Instacart modifications how it pays buyers, however numerous state they’re now earning less

Instacart modifications how it pays buyers, however numerous state they’re now...

Enlarge / Kaitlin Myers, a shopper for Instacart, navigates the aisles as she shops for a customer at Whole Foods in Denver. Myers receives a grocery list from an Instacart customer and then completes the shopping on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Earlier this month, Instacart publicly announced that it had redesigned its "shopper experience for…
Cut-and-paste mistake obviously exposes federal charges versus Assange

Cut-and-paste mistake obviously exposes federal charges versus Assange

Julian Assange, at center. Federal prosecutors have accidentally revealed that criminal charges have been filed against "Assange"—an apparent reference to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The feds filed the revealing document back in August, but the slip-up wasn't noticed until it was flagged in a Thursday evening tweet. The filing was in an unrelated sex crimes…
Judge turns down neo-Nazi’s First Change argument in harassment case

Judge turns down neo-Nazi’s First Change argument in harassment case

Azzmador / YouTubeWhen Andrew Anglin isn't editing his neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, he organizes harassment campaigns against perceived enemies. One target of an Anglin harassment campaign, Tanya Gersh, sued Anglin last year. On Wednesday, a Montana federal judge dealt Anglin a significant setback, holding that the First Amendment does not protect Anglin's right to…
Wireless throttling: Senators ask 4 significant providers about video downturns

Wireless throttling: Senators ask 4 significant providers about video downturns

Verizon Three US Senate Democrats today asked the four major wireless carriers about allegations they've been throttling video services and—in the case of Sprint—the senators asked about alleged throttling of Skype video calls. Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent the letters to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, noting that…
Impending Bitcoin Money schism activates cryptocurrency selloff

Impending Bitcoin Money schism activates cryptocurrency selloff

Many people doubt Craig Wright's claim to be Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin's price has fallen more than 12 percent over the last 24 hours to $5,400, the lowest price for the popular cryptocurrency in more than a year. Bitcoin's plunge is part of a broader cryptocurrency sell-off. Ethereum has fallen more than 15 percent…
United States travel restriction obstructing trainees from providing their research study

United States travel restriction obstructing trainees from providing their research study

Enlarge / A poster grayed-out in protest at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. Twitter user: @Doctor_PMS At an academic conference, the question “where are you from?” can have many meanings. “For anybody who’s in science, that’s a complicated question,” says paleontologist P. David Polly. “Where are we now, where did we…
Comcast pressured to pay refunds after its hidden charges damage clients’ credit score

Comcast pressured to pay refunds after its hidden charges damage clients’...

Aurich / Getty Comcast has agreed to pay $700,000 in refunds "and cancel debts for more than 20,000 Massachusetts customers" to settle allegations that it used deceptive advertising to promote long-term cable contracts, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced yesterday. "Comcast stuck too many Massachusetts customers with lengthy, expensive contracts that left many in debt and…
Male pleads guilty to whacking attack that caused death of Kansas male

Male pleads guilty to whacking attack that caused death of Kansas...

Federal prosecutors in Kansas announced Tuesday that a 25-year-old Californian has admitted that he caused a Wichita man to be killed at the hands of local police during a swatting attack late last year. Swatting is a way to harass or threaten someone by calling in a false threat to law enforcement, and, when successful,…
Thermal power plants utilize a great deal of water, however that’s gradually altering

Thermal power plants utilize a great deal of water, however that’s...

Enlarge / A view of the decommissioned Duke Energy Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant. Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images It may come as a surprise that as of 2015, most of the water taken out of US ground- and surface-water sources was withdrawn by the electricity sector. Irrigation is a close second, and…
Report: Amazon picks New york city City area, DC residential area for HQ2

Report: Amazon picks New york city City area, DC residential area...

Enlarge / A pedestrian walks past a mural in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Christopher Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images Amazon has reportedly selected two joint sites for its second headquarters, or HQ2: Long Island City—a neighborhood in Queens, New York City—and Crystal…
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