Right to Repair

Apple Is Locking Batteries to Specific iPhones, a Nightmare for DIY Repair

The move makes it impossible for anyone who is "unauthorized" to replace a battery on an iPhone without losing important features.
Jason Koebler
8.8.19
ALIENS

Bernie Sanders Promises to Tell Us About Aliens if He's Elected President

On the Joe Rogan Experience, Sanders said that if he learns anything about aliens, he'll announce it to the public on Rogan's podcast.
Jason Koebler
8.7.19
labor

Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo

The memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
8.5.19
Facebook

Facebook's New Chatbot Is Unsure if Mark Zuckerberg Is a Murderer

Facebook has rolled out a new chatbot game it wants to use to help it create bots that are indistinguishable from humans.
Jason Koebler
8.2.19
mueller report

Give Robert Mueller a Computer, He Desperately Needs Ctrl+F

Mueller's Congressional hearing has been hamstrung by the fact that he keeps having to flip through his 397-page report to figure out what lawmakers are asking him.
Jason Koebler
7.24.19
Elonk Musk

Elon Musk Announces Plan to 'Merge' Human Brains With AI

Neuralink wants to start by treating brain injuries, eventually "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence."
Mitch Bowman
Jason Koebler
7.17.19
email

Email Tracking Is Creepy and Invasive and No One Should Do It

The rise of email "tracking pixels" is a dystopian nightmare that shows a complete lack of empathy for the person you're talking to.
Jason Koebler
7.3.19
Apple

History Will Not Be Kind to Jony Ive

Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer, is leaving the company. He leaves a legacy that made its products hard to repair and impossible to upgrade.
Jason Koebler
6.27.19
In Moderation

Pinterest Bans Anti-Abortion Group Live Action for Posting Misinformation

Live Action posted "misinformation related to conspiracies and health," Pinterest said. It continues to thrive on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Jason Koebler
6.12.19
Hacking

US Customs Agency Says Traveler Photos Were Stolen By Hackers

Hackers stole traveler photos and license plate image, Customs and Border Patrol said.
Jason Koebler
6.10.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Still Trying to Sue the Owner of an Independent iPhone Repair Shop

Apple lost its counterfeit case against a Norwegian repair shop owner last year, but the $1 trillion company won't let it go.
Jason Koebler
6.6.19
content moderation

YouTube Miserably Fails to Explain Why It Didn’t Ban Steven Crowder

The platform has rolled out a series of confusing tweets and background statements about Steven Crowder's antagonism of Vox's Carlos Maza.
Jason Koebler
Mack Lamoureux
6.5.19
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