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Facebook audit of alleged anti-conservative bias fails to pinpoint any

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) Following years of accusations that it stifles right-wing speech, Facebook has published an audit failing to show any particular anti-conservative bias, and some conservatives are furious. Law firm Covington & Burling LLP conducted the audit under the auspices of former Sen. John Kyl, a Republican who served in …

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The Matrix 4 is officially happening with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

Enlarge / We assume the next Matrix film’s title will be different than this. But will it be better? After “Reloaded” and “Revolutions,” well, we don’t know. (credit: Aurich Lawson) It’s official: the Matrix film series is coming back with a fourth numbered entry. And it will see the return of original trilogy stars Keanu …

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The death of “Works with Nest” begins now with Google account migrations

Enlarge / Coming soon to a Nest near you: Your Google account. (credit: Google Nest) The smart home company Nest is currently in the middle of a rocky transition from standalone Alphabet company to a full-on merger with Google’s hardware team, where it will exist as a Google sub-brand. The details were announced during Google …

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Apple Card is now available to all US iPhone owners, adds new cash-back rewards

The Apple Card is first and foremost a virtual card—meaning you make contactless or online payments using your phone or other supported Apple device. [credit:Apple ] Applications to Apple’s new digital credit card, dubbed simply Apple Card, are now available to all iPhone users in the United States. This follows a short period when Apple …

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Man sued for using bogus YouTube takedowns to get address for swatting

Enlarge / YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. (credit: JasonDoiy | Getty) YouTube is suing a Nebraska man the company says has blatantly abused its copyright takedown process. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act offers online platforms like YouTube legal protections if they promptly take down content flagged by copyright holders. However, this process can be abused—and …

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States reportedly plan monopoly investigation of Google, Facebook, Amazon

Enlarge (credit: txking | Getty) Big Tech will soon be facing too many antitrust probes to count on one hand, as several states reportedly plan to launch their own joint investigation to accompany all of the federal inquiries already in progress. Attorneys general for as many as 20 states may be joining forces to dig …

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