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Republicans Sue Google To Try To Force Spam Into Your Inbox

Nov 29, 2022

from the spam-spam-spam-spam dept Okay, let’s get this out of the way first: Republican politicians send a shit-ton of spam. And, no, it’s not just standard political messaging. It’s spam. And it’s often full of absolute scams. Erick Erickson, an extremely rightwing/GOP-supporting commentator, recently wrote a whole post calling out his team for spamming everyone and then blaming others for the problems their spam created. The consultant class of the GOP is pushing the mythology tha ...read more

Bumble open sourced its AI that detects unsolicited nudes

Nov 29, 2022

As part of its larger commitment to combat “cyberflashing,” the dating app Bumble is open sourcing its AI tool that detects unsolicited lewd images. First debuted in 2019, Private Detector (let’s take a moment to let that name sink in) blurs out nudes that are sent through the Bumble app, giving the user on the receiving end the choice of whether to open the image. “Even though the number of users sending lewd images on our apps is luckily a negligible minority — just 0.1% — o ...read more

Daily Deal: VIBRANCE Connect USB-C to Lightning Cable

Nov 29, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The LOGiiX VIBRANCE Connect is a braided 1.5m ( ~5 feet) long cable featuring dual sync and charge functionality. The stress-relieving reinforced connectors prevent fraying and breaking while adding a splash of color to your tech. The VIBRANCE Connect can be used with both Macs and PC and allows you to charge your device up to 3 times faster than a regular charging cable. It comes in 7 different colors and is on sale for $35. Note: The Techdir ...read more

Republicans sue Google for filtering campaign emails as spam

Nov 29, 2022

In brief: The Republican National Committee has sued Google alleging biased email spam filtering. The RNC claims they have been communicating with Google for 10 months without finding a solution to what the political committee considers to be discriminatory filtering. The Republican National Committee (RNC) has filed a lawsuit against Google for allegedly engaging in unlawful discrimination by filtering Republican campaign emails to its users' spam folders. According to the suit filed with Ca ...read more

Why startups are better off prioritizing growth instead of optimizing cloud costs

Nov 29, 2022

Everybody’s talking so much about cost optimization and extending runways that startups across the board are looking at every little expense as they seek ways to navigate the downturn. But some costs are better left untouched simply because the work involved may not be worth the payoff. According to several investors we surveyed recently , cloud costs are one such area that startups can afford to ignore, at least in the early days. As Zetta Ventures managing director Jocelyn Goldfein pu ...read more

Electronic devices sold in the EU must have USB-C charging ports by 2024

Nov 29, 2022

TL;DR: The European Council has affirmed its "common charger directive" after overwhelming EU parliamentary approval. The regulation only needs to be formally signed by the presidents of the EU and EC. It will mandate that small chargeable electronics, including laptops, adapted the USB-C charging standard. It kicks in in 2024 for most equipment and in 2026 for laptops. The European Council (EC) officially approved its USB-C mandate on Monday. The President of the European Parliament and the ...read more

PayPal rolls out support for passkeys on Apple devices

Nov 29, 2022

PayPal is making it easier to log in to its services — if you’re an Apple device user, that is. The payments giant today announced that it’s adding passkeys as a log in method for PayPal accounts, allowing iPhone, iPad and Mac users on PayPal.com to sign in without using a password. Passkeys are a relatively new industry standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium — in partnership with Apple, Google and Microsoft — that are designed to replace passwo ...read more

UK Eyes Scaling Back Net Neutrality Rules For No Coherent Reason

Nov 29, 2022

from the policy-purgatory dept Mon, Oct 24th 2022 10:44am - Karl Bode Tell me if any of this sounds familiar: UK telecom regulator Ofcom is proposing that the country scale back popular net neutrality rules under the claim that the rules are harming innovation. The UK had adopted net neutrality as part of its membership in the EU. With that membership discarded, Ofcom is now claiming the rules should be rolled back. But the reasons they provide, that the basic rules were somehow preventi ...read more

A closer look at macOS Ventura

Nov 29, 2022

Sometimes it’s nice when a product launch falls when I’m on the road. I qualify that statement because, well, it’s one more thing to shoehorn into an invariably overloaded work trip. But there are some products that are just better tested on the road: laptops, earbuds, travel chargers and the occasional operating system. I’ve been running a beta of macOS 13 Ventura on my desktop since it was introduced back at WWDC over the summer. As ever, such things are not for the faint of heart. A ...read more

Apple increases US subscription prices for Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple One bundle

Nov 29, 2022

Today marks another blow to subscribers and their wallets. Apple increased the subscription prices for Apple TV+, Apple Music and the Apple One bundle in the U.S. — joining various other companies that have raised the prices of their subscription plans this year. Apple TV+ will increase by $2 monthly and $10 annually. Subscribers will be charged $6.99 per month or $69 per year. This will be the first time Apple TV+ has raised its subscription price since its launch, signifying a frustra ...read more