Amazon could face a threat other than just EU antitrust scrutiny after a key EU lawmaker announced proposals aimed at curbing online marketplaces’ use of merchants’ data to boost sales of own brand products.
Source: Reuters: Exclusive: Key EU lawmaker’s plan to rein in online marketplaces a threat to Amazon


The Federal Communications Commission on Friday released an update regarding areas suffering wireless, cable, and radio service outages due to Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Bay County, Florida, on Wednesday.Read more…
Source: Gizmodo : Widespread Cable, Internet, and Radio Outages Mark Hurricane Michael’s Path of Destruction


The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act.But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the…
Source: PCworld : Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?


‘How much have you given’ Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streetsThe CEOs of two of the world’s most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness.The Salesforce…
Source: The Guardian: Twitter and Salesforce CEOs bicker over who is helping the homeless more


Chipmaker Broadcom Inc said on Friday it has obtained antitrust clearance from the European Union for its $19-billion deal to acquire software company CA Technologies Inc.
Source: Reuters: Broadcom gets EU antitrust nod for CA Technologies deal


It’s that awkward time of year where the weather ping pongs between pleasant and Hoth, but you’ll be prepared to go outside no matter the conditions with this rare REI clearance sale. From now until October 15, you’ll get an extra 25% off anything in the site’s sale section, no…
Source: Gizmodo : REI’s Taking An Extra 25% Off Clearance, So What Are You Still Doing Here? 


Hackers were able to access name, birthdate and other data in nearly half of the 30 million accounts that were affectedFacebook has revealed 30m accounts were affected in a data breach last month. The company said hackers were able to access personal information for nearly half of those accounts.That information…
Source: The Guardian: Facebook says 14m accounts had personal data stolen in recent breach


Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social network said on Friday. Some of that data—including phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, searches,…
Source: Ars Tecnicha – Biz & IT : Here’s how to see if you’re among the 30 million compromised Facebook users


The mouse is a simple tool: point and click. That’s it. But if you’re a PC gamer, you know that pushing virtual paper around on your desktop isn’t the same as fragging bots and shooting zombies. (Not even remotely.)  Gaming mouse cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations: Logitech G502 Proteus Core…
Source: PCworld : Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match


Decades after women were pushed out of programming, Amazon’s AI recruiting technology carried on the industry’s legacy of biasA recent report revealed Amazon’s AI recruiting technology developed a bias against women because it was trained predominantly on men’s résumés. Although Amazon shut the project down, this kind of mechanized sexism…
Source: The Guardian: Why tech’s gender problem is nothing new

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