Trump’s ban from Twitter creates the ultimate case of link rot in posts across...

Thousands of tweets he put forth from his realDonaldTrump account over the past decade were wiped out, writes Kim Lyons. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/9/22222371/trump-ban-twitter-link-rot-embedded-dead-posts (If you want to hear from Twitter, why...

Amazon delivers 1.5 billion packages during ‘record-breaking’ holiday season — PCMag

Postal workers nationwide can attest to the surge in online shopping this year, fueled by a global pandemic and orders to stay at home during prime browsing months, writes Stephanie Mlot. Here...

AWS launches EC2 computing instances that run Apple’s MacOS operating system — CNBC

The new MacOS EC2 instances depend on Mac Mini computers from Apple. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/aws-launches-ec2-computing-instances-running-apple-macos.html  

Programming language PHP 8 is out: This new JIT compiler points to better performance...

The team behind scripting language PHP has announced PHP version 8.0, writes Liam Tung. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/programming-language-php-8-is-out-this-new-jit-compiler-points-to-better-performance/ 

Baidu alters top executive lineup for investment deals — Business Times

Baidu Ventures, an investment arm of the Chinese internet tech giant, just announced its new chief executive officer is Gao Xue, writes Jude Jiang. Here is the link: https://www.btimesonline.com/articles/142939/20201130/btimesonline.htm

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20 — CNBC

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will step down from his post on January 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, writes Lauren Feiner. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/30/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-will-step-down-on-january-20.html

“Overpaid Executive Tax” in SF hits firms that pay CEOs 100X more than workers...

Businesses can either pay tax, reduce top executive salary, or pay workers more, writes Jon Brodkin. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/overpaid-executive-tax-in-sf-hits-firms-that-pay-ceos-100x-more-than-workers/

Ant’s canceled China IPO highlights global fintech challenge — Bloomberg

Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-05/ant-s-squashed-ipo-by-china-highlights-global-fintech-challenge

California has rejected a major gig economy reform, leaving workers without employee protections —...

In a victory for companies like Uber and Lyft, California will classify ride-hailing drivers as independent contractors, writes Rebecca Heilweil. Here is the link: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/11/4/21539335/california-proposition-22-results-gig-economy-workers

Walmart abandons plan to have robots check store inventories — Engadget

The retail giant found the humans could do just as good a job, writes Steve Dent. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/walmart-abandons-plan-to-have-robots-check-inventories-112907958.html

Apple announces event for Nov. 10 where new Macs with Apple chips expected —...

Apple announced on Monday an event for Nov. 10 where it’s expected to reveal new Macs powered by ARM processors, writes Kif Leswing. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/02/apple-announces-event-for-nov-10-where-new-macs-with-apple-chips-expected.html

The questions the CEOs declined to answer — Protocol

Every congressional hearing with the tech CEOs has been rife with promises they will "get back" to lawmakers on questions they either can't or don't want to answer, writes Emily Birnbaum. Here...

People are jailbreaking used Teslas to get the features they expect — Vice

Teslas function more like consumer electronics than traditional vehicles, writes Aaron Gordon. Here is the link: https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3mb3w/people-are-jailbreaking-used-teslas-to-get-the-features-they-expect

Zoom’s end-to-end encryption has arrived — The Verge

Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) has arrived, letting both free and paid users secure their meetings so that only participants, not Zoom or anyone else, can access their content, writes Jon Porter. Here...

CBP refuses to tell Congress how it is tracking Americans without a warrant —...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is refusing to tell Congress what legal authority the agency is following to use commercially bought location data to track Americans without a warrant, writes Joseph...