Twitter under investigation for allegedly refusing to reveal how it tracks you

Twitter is being investigated by Irish data protection authorities about how it tracks people when they click links. The social network is under examination by the Data Protection Commission in Ireland, where the company has its European headquarters, Fortune reported Friday. The investigation was sparked by a complaint that Twitter may not be complying with strict newRead More

Why rural areas can’t catch a break on speedy broadband

This is part of CNET’s ‘Crossing the Broadband Divide’ series exploring the challenges of getting internet access to everyone. When Galen Manners was offered a promotion at his job, he didn’t want to relocate to the big city from his family in rural Kansas, where he helped his two brothers run their 2,000-acre farm inRead More

Apple reportedly amps up music push with Platoon acquisition

  Apple has reportedly acquired London-based creative services company Platoon.   The firm, which develops new musicians, has made a deal with the Cupertino, California, company, Music Business Worldwide reported Friday.   It was founded in 2016 by former Apple employee Denzyl Feigelson and LoveFilm co-founder Saul Klein.   Feigelson will lead the company’s teamRead More

A Bright Light concert to pay tribute to Luke Liang on Thursday

LUKE Liang’s death sent shockwaves through the Australian music community. The 28-year-old prodigiously talented musician who played with Papa Vs Pretty, Guy Sebastian, Jack River, Alex The Astronaut among other, lost his fight with depression in August. As his loved ones struggle with the loss of the funny and generous man widely admired for hisRead More

Space Force plans blasted with Twitter Star Wars snark

US President Donald Trump is really, truly serious about starting up a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. That realization has caused Twitter to mobilize and set its snark-phasers to fun-stun.   Twitter took advantage of Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Pentagon on Thursday to tackle Space Force with sci-fi references.Read More

UK, Canadian politicians push for Mark Zuckerberg privacy hearing

  Politicians from the UK and Canada want to hear from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a joint hearing in London next month, the latest effort to get him to testify in Britain.   The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and its Canadian counterpart wrote to Zuckerberg on Wednesday. Damien Collins, a memberRead More

Amazon’s new shopping experiment is Scout, and you can try it now

  Amazon’s is testing a new tool called Scout that recommends products based on your likes and dislikes. The tool is available now, though it’s not clear when it launched. CNBC reported on it earlier Wednesday.   Shoppers can scroll through images of furniture; kitchen and dining items; home decor; indoor and outdoor furniture; bedding; lightingRead More

How to watch Aretha Franklin’s music-filled, five-hour funeral

The funeral service for the late singer Aretha Franklin is setting up to be a musical masterpiece worthy of the Queen of Soul. Although her family told the Detroit Free Press that only invited guests can attend Friday’s service in person, interested fans will be able to watch it unfold on television or via onlineRead More

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