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Your next WhatsApp status update could feature a voice message

Jul 20, 2022

Reportedly, WhatsApp could allow you to share a voice note as a status update. A voice note updated as a status may be called ‘voice status.’ WhatsApp for iOS is working on a feature that will give users the ability to hide their online status from everyone. Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a new feature that may allow users to post voice notes on their status updates. According to WABetaInfo, this feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to b ...read more

Daily Deal: 6-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with Time Clock And Alarm

Jul 20, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept Charge your device or illuminate your desk with this innovative 6-in-1 Wireless Charger. It’s easy to use with its touch buttons and Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices. Beautifully made with a modern look, it can quickly charge your device and is touch-sensitive allowing you to show the digital clock and calendar. For your convenience, this charger comes with a slim folding design so you can take it anywhere. It’s on sale for $40. N ...read more

How Microsoft beat Google to win Netflix's advertising business

Jul 20, 2022

Hello again, friends. Jordan Parker Erb here, bringing you the last newsletter before the weekend. Today we've got the deets on how Microsoft won Netflix, and why some drivers are ditching their Teslas. Let's get straight to it. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here . Download Insider's app here. 1. Microsoft's partnership with Netflix is the biggest ad prize of the year. This week, Netflix chose Microsoft as the tech and sales provider for its new ad-supported streaming ...read more

Why The GOP Wants To Break Your Spam Filter: GOP Candidate Tricked Gullible Voters Into Funding Him With Misleading Spam Emails

Jul 20, 2022

from the the-gop-takes-you-all-for-suckers dept Over the last few months we’ve been covering this bizarre story of how Republican politicians, pushed by their preferred spamming provider (which misrepresented a study on how email providers treat political spam), have been falsely claiming that Google is “censoring” their political emails. They’ve also been pushing a law that would require email providers not to label politician emails as spam. In response, Google caved a bit and propo ...read more

Elizabeth Holmes and her former Theranos business partner, Ramesh Balwani, had similar charges but very different verdicts. Legal experts explain why.

Jul 20, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani faced similar charges related to their tenures at Theranos. While Holmes was convicted on 4 counts, Balwani was convicted on 12 counts last week. Former Theranos COO Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani was convicted on fraud-related charges in federal court last week. But he received a very different verdict than that of his ex-girlfriend, former business partner, and co-defendant, Elizabeth Holmes, who faced similar charges. Up against 11 charges, Holmes received a ...read more

More Issues With Copyright Enforcement At Scale: YouTube Reinstates Videos After False Claims

Jul 20, 2022

from the it-keeps-happening dept It’s no secret that Techdirt believes YouTube’s copyright enforcement program is an absolute mess. On the one hand, it’s difficult to be too hard on the company. After all, it is trying to figure out how to enforce draconian copyright laws in countries like America at a scale that is absolutely absurd. On the other hand, the way it works today is so wide open for fraud and abuse, that it’s literally a challenge to pick out which of a ton of stories I w ...read more

Court Denies Immunity To Child Protection Workers Who Allowed An NYPD Officer To Abuse His Son To Death

Jul 20, 2022

from the cop's-word-against-yours-means-the-cop-almost-always-wins dept The public expects cops to be better people than they are. Maybe they have the same weaknesses but having the training and experience to overcome them. But when you’re a cop, you’re encouraged to turn interactions into altercations and solve most problems with violence. And when all else fails, you can always just lock someone up. Is it any wonder law enforcement is home to an alarming number of domestic abusers? One ...read more

Google rolls out final Android 13 beta – eligible devices, how to download, and everything you need to know

Jul 20, 2022

Google has started rolling out the Android 13 final beta. The beta update is currently available only for selected Pixel devices. Google has also confirmed that the stable rollout of Android 13 is a few weeks away. Google announced Android 13 at the I/O 2022 conference earlier this year and has already rolled out three betas. The company has finally started the rollout of the final beta, meaning that a stable rollout can be expected soon. Google in its blog post has confirmed that ...read more

Student Expelled Over Off-Campus Nazi Joke Can Continue To Sue The School, Says Appeals Court

Jul 20, 2022

from the not-exactly-'fuck-cheer,'-but-then-what-is? dept Another school has learned it can’t discipline students for off-campus behavior, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s “fuck cheer” decision. Teens do stupid things. Sometimes they do them at school and the school is free to punish them. Sometimes they do them elsewhere and that’s where the limits kick in. That’s what the Cherry Creek School District has just been informed of by the Tenth Circuit Appeals Court. Its de ...read more

This Week In Techdirt History: July 10th – 16th

Jul 20, 2022

from the the-annals dept Five Years Ago This week in 2017, as a new study shed more light on America’s terrible broadband access situation, many people were gearing up for a day of protest in support of net neutrality. After long being holdouts, Facebook and Google finally joined, followed by the laughable move of ATT getting on board, though most of the telecom industry was feebly trying to deflate the protest with its own think tank campaign. But the FCC was saying it couldn’t do anyt ...read more

Would Meta Really Shut Down Facebook And Instagram In The EU Over Data Transfer Rules?

Jul 20, 2022

from the this-could-get-interesting dept Just a few weeks back we talked about how the US’s unwillingness to fix the way the NSA collects internet data could basically mean that most of the big US internet services cannot work in the EU. That article was about Google, and it goes through the background and history of the various US/EU privacy data sharing agreements, and how each one has been tossed out by EU courts in large part because of the NSA surveillance techniques brought to light b ...read more

OAN Starts Attacking Verizon, The Last Cable Giant Willing To Platform Its Conspiratorial Gibberish

Jul 20, 2022

from the bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you dept Fri, Jul 15th 2022 05:32am - Karl Bode When last we checked in with right-wing propaganda network One America News (OAN), it was suffering some kind of embolism for being kicked off of DirecTV. Despite a lot of attention, not that many people actually watch the channel, so DirecTV finally kicked it aside. This was distorted by OAN and numerous key Republicans into a claim that the conspiracy theory floating outlet was being “unfairly censored. ...read more