Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

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George Rose/Getty Images/WIREDGeorge Rose/Getty Images/WIREDCalifornia, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in June, is the improbable result of a wealthy…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Is It Possible to Find Love Without Dating Apps?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Is It Possible to Find Love Without Dating Apps?

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Dimitri Otis/Getty ImagesDimitri Otis/Getty ImagesDating in 2018 can be a challenge. I’m sorry, let me rephrase: It suuuuuuuuccckkkkksssss.Apps like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Grindr, and others are the dater’s tools of choice , and yet hating them is the one thing we can all agree on these days. They’re often more hazard than help, and the forced…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Firefox’s New Browser Will Keep Brands From Stalking You

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Firefox’s New Browser Will Keep Brands From Stalking You

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Online advertising can be more than just annoying. It can also violate users’ privacy through tracking technology meant to help target ads and measure response. Users have long had a range of tools at their disposal to combat aggressive or nosey ad-tech. But these tools often require users to install new software, or poke around…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Lego Bugatti Chiron Goes 18 MPH (and Is Made of Lego*)

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Lego Bugatti Chiron Goes 18 MPH (and Is Made of Lego*)

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For more than a century, automakers have been racing to craft ever better machines. They’ve evolved from carving wood to stamping steel to pressing aluminum to forging carbon fiber. They’ve played with virtual reality and 3-D printing, always looking for the edge that lets them outbuild the competition. And now, despite the efforts of thousands…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired San Francisco Brings Back Banned E-Scooters—With Limits

Hexbyte Tech News Wired San Francisco Brings Back Banned E-Scooters—With Limits

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San Francisco officials have authorized Skip, along with Scoot, to operate shared e-scooters in the city. Each company can operate at least 625 scooters, and permits will be finalized by October 15.Skip ScootersSan Francisco officials have authorized Skip, along with Scoot, to operate shared e-scooters in the city. Each company can operate at least 625…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories

Hexbyte Tech News Wired What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories

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In July, Danielle Bostick joined a nationwide movement against sexual violence on school campuses when she made a Facebook page for her daughter. “Justice for Francesca,” is meant to raise awareness about the 15-year-old, who was sexually assaulted last summer by a classmate she didn’t know. For weeks, Bostick used the page to share articles…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Has Made The First Multilingual Virtual Assistant

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Has Made The First Multilingual Virtual Assistant

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Google/HOTLITTLEPOTATOMost people on Earth can speak two or more languages, but voice-operated virtual assistants have always forced them to pick and use just one—at least until today.Google Assistant is now the first multilingual virtual assistant. Users can specify that they want listening done in two languages in the app’s settings on their phone or Google…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Changing Our Approach to Anti-tracking – Future Releases

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Changing Our Approach to Anti-tracking – Future Releases

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Anyone who isn’t an expert on the internet would be hard-pressed to explain how tracking on the internet actually works. Some of the negative effects of unchecked tracking are easy to notice, namely eerily-specific targeted advertising and a loss of performance on the web. However, many of the harms of unchecked data collection are completely…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘It’s Enrico Pallazzo!’: The inside story of ‘The Naked Gun’ baseball game

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘It’s Enrico Pallazzo!’: The inside story of ‘The Naked Gun’ baseball game

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At no point during the first two acts of “The Naked Gun” is there any hint that viewers will spend the final minutes of the film caught up in the minutiae of a baseball game. But the entire plot of this classic film hangs on hardball.   Every joke, every sight gag, every frame of celluloid in the first…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is the New Summer Job

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is the New Summer Job

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As long as you’re a teen with a following. Taylor Lorenz Aug 22, 2018 Shutterstock While some teens spent the summer of 2018 babysitting, bagging groceries, or scooping ice cream, thousands of others made hundreds of dollars—and in some cases, much more—the new-fashioned way: by doing sponsored content on Instagram.With “jobs you need to do…