Tag Archives: politics

Facebook, Google and Twitter agree to delete some hate speech

Germany has long complained that major internet services don't do enough to fight hate speech, and it now looks like those companies are going to do something about it. Facebook, Google and Twitter have all promised Germany that, "as a rule," they'l...

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Ben Heck’s DIY Novena laptop

Felix and Ben meet up with Bunnie and Sean, the creators of the open source computing platform, Novena! With the Novena laptop kit, Ben and Felix begin setting up and building an open source laptop with Linux, FPGA and any other hacks and hardware th...

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Recommended Reading: The story of ‘The Father of Video Games’

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

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Racial discrimination skews Airbnb rentals, study claims

Renting a room at a hotel is a fairly blind process: if you can pay the rate and the hotel has vacancy, you've got a place to rest your head. Airbnb is a little different -- allowing hosts to accept or deny guests at their leisure

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Ted Cruz Might Have Your Facebook Data, Depending on How Broke Your Friends Are 

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign must love dumb friends. In addition to releasing an app that rewards people for turning over their friends’ personal information, the campaign is leaning on a data analytics company that has paid people $1 for access to their Facebook data and their friends’ data

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to the skies this month

SpaceX is tentatively planning its next Falcon 9 rocket launch for December 19th at Cape Canaveral, Florida, following a static fire on December 16th.

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Uber food delivery gets an app of its own

Uber has tried a wide variety of services as of late, but they've always been crammed into the company's main app. More than a little awkward, don't you think

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I Think Jeb Bush’s Campaign Forgot to Register JebBush.Com 

When I thought Jeb’s deflating balloon full of farts of a presidential run couldn’t get any sadder, it did: If you click on JebBush.com , it redirects to Trump’s website. Read more...

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Trump’s Plan to Fight ISIS Online Is So Fucking Vacant I Can Barely Blog About It 

Pumpkin-flavored arsenic marshmallow Donald Trump gave a speech in South Carolina tonight. After a day of rambling about banning Muslims , Trump offered some hazy suggestions for fighting ISIS’s growing influence online.

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This is your closest look yet at a Kuiper Belt object

That moving dot you see in the picture above may not seem like much at first glance, but it's a pretty big deal -- it's humanity's closest-ever look at an object in the Solar System's distant Kuiper Belt. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently caug...

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