights pending further investigation. As the general public has become increasingly concerned about the safety of flying on one of the most popular airplanes in the world, the Federal…

Adobe Is Finally Killing Shockwave Player for Good Adobe Is Finally Killing Shockwave Player for Good

A specific era of the world wide web will come to an end next month when Adobe officially discontinues its Shockwave multimedia platform. You might want to get in a final round in your favorite browser-based game—but, more than anything, you should use this moment to delete Shockwave from your computer once and for…

The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away

Do you know where you’ll be on April 6, 2019? If you heavily rely on GPS, you may not be able to determine where you are when that date rolls around. That’s because GPS navigation technology was originally built with a short-sighted timekeeping system that will reset next month and has the potential to cause chaos.

Woman and Homeless Man Plead Guilty to Charges Related to Alleged $400,000 GoFundMe Scam Woman and Homeless Man Plead Guilty to Charges Related to Alleged $400,000 GoFundMe Scam

On Wednesday, the saga of the most infamous GoFundMe campaign in history came closer to a conclusion. A woman and a homeless man whom prosecutors claim engaged in a fraudulent scheme that raised $400,000 on the crowdfunding site have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Japanese Cops Investigate 13-Year-Old Prankster for Sharing Link to 'Uncloseable' Pop-Up Window Japanese Cops Investigate 13-Year-Old Prankster for Sharing Link to 'Uncloseable' Pop-Up Window

A 13-year-old girl living in Kariya, Japan has been investigated and chastised by police for sharing a prank link online. The link reportedly initiates a pop-up window designed to be impossible to close online.

There's Only One Surviving Blockbuster Left on Planet Earth There's Only One Surviving Blockbuster Left on Planet Earth

Audiences will lineup this weekend to check out the ‘90s nostalgia trip of Captain Marvel. Younger viewers will look at the Blockbuster Video Store featured in the film and have little understanding of what kind of business they’re looking at. That’s because, at the same time, the staff of the last Blockbuster in…

Google Pulls Photos Feature From Android TV After Bug Exposed Users Google Pulls Photos Feature From Android TV After Bug Exposed Users

Following the discovery of a bug that showed hundreds of Google accounts as being linked to unrelated individual users, Google has temporarily shut down Photos on Android TV. The mysterious software flaw demonstrated potential privacy concerns, and the company said a fix is in the works.

Why 'ji32k7au4a83' Is a Remarkably Common Password Why 'ji32k7au4a83' Is a Remarkably Common Password

For too many people, moving the digits around in some variation of Patriots69Lover is their idea of a strong password. So you might expect something complicated like” “ji32k7au4a83” would be a great password. But according to the data breach repository Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), it shows up more often than one might…

How to Protect Your Facebook Without Giving It Your Phone Number to Do Creepy Shit How to Protect Your Facebook Without Giving It Your Phone Number to Do Creepy Shit

Over the weekend, Facebook users were freaked out to learn that the social network allows “Everyone” to look them up with the phone number they provided for two-factor authentication (2FA) by default. This sneaky ad-targeting method disguised as a privacy tool really has no privacy benefits, but there’s still a way to…

Huawei's Wild Week Ends With Canada Approving Extradition Hearing for Top Executive Huawei's Wild Week Ends With Canada Approving Extradition Hearing for Top Executive

Huawei’s ongoing battle with the U.S. government suffered a significant blow on Friday when Canadian authorities ruled that an extradition hearing for the Chinese company’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, can move forward. The decision capped a week in which Huawei has experienced a series of victories and defeats in its struggle…

I Wasn't Prepared for the Crushing Melancholy of Watching This Bull Pop His Toy Ball I Wasn't Prepared for the Crushing Melancholy of Watching This Bull Pop His Toy Ball

His name is Tex and for a glorious moment, he found the one thing he never knew his life was missing.

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