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As FOSTA became a law, Cloudflare kicked Switter, a community for sex workers, from its network, forcing the service to move to another CDN (Megan…

Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge : As FOSTA became a law, Cloudflare kicked Switter, a community for sex workers, from its network, forcing the service to move to another CDN   —  Safe havens continue to dwindle post-FOSTA as Cloudflare boots the Mastodon instance  —  Around 3PM ET on April 17th, Switter — a social media space for sex workers — went offline.

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BT to shutdown its traditional PSTN phone network and shift customers to VoIP by 2025 with public consultations about the closure starting next month…

Kat Hall / The Register : BT to shutdown its traditional PSTN phone network and shift customers to VoIP by 2025 with public consultations about the closure starting next month   —  Consultation next month following plan to shift all punters to VoIP  —  BT is forging ahead with plans to shut its traditional telephone network …

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At antitrust trial, AT&T CEO announced AT&T Watch, a $15/month bundle with no sports, offered free for AT&T Wireless subscribers; debut planned in…

Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal : At antitrust trial, AT&T CEO announced AT&T Watch, a $15/month bundle with no sports, offered free for AT&T Wireless subscribers; debut planned in several weeks   —  CEO unveils ‘skinny bundle’ service in testimony during antitrust case  —  AT&T Inc. T 0.13% plans to launch a …

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Pivotal priced IPO at $15/share, in the middle of announced range of $14-$16, raising $555M and giving company a valuation of about $3.8B (Jeremy C….

Jeremy C. Owens / MarketWatch : Pivotal priced IPO at $15/share, in the middle of announced range of $14-$16, raising $555M and giving company a valuation of about $3.8B   —  Pivotal Software Inc. PVTL, +0.00% priced its initial public offering at $15 a share early Friday, raising $555 million at a valuation of about $3.8 billion based on shares outstanding.

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How Iceland, which offers plentiful energy and cooling, is reckoning with a tech boom driven by data centers that cause power usage to surge (Zeke…

Zeke Turner / Wall Street Journal : How Iceland, which offers plentiful energy and cooling, is reckoning with a tech boom driven by data centers that cause power usage to surge   —  Lawmakers rethink whether a proliferation of data centers lured by the island's Nordic climate and geothermal steam is risking the environment and tourism business

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Companies are scaling back and simplifying their ToS to comply with GDPR because users’ consent would be legally invalid if they don’t understand the…

Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg : Companies are scaling back and simplifying their ToS to comply with GDPR because users' consent would be legally invalid if they don't understand the agreement   —  Everyone from Uber to PayPal is facing a backlash against their impenetrable legalese.  —  Eleanor Margolis had used PayPal …

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ZTE says US ban on sales to the company is unfair and threatens its survival, vows to safeguard its interests through all legal means (Anne Marie…

Anne Marie Roantree / Reuters : ZTE says US ban on sales to the company is unfair and threatens its survival, vows to safeguard its interests through all legal means   —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp (0763.HK) (000063.SZ) said on Friday that a ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair …

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Google unveils Chat, an RCS-based carrier messaging service to supplant SMS, with typing indicators, full-res pics, video, group texts, no end-to-end…

Dieter Bohn / The Verge : Google unveils Chat, an RCS-based carrier messaging service to supplant SMS, with typing indicators, full-res pics, video, group texts, no end-to-end encryption   —  A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you'll get some amazing features.

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Former Time Inc. COO Jen Wong joins Reddit as COO, will focus on business strategy, revenue growth, and user growth (Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg/Wall…

Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal : Former Time Inc. COO Jen Wong joins Reddit as COO, will focus on business strategy, revenue growth, and user growth   —  Wong departed Time Inc. after it was acquired by Meredith Corp. in January  —  Digital media veteran Jen Wong has been named Reddit's chief operating officer effective immediately, the company said Thursday.

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Profile of Jaime Levy, the cyber punk publishing pioneer who created two of the most popular magazines of the 1990s: Cyber Rag and Electronic…

Claire L. Evans / New York Magazine : Profile of Jaime Levy, the cyber punk publishing pioneer who created two of the most popular magazines of the 1990s: Cyber Rag and Electronic Hollywood   —  How a punk kid from L.A. created the coolest publications of the 1990s.  —  In the early '90s, Jaime Levy, a punk-rock hacker chick from Los Angeles …

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A look at some VR entries at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and how they are using the tech to shed light on political topics in the Trump era (Angela…

Angela Watercutter / Wired : A look at some VR entries at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and how they are using the tech to shed light on political topics in the Trump era   —  Meeting a Monster is incredibly painful.  It's supposed to be.  Created using audio recordings and re-enactments, the virtual reality experience recounts …

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Interview with Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s 24-year-old founder, on his "weird" 2017, which saw ether’s market cap reach $125B+, the broader…

Chloe Cornish / Financial Times : Interview with Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum's 24-year-old founder, on his “weird” 2017, which saw ether's market cap reach $125B+, the broader crypto market, more   —  Up in San Francisco's Monterey Heights district stands a modest detached house; a house that would be perfectly ordinary …

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