Congress just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history

Less than a week after theSenate votedto empowerinternet service providers to freely shareprivate userdata with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Today in a 215-205vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34(H. Res. 230), the House voted to repeal broadband privacy regulations that the Obama administrations FCC introduced in 2016. In … More…

Facebook is broken

The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebooks scale, behavioral targeting doesnt just reflect our behavior, it actually influences it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect humanity is actually partitioning us … More…

UK antivirus firm BullGuard buys Israeli IoT security startup, Dojo-Labs

UK antivirus maker BullGuard is acquiring Israeli startup Dojo-Labsto expand its portfolio of security products to theInternet of Things. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. We covered Dojo-Labs last November, when it launched out of stealth unwrapping a pebble-shaped consumer focused Internet of Things security device, called Dojo, … More…

Amazon is creating an apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs

Amazon and the U.S. Department of Labor havesigned an agreement to create a registered apprenticeship program to train veterans for tech jobs at the online retail giant, the DOL announced today. Through ApprenticeshipUSA, people can earn a salary while learning the skills needed for the job.This comes after Amazon CEO … More…