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Daily Deal: DevDojo Pro, Premium Content, Tools, and Courses for Devs

3 hours 56 minutes ago
This DevDojo Pro subscription gives you access to a set of tools to help you build your next great idea. Start with the Page Creator, where you’ll find Tailwind CSS Page Builder, a tool for crafting beautiful landing pages. Then, move on to Wave SAAS Starter Kit, where you’ll learn how to build your Software […]
Gretchen Heckmann

Republicans Are Angry The FCC Admitted Broadband Deployment Discrimination Exists

9 hours 24 minutes ago
Last December I wrote a feature for The Verge exploring the FCC’s long overdue effort to stop race and class discrimination in broadband deployment. For decades, big telecoms have not only refused to evenly upgrade broadband in low income and poor areas (despite billions in subsidies for this exact purpose), they’ve provably charged poor and minority neighborhoods significantly more money […]
Karl Bode

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

1 day 2 hours ago
This week, our first place winner on the insightful side Rico R. with a comment about the Surgeon General’s call for a warning label on social media: In second place, it’s an anonymous comment about the fictional crime wave: There’s another factor underlying this A lot of the people wailing about “a historic crime wave” […]
Leigh Beadon

This Week In Techdirt History: June 16th – 22nd

2 days 1 hour ago
Five Years Ago This week in 2019, we reiterated the all-important point that there is no legal distinction between a “platform” and a “publisher”, and explained why the freedom to decide what content to facilitate is essential to Section 230, while the Supreme Court signaled its recognition that social media sites don’t have to allow […]
Leigh Beadon

Ctrl-Alt-Speech: This Podcast May Be Hazardous To Moral Panics

3 days ago
Ctrl-Alt-Speech is a weekly podcast about the latest news in online speech, from Mike Masnick and Everything in Moderation‘s Ben Whitelaw. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, YouTube, or your podcast app of choice — or go straight to the RSS feed. In this week’s round-up of the latest news in online […]
Leigh Beadon

Free Speech Absolutist Elon Musk Removes Tweets Revealing Ted Cruz Fundraising Notes

3 days 2 hours ago
If ExTwitter is the bastion of free speech, you would think that it would allow for the publishing of newsworthy documents revealing a politician’s funding briefings, right? Apparently not when that politician is politically aligned with Elon Musk, whose commitment to open discourse appears to be about as floppy as the Cybertruck’s giant windshield wiper. […]
Mike Masnick

Daily Deal: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Steam

3 days 4 hours ago
Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this third-person action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord, and thanks to your bold yet questionable leadership, you have persuaded an oddball crew of unlikely heroes to join you. Some jerk (surely not you) has set off a […]
Gretchen Heckmann

Oh Look, Some Cop Just Got Busted For Abusing Access To Clearview AI

3 days 5 hours ago
The inevitable is upon us: a police officer has been caught using Clearview AI for non-law enforcement purposes. That wouldn’t mean anything if the officer had private access to the most ethically dubious player in the facial recognition tech market. But he didn’t. He was using access purchased by his employer, so it wasn’t only […]
Tim Cushing

Fitbit Plumbs New Depths Of Bottomless Suckiness After Google Acquisition

3 days 23 hours ago
Shortly after the company’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit in 2019, Google Senior VP Rick Osterloh wrote a blog post proclaiming that the merger would result in better and cheaper fitness tracking tech: “We’re confident the combination of Fitbit’s leading technology, product expertise and health and wellness innovation with the best of Google’s AI, software […]
Karl Bode

When The Surgeon General Warned About Pac-Man

4 days 3 hours ago
We had a post earlier this week about the silliness of the Surgeon General’s idea for a warning on social media, and that linked to a longer piece Mike wrote about it at The Daily Beast, which talked about a similar push by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop getting upset about video games. The […]
Mike Masnick

Daily Deal: The Complete MATLAB Programming Master Class

4 days 3 hours ago
MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creating of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages. That’s all well and good, but it means nothing if you don’t have a firm grasp of the data types used within MATLAB. In this course you’ll cover not just data […]
Gretchen Heckmann