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Day: September 11, 2019

Firefox is testing a VPN, and you can try it right now

Last week, Mozilla said its Firefox browser would block third-party trackers for everyone by default and yesterday, Mozilla announced a new product that could give Firefox users even more privacy on the web: the Firefox Private Network, which claims to be “a secure, encrypted path to the web” — essentially, a Firefox-made VPN (though Mozilla …

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Porsche Taycan becomes first to charge at 270 kW on Electrify America’s Ultra-Fast DC Chargers

By Joey Klender Posted on September 11, 2019 On the day of the Porsche Taycan’s unveiling, the all-electric sports car from Zuffenhausen traveled from Niagara Falls to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania after a record-setting charging session. This was made possible with not only the Taycan’s 800-volt architecture, but also Electrify America’s (EA) ultra-fast 270 kW DC Charger, …

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Uber, Lyft business could be upended by California gig-worker bill – CNET

Ride-hail drivers protest in favor of California’s AB 5. James Martin/CNET Big changes are afoot for the gig economy. California’s Senate passed a landmark bill on Tuesday night that could make Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates and other gig economy companies reclassify their workers as employees. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he’ll sign it into law. …

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Major South Korean Mobile Carrier Launches Blockchain Project

Union Mobile, the fourth-largest mobile carrier in South Korea, announced the launch of its blockchain project called ELYNET. Using blockchain to make communication more efficient  On Sept. 11, Union Mobile announced that ELYNET aims to use blockchain technology to make telecommunications more efficient for those users who rely on a single carrier for telecom service. …

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Uber argues its drivers aren’t core to its business, won’t reclassify them as employees

Uber won’t be reclassifying its drivers from independent contractors to employees in light of a new bill that passed in California, largely because the bill doesn’t specifically require them to do so, the company’s chief legal official argued Tuesday. “Contrary to some of the rhetoric we’ve heard, AB5 does not automatically reclassify any ride-share drivers …

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A Future, More Compact Oculus Quest Could Be Powered By Its Carrying Case

Facebook filed a patent application for a case which acts as a wireless computer and charger for a VR headset. The case would be included with the headset. Such a design embodied in a product would be used similar to Apple’s AirPods. When not in use, the headset would be slotted into the case where …

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California City Official Uses Bitcoin Cash to Purchase Cannabis

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>In California, cryptocurrency payments are making headway in the cannabis industry as Berkeley City Councilmember Ben Bartlett became the first elected official to purchase cannabis using a digital asset. On Tuesday, Bartlett utilized bitcoin cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) and Cred’s LBA token to facilitate the transaction at the Ohana …

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Trump demanded retraction after NWS disputed his false hurricane claim

Enlarge / President Donald Trump displaying a doctored forecast map at the White House on September 04, 2019 in Washington, DC. Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla The White House pressured the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration into backing President Trump over weather forecasters who disputed Trump’s incorrect claim that Hurricane Dorian would likely strike Alabama, …

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Intel is hosting an Olympics-sanctioned esports tournament in 2020

Sponsored Links Ivan Abreu via Getty Images Gamers will go for the gold next summer in Tokyo, but not in the Olympics. Intel has announced it will host an esports tournament in Tokyo during the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. Players will compete in Street Fighter V and Rocket League for a price of $250,000 …

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18 months after indictment, Iranian phishers are still targeting universities

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty In March 2018, nine Iranians were criminally charged for their involvement with the Mabna Institute, a company federal prosecutors said was created in 2013 for the express purpose of using coordinated cyber intrusions to steal terabytes of academic data from universities, academic journal publishers, tech companies, and government organizations. Almost …

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