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Brian Merchant / Gizmodo:
The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles   —  Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens …
Dec 15, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Report: Cloudflare has foreign terrorist organizations as customers, possibly violating US laws; Cloudflare says it works with US to meet legal obligations   —  At a moment when free speech online and moderation policies are more controversial than ever, Cloudflare is facing accusations …
Dec 14, 2018, 9:10 PMIn context
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
DHS watchdog finds numerous problems with Customs and Border Protection's data security, including leaving data copied from traveler's devices on thumb drives   —  Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched through the electronic devices of more than 29,000 travelers coming into the country.
Dec 11, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
An overview of responses to Jack Dorsey's tone-deaf tweets about a trip to Myanmar that failed to mention the region's genocide, which social media enabled   —  Jack Dorsey, CEO of social media platform Twitter—the company now emblazoned in the public eye as one of the primary mouthpieces …
Dec 10, 2018, 4:35 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
NYC approves measures to set the US' first minimum pay rate for rideshare drivers of $26.51/hour gross, or an estimated $17.22/hour after expenses   —  Today, New York's City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved measures to enact minimum pay requirements for app-based for-hire vehicles (FHV) like Uber, Lyft, and Juno.
Dec 4, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
David Bixenspan / Gizmodo:
How the risk of costly copyright litigation affects Internet Archive and lets webmasters remove archived sites without DMCA notices simply by using robots.txt   —  On the internet, there are certain institutions we have come to rely on daily to keep truth from becoming nebulous or elastic.
Nov 30, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Spotify will roll out its Apple Watch app in the coming week but without key features like the ability to stream music on LTE or download songs   —  One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone.
Nov 13, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Gizmodo:
A history of the ongoing quest to build a viable 2-in-1 tablet-laptop hybrid and why they are so hard to design   —  In a recent barrage of new products, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Lenovo, and HP have all shown off computers that are trying to tackle one of the industry's most vexing problems …
Nov 3, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
EU to launch a six-month trial of iBorderCtrl, an AI lie detector that looks for “biomarkers of deceit”, at its external borders in Hungary, Latvia, and Greece   —  A number of border control checkpoints in the European Union are about to get increasingly—and unsettlingly—futuristic.
Oct 31, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo:
DJI launches $2,000 Mavic 2 Enterprise, with accessories for emergency operations like a spotlight, a loudspeaker, and an ultra-light beacon, available today   —  DJI just announced the rumored (and leaked) Mavic 2 Enterprise.  It looks a lot like the consumer-focused Mavic 2 series …
Oct 29, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context

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