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July 16 2018 9:51 AMWith its New Line-up of Funded News Shows, Facebook Sure Does Look Like a Media CompanyAnd it’s going to have a tougher time explaining why traditional media regulations shouldn’t apply to them.
Gizmos
July 16 2018 9:00 AMA Definitive Ranking of Today’s Celebrity HeadphonesThe Rock is (maybe) bringing back celebrity headphones. Is that a good thing?
The Industry
July 15 2018 8:00 AMApple Music Is Beating Spotify. What Should Spotify Do About It?
Gizmos
July 14 2018 9:30 AMIs Prime Day Worth the Hype?How the deals stack up against Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Future Tense
July 13 2018 8:19 PMWhat the Latest Mueller Indictment Reveals About Guccifer 2.0, the “Lone Hacker” Who Was Really a Group of Russian Agents
Future Tense
July 13 2018 3:17 PMRussian Operatives Allegedly Funded Their Hacking With Bitcoin During the 2016 Campaign
Gizmos
July 13 2018 8:00 AMComing to the SurfaceMicrosoft’s Surface tablets have never been able to compete with Apple’s iPads. There’s finally reason to think that might change.
Users
July 12 2018 4:08 PMDonald Trump Lost 340,000 Followers After Twitter Purged a Bunch of Suspicious Accounts
Users
July 12 2018 1:06 PM2 Million People Watched a Video of a Lemon Rolling Down a Hill Because Nihilism Rules the Internet
The Industry
July 11 2018 7:05 PMWhy Facebook Is Giving So Much Airtime to Fox NewsThe social network’s foray into TV news features an awful lot of liberals’ least favorite cable channel. But it could do worse.
Medical Examiner
July 11 2018 3:24 PMInjunction Stops the Nevada Prison Planning to Use Fentanyl in an ExecutionIt came from the pharmaceutical company behind one of the other drugs they’d planned to administer.
Science
July 11 2018 2:16 PMRespect the Straw BanThe anti–plastic straw campaign is looking like a movement, which is good, even if it doesn’t really matter.
Gizmos
July 11 2018 10:00 AMThe TV for the Smartphone AgeSamsung’s Frame TV is a fresh take on how the TV fits into the living room.
Users
July 11 2018 5:50 AMSean Spicer Is Still Not Over ItThe former press secretary is intent on reliving his 182 days in the White House.
Science
July 10 2018 6:20 PMBrett Kavanaugh’s Track Record on Climate Change and the Environment Is Worrisome
The Industry
July 16 2018 9:41 AMElon Musk Baselessly Calls Diver Involved in Thai Cave Rescue Mission a “Pedo”
Science
July 16 2018 8:00 AMWant to Fight Climate Change? Start by Carefully Watching Your Own Backyard.Phenology, not to be mistaken with phrenology, is a delightful and challenging way to fight climate change from home.
Future Tense
July 14 2018 2:25 PMWhy Does Microsoft Want a Government Crackdown on Face Recognition?
The Industry
July 14 2018 8:00 AMHow Apple Plans to Win the Mobile Payment WarThe mobile payments space is hugely profitable. Can Apple become the go-to option?
Science
July 13 2018 6:35 PMIs “What the Fluff” Cruel to Pups?The viral videos are hilarious, and what we know about canine cognition suggest they’re also probably harmless.
The Industry
July 13 2018 12:58 PMFacebook Won’t Make the Bed It Lies InIt’s a problem that the social network won’t ban organizations like Infowars. It’s an even bigger problem that Facebook is so large that society might need it to.
The Industry
July 12 2018 6:07 PMThe Justice Department Wants to Go Another Round With AT&T Over Its Merger With Time Warner
Future Tense
July 12 2018 4:02 PMWhy Kids May Be the Key to Communicating With Alien LifeIn a hypothetical first contact situation, toddlers may be our best hope.
Future Tense
July 12 2018 10:43 AMBrett Kavanaugh Has Some Alarmingly Outdated Views on PrivacyThe future Supreme Court will likely face questions about police drones, facial recognition software, and big data. But Trump’s nominee is still stuck in the age of beepers.
Future Tense
July 11 2018 4:48 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: A Rocky Legal Future for an Open Internet
Future Tense
July 11 2018 3:00 PMDNA Testing on Separated Migrant Families Needs Robust Privacy SafeguardsGenetic data may help reunify families fast. But without limitations, there’s serious potential for misuse.
The Industry
July 11 2018 12:00 PMWhy You Probably Just Lost Some Twitter Followers
Future Tense
July 11 2018 8:32 AMIs Lab-Grown Meat Really Meat?A labeling war is brewing.
The Industry
July 10 2018 7:46 PMU.K. Gives Facebook Light Slap on the Wrist Over Cambridge Analytica ScandalThe maximum allowed fine isn’t much for a company printing money on personalized advertising.
Users
July 10 2018 4:31 PMFar-Right Groups and Nazis Are Finally Being Forced to Stop Using Pepe the Frog as a Hate Symbol Online

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