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Supreme Court: Warrant Needed to Track Cell Phone Whereabouts History

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The Supreme Court on Friday put new restraints on law enforcement’s access to the ever-increasing amount of private information about Americans available in the digital age. In the specific case before the court, the justices ruled that authorities generally must obtain a warrant to gain access to cell-tower records that can …

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Report: Tesla Will Close a Dozen Solar Facilities

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The sun is not shining on Tesla lately. The electric car maker’s decision last week to cut nearly 10 percent of its workforce will drastically shrink its residential solar business, the division once known as Solar City, according to internal documents and several current and former employees interviewed by the …

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Developers Have an App for App Addiction

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A small but growing number of behavioral scientists and former Silicon Valley developers have begun trying to counterprogram those news alerts, friend requests and updates crowding our waking hours. Increasingly, the rebel developers are using fire to fight fire — creating apps that try to put users back in control. …

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One Step Closer to 5G

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Last week, the 3GPP — the international group that governs cellular standards — officially signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec. It’s another major step toward next-generation cellular networks finally becoming a reality. The Verge

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AI, Data, Lead Winners at Cannes Festival

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A.I. and data were keystones of the winners of this year’s 13th annual Future Lions competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, hosted by AKQA Monday afternoon at the Debussy Theatre at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The contest honors ideas that would have been impossible three years ago …

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