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Kickstarter CEO Says Management Won't Voluntarily Recognize Employee Union Kickstarter CEO Says Management Won't Voluntarily Recognize Employee Union

Recently promoted Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan wrote in an email to all staff that company management will not voluntarily recognize a union in the process of organizing and will instead seek a National Labor Relations Board election, the Verge reported on Wednesday.

Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…

Report: Trump Expected to Sign Order That Could Bar US Firms From Buying Huawei Telecom Gear Report: Trump Expected to Sign Order That Could Bar US Firms From Buying Huawei Telecom Gear

Amid a U.S.-China trade war that, after brief signs of abatement, now seems headed off the rails and continued assertions by U.S. intelligence agencies that Chinese tech giant Huawei poses a national security risk, Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order that could bar telecommunications companies from…

Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the U.S. Drove for Uber and Lyft Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the U.S. Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a civil lawsuit in Virginia over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…

Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

After two crashes in the Java Sea near Indonesia and Ethiopia involving Boeing’s 737 Max line of passenger jets killed a total of 346 people, sales of 737 Max models have plummeted, CNN reported on Tuesday.

NASA Wants $1.6 Billion to Send First Woman to the Moon By 2024 NASA Wants $1.6 Billion to Send First Woman to the Moon By 2024

NASA is requesting an additional $1.6 billion in funding for next year to accelerate its manned mission to the Moon by 2024, which the agency revealed will be titled Artemis, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware Report: WhatsApp Vulnerability Used to Secretly Infect Phones With NSO Group's Notorious Spyware

Powerful spyware developed by Israeli cyber-intelligence company NSO Group exploited a vulnerability in encrypted messaging app WhatsApp to transfer itself to targeted devices, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Monsanto Loses Another Roundup Cancer Trial, With Jury Awarding Over $2 Billion Monsanto Loses Another Roundup Cancer Trial, With Jury Awarding Over $2 Billion

Monsanto Co. lost a legal battle over its massively popular Roundup herbicide on Monday to the tune of $2.055 billion, with a jury in San Francisco ordering the court to pay out the stunning sum to a couple that said it caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Ancient Psychedelics, Robocall Scams, and Space Bezos: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Ancient Psychedelics, Robocall Scams, and Space Bezos: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This was one heck of a week in the tech and science world. Ridesharing giant Uber finally launched its long-awaited IPO, which was a major flop, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes asked the Federal Trade Commission to break up the company, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried his damnedest to convince humanity to colonize the…

Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook Kamala Harris Says 'We Have to Seriously Take a Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling for antitrust authorities to look at a possible breakup of Facebook.

New Zealand Seeking Global Support for Pledge to Counter Extremist Content Online New Zealand Seeking Global Support for Pledge to Counter Extremist Content Online

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is preparing a global push called the “Christchurch Call” to compel large internet platforms to do more about extremist content in the wake of a massacre of 51 Muslims at mosque in the country in March, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

Report: Apple's A13 Chips for Next Generation of iPhones Are Now in Production Report: Apple's A13 Chips for Next Generation of iPhones Are Now in Production

Gather round, consumers, for yet another Apple rumor.

Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook

On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Facebook, and by extension its all-powerful CEO Mark Zuckerberg,…

Amazon Says It Told Some Sellers It Was Blocking Ads With 'Religious Content' By Mistake Amazon Says It Told Some Sellers It Was Blocking Ads With 'Religious Content' By Mistake

Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it had launched a prohibition on ads with “religious content,” with one seller claiming “serious loss in revenue” and others reporting similar issues on seller forums, CNBC reported this weekend.

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019 RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

The last remaining reactor in operation at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant—the site of the most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history in 1979—is set to close by Sept. 30, 2019, NPR reported on Wednesday.

Amazon Says 'Extensive' Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts Amazon Says 'Extensive' Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts

UK legal documents obtained by Bloomberg show that e-commerce titan Amazon fell prey to “extensive” fraud that allowed cybercriminals to obtain access to around 100 seller accounts and transfer cash into their bank accounts, with the company confirming to the news agency that it had completed an investigation into…

Denver Vote to Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms Appears to Snag Last-Minute Victory [Corrected] Denver Vote to Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms Appears to Snag Last-Minute Victory [Corrected]

Correction: 5/8/2019 at 9:45 p.m. ET: Turns out magic mushrooms really do sneak up on you! An earlier version of this story, citing preliminary results and media reports, stated that Measure 301 failed. In a twist that appears to have surprised most of the national media—and that did not occur until late Wednesday…

One of the World's Largest Crypto Exchanges, Binance, Hacked to the Tune of $40 Million One of the World's Largest Crypto Exchanges, Binance, Hacked to the Tune of $40 Million

Cryptocurrency trading hub Binance, one of the world’s largest, has confirmed it lost about 7,000 Bitcoins (around $40 million) to hackers after its so-called “hot wallet,” i.e. one connected to the internet and used to process transactions, was breached, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets Reports: Police Bust Deep Dot Web, Saying It Made Millions Off Referral Links to Dark Web Markets

The FBI working in conjunction with authorities in multiple nations has arrested several individuals in connection with their involvement in Deep Dot Web, a website that allegedly profiteered by taking commissions on referral links to dark web markets, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. It has also seized domains…

Apple, Google Remove Three Dating Apps FTC Said Could Expose Minors to Sexual Predators Apple, Google Remove Three Dating Apps FTC Said Could Expose Minors to Sexual Predators

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday said that Apple and Google had removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after—yikes—the agency found they allowed children under the age of 13 to sign up, collected data on them in likely violation of federal law, and could allow sexual predators to contact…

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