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U.K. vs. U.S.: How Much of Your Personal Data Can You Get? by Unknown Author

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We decided to test how easy it soon might be for people in Europe to access their personal data compared with users in the United States. 11 more words

Facebook is getting into blockchain — here’s what crypto insiders say it might be building…

Facebook is launching a new team dedicated to developing blockchain technology. Business Insider spoke to crypto industry insiders about what Facebook could be working on. The social network is staying quiet about its ambitions, but there are a number of possibilities — from improving payments infrastructure to new tools for developers. 11 more words


Uber is aiming to make its ‘flying taxis’ available in the next 10 years, which will pick up and drop off passengers at ‘Skyports’

Uber recently revealed that it would like to make its UberAIR service available to passengers by 2028. There’s already a prototype for the futuristic taxi itself, but another major challenge will be finding a way to support a system of flying taxis that deliver passengers. 18 more words


Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate by KATRIN BENNHOLD


A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network. 12 more words

Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons by NELLIE BOWLES


Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition. 11 more words

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims by JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES


Widely available services offer a range of spying abilities, including tracking people’s phones and harvesting their texts. As survivors seek help, the legal and technical hurdles are many. 12 more words