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Scientists said claims about China creating the coronavirus were misleading. They went viral anyway.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Columbia and other leading American universities moved with rare speed when a Chinese virologist, Li-Meng Yan, published an explosive paper in September claiming that China had created the deadly coronavirus in a research lab. The paper, the American scientists concluded, was deeply flawed. And a new online journal from MIT Press […]


Google’s own employees were confused by its privacy controls, lawsuit docs show

Google’s privacy options have always been notorious for being unnecessarily complicated — so much so that even its own employees find it confusing and misleading. Newly unsealed documents (via Arizona Mirror) from Google’s consumer fraud lawsuit in Arizona reveal several internal emails where some of the company’s employees admit that their location controls can use […]

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Facebook employees said they were ‘caught in an abusive relationship’ with Trump as internal debates raged

Zuckerberg also met privately with black executives to discuss their pain and objections to the post, which referred to responding to protesters over George Floyd’s death. And employees questioned whether Facebook was in an “abusive relationship” with the president, according to a trove of documents that showed more than 200 posts from an internal message […]

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Nintendo slammed with new lawsuit that claims the company knowingly sold Switch controllers that were broken

NintendoNintendo Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith, a firm that specializes in federal and state class-action lawsuits, filed a suit against Nintendo “for claims relating to alleged defects in the Joy-Con controllers” for the Switch console. The lawsuit claims that the Switch’s $ 80 Joy-Con controllers “contain a defect that can result in the joystick moving […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach

Pedestrians and vehicles head into the United States in January along the Paso del Norte International Bridge, which connects the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) June 10 at 7:54 PM U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that photos of travelers had been compromised as […]