Deleting Facebook

Brian X. Chen, The New York Times: The social network’s long-stated mission has been to connect people so that we can live in a more open world. But after being off Facebook since October, I found that I did not feel less connected and that my social life didn’…

AT&T, Comcast implement new caller ID tech

Ars Technica: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has threatened "regulatory intervention" if major phone companies fail to adopt SHAKEN and STIR this year. Most major US phone providers have pledged to do so. The technology would also have to be adopted by carriers in other countries in…

MySpaces loses over a decade of music uploads

Ars Technica: Myspace has apparently lost most or all of the music files uploaded by its users before 2015, and it told users that the data was corrupted beyond repair during a server migration. This is, perhaps, an interesting story due to MySpace's historical significance but, given their recent history,…

Slack removes hate groups

Slack team: Today we removed 28 accounts because of their clear affiliation with known hate groups. The use of Slack by hate groups runs counter to everything we believe in at Slack and is not welcome on our platform. Good riddance.…

Skype drops web support for Safari, Firefox

VentureBeat: The new Skype for Web client that Microsoft released on Thursday isn’t functional on several browsers, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today. The revamped version of the company’s messaging and video chat client only supports Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome — and Chromium-based browsers such as Vivaldi — but…

Australian political parties hacked

Ars Technica:Morrison said that the Australian government had made moves to "ensure the integrity of our electoral system," including instructing the Australian Cyber Security Centre "to be ready to provide any political party or electoral body in Australia with immediate support, including making their technical experts available."If they…