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12.05.2019
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Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote an op-ed in The New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, saying that CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s “focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks,” and that he should be held accountable for his […]

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11.05.2019
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The US military doesn’t know how many websites it runs

The Department of Defense isn’t sure how many websites it runs. Stars and Stripes reports that at an event last month, US Army Colonel Paul Haverstick, the acting director of the Defense Media Activity at Fort Meade, Maryland said that the number of websites that the Pentagon runs is “undefined.” The Defense Media Activity is […]

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anatoliykv
10.05.2019
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With the Pixel 3A, T-Mobile just proved how broken the RCS Chat rollout has become

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Pixel 3A and Pixel 3 are coming as officially supported and sold phones on T-Mobile. The Pixel 3A and Pixel 3 support the next-generation texting protocol called the Universal Profile for RCS (or Rich Communication Services, or Chat). T-Mobile supports RCS. But the Pixel 3A and Pixel […]

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anatoliykv
09.05.2019
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Intel promises Project Athena laptops will have nine hours of real-world battery life

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge You’d be forgiven for wondering if Intel’s Project Athena laptop initiative is a meaningless marketing campaign. When Intel introduced the idea at CES this January, it came with only the vaguest of sales pitches and a hilariously trite tagline: “Laptop innovation rooted in human understanding.” Image: Intel […]

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anatoliykv
08.05.2019
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Read Google’s new Nest privacy promise and tell me if you’re swayed

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google wants to be inside your home. It wants to sell you cameras, alarm systems, and voice assistants to make your life — and maybe its targeted advertising business — that much easier. But there’s a problem. People don’t necessarily trust big tech companies or their camera-equipped smart […]

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anatoliykv
07.05.2019
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Master & Dynamic’s first noise-canceling headphones are the featherlight MW65s

Photo: Master & Dynamic Master & Dynamic is one part fashion brand, one part headphones manufacturer. It’s a company that usually champions the premium over the practical, however its latest pair of headphones tries to deliver both. The new Master & Dynamic MW65 over-ear cans have active noise canceling, up to 24 hours of battery […]

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anatoliykv
06.05.2019
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Israel launched an airstrike in response to a Hamas cyberattack

Image: IDF The Israel Defense Force says that it stopped an attempted cyber attack launched by Hamas over the weekend, and retaliated with an airstrike against the building where it says the attack originated from in Gaza. It’s believed to be the first time that a military has retaliated with physical violence in real time […]

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anatoliykv
05.05.2019
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The FTC is reportedly divided about how to hold Facebook accountable for privacy lapses

Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge A new report from The New York Times says that the Federal Trade Commission is having trouble agreeing on a suitable punishment for Facebook’s privacy lapses, and that its members are specifically trying to determine whether or not CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be held personally responsible. Facebook is […]

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anatoliykv
04.05.2019
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The company that dashed our sapphire-covered iPhone dreams is being charged with fraud

This is not what mass-produced synthetic sapphire looks like. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images In 2014, it looked like Apple was poised to do for sapphire what it had done for aluminum — turn an exceptionally useful but difficult-to-machine raw material into a selling point for its flagship consumer gadgets. Apple announced a new factory […]

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anatoliykv
03.05.2019
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Peter Mayhew, the actor who brought Chewbacca to life, has died

Image: Lucasfilm Peter Mayhew, the actor behind the iconic alien Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise, died earlier this week, according to a statement from his family posted to Twitter. He was 74 years old. Mayhew died on April 30th at his home in Texas. His family writes that “the Star Wars family meant so […]

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