After Math: Stunning figures

After Math: Stunning figures

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I'm disappointed in you, Puerto Rico. Getting snookered for seven figures by a run-of-the-mill phishing scam is the sort of behavior I'd expect from Florida, but you should know better.

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It make have taken a decade but WhatsApp hit a major milestone, crossing 2 billion registered users. The company also took a moment to tell the intrusive surveillance apparatuses of various western powers (ahem) exactly what they could do with their government backdoor requests.

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Given how it treats its employees and keeps cozying up with the Pentagon, it's easy to forget that Google's motto was once "Don't be evil." But every once in a while the tech conglomerate throws its users a bone and does something genuinely helpful. In this case, the company cracked down on app makers abusing feature permissions, resulting in a staggering 98 percent reduction in apps asking for call and text data.

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Say hello to The Badger, a hybrid electric/fuel cell pickup concept from startup automaker Nikola Motors. It will reportedly be able to travel 300 miles on a single charge or up to 600 miles when utilizing both power plants. That's going to be necessary since 600 miles is approximately the distance between hydrogen fuel stations these days.

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Yes, I agree that the new Galaxy S20 that Samsung showed off this week during an event in San Francisco is an impressive piece of hardware, including a stupendous 100x zoom capability. I'm just saying, maybe it's not $1300 -- aka your share of rent this month -- impressive.