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Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Wikipedia Italy Blocks All Articles in Protest of EU's Ruinous Copyright Proposals   —  Last month, members of European Parliament voted to move forward with a sweeping overhaul of the European Union's copyright laws that critics say will impede the spread of news, kill memes, bolster tech giants, and stifle innovation.
Jul 3, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Samsung says it is looking into reports that Messages, its default texting app, has been randomly sending photos to contacts without warning   —  Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone's texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.
Jul 3, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
California has until Thursday to pass a privacy bill; if not, a stronger version will likely show up on state ballot in November, leading lawmakers to scramble   —  Recent headlines have suggested that California lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Californians “unprecedented control over their data.”
Jun 26, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Seattle's city council votes 7-2 to repeal its “head tax” law, less than a month after unanimously passing the contentious tax on big business   —  Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle's city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.”
Jun 12, 2018, 5:22 PMIn context
Patrick Lucas Austin / Gizmodo:
Airbnb cancels reservations and reportedly pulls ~80% of listings in Japan before June 15 deadline of home-sharing law, will create $10M fund to repay travelers   —  Heading to Japan next week?  You should probably double-check your Airbnb rental, because it might be cancelled.
Jun 8, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency's comment system wasn't hit by a DDoS attack in 2014 during net neutrality debate, as claimed by ex-FCC IT chief   —  A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency's comment system …
Jun 7, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Patrick Lucas Austin / Gizmodo:
California announces pilot programs for autonomous vehicles, allowing companies to offer passenger service with or without a trained driver; rides must be free   —  California has announced a new pilot program that will allow self-driving cars to start moving normal customers around, a first for the state.
Jun 2, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
AJ Dellinger / Gizmodo:
Eventbrite's Ticketfly remains offline a day after first admission of a hack; hacker claims he stole a “complete” database of sensitive information   —  After briefly being hijacked by a hacker Thursday, the website for event ticketing company Ticketfly has been offline …
Jun 1, 2018, 10:10 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Sources: Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene told employees that company will not renew its Project Maven AI contract with DoD; the current contract expires in 2019   —  Google will not seek another contract for its controversial work providing artificial intelligence to the U.S. Department of Defense …
Jun 1, 2018, 3:02 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Facebook says users can now use dedicated hardware or code-generating apps for two-factor authentication without having to register their phone number   —  Facebook users who want extra account security but don't want to share their phone number with the company can now lock down their accounts …
May 23, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context

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