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A Virus Variant Spreads, Vaccine Efforts Accelerate, and More

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 14:08
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:52
A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place since 2016.
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Your Media Diet Will Never Be the Same

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:55
We have a glut of streaming options. But if recent events show us anything, it's that live TV news is far from obsolete.
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The Mandalorian Is Way Better in Season 2

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:00
The first season of the Star Wars series was good. But in the second, the visuals and writing make the jump to lightspeed.
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A Trump Ban Is Easy. Fixing Facebook and Twitter Will Be Hard

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:00
Plus: Dorsey in the Trump administration's early days, how to define privacy, and chaos in the Capitol.
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Get the Most Out of Your iPad With These Accessories

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:00
These are some of our favorite stands, cases, keyboards, and Pencils no matter which iPad you have.
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Trump Gets Suspended, but CES Does Not

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 08:00
This week, we analyze how the social media platforms reacted to the events of January 6. We also offer our preview of what to expect next week at CES.
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The Rise of Sierra Online Wasn’t Exactly a Fairytale

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 08:00
Founder Ken Williams opens up about his new book, video game design in the late 80s—and his regrets about selling the company.
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New York City Proposes Regulating Algorithms Used in Hiring

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 07:00
A bill would require firms to disclose when they use software to assess candidates, and vendors would have to ensure that their tech doesn’t discriminate.
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The DC Mobs Could Become a Mythologized Recruitment Tool

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 07:00
Wednesday’s riot in Washington was the result of conspiracy theories, anti-government sentiment, and online extremism—and it could start a movement.
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What to Expect From the First-Ever Virtual CES

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 07:00
The show must go on.
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How Fast Can Scientists Find the New Coronavirus Strains?

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 07:00
The discovery of more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the US sparks a push for a long-overdue national genomic surveillance network.
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A Game Livestreaming Site Has Become an Extremist Haven

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 20:29
DC rioters used DLive to stream from the Capitol to thousands of people on Wednesday—and to get donations from them too.
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Post-Riot, the Capitol Hill IT Staff Faces a Security Mess

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 20:14
Wednesday's insurrection could have exposed congressional data and devices in ways that have yet to be appreciated.
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The Race to Preserve the DC Mob's Digital Traces

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 17:40
The pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol livestreamed their actions. As social media platforms scramble to remove dangerous content, what will become of all that footage?
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Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 17:16
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have spent years fomenting and enabling yesterday's violence at the Capitol. Policymakers need to do something about it.
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Call Trump's Scheme for What It Is: Autocracy

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:16
Pundits and platforms have spent years mislabeling and under-appreciating threats to democracy. It led to the mob.
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Even Mark Zuckerberg Has Had Enough of Trump

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 13:50
By freezing the president’s accounts, social media platforms finally drew a line. It only took a violent insurrection in the Capitol to get them there.
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Do I Have a Moral Obligation to Be On TikTok?

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 12:26
I'm only 30, and already feeling like I owe it to society to keep up.
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Climate Change Is Turning Cities Into Ovens

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 07:00
A new model estimates that by 2100, cities across the world could warm as much as 4.4 degrees Celsius. It’s a deadly consequence of the “heat island” effect.
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