NHS gives Amazon free use of health data under Alexa advice deal — The...

Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of a contract with the government, writes Amy Walker. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/08/nhs-gives-amazon-free-use-of-health-data-under-alexa-advice-deal

SwiftKey passes 500 million installs on Android — CNET

The swipe app joins the ranks of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, writes Rae Hodge. Here is the link: https://www.cnet.com/news/swiftkey-passes-500-million-installs-on-android/

Google has fired another worker-activist — TC

Google has fired another worker-activist: Kathryn Spiers, writes Megan Rose Dickey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/17/google-has-fired-another-worker-activist/

Oracle allegedly underpaid women and minorities by $400 million. Now the details are set...

The Department of Labor is bringing one of the largest federal anti-discrimination cases to go before a judge, writes Nitasha Tiku. Here is the link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/05/oracle-allegedly-underpaid-women-minorities-by-million-now-details-are-set-come-out-court/

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to boost broadband access, break up internet and cable titans...

Several of Sanders’ competitors such as Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg have also released plans to boost access to broadband, writes Jacob Pramuk. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/06/bernie-sanders-releases-broadband-plan-targets-comcast-att-verizon.html

Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020 — TC

Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool, writes Jordan Crook. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/06/canva-introduces-video-editing-has-big-plans-for-2020/

Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018...

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc said it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year, according to a Reuters report...

A blockchain expert is accused of helping North Korea’s leaders. But what would they...

Virgil Griffith must have known there was a chance that his decision to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea was going to land him in trouble, writes Mike Orcutt. Here is...

Craigslist finally releases an iOS app in *checks calendar* 2019 — Mashable

Craigslist finally has an official iOS app, writes Alex Perry. Here is the link: https://mashable.com/article/craigslist-ios-app-finally/

Facebook’s new data tool lets you transfer your media to Google Photos — Engadget

Facebook users will soon get more control over their data, with the introduction of a tool that lets them bulk export their media, writes Georgina Torbet. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/02/facebook-portable-data-photos/

Tim Berners-Lee unveils global plan to save the web — The Guardian

“I think people’s fear of bad things happening on the internet is becoming, justifiably, greater and greater,” Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, told the Guardian science editor Ian Sample. Here is...

John Legere will step down as T-Mobile CEO next year — The Verge

On May 1st, 2020, Mike Sievert, T-Mobile’s current president and chief operating officer and Legere’s widely expected successor, will take over as CEO, writes Jacob Kastrenakes. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/18/20970391/tmobile-john-legere-leaving-as-ceo-2020-mike-sievert

It’s official: AWS is challenging Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI contract win — ZDNet

AWS made the company's decision to file paperwork to challenge the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) public, writes Mary Jo Foley. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/its-official-aws-is-challenging-microsofts-10-billion-jedi-contract-win/

Apple’s 16-inch Macbook Pro is here, and it has a good keyboard — The...

Apple has launched a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, available for pre-order now and in stores later this week, writes Dieter Bohn. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/13/20962380/apples-16-inch-macbook-pro-keyboard-screen-speakers-processor

A new Motorola Razr-and its folding screen-could bring phone design back to the future...

On Wednesday evening, Motorola announced the Razr, a mobile device with all the modern trappings of the contemporary smartphone as well as the flip phone design that made the classic RAZR,...