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Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Google removed “Don't be evil” from the top of its code of conduct in late April or early May, Wayback Machine archives show, but kept one mention at the bottom   —  Google's unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don't be evil.”  But that's over, according to the code …
May 18, 2018, 5:54 PMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
After passenger's murder, Didi no longer shows profile pictures or lets users rate and tag each others' appearances, removing tags like “long legs”, “beauties”   —  China's ride-sharing behemoth Didi is trying to make its platform safer for users after a 21-year-old woman …
May 16, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Sources: about a dozen Google employees resign in protest over the firm's continued involvement in providing image classification AI to Pentagon's Project Maven   —  It's been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company's decision …
May 14, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Signal says Amazon has warned the company to stop using the anti-censorship domain-fronting technique if it wants to continue using AWS   —  Telegram has been putting up an impressive fight against the governments of Russia and Iran in high-profile efforts to censor the messaging service over the last few weeks.
May 1, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Alex Cranz / Gizmodo:
A look at AMD's 6-year old bet that paid off in the Zen CPU microarchitecture inside the new Ryzen processors, which could pose a real challenge to Intel   —  There are few gambles in the tech world as big as spending billions to build a new computer processor from scratch.
Apr 29, 2018, 12:10 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
In pilot program debuting soon, Uber says it will start obscuring the log of rider pickup and drop-off locations given to drivers, instead showing general areas   —  In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers.
Apr 23, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo:
Interview with filmmaker Andrew Oleck on his spoof video “starring” Mark Zuckerberg, A World Without Facebook, which has 32M+ views and caused some confusion   —  A couple years ago, Andrew Oleck wondered if he could make a viral video.  The Los Angeles-based filmmaker …
Apr 20, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
TaskRabbit's app and website are back online after security breach, CEO says certain personally identifiable information may have been compromised   —  TaskRabbit, the handyman-for-hire app, is back online after being intentionally taken down on Monday following an apparent data breach.
Apr 18, 2018, 11:55 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Google pulls five Chrome Web Store extensions posing as ad blockers that had scripts enabling them to hijack browsers; extensions had 20M+ users combined   —  A researcher with AdGuard discovered five fake ad-blocking extensions in the Chrome Web Store that used hidden scripts to manipulate users' browsers.
Apr 18, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Profile of Lea Kissner, who leads Google's 90-person NightWatch team, which is responsible for finding potential privacy flaws in the company's products   —  Lea Kissner is back at her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, armed with a crisp gray blazer, a slide deck …
Apr 18, 2018, 6:25 AMIn context

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