Prime Minister Theresa May offers a “new” Brexit plan, but nobody’s buying it

Prime Minister Theresa May offers a “new” Brexit plan, but nobody’s buying it

Her attempts to woo the opposition — including a proposed vote on a second referendum — backfired with Brexiteers. British Prime Minister Theresa May offered a “new” Brexit plan Tuesday, in a last-ditch effort to get her still-unpopular Brexit deal approved. But May largely failed to deliver on the “new” part. Instead, she outlined a 10-point strategy that repeated compromises or plans she’s previously offered. The prime minister did offer a few notable concessions, specifically…

Read More

Google stored some passwords in plain text for fourteen years

Google stored some passwords in plain text for fourteen years

In a blog post today, Google disclosed that it recently discovered a bug that caused some portion of G Suite users to have their passwords stored in plain text. The bug has been around since 2005, though Google says that it can’t find any evidence that anybody’s password was improperly accessed. It’s resetting any passwords that might be affected and letting G Suite administrators know about the issue. G Suite is the corporate version of…

Read More

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance reportedly set to launch a music streaming service

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance reportedly set to launch a music streaming service

Additional sources are confirming that ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, is in the process of developing a paid music streaming service, according to Bloomberg. There was talk of ByteDance developing such a music streaming app back in early April. At the time, sources told the South China Morning Post that the company planned to launch the service “soon” and that over 100 people were working on it. ByteDance’s service is rumored to launch this…

Read More

New poll shows black voters want 2020 candidates with big policy plans

New poll shows black voters want 2020 candidates with big policy plans

A new survey from BlackPAC finds that black voters want the country to get “back on track” — and see specific plans to address racism as the way to do it. Black voters are expected to play a key role in the 2020 Democratic primary, and in a large primary field, reaching these voters will be important to any campaign that wants to stay competitive. A new poll shows exactly what black voters want and…

Read More

Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

A ransomware attack means Baltimore citizens can’t pay their water bills or parking tickets. Thirteen bitcoins are standing between the city of Baltimore and many of the services and processes its citizens rely on after hackers seized thousands of government computers at the start of the month. The ordeal has been going on for two weeks, and there’s no clear end in sight. Here’s what’s happening: On May 7, hackers digitally seized about 10,000 Baltimore…

Read More

McDonald’s workers are striking and suing the company — in the same week

McDonald’s workers are striking and suing the company — in the same week

They have a lot of complaints. McDonald’s workers are making a lot of noise this week as the company prepares for its annual meeting Thursday with investors. Dozens of women just filed gender discrimination complaints against the company, and cashiers and cooks are planning a nationwide strike Thursday to demand union rights and $15 hourly pay. A group of 25 women in 20 cities said Tuesday that they had just filed sexual harassment complaints against…

Read More

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks talks Huawei and net neutrality on The Vergecast

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks talks Huawei and net neutrality on The Vergecast

On this week’s interview episode, Nilay is joined by Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly, on the heels of the agency’s recent announcement that it would likely approve the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Commissioner Starks couldn’t say much about the proposed merger deal, but he had plenty to say regarding a host of other issues the FCC has the jurisdiction to chase. Starks was officially confirmed by the United…

Read More

Google is trying to eliminate misleading ads from anti-abortion clinics

Google is trying to eliminate misleading ads from anti-abortion clinics

Google will now require organizations running ads about abortion to certify whether they actually offer abortions. Starting next month, those certifications will appear inside the ads, letting viewers know whether the organization “provides abortions” or “does not provide abortions,” to prevent viewers from being misled. The disclosures will only be required in the US, UK, and Ireland. The change comes following last week’s report in the Guardian saying that Google has provided grants to a…

Read More
1 2 3 10