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Internet Noise cycles through random websites to protest snooping ISPs – The Verge

Friday, March 31, 2017

This week, Congress voted to allow internet service providers to sell users’ web browsing histories, rolling back FCC rules passed under the Obama administration. Activists have already roundly criticized the vote as a win for a telecom industry eager to help sell targeted ads. Built by technologist Dan Schultz, a tool called Internet Noise will send random searches through a browser window, introducing some chaos to the tracking and ad-profiling…

Lawmakers’ Internet Records Aren’t for Sale, Industry Says – but Not Everyone’s Convinced – U.S. News & World Report

Friday, March 31, 2017

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This Microsoft app vastly improves Android – CNBC

Friday, March 31, 2017

Microsoft failed its own attempt to sell smartphones, but it’s not entirely out of the smartphone game. In fact, a free app named “Arrow” from Microsoft, available for Android smartphones, is just one example of how Microsoft continues to operate in the mobile space. You might not have heard of it. Don’t worry, you’ll be an Arrow expert in just a few minutes. Arrow is an Android launcher, or a…

Microsoft Cozies Up to Samsung Amid Galaxy S8 Arrival – Fortune

Friday, March 31, 2017

Microsoft has been working more closely with Samsung lately, which has become increasingly evident from the launch of the new Galaxy S8 smartphone line this week. With both companies trying to gain advantages over Apple and Google, the dominant forces in mobile ecosystems, the growing partnership makes strategic sense. Google’s (googl) Android software runs on four out of five smartphones worldwide, and Apple’s iOS runs most of the remainder. So…

Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections – CNNMoney

Friday, March 31, 2017

Don’t hold your breath for President Trump to save your Internet privacy. The White House said Thursday it supports Congress’ controversial decision to repeal Internet privacy protections, claiming it will create an “equal playing field” between Internet service providers and tech companies. The privacy protections were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration and had not yet gone into effect. The rules would…

North Carolina lawmakers say they’ve agreed on a deal to repeal the bathroom bill – Washington Post

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday night that they had reached an agreement to repeal a costly and highly-criticized law that restricts which public restrooms transgender people can use. The compromise was detailed by the state’s top Republican lawmakers, who have long supported the so-called “bathroom bill,” and endorsed by the state’s Democratic governor, who has been a staunch opponent of that measure. But the deal was quickly pilloried by gay rights groups who argued that the compromise fell…

Senate Russia hearing could offer clues to investigation – CNN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban – Washington Post

Thursday, March 30, 2017

HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii’s request to extend his temporary hold. Several hours later, he issued a 24-page order blocking the government from suspending new visas for travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the…

Samsung is beating Microsoft in the battle to turn a phone into a PC – The Verge

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Samsung unveiled its new Desktop Experience (DeX) during its Galaxy S8 launch in New York City yesterday. It’s designed to turn a Galaxy S8 into a PC, with Android apps running in a desktop-like environment. To work well, it will ultimately require apps to support larger displays. But out of the gate Samsung’s DeX already overshadows Microsoft’s Continuum. Microsoft first unveiled its Continuum feature, to turn a phone into a…

Trump Will Host China’s President Xi In Florida On April 6 – NPR

Thursday, March 30, 2017

China’s President Xi Jinping will visit President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6 and 7. Xi is seen here during meetings in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing earlier this week. Lintao Zhang/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lintao Zhang/AFP/Getty Images China’s President Xi Jinping will visit President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6 and 7. Xi is seen here during meetings in the…

Go get these crazy MacBook deals while you can – BGR – BGR

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Apple’s computers don’t come on sale very often, so if you can’t weasel a student discount, you’re probably going to be stuck paying full retail price. Even when prices do drop, it’s normally on old models that are being discontinued. So, when a store has a sale on every version of the new MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini, you’d be well advised to take note and go find your…

North Carolina Strikes a Deal to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law – New York Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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The Latest: Attorney general: Religious freedom affirmed – Washington Post

Thursday, March 30, 2017

HONOLULU — The Latest on a hearing in federal court in Hawaii on President Donald Trump’s travel ban (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Hawaii’s attorney general says a federal judge’s decision to extend an order blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban affirms values of religious freedom. State Attorney General Douglas Chin says Wednesday’s longer-lasting ruling means that Muslims and refugees will face less uncertainty. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted…

Texas church bus crash: 13 killed, 2 injured in collision with pickup truck – Fox News

Thursday, March 30, 2017

At least 13 people were killed and two others injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pickup truck in southwest Texas, officials said. All of the victims who died were senior adults who attended First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, including the driver. A total of 14 senior adults were on the bus and the driver was the only person in the pickup when the…

Trump’s outlook going from bad to worse – CNN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Beginning ‘Brexit’ and Bracing for Impact – New York Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Will Apple scrap the MacBook? Firm’s lawyers drop hint about the return of the flagship retro ‘Powerbook’ – Daily Mail

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The PowerBook series was discontinued in 2006 after 15 years of production Apple was granted the PowerBook trademark which was applied for by lawyers The first PowerBook had a floppy disc reader and a monochrome display By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline Published: 08:17 EDT, 29 March 2017 | Updated: 08:34 EDT, 29 March 2017 e-mail 12 View comments Apple lawyers have sparked speculation that the company is bringing back their…

Go get these crazy MacBook deals while you can – BGR

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Apple’s computers don’t come on sale very often, so if you can’t weasel a student discount, you’re probably going to be stuck paying full retail price. Even when prices do drop, it’s normally on old models that are being discontinued. So, when a store has a sale on every version of the new MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini, you’d be well advised to take note and go find your…

Texas church bus crash: 12 killed, 3 injured in collision with pickup truck – Fox News

Thursday, March 30, 2017

At least 12 people were killed and three others injured in a head-on crash Wednesday between a church bus and pickup truck in southwest Texas, officials said. Sgt. Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the death toll to the Associated Press, adding that the collision happened around 12:30 p.m. local time on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, located about 75 miles west of San…

Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official – CNN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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