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Twitter’s “Trump Exception”

Source: Intellectual Freedom BlogLast December, the company enforced this policy against several high-profile accounts, including the leaders of the far-right Britain First party.That put the social...

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Pretty Soon a Smart Assistant Won't Be a Choice

Source: GizmodoAt home, my pair works like a deeply discounted Sonos setup. I can tell Google’s Assistant to play a song on “both speakers,” and it’ll pipe tinny, still-decent-sounding music into my...

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Lobbying Group for Google, Amazon, and 40 Other Tech Companies Will Intervene in Net Neutrality Lawsuit

Source: GizmodoA trade group representing more than 40 of the country’s biggest tech companies announced on Friday plans to intervene in a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai suspiciously cancels his CES 2018 visit

Source: MashableCES, the tech industry's largest annual trade show, begins next week (Jan. 9-12), but the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will not be attending. Gary Shapiro,...

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Estudio relaciona riesgo de cáncer con prácticas militares en Vieques

Fuente: NoticelUn estudio encontró que existe relación entre las prácticas militares con bala viva en Vieques y la prevalencia de cáncer en los residentes de la Isla Nena, debido a la exposición a...

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Uber Wishes Its Followers a Happy Puerto Rican Flag Day With the Cuban Flag [Updated]

Source: GizmodoOn Friday, Uber tried to celebrate the anniversary of the Puerto Rican flag’s creation on social media. Unfortunately, the company commemorated Puerto Rican Flag Day with an image of...

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After a Biotech Exec Got Chummy With Trump and the FDA, His Drug Was Fast-Tracked

Source: GizmodoFDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb IMAGE: APSince taking office in May 2017, Food and Drug Administration head Scott Gottlieb has set about working to make drug approval a less “slow and...

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Every single Yahoo account was hacked - 3 billion in all

Source: CNN Sitting down? An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday.That's...

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El fin de la era de ‘desarrollo por legislación' y sus implicaciones

por Rodrigo FernosCon la aprobación del impuesto estadounidense federal del 12.5% en las corporaciones de la isla, el fin de la era de las 936 ha llegado. Y en buena hora.  Sus comienzos databan con...

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California Warns People to Limit Exposure to Cellphones

Source: GizmodoSince the earliest days of mobile phones, a small but steady contingent of environmental activists, conspiracy-inclined folks, and some scientists have warned about the hidden damage...

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62 Rare Nuclear Test Films Have Been Declassified and Uploaded to YouTube

Source: GizmodoNuclear test films from 1945 to 1962 are literally rotting away in US government storage facilities. But those highly classified films are now being restored, declassified, and released...

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Only 1 in 5 Republicans Want the FCC to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

Source: GizmodoThe survey, conducted by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC) and Voice of the People, a nonpartisan polling organization, found that only one in five...

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Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

Source: GizmodoLast month, Facebook’s first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today. “I don’t know if I really understood the...

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FCC Commissioner Blasts Her Own Agency for Withholding Evidence of Fraud

Source: GizmodoFCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday accused her agency of withholding evidence of fraud, further intensifying the ongoing battle over the future of net neutrality. “To put it...

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Brazil and US scientists discover molecule that has destroyed millions of citrus groves

Source: MercosurResearchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed...

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Archaeologists uneasy as Trump shrinks Bears Ears monument lands

Source: NatureA US government plan to slash protections for one of North America’s richest and best-preserved archaeological landscapes has prompted a wave of concern among researchers. On 4 December,...

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Congreso a Puerto Rico: No hay vuelta atrás

Fuente: Emilio Pantojas García / El Nuevo DiaEl Congreso de Estados Unidos acaba de aprobar una ley de reforma contributiva que, de no enmendarse, constituye el último clavo en el ataúd de la...

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Here's the FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Source: GizmodoThe FCC on Wednesday released a draft order that would effectively repeal landmark Obama-era regulations that ensure internet service providers offer consumers equal access to online...

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Schneier on Equifax

Source: Security Now!Okay.  So last week our often-quoted guru and security expert and crypto person whose books I have behind me on my shelf, Bruce Schneier, was asked to testify before the House...

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The FCC Votes to Abandon Rural and Low-Income Americans

Source: GizmodoOn Thursday, the current FCC commission continued its campaign to loosen protections for consumers while doing the bidding of major corporations. The five-person commission voted on...

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Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects

Source: Nature Nightfall sets a hard deadline for a team of public-health researchers in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria hit on 20 September, leaving large swathes of the island without a reliable...

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Chomsky: “EE UU es el origen del problema del narco”

Fuente: El PaisUn gobernante habilidoso y demagogo, que ha sabido conectar con los “miedos legítimos” de parte de la sociedad, “como antes lo hicieron Hitler o Mussolini”. Así dibujó este miércoles a...

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Connecticut Lawsuit Is the First to Claim Elephants as Legal Persons

Source: GizmodoYesterday, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed a petition on behalf of three elephants being kept at a Connecticut zoo. The suit demands that the court recognize these animals as “legal...

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New York centro de intercambio de heroína

Fuente: El PaisEl agente especial James J. Hunt, a cargo de la Agencia Antidroga de Nueva York (la DEA, en sus siglas en inglés), es un veterano en la batalla. Policía neoyorquino desde el 82 y...

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Business of Disaster

Source: FrontlineWhen disaster strikes, who profits?In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, don’t miss tonight's broadcast of Business of Disaster — FRONTLINE and NPR’s investigation of the...

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