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Apple Moves Chinese iCloud Encryption Keys to China, Worrying Privacy Advocates Apple Moves Chinese iCloud Encryption Keys to China, Worrying Privacy Advocates

Apple has moved encryption keys for mainland Chinese iCloud users to China, potentially enabling much easier access to data for the nation’s heavy-handed authorities and worrying privacy advocates.

US Officials Say Russia Hacked Pyeongchang Olympics, Tried to Pin It on North Korea US Officials Say Russia Hacked Pyeongchang Olympics, Tried to Pin It on North Korea

US officials, albeit ones speaking under the cover of anonymity, are accusing the Russian military of participating in a cyber attack on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and then attempting to blame it on North Korea, the Washington Post reported.

Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Percent of 2017's ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Percent of 2017's ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

Hey, remember initial coin offerings, the almost totally unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash or assets in exchange for virtual “tokens” in cryptocurrency-backed startups? You know, that hot new crypto market that the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, warned everyone was rife…

Microsoft Is Selling Old Lumia Smartphones Again, For Some Reason Microsoft Is Selling Old Lumia Smartphones Again, For Some Reason

Microsoft appears to have found an old pallet of Lumia smartphones or something, and it’s offering up Lumia 950, 950 XL, and even 650 and 550 models for sale on its web site this month.

Facebook Pulls Oculus Rift Shooter Bullet Train From CPAC Amid Gun Violence Controversy Facebook Pulls Oculus Rift Shooter Bullet Train From CPAC Amid Gun Violence Controversy

Facebook has pulled a demo of Oculus Rift’s VR shooter “Bullet Train” from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland amid concerns over gun violence, Variety reported Saturday morning.

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says the Bible Teaches Us to 'Harvest' 'Natural Resources' Like Gas, Oil and Coal EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says the Bible Teaches Us to 'Harvest' 'Natural Resources' Like Gas, Oil and Coal

Scott Pruitt, who ostensibly runs the Environmental Protection Agency when he’s not taking first-class plane trips or speculating that climate change might actually be good, has once again taken to using the Bible to justify parts of his agenda.

Google Crushes Dreams of a Universal Dark Mode For Android, For Now Google Crushes Dreams of a Universal Dark Mode For Android, For Now

Some Android users watching Google’s Issue Tracker board got very excited this week when one of the company’s engineers confirmed that a dedicated dark mode for night browsing would be “available in a future release,” but alas, this was not to be.

Vaccinations Drop in Europe, and the Result Was Over 21,000 Cases of Measles Vaccinations Drop in Europe, and the Result Was Over 21,000 Cases of Measles

Measles is pulling off a disconcerting resurgence across the continent of Europe at the same time the vaccination rate is falling, per recent data from the World Health Organization.

Fourth Man Confirmed to Have Died in Hunt For the Rocky Mountains' Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure Fourth Man Confirmed to Have Died in Hunt For the Rocky Mountains' Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure

The myth of a treasure hoard hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains has lured a fourth person to their death, the BBC reported.

Uh Oh, Snap Uh Oh, Snap

Social-media monarch Kylie Jenner—a longtime Snapchat power user and arguably one of the most important trendsetters on there—suggested on Wednesday she may be done with the app, which is bad news for a company that has already seen numerous users get mad online (but more importantly maybe reduce their engagement)…

Photographer Catches Trump's Notes on How to Appear Sympathetic to Mass Shooting Survivors Photographer Catches Trump's Notes on How to Appear Sympathetic to Mass Shooting Survivors

As President Donald Trump met with survivors and others impacted by the spate of mass school shootings across the US at the White House on Wednesday, he held a cue card with notes on how to appear empathetic while proposing solutions like tightening the federal background check system, raising the age of firearms…

Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School' Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School'

Police in Texarkana, Texas arrested 24-year-old Ricky Jared Rankin for allegedly posting a photo of an AR-15—that model of semi-automatic rifle that keeps on being used in mass slaughters across the country—to Instagram accompanied by the caption, “I’m thinking about finally going back to school,” KTBS reported.

Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger

AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of Justice, won’t get to see any internal White House communications that preceded the DOJ’s legal intervention.

Florida State House Declares Porn Is a Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though Florida State House Declares Porn Is a Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though

Legislators in Florida—where a gunman authorities later identified as Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, killing at least 17 last week—have apparently decided that the threat they need to focus on right now is pornography.

Windows Phone, Which Was Already Dead, Gets Another Stake Through Its Corpse Windows Phone, Which Was Already Dead, Gets Another Stake Through Its Corpse

In October, Microsoft admitted that its Windows Phone line was pretty much totally dead after failing to attract app developers and its market share plummeted from 0.8 percent to 0.1 percent by t 2017, with even corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore saying that he had switched to Android. Instead, the…

Mercedes-Benz Owner Daimler AG May Have Rigged Emissions Tests Mercedes-Benz Owner Daimler AG May Have Rigged Emissions Tests

Daimler AG, the automaker which produces the Mercedes-Benz line of luxury vehicles, is facing growing scrutiny after US investigators reportedly found that it installed software to cheat diesel emissions tests on cars, Bloomberg and Reuters reported.

Chinese Security Allegedly Wrestled With Secret Service, John Kelly Over Trump's Nuclear Football Chinese Security Allegedly Wrestled With Secret Service, John Kelly Over Trump's Nuclear Football

Chinese security personnel physically “skirmished” with a Secret Service agent as well as White House Chief of Staff John Kelly last year at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People over the goddamn nuclear football, according to a report in Axios on Sunday.

Elon Musk Is Back to Digging Tunnels, This Time Under DC Elon Musk Is Back to Digging Tunnels, This Time Under DC

Noted tunnel enthusiast Elon Musk is digging again, this time for hazily defined purposes at an abandoned parking lot near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives headquarters building in northeastern Washington, DC, the Washington Post reports.

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Cancels Trip to Israel as Furor Over His First-Class Travel Habits Grows EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Cancels Trip to Israel as Furor Over His First-Class Travel Habits Grows

Environmental Protection Agency chief and climate change denier Scott Pruitt, who has drawn increasing amounts of ire this month over stretches of extremely expensive, often first-class travel that he’s justified on dubious security grounds, will no longer go on a five-day trip to Israel.

Report: Some Crypto Enthusiasts Are Increasingly Worried About Getting Robbed in Person Report: Some Crypto Enthusiasts Are Increasingly Worried About Getting Robbed in Person

Despite periodic crashes in the cryptocurrency markets, digital currency keeps on moving out of its formerly niche space and affecting the real world in unpredictable ways. Bitcoin-mining operations are now set to gobble more electricity than domestic residential consumption in Iceland, major credit card providers are …

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