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Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:47
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.
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What’s Known About the SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:35
During engine tests of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the company has characterized as an "anomaly."
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Like Guns, Social Media Is a Weapon That Should Be Regulated

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:31
In the wake of the massacres in Sri Lanka, the government imposed a social media blackout. This may be a turning point in the way we think about how to control big platforms.
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Supply Chain Hackers Snuck Malware Into Videogames

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:16
An aggressive group of supply chain hackers strikes again, this time further upstream.
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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:19
The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."
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Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:01
The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he’s come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from destroying free will, creating social anomie, and wrecking democracy.
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Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:10
Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence that blocking it does more harm than good.
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From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:42
The company is no longer in the business of Prestige TV—at least, not single-mindedly. What happens when a platform becomes an industry?
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The Physics of a Bolt Smashing a Watermelon (or Your Brain)

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00
It's easier to follow rules when you know why they exist. In this case, you can calculate the force of an object hitting a melon to see why hard hats matter.
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Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00
'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation.
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In Automation, the Last Motion Will Come Before the Last Mile

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:00
Opinion: Robots seem to be the solution to the “last mile” problem. But mechanization will likely come for a different part of the process first.
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Census Citizenship Question Riles Tech and Privacy Groups

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:00
The Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Tech companies and privacy advocates think that’s a bad idea.
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Inside the Quietly Lucrative Business of Donating Human Eggs

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:00
Across the US, women are being paid to donate their eggs to aspiring parents. The business is well-paid, under-regulated, and little-studied.
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A 'Blockchain Bandit' Is Guessing Private Keys and Scoring Millions

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:00
The larger lesson of an ongoing Ethereum crime spree: Be careful with who's generating your cryptocurrency keys.
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Googlers Claim Retaliation, Samsung Delays Fold, and More News

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:10
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Samsung Delays the Release of Its Galaxy Fold Smartphone

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:33
The smartphone giant has delayed the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold after early review units of the folding smartphone began malfunctioning.
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14 Mueller Report Takeaways You Might Have Missed

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:21
When you dig into the Mueller report, a lot of important details start to jump out.
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'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 8 Episode 2: That's What Death Is

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:37
Everyone in the Seven Kingdoms is about to make history, for as long as that still exists.
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Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:01
Two Google employees who helped organize a November walkout of thousands of employees say they've either been demoted, or been told to drop concerns about ethics.
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Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a 'Useful Idiot'

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:14
The Mueller report exposes the extent to which not just Russia but Donald Trump's own associates grifted the president.
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