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October 22, 2020
October 21, 2020
Domestic abuse: 'Tech allowed him to track my location'

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns has seen cases of domestic abuse rise around the world. Increasing technology is being used by abusers, with survivors reporting being stalked by tracking apps on their phones, keyloggers on their computers or their lives being controlled through smart devices in their homes. BBC Click's Lara Lewington finds out […]

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October 21, 2020
Five ways the virus has changed Netflix

image copyrightNetflix Demand for online entertainment surged when the world went into lockdown earlier this year. But how is Netflix faring after that initial boost? According to its latest results, Netflix added just 2.2 million new subscribers in the three months to 30 September, as the surge of demand for its services prompted by the […]

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October 21, 2020
Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

image copyrightGetty Images Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, a World Economic Forum report has forecast. The think tank said a "robot revolution" would create 97 million jobs worldwide but destroy almost as many, leaving some communities at risk. Routine or manual […]

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October 20, 2020
It's Google's World. We Just Live in It.

About 20 years ago, I typed Google.com into my web browser for the first time. It loaded a search bar and buttons. I punched in "D.M.V. sample test," scrolled through the results and clicked on a site. Wow, I thought to myself. Google's minimalist design was a refreshing alternative to other search engines at the […]

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October 20, 2020
The DOJ's Google Antitrust Lawsuit: What To Know

The Justice Department sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of illegally abusing its dominance in internet search in ways that harm competitors and consumers. The suit is the first antitrust action against the company, owned by Alphabet, to result from investigations by the Justice Department, Congress, and 50 states and territories. State attorneys general […]

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October 20, 2020
What Is Happening With the Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google?

The Justice Department sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of illegally abusing its dominance in internet search in ways that harm competitors and consumers. The suit is the first antitrust action against the company, owned by Alphabet, to result from investigations by the Justice Department, Congress, and 50 states and territories. State attorneys general […]

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October 20, 2020
The Google Antitrust Lawsuit Explained

The Justice Department sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of illegally abusing its dominance in internet search in ways that harm competitors and consumers. The suit is the first antitrust action against the company, owned by Alphabet, to result from investigations by the Justice Department, Congress, and 50 states and territories. State attorneys general […]

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October 20, 2020
What Is Happening With the Antitrust Suit Against Google?

The Justice Department sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of illegally abusing its dominance in internet search in ways that harm competitors and consumers. The suit is the first antitrust action against the company, owned by Alphabet, to result from investigations by the Justice Department, Congress, and 50 states and territories. State attorneys general […]

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October 20, 2020
It’s Google’s World. We Just Live in It.

About 20 years ago, I typed Google.com into my web browser for the first time. It loaded a search bar and buttons. I punched in “D.M.V. sample test,” scrolled through the results and clicked on a site. Wow, I thought to myself. Google’s minimalist design was a refreshing alternative to other search engines at the […]

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October 20, 2020
Here Are the Hundreds of Sites in a Pay-to-Play Local News Network

A fast-growing network of nearly 1,300 websites is filling a void left by vanishing local newspapers across the country. But many of their stories are ordered up by conservative political groups and corporate P.R. firms, a Times investigation found. We are publishing the names of those sites so readers can see whether the sites target […]

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October 20, 2020
Every other monitor is DEAD to me - LG CX OLED 48"

For a limited time, use code LINUSTECH10 for $10 off any purchase of a YubiKey 5 Series key at https://yubi.co/Linus-Tech-YT - Promotion ends Nov. 6, 2020. #YubiSafe #YubiKey #sponsor LG's smallest OLED yet, the 48" CX has been hotly anticipated as being both small enough to be used as a big monitor, and, at $1,500, […]

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October 20, 2020
How We Spend Hours a Day Using Google's Products

About 20 years ago, I typed Google.com into my web browser for the first time. It loaded a search bar and buttons. I punched in "D.M.V. sample test," scrolled through the results and clicked on a site. Wow, I thought to myself. Google's minimalist design was a refreshing alternative to other search engines at the […]

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October 20, 2020
Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department accused Google of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the government's most significant legal challenge to a tech company's market power in a generation. In a 57-page complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, the agency […]

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October 19, 2020
Pakistan Rescinds TikTok Ban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Just 10 days after introducing a ban on TikTok, the Pakistani authorities said on Monday that they were reversing the decision after receiving assurance from the Chinese-owned social media platform that it would moderate content according to local laws. “TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management that they will block all […]

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October 19, 2020
Blue Origin's New Shepard Rocket Launches a New Line of Business

West Texas is not quite like the moon. But it can serve as a handy stand-in. On Tuesday, Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, launched — and landed — its small New Shepard rocket and capsule for the 13th time as part of tests to verify […]

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October 19, 2020
Paleontologists See Stars as Software Bleeps Scientific Terms

The trouble started when Thomas R. Holtz Jr., an expert on the Tyrannosaurus rex, typed “Hell Creek Formation,” the rock unit in Montana where the remains of North America’s last giant dinosaurs have been found. He was trying to answer a colleague’s question after an online presentation during the first day of the Society of […]

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October 19, 2020
As Local News Dies, a Pay-for-Play Network Rises in Its Place

The instructions were clear: Write an article calling out Sara Gideon, a Democrat running for a hotly contested U.S. Senate seat in Maine, as a hypocrite. Angela Underwood, a freelance reporter in upstate New York, took the $22 assignment over email. She contacted the spokesman for Senator Susan Collins, the Republican opponent, and wrote an […]

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October 19, 2020
Remote but Inclusive for Years, and Now Showing Other Companies How

From her home in Beaverton, Ore., Jamie Davila leads a team of eight engineers in seven states for the technology start-up Ultranauts. Like millions of other people during these work-from-home times, she relies on popular communication tools like Zoom and Slack. But Ms. Davila and Ultranauts also work remotely in ways that make them different […]

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October 18, 2020
How The Babylon Bee, a Right-Wing Satire Site, Capitalizes on Confusion

On Friday, President Trump tweeted a story from an unusual source: The Babylon Bee, a right-wing satire site that is often described as a conservative version of The Onion. "Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network to Slow Spread of Negative Biden News," read the story's headline. The story was a joke, but it was unclear whether […]

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October 17, 2020
Good luck selling Playstations, Sony!

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October 16, 2020
Twitter Changes Course After Republicans Claim 'Election Interference'

SAN FRANCISCO -- President Trump called Facebook and Twitter "terrible" and "a monster" and said he would go after them. Senators Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn said they would subpoena the chief executives of the companies for their actions. And on Fox News, prominent conservative hosts blasted the social media platforms as "monopolies" and accused […]

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October 15, 2020
As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim 'Election Interference'

SAN FRANCISCO -- President Trump called Facebook and Twitter "terrible" and "a monster" and said he would go after them. Senators Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn said they would subpoena the chief executives of the companies for their actions. And on Fox News, prominent conservative hosts blasted the social media platforms as "monopolies" and accused […]

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October 15, 2020
Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan has become the latest country to ban TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media platform, in a move that government critics said stemmed as much from politics as from allegations of immoral content. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said in a statement on Friday that it was banning TikTok "in view of number of […]

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October 14, 2020
Finally, the First Room-Temperature Superconductor

For decades, physicists have dreamed of discovering a material that could effortlessly convey electricity at everyday temperatures, a feat that would save gargantuan amounts of energy and revolutionize modern technology. Writing in the journal Nature, a team of researchers announced on Wednesday that they have done just that. They have made a superconductor that works […]

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