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April 30, 2024, 4:35 AM

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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The FCC fines T-Mobile $80M, AT&T $57M, and Verizon $47M for allegedly illegally sharing customers' location data with aggregators “without customer consent”  —  The FCC says it found the carriers “sold access to its customers' location information to 'aggregators …
Marques Brownlee / Marques Brownlee on YouTube:
Rabbit R1 review: $199 is reasonable but emblematic of a trend of selling unfinished products at full price while vowing to fix the issues later to win a “race”  —  [Music] 0:03 so this is the rabbit R1 and it's 0:07 another AI in a box and it's a sign of 0:10 the times so this thing …
Sheila Chiang / CNBC:
Samsung reports Q1 revenue up 12.81% YoY to ~$52.3B, vs. ~$51.6B est., operating profit up 932.8% YoY to ~$4.8B, vs. ~$4.3B est., as memory chip prices rebound  —  Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S24 smartphones during a media preview event in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Google rejected 2.28M “policy-violating” Android apps and blocked ~333K developer accounts from Google Play in 2023, up from 1.5M apps and 173K accounts in 2022  —  Google blocked 2.28 million Android apps from being published on Google Play after finding various policy violations that could threaten user's security.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
A survey of 10,133 US adults: 78% say social media companies have too much political power; 51% say Big Tech should be regulated more than the companies are now  —  Most think social media companies have too much influence in politics and censor political viewpoints they object to - both sentiments are growing among Democrats
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal plans to raise Peacock Premium with ads by $2 to $7.99/month and Premium Plus by $2 to $13.99/month starting July 18, its second hike in two years  —  NBCUniversal is looking to wring more money out of Peacock subscribers, with the streamer set to raise prices this summer …
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Tech journalism is often characterized by scandals, sensationalism, and shoddy research, and publishers are reluctant to invest in it without a clear ROI  —  A huge proportion of tech journalism is characterized by scandals, sensationalism, and shoddy research.  Can we fix it?

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