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April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] ‘Hateful comments’ result in YouTube disabling chat during a livestreamed hearing on hate

[TECH NEWS] ‘Hateful comments’ result in YouTube disabling chat during a livestreamed hearing on hate

At today’s House Judiciary hearing addressing “Hate Crimes and the Rise of White Nationalism,” hate appears to have prevailed. As the hearing’s live stream aired on the House Judiciary’s YouTube channel, comments in the live chat accompanying the stream were so inflammatory that YouTube actually disabled the chat feature mid-hearing. Many of those comments were…
April 10, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Accenture announces intent to buy French cloud consulting firm

[TECH NEWS] Accenture announces intent to buy French cloud consulting firm

As Google Cloud Next opened today in San Francisco, Accenture announced its intent to acquire Cirruseo, a French cloud consulting firm that specializes in Google Cloud intelligence services. The companies did not share the terms of the deal. Accenture says that Cirruseo’s strength and deep experience in Google’s cloud-based artificial intelligence solutions should help as…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings

[TECH NEWS] Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings

Rocket Lab, one of the biggest startups in the NewSpace category of companies providing launch and satellite services, has added satellite manufacturing to the array of services it offers to customers. The company, which already had developed launch capabilities and has begun sending payloads into space, can now deliver fully built satellites to its customers,…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Microsoft says its data shows FCC reports massively overstate broadband adoption

[TECH NEWS] Microsoft says its data shows FCC reports massively overstate broadband adoption

The broadband divide in the U.S. is real, but if you want to know how real, don’t ask the FCC. Its yearly broadband deployment report, already under fire for serious data problems, has now been further questioned by Microsoft, which says its own data contradicts coverage data provided by internet providers. Despite $22 billion in…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Lime just pulled its scooters out of Lubbock ahead of tonight’s NCAA game, in a maneuver that could usher in similar moves

[TECH NEWS] Lime just pulled its scooters out of Lubbock ahead of tonight’s NCAA game, in a maneuver that could usher in similar moves

Lubbock fans watching tonight’s NCAA Men’s National Championship basketball game between the University of Virginia and Texas Tech will have numerous ways to celebrate if the latter wins, but riding Lime -branded electric scooters will not be among them. Six months after Lime rolled out its motorized vehicles in Lubbock — the city in Northwest…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Don’t worry, RED’s $1,595 titanium Hydrogen One is finally shipping

[TECH NEWS] Don’t worry, RED’s $1,595 titanium Hydrogen One is finally shipping

I know it’s been tough. All the waiting. The sleepless nights. But fear not, the Titanium version of RED’s wholly ridiculous Hydrogen One is finally here. And yes, it costs as much as you remember. The $1,595 phone is essentially the same as its $1,295 counterpart, save for the different material casing. That means the…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui is battling the US college financial aid system

[TECH NEWS] Human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui is battling the US college financial aid system

Tunisian human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui couldn’t go to college. Not because she couldn’t afford it; where she comes from, college is virtually free. She lost the opportunity to pursue higher education, to finish high school, even, when she was exiled from Tunisia at age 17, under the repressive regime of the country’s former President,…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] No one, not even the Secret Service, should randomly plug in a strange USB stick

[TECH NEWS] No one, not even the Secret Service, should randomly plug in a strange USB stick

If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve probably seen one story making the rounds. So the Secret Service stuck Zhang's thumbdrive into their computer. https://t.co/0T6LAfOtEl pic.twitter.com/RSfUgw4I4n — Chris Wysopal (@WeldPond) April 8, 2019 The case follows a Chinese national, Yujing Zhang, who is accused of trying to sneak into President Trump’s private Florida resort Mar-a-Largo…
April 9, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Democratic Senators question Juul about its Altria deal

[TECH NEWS] Democratic Senators question Juul about its Altria deal

Eleven democratic senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), have penned a letter to Juul Labs, asking a series of questions around the product’s marketing, its effectiveness as a tool to help people quit smoking combustible cigarettes, sales figures and, perhaps most importantly, more information on the deal that gave Altria a minority stake in…
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