Twitter notified 1.4 million users who interacted with Russian-linked accounts

Twitter notified 1.4 million people in the United States who interacted with accounts connected to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency during the 2016 presidential election. The tech firm initially said it would be alerting 677,775 U.S. users, but on Wednesday it expanded that number. “Our notice efforts are focused on certain types of interactions, and they will…

Net neutrality battle: Bicyclist slows real traffic in protest; California bill advances

A bicyclist literally slowed down traffic outside FCC offices in Washington this week in protest, riding the wave of sentiment against the repeal of net neutrality rules. Rob Bliss called his protest “Restoring Automotive Freedom at The FCC,” a dig at the title of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal plan — Restoring Internet Freedom…

Elon Musk claims customs problem means ‘flamethrower’ needs new name

Finally, some straight talk from Elon Musk on the purported “flamethrower” that 20,000 people have reportedly ordered from the Tesla CEO’s tunnel-boring company. The flamboyant tech tycoon has apparently raised $ 10 million in pre-orders for the $ 500 flamethrowers, sold via Musk’s The Boring Company, which is dedicated to solving traffic problems by moving…

Uber and Lyft want you banned from using your own self-driving car in urban areas

The rabble can’t be trusted with self-driving cars, and only companies operating fleets of them should be able to use them in dense urban areas. So say Uber and Lyft, as signatories to a new list of transportation goals developed by a group of international non-governmental organizations and titled “Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.” Long-considered…

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