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DOJ Sues for All of Edward Snowden’s Book Profits

Just when he thinks he’s out, they pull him back in. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced new legal action against exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The DOJ hopes to recover any profits he makes from the sale of his new book.

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Bizarre Streaming Service Quibi Already Has a Better Lineup Than Apple TV+

Apple had its most important event of the year earlier this week and judging by its lackluster presentation for Apple TV+ one could be forgiven for thinking that it isn’t putting too much importance in its fledgling streaming service. Meanwhile, the mysterious millennial-focused streaming startup Quibi has a…

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Apple Can Feel Its Reputation for Bulletproof Security Slipping Through Its Fingers

With its flagship iPhone event just a few days away, it appears that Apple is getting a little nervous about recent reports regarding the state of its lauded security features. On Friday, it took the unusual step of publishing a blog post to refute some recent claims about its operating system made by Google…

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Regal Cinemas’ MoviePass-Style Unlimited Plan Will Start at $18 Per Month

MoviePass may be limping along in zombie form, just waiting for some finance bro to put it out of its misery, but its unlimited subscription model continues to spread and mutate. On Friday, Regal Cinemas announced that it’s launching its own version of an unlimited movie plan that should be a pretty decent deal for…

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How to Sign In to Twitter

On Tuesday, the president of the United States began his day with his usual peripatetic stream of tweets that appear to be random but are surely formulated according to a deliberate and thoughtful plan. Amidst the ramblings, President Trump indicated that he may need a little IT help when it comes to using Twitter,…

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The Online Icons That Didn’t Survive the Web’s First 30 Years

As March draws to close, so does our celebration of the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, making it as good a time as ever to take a look back at some the features and formats that bit the dust along the way.

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A ‘Dark Day’: Copyright Law That Threatens the Internet as We Know It Passes Final EU Vote

Amid widespread protests, online and off, the European Union approved a controversial new copyright directive on Tuesday. Two years in the making, the legislation is intended to give copyright holders more control over their work, but critics say it could hand more power to tech giants, stifle the free flow of…

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Apple Spat With Spotify Is a Fight for Its Future—and It’s Failing to Make Its Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been more than clear that services like the iOS App Store are an essential part of the company’s future as consumers hang onto devices for longer and longer periods between upgrades. When Spotify filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple this week, it fired a direct shot at the tech giant’s…

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Pentagon Brass Bafflingly Accuses Google of Providing ‘Direct Benefit’ to China’s Military

There are many reasons to be critical of Google. But on Thursday, General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped just short of accusing the tech giant of treason.

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