- Mozilla's analysis says Facebook's justifications for cutting off API access to researchers running NYU's Ad Observatory project "simply do not hold water" (Gilad Edelman/Wired)on August 5, 2021 at 3:55 am
Gilad Edelman / Wired: Mozilla's analysis says Facebook's justifications for cutting off API access to researchers running NYU's Ad Observatory project “simply do not hold water” — The company says privacy concerns forced it to block access for a team of academics. Whose privacy, exactly?
- UFC 265 Derrick Lewis vs. Cyril Gane: When it starts and how to watch - CNETby Mark Serrels on August 5, 2021 at 3:46 am
UFC 265 features a title bout between two strikers with markedly different skillsets.
- Dune is definitely coming out on HBO Max: Release date, price, what the heck is it about? - CNETby Bonnie Burton on August 5, 2021 at 3:19 am
The 2021 film will hit theaters and streaming simultaneously.
- Activision Blizzard lawsuit: Latest updates and what you need to know - CNETby Daniel Van Boom on August 5, 2021 at 2:22 am
Blizzard's president has resigned, and on Tuesday an aggrieved investor sued the company for misleading shareholders.
- Innovation Invites Huckstersby Shira Ovide on August 5, 2021 at 2:02 am
Unscrupulous, boundary-pushing executives seem to be an inescapable part of the most exciting technology.
- Gig companies want Massachusetts voters to exempt workers from employee status.by Kate Conger on August 5, 2021 at 2:01 am
The ballot proposal mirrors an initiative that the companies proposed last year in California. They ultimately prevailed in exempting their workers from a law that would have effectively classified them as employees.
- Climbing at the Tokyo Olympics: Start times, finals schedule, how to watch - CNETby Caroline Roberts on August 5, 2021 at 1:45 am
Next up for climbing: Men's finals.
- Bill Gates Says Epstein Relationship Was ‘a Huge Mistake’by The New York Times on August 5, 2021 at 1:41 am
“You know, there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake,” Mr. Gates told Anderson Cooper of CNN.
- New York City’s Vaccine Passport Plan Renews Online Privacy Debateby Erin Woo and Kellen Browning on August 5, 2021 at 1:31 am
The mainstreaming of digital vaccine passes could lead to more surveillance, privacy researchers cautioned.
- Philadelphia-based ZeroEyes, which uses AI to detect guns, raises $20.9M Series A led by Octave Ventures (FinSMEs)on August 5, 2021 at 1:20 am
FinSMEs: Philadelphia-based ZeroEyes, which uses AI to detect guns, raises $20.9M Series A led by Octave Ventures — ZeroEyes, a Philadelphia PA-based provider of an AI powered weapons detection solution, raised $20.9M in Series A funding. — The round, which brought the total amount raised to date to $26.1m …
- Jennifer Hudson didn't know she'd have 'ears or a tail' in Cats - CNETby Jennifer Bisset on August 5, 2021 at 1:11 am
The actor reveals her memories from working on the infamous musical film.
- The Olympics no one wanted is the Olympics we all needed - CNETby Mark Serrels on August 5, 2021 at 12:51 am
Thank you, Japan. Thank you, Dean Boxall.
- The Suicide Squad review: DC sequel is gloriously gory, sick as hell - CNETby Richard Trenholm on August 5, 2021 at 12:48 am
James Gunn's 2021 sequel/reboot is cinematic trash poetry.
- Denver-based Reserve Trust, which enables domestic and international B2B payments, raises $30.5M Series A led by QED Ventures (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)on August 5, 2021 at 12:25 am
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: Denver-based Reserve Trust, which enables domestic and international B2B payments, raises $30.5M Series A led by QED Ventures — Reserve Trust, a Denver-based financial services provider, has raised $30.5 million in a Series A round led by QED Investors. — FinTech Collective …
- Best back-to-school gear for $100 or less in 2021 - CNETby David Carnoy on August 5, 2021 at 12:15 am
Get ready for fall for less than a Benjamin.
- Delta plus: What we know about the latest coronavirus variant - CNETby Jessica Rendall on August 4, 2021 at 11:57 pm
Delta plus has been detected in several countries, including the US. Scientists need more information to gauge how dangerous it is.
- Scientists launching Blob into space - CNETby Leslie Katz on August 4, 2021 at 11:54 pm
Let's see how Blob behaves in microgravity.
- Keeping Grindr a safe space for gay people is a matter of life and death - CNETby Kent German on August 4, 2021 at 11:49 pm
Commentary: Apps like Grindr have become a popular way to meet, but their most vulnerable users must be protected from outing and potential harassment.
- The Pentagon is using AI to predict events days into the future - CNETby Eric Mack on August 4, 2021 at 11:46 pm
It's science fiction turned science fact, but without all the weird gesture-controlled computer systems.
- COVID-19 heroes, including a vaccine scientist, are now Barbie dolls - CNETby Meara Isenberg on August 4, 2021 at 11:36 pm
Mattel miniaturizes six workers who've contributed to the world during the pandemic.
- Oh, Facebook changed its privacy settings againby Devin Coldewey on August 4, 2021 at 11:33 pm
Ever considerate of its users, Facebook has determined that its privacy settings needed a bit of a shuffle to keep things clear and easy to find. To that end they’ve taken the “privacy settings” settings and scattered them mischievously among the other categories. “We’ve redesigned our entire settings menu on mobile devices from top to
- Uber CEO calls Massachusetts gig economy ballot measure the ‘right answer’by Rebecca Bellan on August 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed his support Wednesday for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contractors, fulfilling a promise he made nearly a year ago to push for laws that preserve its business model. “In the state of Massachusetts, we think the right answer is our IC+
- TikTok says it is testing its Stories-like feature, called TikTok Stories, and a source says it's available in a handful of markets outside the US (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)on August 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: TikTok says it is testing its Stories-like feature, called TikTok Stories, and a source says it's available in a handful of markets outside the US — Twitter may have shut down its Stories features known as Fleets, but the Stories format will continue to invade other social platforms.
- Google accused again of price-fixing with Facebook in proposed class-action suit - CNETby Richard Nieva on August 4, 2021 at 11:23 pm
The complaint says Facebook was given "special information" for online advertising auctions.
- The Suicide Squad hits HBO Max tomorrow: How to watch, exact release time, price - CNETby Jennifer Bisset on August 4, 2021 at 11:20 pm
The big and little details you need to know to watch James Gunn's blood-spattered DC entry.