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Subscribe to something online? California law requires businesses to let you cancel online

Wikimedia A new California online subscription law forces companies to give you an option to unsubscribe online. The law states that however you sign up for a paid subscription, you must be able to unsubscribe in the same fashion. Business will have to follow the law in California, which likely m...


At this point, what can HTC do to save itself?

The bad news has been coming in waves for beleaguered smartphone manufacturer HTC. Only last week the company admitted that it would be eliminating 1,500 jobs – about 22 percent of its global workforce. Today, it posted its dismal earnings for June 2018 which represent a whopping 68 percent d...


Twitter’s efforts to suspend fake accounts have doubled since last year

Bots, your days of tweeting politically divisive nonsense might be numbered. The Washington Post reported Friday that in the last few months Twitter has aggressively suspended accounts in an effort to stem the spread of disinformation running rampant on its platform. The Washington Post reports that...


Marvel Comics legend, Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko found dead at 90

Enlarge / Even at the biggest Marvel Comics-related museum exhibit in the world, currently running in Seattle, WA, Steve Ditko's presence is limited by his famously reclusive nature. (credit: Sam Machkovech) New York police confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that one of Marvel Comics'...


Sonos files for IPO, positions its products as alternatives to screen addiction

Enlarge / The Sonos One, a Sonos smart speaker that launched with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Smart audio company Sonos has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. In doing so, the company warned investors of potential risk factors, such as Sonos...


“Stylish” extension with 2M downloads banned for tracking every site visit

Enlarge / Google results sent to remote servers. (credit: Robert Heaton) Google, Mozilla, and Opera have pulled a browser extension with more than two million downloads after it was caught tracking every website its users visited—and sending the data to a remote server. The Stylish extensio...


Despite Chrome’s pending “mark of shame,” 3 major news sites aren’t HTTPS

Fox News is one of three top news websites that are not encrypting content. In February, Emily Schechter, the Chrome Security Product Manager at Google, announced in a blog post that beginning with the release of Chrome version 68, "Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as 'not secure'." This means th...


Valve leaks Steam game player counts; we have the numbers

Enlarge A recently discovered hole in Valve's API allowed observers to generate extremely precise and publicly accessible data for the total number of players for thousands of Steam games. While Valve has now closed this inadvertent data leak, Ars can still provide the data it revealed as a hist...


Post Office owes $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp

Enlarge / Original Statue of Liberty is on the left. Robert Davidson's Las Vegas replica is on the right. (credit: Charles E. Rotkin/CORBIS/VCG via Getty Images, George Rose/Getty Images) A sculptor who created a replica of the Statue of Liberty for a Las Vegas casino was awarded $3.5 million in...


Intel Cascade Lake-X release date, news and rumors

In 2017, Intel reacted to the threat of Threadripper by pumping out high core count (HCC) Skylake-X processors in the consumer space. And, while processors like the Core i9-7980XE outperformed the highest-end Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, they were also much more expensive, leading more enthusiast consu...

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