Around the web

Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins FCC approval to put 7,000 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit — WP

Federal regulators are allowing entrepreneur Elon Musk to use an expanded range of wireless airwaves for his plan to deliver cheap, high-speed Internet access...

Dutch government report says Microsoft Office telemetry collection breaks GDPR — ZDNet

The telemetry data collection mechanism used by Microsoft Office breaks the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dutch authorities said, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is...

Delay, deny and deflect: How Facebook’s leaders fought through crisis — The New York Times

Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another, writes Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas. Here is the...

Dyson is working on an air purifier that’s also headphones — Bloomberg

Dyson is considering developing a wearable air purifier that could double as a pair of headphones, writes Giles Turner and Debby Wu. Here is the...

YouTube CEO calls EU’s proposed copyright regulation financially impossible — The Verge

Susan Wojcicki has once again decried the European Union’s proposed copyright directive, arguing in a new blog post that it’s impossible for a platform...

Microsoft’s Cortana boss Javier Soltero is leaving the company — ZDNet

Microsoft's head of Cortana is going to depart the company before the year is over, writes Mary Jo Foley. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-cortana-boss-javier-soltero-is-leaving-the-company/

Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse — The Guardian

Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global campaign to save the web from the destructive effects of abuse and discrimination, writes Ian Sample. Here is the...

Physicists create new, simpler-than-ever quantum ‘hard drive for light’ — Phys.org

Physicists at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a new way to build quantum memories, a method for storing delicate quantum information...

Microsoft’s president says we need to regulate facial recognition tech before ‘the year 2024 looks like the book “1984”’ — Recode

Microsoft President Brad Smith laid out a frightening scenario in which facial recognition technology, if left unchecked, could totally change the way we live,...

Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn boondoggle — The Verge

Gov. Scott Walker promised billions to get a Foxconn factory, but now he’s running away from it, writes Bruce Murphy. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/29/18027032/foxconn-wisconsin-plant-jobs-deal-subsidy-governor-scott-walker

The organizers of the worldwide Google walkout have laid out their demands for the tech giant — BI

The organizers of the worldwide Google walkout have now made their demands clear, writes Sean Wolfe. Here is the link: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-walkout-organizers-list-of-demands-2018-11

Apple unveils new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini — CNN

Apple unveiled what it's calling the biggest change to the iPad since its inception eight years ago, writes Samantha Murphy Kelley. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/30/tech/apple-event-october-2018/index.html

AI humanoid ‘Sophia’ is granted first ever robot visa, speaks with president — Forbes

The AI humanoid, 'Sophia', has been making a worldwide tour on behalf of her creator, Hanson Robotics of Hong Kong, writes Paul Armstrong. Here is...

iBeacon use slows to ‘a trickle’ — Cult of Mac

iBeacons haven’t exactly caught on as Apple hoped, and neither have the similar smartphone-communicating beacons launched by other companies like Google, writes Luke Dormehl. Here...

San Francisco tech billionaires go to war over homelessness — Wired

Proposition C, a bill to fight homelessness with a new business tax, slid into San Francisco’s DMs in the middle of the night, politically...