Say hello to 'Priority Mode,' Lyft's latest innovation in ripping drivers off
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Say hello to ‘Priority Mode,’ Lyft’s latest innovation in ripping drivers off

Lyft just keeps on innovating.  Not content to rewrite labor law in its favor, in September of 2020 the ride-hail company unveiled a new pay structure for its drivers that — surprise! — means they’re paid less per ride. Dubbed Priority Mode, drivers exchange a 10 percent pay reduction in …

Italy cracks down on TikTok following child's tragic death
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Italy cracks down on TikTok following child’s tragic death

Italian regulators turned their eyes toward TikTok this week following the tragic death of a 10-year-old girl. On Thursday, the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) ordered makers of the popular social media app to stop processing the data of any user within the country “whose age could not be established …

Say hello to 'Priority Mode,' Lyft's latest innovation in ripping drivers off
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Say hello to ‘Priority Mode,’ Lyft’s latest innovation in ripping drivers off

Lyft just keeps on innovating.  Not content to rewrite labor law in its favor, in September of 2020 the ride-hail company unveiled a new pay structure for its drivers that — surprise! — means they’re paid less per ride. Dubbed Priority Mode, drivers exchange a 10 percent pay reduction in …

Italy cracks down on TikTok following child's tragic death
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Italy cracks down on TikTok following child’s tragic death

Italian regulators turned their eyes toward TikTok this week following the tragic death of a 10-year-old girl. On Thursday, the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) ordered makers of the popular social media app to stop processing the data of any user within the country “whose age could not be established …

Google's mobile search is getting a makeover for the new year
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Google’s mobile search is getting a makeover for the new year

Google knows your eyes need a break.  The notoriously data–hungry behemoth announced Friday an upcoming redesign of its mobile search page that will, among other changes, include larger and bolder text. The shocking premise is that the change, in addition to several others laid out in a Google press release, …

Amazon tried to profit off the latest Bernie meme. Here's what Bernie thinks of Amazon.
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Amazon tried to profit off the latest Bernie meme. Here’s what Bernie thinks of Amazon.

When attempting to co-opt a meme, it’s perhaps best to first make sure the focus of said meme doesn’t absolutely despise you. Or, you could take the Amazon approach.  On Friday morning, the Amazon Pay Twitter account attempted to get in on the two-day old meme of Senator Bernie Sanders …

Amazon tried to profit off the latest Bernie meme. Here's what Bernie thinks of Amazon.
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Amazon tried to profit off the latest Bernie meme. Here’s what Bernie thinks of Amazon.

When attempting to co-opt a meme, it’s perhaps best to first make sure the focus of said meme doesn’t absolutely despise you. Or, you could take the Amazon approach.  On Friday morning, the Amazon Pay Twitter account attempted to get in on the two-day old meme of Senator Bernie Sanders …

Congress blasts Facebook's algorithm as rotten to its core in scathing letter
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Congress blasts Facebook’s algorithm as rotten to its core in scathing letter

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Alphabet gives up on balloon-powered internet
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Alphabet gives up on balloon-powered internet

Alphabet’s Loon is no more.  Loon was launched in 2013 as one of Google’s moonshot projects — experimental ventures which try to solve big problems — and was turned into an independent company in 2018. The idea was to provide internet access to areas that are remote or have poor …

Congress blasts Facebook's algorithm as rotten to its core in scathing letter
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Congress blasts Facebook’s algorithm as rotten to its core in scathing letter

Facebook’s disinformation problem is not the result of a few bad apples.  So argue two members of Congress in a scathing letter aimed at the tech giant. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo of California and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey hit Facebook with a written broadside Thursday, accusing the company of …