Naya Health, once a promising breast pump startup, now leaving customers in the dark – TechCrunch

With their loud noises and hard plastic flanges, breast pumps are the bane of many a new mother’s existence. Founded in 2013, Naya Health is one of the most notable tech startups working on a better pump. But the company’s support site is now shutdown and it’s stopped updating its …

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Fake news ‘threat to democracy’ report gets back-burner response from UK gov’t – TechCrunch

The UK government has rejected a parliamentary committee’s call for a levy on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a levy on social media platforms was made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee three months ago, …

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YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators – TechCrunch

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter focused on Article 13, the so-called “meme ban” that states that any site with a large amount of user-generated content – like Facebook or YouTube, …

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Addison Lee and Oxbotica ink self-driving deal, will offer autonomous car services in London by 2021 – TechCrunch

After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s existing transport infrastructure, Addison Lee today is announcing the next step in its autonomous strategy. The on-demand ride company — which competes with black cabs, Uber and other …

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Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet – TechCrunch

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all  Every time I ponder the impact Apple Watch has had on my life, my mind always goes …

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A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning – TechCrunch

An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the …

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In State Tectonics, an explosive ending for the future of democracy – TechCrunch

An omnipotent data infrastructure and knowledge-sharing tech organization has spread across the planet. Global conspiracies to disseminate propaganda and rig elections are ever present. Algorithms determine what people see as objective truth, and terrorist organizations gird to bring down the monopoly on information. Malka Older faces a problem few speculative …

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New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers – TechCrunch

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up U.K. ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the U.K., according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown, and will be embarrassing to Facebook, which only …

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Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data – TechCrunch

Security researchers have found flaws in four popular connected storage drives that they say could let hackers access a user’s private and sensitive data. The researchers Paulos Yibelo and Daniel Eshetu said the software running on three of the devices they tested — NetGear Stora, Seagate Home, and Medion LifeCloud — …

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