Facebook’s new “manage activity” tool will let you delete old posts
If you were a tech-savvy teen and an early Facebook adopter, you’re now in your early 30s with half your life documented on the social media giant. If you’re like most teens (or, let’s be honest, most adults), you probably said a few things on Facebook that don’t represent... Read more
Twitter suspends account of white nationalist group posing as antifa
Twitter suspended an account claiming to belong an antifa group, but actually linked to white nationalist group Identity Evropa. Angela Lang/CNET A Twitter account posing as an antifa group and pushing violence at protests across the US was linked to white nationalist group Identity Evropa, as previously reported by... Read more
A Reddit Community Has Become a Memorial for Covid-19 Victims
In a study published in 2010, researchers from Berry College in the US found that online social networks provided people with a centralized space to grieve, especially for those who aren’t able to do so using traditional outlets. Places like r/LastImages provide people with an outlet for them to... Read more
Osso VR taps movie and game vets for cinema-quality surgical training
Over the past two years, the health care industry has been one of the largest adopters of mixed reality technologies, using VR headsets for everything from pain management to training doctors — with no shortage of developers competing for practitioners’ attention. Today, Osso VR is unveiling something that will... Read more
Vivo’s flagship X50 phones with gimbal-style camera will drop in the second half of 2020
Vivo is set to release its X50 flagship series globally later this year. Vivo Vivo announced three phones as part of its X50 series on Monday, marking the launch of the Chinese company’s first flagship phones for this year.  The X50, X50 Pro, and the X50 Pro Plus will... Read more
Argo closes $2.6 billion round from VW at a $7.25 billion valuation
Argo AI, the self-driving startup with close ties to automaker Ford, today announced the close of a $2.6 billion investment from Volkswagen (VW) first revealed in summer 2019. It values the company at $7.25 billion, up slightly from the roughly $7 billion at which Argo was valued last July,... Read more
Minnesota law enforcement isn’t “contact tracing” protesters, despite an official’s comment
“Contact tracing” has become the term du jour in the coronavirus era, as it’s largely seen as one of our best, time-tested tools to contain the spread of the virus and safely reopen the country. But it’s also controversial, especially with the rollout of digital contact tracing tools, some... Read more
Apple fixes bug that could have given hackers full access to user accounts
Sign in with Apple—a privacy-enhancing tool that lets users log into third-party apps without revealing their email addresses—just fixed a bug that made it possible for attackers to gain unauthorized access to those same accounts. “In the month of April, I found a zero-day in Sign in with Apple... Read more
UFC 250: Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer — Start time, full fight card, how to watch or stream online
Amanda Nunes, almost certainly the greatest female MMA competitor of all time. Jeff Bottari UFC 250, the UFC’s second PPV event post COVID-19, takes place this Saturday, June 6. UFC 250 doesn’t have a super compelling main event like UFC 249 did. Amanda Nunes is without doubt the greatest female... Read more
Facebook Employees Take the Rare Step to Call Out Mark Zuckerberg
What happens when an immovable object meets a disgruntled workforce? We’re about to find out at Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has consistently refused to budge from allowing politicians—most conspicuously, Donald J. Trump—to post content that would violate the company’s rules against harm and misinformation. In dealing with recent Trump... Read more