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Facebook co-founder says Libra will give corporations too much power - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:44
Chris Hughes has spoken out against Facebook's cryptocurrency project, calling it "frightening."

The feds busted a used cooking oil theft ring, like a greasy version of The Wire - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:40
The ring operated for five years and made off with over $4 million worth of so-called yellow grease.

YouTube tests moving comments to a separate window on mobile

Engadget - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:33
Internet comment sections are notoriously awful, and comments on YouTube can be especially dark. Earlier this year, the platform turned off comments on videos of children after a disturbing amount of pedophilic comments were discovered, and there's p...

Airbnb faces outcry from Europe's top tourist cities - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:26
Ten cities ask the European Union to do more to help them regulate the short-term rental company and stop the "touristification" of neighborhoods.

FEMA's presidential alerts are an easy target for spoofing attacks

Engadget - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:18
Last fall, FEMA conducted the first nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system when it beamed a "presidential alert" to all capable phones in the US. WEA has long been used to send alerts about missing children, natural disasters an...

Eerie giant squid shows off tentacles in rare video - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:17
Lucky scientists catch a glimpse of an elusive real-life sea monster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Airbus Voom coming to the US to take on Uber Copter, report says - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:05
The on-demand helicopter service also plans to expand to Asia this year, according to Fast Company.

YouTube comments hidden by default in new test by the video site - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:04
The company is testing a feature that would require users to click before seeing comments.

Fortnite season 10 will require DirectX 11 says Epic Games - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 16:01
Luckily this will affect only a small number of players.

Boeing shows off its newest plane's foldable wings - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 15:53
In a commercial airplane first, the 777x's will have foldable wingtips. On Wednesday, the company showed just how they'll work.

Spotify claims it 'overpaid' songwriters and wants its money back

Engadget - Fri, 2019-06-21 15:51
Spotify and music publishers have been in a bit of a tiff for months over a planned royalty rate increase that would require streaming services to pay more to artists. You can bet the company is watching the numbers closely, especially while it appea...

US blacklists five more Chinese tech companies - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 15:37
The move comes a month after Huawei's blacklisting.

JCB trounces Top Gear for title of Britain’s fastest… tractor? - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 15:29
Between this and Honda's Mean Mower, 2019 is a good year for fast farm equipment.

A new tool detects deepfakes with 96 percent accuracy

Engadget - Fri, 2019-06-21 15:27
A new tool developed by researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) may prove to be a major help in the ongoing war against deepfakes. The tool focuses on subtle face and head movements as well as artifacts in files to determine...

'Sea of Solitude' looks like a brilliant, emotional horror show

Engadget - Fri, 2019-06-21 15:00
Sea of Solitude feels like coming home. Footage of a hulking black monster swimming among the rooftops and balconies of a waterlogged Berlin plays on repeat like a GIF in my psyche, as comforting as it is terrifying. I've been viscerally afraid of g...

Cyberattack on Border Patrol subcontractor worse than previously reported - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 14:47
It was more than just photos that were stolen by hackers.

No, you're not growing horns because of your phone - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 14:46
Multiple reports suggest our reliance on phones may be causing us to grow weird horns in the back of our head. But that's not the case.

T-Mobile-Sprint deal faces even more wrinkles, thanks to Dish - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-06-21 14:45
The complicated merger seemingly has found another twist.