Daily Archives: March 28, 2019

FCC “fined” robocallers $208 million since 2015 but collected only $6,790

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1482785 Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017, in Washington DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules. 0 with 0 posters participating The Federal Communications Commission has issued $208.4 million in fines … Continue reading

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This Site That Randomly Loads YouTube’s Most Unsearchable Videos Is Addictive as Hell

https://gizmodo.com/this-site-that-randomly-loads-youtubes-most-unsearchabl-1833636611 Do you miss the old days of YouTube? When the platform was dominated by random videos of people’s everyday lives; instead of movie trailers, commercials, clickbait, and lots of awfulness all vying for a place in your queue? A … Continue reading

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‘Why Don’t You Want Kids?’ ‘Because Apocalypse!’

https://www.wired.com/story/how-we-reproduce-childfree Are you pregnant yet? Don’t you like kids? Well, it’s different when it’s your own child. Being a parent is the most important job in the world. You’re being a bit selfish. What if your parents had decided not … Continue reading

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Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial to the Tune of $80 Million

https://earther.gizmodo.com/monsanto-loses-roundup-cancer-trial-to-the-tune-of-80-1833627673 Roundup on sale in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2019.Photo: Haven Daley (AP) A federal jury in California has awarded $80 million to a man who said Monsanto herbicide Roundup was a “substantial factor” in him developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, … Continue reading

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Boeing explains its 737 Max software update

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/27/boeing-explains-737-max-update/ Boeing has detailed its promised software update for 737 Max jets, and it largely matches up with the rumored safety improvements that could reduce the likelihood of a crash. The anti-stall Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) will now compare … Continue reading

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The Air Force is exploring AI-powered autonomous drones

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/27/the-air-force-is-exploring-ai-powered-autonomous-drones/ The Air Force wants to see if AI-powered autonomous drones can help human pilots better perform their mission. In a press release, the Air Force said it was seeking input from the tech industry in a new AI initiative … Continue reading

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FTC fines Office Depot $25 million for bogus virus scans

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/28/office-depot-25-million-ftc-settlement-fake-tech-support/ Office Depot agreed this week to pay a $25 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly lying to customers in order to get them to pay for tech support. The retailer offered consumers a free virus scan, … Continue reading

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