Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far-Right, Goes Offline After Synagogue Shooting

Gab.com, the self-described “free speech social media platform” popular with alt-right activists and white nationalists, has gone offline after facing widespread backlash in the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.Several companies that had provided Gab with crucial services to keep the site running ― including its domain provider ― have cut ties…

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‘Lax’ Security At TwitchCon Causes Anxiety In Wake Of Deadly Shooting

Twitch TwitchCon attendees complained of inadequate security at the convention in San Jose, California, this weekend despite the deadly shooting at the Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Aug. 26. SAN JOSE, Calif. ― Annual live-streaming convention TwitchCon is underway here this weekend, drawing in tens of thousands of gamers from around the…

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Tim Cook Warns That Personal Data Is Being ‘Weaponized Against Us’

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned Wednesday that personal data is being “weaponized against us” and called for more regulation of digital privacy.Speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels, Cook said:“As far back as 1890, future Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis published an article in the Harvard Law Review,…

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Uber And Lyft Plan To Offer Free And Discounted Rides On Election Day

With less than a month until the 2018 midterms, ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft have announced plans to offer free and discounted rides to the polls. In partnership with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works, Uber will provide free rides to those who need transportation on Nov. 6. Customers will also be able to use the ‘Get to…

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How Apps Are Helping State Inspectors Save Time And Taxpayer Dollars

Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via The Associated Press Terry Zoller, right, a Minnesota Department of Transportation bridge construction manager, and inspector Josh Hebert examine the progress of a bridge being built in Stillwater, Minnesota, in 2016. A growing number of state agencies are using mobile apps for inspections for everything from road construction to forest inventories.…

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