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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Facebook taken to task on politics again, Nest CEO steps down and Netflix’s great big stock meltdown

Happy humpy Wednesday, everybody! Here are a few of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: Is Facebook taking political sides (even inadvertently?) Another week, another huge controversy for Facebook. This time, it’s taking flack, along with...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Tinder getting Gif-fy, OLED iPhone rumors, EU’s copyright reforms stalled and Uganda’s social-media tax

Happy weird mid-week 5th of July! Hope you didn’t eat too many hot dogs yesterday and that you’re feeling good enough to be back at work after a Wednesday holiday. Here are some of the tech stories we’re eyeing blearily today during our fireworks...

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Wednesday Tech Crawl: Twitter’s new barriers to entry, sneaky cable fees, a LEGO car and San Fran’s battle with scooters

Happy Wednesday! Here are some of the tech stories we’re looking at today: Twitter keeps fighting fake accounts Twitter, which has had a surprising bounce back in terms of its stock price, is now taking measures to make sure new accounts created...

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Thursday Tech Crawl: Instagram’s new channel, CapMetro meets Google Maps and more

Good Thursday to you, dear reader! Here are some of the tech stories we’re taking a look at this morning. Instagram vs. YouTube is now a real thing Instagram on Wednesday unveiled IGTV, a project that has been rumored for months. It will allow users...

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Talking about what’s on the video game horizon, plus Apple’s anti-tech-addiction plans, on Texas Standard

It’s been too long since we checked in with the “Texas Standard” radio show, so this week, we’ve got a double feature: In case you missed it last week, we had a discussion on the new ways that Apple and Google are trying to get you to be a little...

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Friday Tech Crawl: GDPR Day is here; Alexa spills some beans; and buying used stuff online

Happy Friday, everybody! Hope you’ve got your Memorial Day weekend plans lined up and that you’ll take a moment Monday to remember our fallen veterans. Here are some of the tech stories we’re watching this morning: GDPR: it’s here! If you’ve noticed...

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Study: Americans worried about AI and its impact on data security  

You’ve heard it before. Artificial intelligence is here to take your jobs and steal your privacy. With the advent of facial recognition technology in products like iPhones, and recent data breaches at major companies such as Facebook, concern over...

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Friday Tech Crawl: Google’s ‘Um’ backlash, Russia-linked Facebook ads released and Spotify’s stand against R. Kelly

Happy Friday, Austin! And say hi to your mom for us this weekend. Here are a few of the tech stories we’re following right now: ‘Um... that’s a little creepy’ Google might be doing things a little too well, if the backlash over its newly announced “Duplex”...

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On Texas Standard: what to do with old gadgets and a segment on Facebook’s facial-recognition controversy

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, our tech segment is about all the ways you can re-use, resell or recycle your old tech gear. Inspired by our recent story about Apple’s new Daisy iPhone-recycling machine, we talked about what to do with...

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The reason for all those privacy policy and terms of service update emails

Glancing over my email inbox the last month or so, one thing is clear: a lot of tech companies are updating their Terms of Service and/or their Privacy Policy and letting us, the users, know about it. It’s not just social-media companies such as Facebook...

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