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Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine

Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion fine on Wells Fargo for years of selling unnecessary products to customers, the toughest action by the Trump administration against a major bank.<p>The penalty, part of an expected settlement on Friday between the bank and two regulators, the …

Finance

How to change the Siri voice on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or HomePod

While Siri may lag behind the competition in some areas, one area where it does excel is in the quality of the actual Siri voice.<p>Many people, however, only know the default voice of Siri. Follow along as we walk you through how to change both the accent and gender of Siri.<p><b>On iPhone, iPad, or Apple</b> …

Apple Watch

How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

On a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript Super 8 motel off Sunset Boulevard. Nearly all were dressed head to toe in black: elegant crepe shirts, fitted leather pants, wide-brimmed …

Sexual Harassment

Report: DHS Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

In response to a journalist’s standard FOIA request for records on Antifa and white supremacist groups, the Washington State Fusion Center reportedly …

Antifa

Exclusive: Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much …

Privacy

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

Remoda & Catchment 'Cured' (Danny Howard BBC R1 World Exclusive)

BBC

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Tech Startup Incubator

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz …

Silicon Valley

Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service

Apple Inc. plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to …

Apple Music

These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, he tried to describe the difference between “surveillance and what we do.” “The difference is extremely clear,” a nervous-looking Zuckerberg said. “On …

Surveillance

Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar

BEIJING — Bowing to intense pressure from millions of internet users, a Chinese social media site said on Monday that it would scrap plans to censor cartoons and video games with gay themes.<p>The site, Sina Weibo, had announced on Friday that it would target gay content as part of a campaign to …

Social Media

A-Minor - Fluid (feat. Iris Gold) [OUT NOW]

Music Production

Remembering David Buckel, the Pioneering Lawyer Who Championed L.G.B.T. Rights

Sometime in the late nineteen-nineties, the lawyers Evan Wolfson and David Buckel were reading a mutual friend’s obituary together.<p>“Boy, I can’t wait to read your obituary,” Buckel said.<p>What Buckel meant, according to Wolfson, was that an obituary has a way of drawing attention to a person’s work …

LGBTQI

‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content

BEIJING — With hashtags like #Iamgaynotapervert and images of hearts and rainbows, tens of thousands of Chinese residents took to social media over the weekend to protest efforts to censor gay-themed images, videos and cartoons.<p>The uproar was in response to a vow on Friday by Sina Weibo, one of …

China

Remoda & Catchment - Cured [OUT NOW]

No Fear (feat. Donna Missal)

Teen charged in Nova Scotia government breach says he had 'no malicious intent'

The 19-year-old facing a criminal charge for downloading files from Nova Scotia's freedom-of-information portal sits in a sofa in his parent's living …

Canada

The Man Behind the President’s Tweets

<b>L</b>ast July, President Donald Trump was sued in federal court over his Twitter habits. It wasn’t the tone or content of Trump’s approximately 37,300 tweets that had landed him in trouble. Instead, it was the possible unconstitutionality of the way he uses one feature of the platform: the block …

Donald Trump

You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.

A friend will help you move, goes an old saying, while a good friend will help you move a body. And why not? Moral qualms aside, that good friend would likely agree the victim was an intolerable jerk who had it coming and, jeez, you shouldn’t have done this but where do you keep the …

Psychology

Ketamine has 'fast-acting benefits' for depression

<b>Ketamine has "shown promise" in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says.</b><p>Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic.<p>The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to "significant" improvements in depressive symptoms in …

Depression

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It

<b>Something has gone wrong</b> with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of …

Internet

Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

<b>A businessman fighting for the "right to be forgotten" has won a UK High Court action against Google.</b><p>The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine.<p>The judge, Mr Justice …

Privacy

Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Google is working on a brand new design for the web version of Gmail. Yesterday, I published screenshots of the new design. TechCrunch’s tipster Chaim also discovered an interesting new feature in the new Gmail. You’ll soon be able to send expiring emails.<p>Working on an email service is hard as you …

Apps

In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information

Apple Inc. warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the specter of potential legal action and criminal …

Employment

7 Lesbian Movies Hitting The Big Screen in 2018

Impressive lesbian movies don’t get made as often as we’d like, and when they <i>do</i>, they barely get the recognition they deserve. Other than action …

Orthodox Judaism

Chic - I Want Your Love (Dimitri From Paris Remix)

Remixes

Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)

Pat Rice

Chic - Everybody Dance (Joey Negro Revibe Edit)

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