UK fashion label says it owns trademark on “collusion,” EFF says no way

Enlarge / Meet the COLLUSION Unisex puffer jacket in red. (credit: ASOS) On Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation issued yet another formal response to an overzealous legal demand, this time over the use of the domain name “collusion.so.” This story begins with President Donald Trump’s most public attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who despite being the president’s …

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Microsoft unveils more cheap hardware, Teams features, and pens for education

Enlarge / Lenovo 300e with its stylus and, uh, fallback stylus. (credit: Lenovo) At the Bett educational technology conference in London, Microsoft has announced cheaper Surface Go pens, new Teams integrations with educational software, and a range of third-party Windows laptops and two-in-one devices with prices as low as $189. Microsoft has felt new competitive …

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Apple releases macOS 10.14.3, iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Enlarge / A software update in macOS Mojave. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple pushed software updates for macOS and iOS today. They are minor releases that simply offer a few bug fixes and security updates, with no new features—and there are no new features in any of the beta releases for these versions of the operating …

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Pay for Trump’s border wall with $20 online porn fee, Ariz. lawmaker says

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Atomic Imagery) An Arizona state lawmaker has proposed a $20 fee on people who want to view online pornography in order to raise money for building a border wall between Arizona and Mexico. Arizona House Bill 2444, proposed last week by State Rep. Gail Griffin (R-Hereford), would require makers and …

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Last Year Was Bad for Measles. A New Outbreak in Washington Suggests 2019 Could Be Worse

An outbreak of measles cases in Washington state has infected 22 people, most of them children under 10, in what is the second significant outbreak of the disease in the U.S. since September. Health officials in Washington’s Clark County, which sits north of Portland, Ore., said that 17 of the cases in the outbreak involved …

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Brainstorm Health: Editas CEO Departure, J&J Settlement, Smart Toilet

Happy Tuesday, readers! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Publicly traded CRISPR gene editing-focused companies had a rough return to the markets this week on a pair of bearish news bits: The sudden departure of Editas Medicine CEO Katrine Bosley and a pessimistic report on another company, Crispr Therapeutics, from Citi analyst Yigal …

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Google Cybersecurity Quiz Could Help Keep Your Email From Becoming Phishing Food

Has one of your accounts been hacked lately? Your email? Your Instagram? If so, you may have been the victim–and possibly an unwitting collaborator–in a phishing scam. Phishing is the most common form of cyber attack, and the goal of phishing emails is simple: to obtain your password and take over your account. Often, the …

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White House Forges Ahead With Plans for Trump’s SOTU, Defying Pelosi’s Request for a Shutdown Delay

The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 29, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request for the speech to be delayed during the partial government shutdown. A White House staff member emailed the House Sergeant-at-Arms on Sunday to request a previously postponed walk-through in …

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