Activists are lobbying the FTC to break up Facebook
Several progressive groups are mounting an ad campaign to persuade the US Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook, according to Axios. The message: The ads will carry messages like: “Mark Zuckerberg has a scary amount of power. We need to take it back.” The surgery: The groups, which include Demand Progress and the Open…
Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament (Published 2018)
Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament - The New York Times
Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk. (Published 2018)
Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk. - The New York Times
Next Generation iPhone Chips Go Into Production
Apple Inc. manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has started mass production of next-generation processors for new iPhones launching later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.
Chinese bike-sharing giant Mobike is making big plans for India – TechCrunch
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike, which was recently acquired in a $3 billion deal, was already present in India. The company went on an aggressive global expansion spree in 2017; India wasn’t on the radar then, but that’ll soon be rectified …
Lyft reportedly wants to launch electric scooter service – TechCrunch
Because there aren’t enough electric scooters on the roads, Lyft is looking into launching its own fleet of electric scooters in San Francisco, The Information reports. Lyft would join the likes of Spin, Bird and Lime — the three startups that deployed their scooters in San Francisco, w…
Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities
Urban planners can ditch those outdated layouts and transform the city into a joyful mess of throughways and byways optimized not for cars but for people.
More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why
With new tools and political policies now in place to support them, there could be a boom in employee-owned business ahead as baby boomers retire and sell their companies to their workers.
Roughly half of all Americans expect self-driving cars to become the norm within the next 10 years
There are a number of obstacles to overcome, but Americans are all too familiar with the amount of effort being put towards normalizing self-driving cars.
China's social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips
The social credit system is made up of blacklists punishing citizens for bad behavior by preventing people from traveling, getting loans or jobs, or staying in hotels, and also by limiting internet access. A national system that scores citizens has been compared to "Black Mirror."