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Firefox updates its iOS web browser to turn Tracking Protection on by default

Firefox updates its iOS web browser to turn Tracking Protection on by default
At a time when web users are becoming more concerned about their online privacy and personal data, Mozilla today is launching a new version of its Firefox for iOS web browser that includes Tracking Protection turned on by default. That means when you use the browser, websites won’t be able to track your activity and capture your personal...

Here’s what the new Gmail looks like

Here’s what the new Gmail looks like
Yesterday, Google pressed the Send button too quickly and informed G Suite customers that a new Gmail was coming soon. TechCrunch obtained a few screenshots of the new interface from a tipster called Chaim. I confirmed the authenticity of those screenshots with another person who saw the new design. So here’s what you can expect. As you can...

Trump used Hannity as a White House spokesman and the message was completely bonkers

Trump used Hannity as a White House spokesman and the message was completely bonkers
At 8:48 p.m. on Wednesday, President Trump asked his 51 million Twitter followers to tune in to Sean Hannity’s Fox News broadcast, promising it’d be a “big show.” Big show tonight on @seanhannity! 9:00 P.M. on @FoxNews — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2018 Hannity, who recently dined with Trump at his private resort in Florida and is regular communication...

ESPN launches its streaming service ESPN+

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ESPN’s subscription streaming service ESPN+ arrives today. In addition to being the sports media giant’s first big push into digital subscriptions, ESPN+ is also parent company Disney’s first streaming launch since it took a majority stake in technology company BAMtech last year, with the explicit goal of helping Disney move into streaming. “I consider these offerings the...

We’re saying goodbye to Paul Ryan, but not his horrible health policies

We’re saying goodbye to Paul Ryan, but not his horrible health policies
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is on his way out the door. But while he’s largely failed to implement his vision before retirement — that is, to repeal Obamacare and privatize every safety-net program there is — Republicans aren’t going to stop trying to do so anytime soon. In fact, they’ll likely take cues from his record. Throughout his time...

House GOP leader claims Trump is not paying attention to Mueller

House GOP leader claims Trump is not paying attention to Mueller
Donald Trump has, by all measures, spent the last several days obsessively complaining about Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Monday’s FBI raid on the office of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. But after dining with the president at the White House on Wednesday night, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says he’s convinced the president is laser-focused on...

New charging network encourages Uber and Lyft drivers to go electric

New charging network encourages Uber and Lyft drivers to go electric
A new dedicated charging network from the company EVgo hopes to reduce charging stress for ride-hailing and gig economy drivers in rented electric vehicles.  General Motors' Maven car-share service rents electric Bolts to drivers on apps like Uber and Lyft. Drivers using the Maven service will get access to the new charging network — it's just for drivers on...

You can’t talk about teacher strikes without talking about the fossil fuel industry

You can’t talk about teacher strikes without talking about the fossil fuel industry
Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma have walked out in protest of low pay and budget cuts, just months after a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia resulted in a pay raise for educators in the state. But beyond illuminating the often dismal conditions under which teachers in this country are often forced to work, the walkouts in Oklahoma...

You can’t talk about teacher strikes without talking about the fossil fuel industry

You can’t talk about teacher strikes without talking about the fossil fuel industry
Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky are walking out in protest of low pay and budget cuts, just months after a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia resulted in a pay raise for educators in the state. But beyond illuminating the often dismal conditions under which teachers in this country are often forced to work, the walkouts...

Cruelty toward the poor trails Paul Ryan’s tenure in Washington

Cruelty toward the poor trails Paul Ryan’s tenure in Washington
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) announced this week that he will not run for re-election later this year, bringing down the curtain on his long career of antagonism toward the plight of the nation’s poor and disadvantaged people. Though Ryan’s public persona has been characterized, off-and-on, as something of a serious and deep thinker on issues related to poverty,...

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