What Does ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mean?

Aug. 11, 2020 7:31 pm ET Editor’s note: In this Future View, students discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. Next week we’ll ask, “How do you think technology affected your experience in lockdown? Did it make the isolation less difficult or make it harder to keep up a productive routine?” Students should click here to submit opinions of fewer than …

Trump Disputing Election A Worry For Facebook Employees

BuzzFeed News; Jim Watson / AFP; Win McNamee / Getty Images After months of debate and disagreement over the handling of inflammatory or misleading posts from Donald Trump, Facebook employees want CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain what the company would do if the leader of the free world uses the social network to undermine the results of the 2020 US …

Facial Recognition Start-Up Mounts a First Amendment Defense in Privacy Suits

Floyd Abrams, one of the most prominent First Amendment lawyers in the country, has a new client: the facial recognition company Clearview AI. Litigation against the start-up “has the potential of leading to a major decision about the interrelationship between privacy claims and First Amendment defenses in the 21st century,” Mr. Abrams said in a phone interview. He said the …

E-bike sales are soaring, but are they safe?

CLOSE The ‘America’s Got Talent’ star is doing fine after having surgery. Wochit Electric bicycle sales are soaring amid the coronavirus pandemic, but how safe are they?  Safety concerns about e-bikes sparked again after Simon Cowell broke his back in multiple places while trying out his new e-bike on Saturday in the courtyard of his Malibu home, Syco Entertainment confirmed to USA …

MTA asks Apple’s help to solve iPhone mask issues

New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways By DAVID PORTER Associated Press August 10, 2020, 1:15 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Trump’s Executive Orders – WSJ

The good news is that President Trump on Saturday escaped the trillion-dollar terms of surrender demanded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The bad news is that he followed the Barack Obama method with executive orders, one of which stretches the law in a way that a future progressive President will surely cite as a precedent. Mr. Trump took his actions …

We Aren’t Holding The Right People Responsible For Cancel Culture

Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; Getty Images Last week, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan asked a question at a Congressional hearing that seemed to come out of nowhere. While the biggest tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — were being questioned about antitrust violations and harm they’ve done to consumers, Jordan …

Who’s upset about Trump’s TikTok ban? Kids. Will they move onto Reels?

CLOSE If Ben Finer could get an audience with President Donald Trump, he’d ask him a simple question about TikTok. “Is this really what you’re worried about, kids making videos online? Aren’t there other more pressing issues?” This week, Trump doubled down on his threats to ban the Chinese owned app, signing an executive order that may not stand up …

Q&A: What’s up with Trump’s orders on TikTok and WeChat?

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, foreign policy and the economy. But it’s far from clear what the administration intends to actually do when the bans take effect in 45 days, since the …