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Technology

Today
The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices, the strongest sign the Trump administration is stepping up its scrutiny of Big Tech. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency project has not responded to an information request by Switzerland's data privacy watchdog, the authority said on Tuesday, noting it wants more details to help define its oversight role over the U.S. social media company's proposed digital currency. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation of major digital tech firms on whether they engage in anticompetitive practices. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an antitrust investigation of major digital tech firms and whether they engage in anticompetitive practices. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
The U.S. Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing department officials. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
United Parcel Service Inc , the world's largest package delivery firm, on Tuesday unveiled its drone delivery subsidiary and said it has applied for the Federal Aviation Administration certifications needed to expand the business. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
The cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun postponed his $4.57 million charity lunch with Warren Buffett after falling ill with kidney stones, according to a statement from a foundation he backs. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay roughly $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
Italy's biggest phone group Telecom Italia is set to announce on Friday a deal with rival Vodafone to merge their tower infrastructure and jointly deploy fifth generation mobile technology in Italy, a source close to the matter said. [...]
2019-Jul-23
Source: Reuters: Technology
Earlier
Years ago I had an argument with a biblically-minded friend who claimed that there could have been no tools of any kind, no technology whatsoever, in the Garden of Eden. So did Adam and Eve do all their “tending of the garden” (Gen. 2:15) with their hands? Pruning branches by [...]
2018-May-28
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Micro.blog: A couple of days ago I posted this: "I really do think this is a great service, and I'd like to be here regularly, but I wonder how much longer I'll do this if no one I know (or almost no one I know) is here. I'm keeping fingers [...]
2018-May-25
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
In later posts I'll strive for a substantive engagement with Ruskin, but I want to make a general preliminary comment here. Ruskin was one of those figures who lived through a massive social transition and who never forgot what the world was like before its change. “It has been my [...]
2018-May-24
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
So what interests me about Ruskin's Fors Clavigera? Several things: a lively interchange of ideas about political economy with ideas about art and aesthetics; a conviction that our tools, our technologies, interact ceaselessly and complexly with art, politics, and economics; an understanding of writing as one way to contribute [...]
2018-May-23
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Thirteen years ago, when my friend Jamie Smith launched his blog, he named it Fors Clavigera in honor of a strange and powerful project by the great Victorian sage John Ruskin. Jamie rightly notes in that first post that the original Fors Clavigera, though published as a series of monthly [...]
2018-May-22
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Some things I like: Markdown formatting in posts plain old RSS feeds for the blogs it's really hard to find out how many people follow you no public faves/likes — I can see what I've faved, but if I want you to know that I liked your post I have [...]
2018-May-21
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
It's fairly common for the local businesses I follow on Instagram to post there news of sales, or unusual opening hours, or special events. Thanks to Instagram's refusal to enable a simple chronological feed, its insistence on inscrutable algorithmic presentations, I almost never see these until it's too late. Sometimes [...]
2018-May-21
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
I want to isolate what I believe to be the key passage in this piece by Sigal Samuel on Ritual Design Lab. Here it is: Finally, an endeavor like Ritual Design Lab has a paradox at its heart. If I contact the Ritual Design Hotline and the team solves my problem [...]
2018-May-20
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
A follow-up to this post. In the Introduction to The Myth of Disenchantment, Jason Josephson-Storm writes: For three years, starting in 1905, some of France's most famous scientists had assembled in apartments and laboratories in Paris to study this particular Italian spirit medium — Eusapia Palladino. In addition to the [...]
2018-May-12
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Claire McNear, How Quote Tweets Helped Ruin Twitter: When did things get so bad on Twitter? It's hard to say, even as nostalgia for the network's simpler, friendlier days permeates the site. Was it the runup to the 2016 election? The inevitable growth beyond the insidery club of Twitter's earliest days? [...]
2018-May-11
Source: New Atlantis: Technology