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Witcher Game Developer Quits Company Over Bullying Claims

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The director of Witcher 3, the most successful video game by Polish publisher CD Projekt SA, resigned after he was accused of bullying colleagues, sending its shares to their steepest decline since.....»»

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Entire US West Coast Now Covered By Earthquake Early Warning System

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Residents living on the West Coast don't know when the next earthquake will hit. But a new expansion of the U.S. earthquake early warning system gives 50 million people in California, Oregon -- and now Wa.....»»

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College Student Sues Proctorio After Source Code Copyright Claim

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against the remote testing company Proctorio on behalf of Miami University student Erik Johnson. The Verge reports: The lawsuit is intended to "quash a campaign of harassment designed to un.....»»

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GM Expects To Offer Personal Self-Driving Vehicles To Consumers This Decade

General Motors CEO Mary Barra expects the automaker to offer self-driving vehicles to consumers later this decade. CNBC reports: "Later in the decade, I believe, and there's a lot to still unfold, but I believe we'll have personal autonomous vehicles.....»»

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Apple is Holding the Web Back with "Uniquely Underpowered" iOS Browser, Says Google Engineer

On iOS, Apple wants all the browsers to run WebKit. Even Google Chrome is forced to use WebKit on iOS devices. Alex Russel, Google's engineer, in a blog post outlines his case: Apple's iOS browser (Safari) and engine (WebKit) are uniquely under-power.....»»

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Apple Discussed "Punitive Measures" Against Netflix for Dropping In-App Purchases

As the Epic Games v. Apple trial progresses into its third day, Apple's internal documents and communications with various companies are continuing to surface, giving us some insight into the dealings that Apple has had around the App Store. From a r.....»»

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Biden Blocks Trump"s Gig-worker Rule

The Biden administration has blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier for companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart to continue classifying rideshare drivers and delivery workers as independent contractors under federal law. From a repor.....»»

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Signal Tried To Use Instagram Ads To Display the Data Facebook Collects and Sells. Facebook Banned Signal"s Account.

Privacy-oriented messaging app Signal tried to run a very candid ad campaign on Facebook-owned Instagram, but it wasn't meant to be. From a report: Signal explained how it went down in a blog post Tuesday. The idea was to post ads on Instagram which.....»»

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White House Eyes Subsidies for Nuclear Plants To Help Meet Climate Targets

The White House has signaled privately to lawmakers and stakeholders in recent weeks that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep existing nuclear facilities from closing, bending to the reality that it needs these plants to meet U.S. climate goals, R.....»»

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Peloton"s Leaky API Let Anyone Grab Riders" Private Account Data

Zack Whittaker, reporting for TechCrunch: Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week, I got a message from a security researcher with a screenshot of my Peloton account data. My Peloton profile is set to private and my friend's list is del.....»»

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White House Launches New AI Website

The White House has launched a new website, AI.gov, to make artificial intelligence research more accessible across the nation. Axios: The U.S. once led significantly in the global artificial intelligence race, but now risks being overtaken by China......»»

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Google Relaxes Work-From-Home Rules To Let More Staff Be Remote

Google is giving its employees more flexibility to work from different locations or entirely from home, taking a more lenient policy as the Alphabet company prepares for a return to office life after the pandemic. From a report: Chief Executive Offic.....»»

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Doctors Investigate Mystery Brain Disease in Canada

Doctors in Canada have been coming across patients showing symptoms similar to that of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare fatal condition that attacks the brain. From a report on BBC, shared by several readers: But when they took a closer look, what t.....»»

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First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released In the United States

A biotechnology firm has released genetically modified mosquitoes into the United States for the first time. Long-time Slashdot reader clovis shares the report via Nature: The experiment, launched this week in the Florida Keys -- over the objections.....»»

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Snapchat Can Be Sued Over Role In Fatal Car Crash, Court Rules

An anonymous reader shares a report: Three young men got into a car in Walworth County, Wis., in May 2017. They were set on driving at rapid speeds down a long, cornfield-lined road -- and sharing their escapade on social media. As the 17-year-old be.....»»

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Berkshire Hathaway"s Stock Price Is Too Much for Computers

Berkshire Hathaway is trading at more than $421,000 per Class A share, and the market is optimistic. That's a problem. From a report: The price has grown so high, it has nearly hit the maximum number that can be stored in one common way exchange comp.....»»

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Trump"s Facebook Ban Should Not Be Lifted, Network"s Oversight Board Rules

Donald Trump's Facebook account should not be reinstated, the social media giant's oversight board said on Wednesday, barring an imminent return to the platform. From a report: However, the board has punted the final decision over Trump's account bac.....»»

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Ancient Australian "Superhighways" Suggested By Massive Supercomputing Study

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: When humans first set foot in Australia more than 65,000 years ago, they faced the perilous task of navigating a landscape they'd never seen. Now, researchers have used supercomputers to simulate 12.....»»

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Huge Rocket Looks Set For Uncontrolled Reentry Following Chinese Space Station Launch

Hmmmmmm shares a report from SpaceNews: The Long March 5B, a variant of China's largest rocket, successfully launched the 22.5-metric-ton Tianhe module from Wenchang Thursday local time. Tianhe separated from the core stage of the launcher after 492.....»»

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Pandora Says Laboratory-Made Diamonds Are Forever

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The world's biggest jeweller, Pandora, says it will no longer sell mined diamonds and will switch to exclusively laboratory-made diamonds. Concerns about the environment and working practices in the m.....»»

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