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Battlefield V returns to World War II this October

Battlefield V returns to World War II this October

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Two years after the release of Battlefield 1, EA is ready to add a new entry to its storied shooter franchise, announcing today the first details and the release date for Battlefield V. Returning to the grand and ghastly stage of World War II, this new game will focus on squad-based gameplay, eschewing the explosively […]

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Twitch and BBC will stream 500 classic episodes of Doctor Who

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BBC and Twitch Presents have partnered to bring the majority of Doctor Who’s classic episodes — the ones that aired between 1963 and ‘89 — to the live-streaming service’s platform, starting on May 29th and ending seven weeks later. If you missed out on the show or have been interested in the hype around it, […]

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Facebook’s new two-factor authentication process no longer requires a phone number

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Facebook announced it’s changed how to set up two-factor authentication. The new process is intended to make setting up 2FA more streamlined and eliminates the need to register a phone number. Where Facebook previously required a phone number in order to activate two-factor authentication, it will now also accept apps like Duo Security and Google […]

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Memorial Day 2018: the best tech sales to shop this weekend

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Hopefully you’re spending the long weekend enjoying warm weather, but if you’re also in the market for some new gadgets, you may want to block off a few hours to check out all of the tech deals happening this weekend. It’s no Black Friday, but the internet’s next big sale event won’t be until Amazon […]

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Facebook will ask researchers to measure the effects of misinformation in the News Feed

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Facebook is asking academics to help measure the volume and effects of misinformation on the platform, the company said today. The move, which comes a month after the company said it would ask researchers to help it understand the effect of Facebook on elections, illustrates how the company is working to restore trust after revelations […]

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Uber and Lyft are terrible at providing wheelchair-accessible service, and here’s the proof

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Uber and Lyft fail to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles in New York City 70 percent of the time, a scathing new report found. The evidence underscores the long-running battle between disability rights groups and the ride-hailing companies over the availability — and economic viability — of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Researchers with the New York Lawyers for the […]

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Trump blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional, court decides

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It is unconstitutional for public officials, including the president, to block Twitter followers who criticize them, a court ruled today in a legal dispute over President Trump’s account. The lawsuit, brought by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, argued that Twitter users blocked by @realdonaldtrump had their First Amendment rights violated. In a decision posted […]

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Uber ends self-driving operation in Arizona

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Uber has shuttered its self-driving testing program in Arizona and laid off close to 300 workers there, two months after one of its autonomous cars killed a pedestrian, the company said on Wednesday. The company had been testing its self-driving technology in the state since 2016, but halted operations in the wake of the March […]

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The ACLU is suing ICE for more information on its license plate reader contract

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In January, The Verge revealed a new contract that gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to a nationwide network of license plate readers maintained by Vigilant Solutions. The contract put a powerful surveillance tool to work specifically for immigration cases, raising troubling implications for immigration and privacy groups. Those groups have been pushing for […]

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The Marshall Islands replaces the US dollar with its own cryptocurrency

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The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the “sovereign” its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday. The bill was signed into effect on March 1st, but the news is making […]

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