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November 16, 2020
TVA announces two new solar farms for Google and Vanderbilt
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) last week announced that two 100-megawatt solar farms are being built in the Tennessee Valley to supply green energy for Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Google data centers in Bridgeport, Alabama, and Clarksville, Tennessee.
July 31, 2020
COVID Alert app, built with Apple and Google Exposure Notification API, now available in Canada
The Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is beginning to gain traction outside of the United States. This week, Health Canada has released its new COVID Alert application, which allows citizens to report positive COVID-19 test results and be notified if they’ve been exposed to the virus.
October 16, 2019
August 13, 2019
Facebook dark mode in testing, after it was promised earlier this year
As with many unannounced tests in social media apps, it was discovered by computer science student Jane Manchun Wong digging into the code. It was Wong who recently spotted a “snooze” feature in Twitter that allows users to temporarily silence notifications…
August 9, 2019
Class action lawsuit claims Facebook face recognition illegal in Illinois
A federal appeals court has given the go-ahead to a class action lawsuit that claims Facebook face recognition for photos is illegal in Illinois…
August 8, 2019
WhatsApp security flaws can fake messages from you, and there’s no fix
Check Point Research says that it found three different ways to exploit the vulnerability, including the ability to put words in your mouth…
July 26, 2019
Apple, Google, others, may also face antitrust investigations by US states
The US Justice Department’s antitrust investigation into tech giants may not be the only one faced by Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. A new report says that eight US states are considering separate antitrust actions of their own.
The states are said to have met with the attorney general yesterday…
July 24, 2019
Creator of retweet button says it ‘handed a 4-year-old a loaded weapon’
The developer who built the retweet button for Twitter now regrets it, saying that it ‘handed a 4-year-old a loaded weapon’ — and the company’s product head at the time agrees…
July 23, 2019
Inventor of the web wants your input on its future
Inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, would like your input on its future as he puts forward a draft “contract” for ensuring that it remains a force for good …
$5B Facebook fine could be confirmed this week, but won’t be the end of it
A report today says that a rumored $5 billion Facebook fine could be confirmed this week, with the U.S. Department of Justice signing off on the proposal by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
July 22, 2019
Inside the sometimes shocking world of food delivery apps
If you’ve ever used food delivery apps like Postmates or Uber Eats, there’s another side to the convenience we enjoy as customers: the low-paid, high-pressure, and sometimes shocking world of the workers responsible for the deliveries…
July 17, 2019
NYT explains how one mistaken graph created the 5G health hazard myth
Look in the comments section of pretty much any piece on 5G — here or elsewhere — and there’s a good chance that the 5G health hazard myth will be raised by someone. Sometimes with colorful claims, like 5G tests killing birds in mid-flight…
July 16, 2019
Bipartisan bill calls for more US investment in 5G to combat China’s dominance
A bipartisan bill is calling for greater US investment in 5G technology in order to combat China’s current dominance of the technology.
Specifically, it calls for US companies to have a greater say in setting standards for the 5G network, though would not allocate additional funding to facilitate this…
July 2, 2019