Netflix Loses 8% of Consumers with $1 Price Increase: Study – This Week in Tech – 01/20/2019

Netflix Loses 8% of Consumers with $1 Price Increase: Study

If Netflix increases its monthly subscription price by $1, 8% of surveyed broadband users told OTT research company The Diffusion Group (TDG) that they’d quit the streaming service…


Google Maps Will Now Display Speed Limits for Its Android and iOS Apps

For the last couple of years, my wife and I have relied on an ancient Garmin GPS for long road trips, in part because it had a useful feature that Google Maps lacked: speed limits. We might end up switching soon, because Google has begun rolling out the feature to Google Maps on iOS and Android devices…


Judge Unseals Trove of Internal Facebook Documents Following Our Legal Action

A trove of hidden documents detailing how Facebook made money off children will be made public, a federal judge ruled late Monday in response to requests from Reveal…


Facebook Employees Were Caught Writing 5-Star Reviews for Its Portal Device on Amazon, and Now They Must Take Them Down

Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook’s new video-chat device…


Tech Writer Suggests ’10 Year Challenge’ May Be Collecting Data for Facial Recognition Algorithm

As innocuous as it may seem, the viral “10 Year Challenge” flooding social media feeds everywhere may have been created to collect large amounts of data for future facial recognition software, according to one prominent tech writer…


IBM HR Made Me Lie to US Govt, Says Axed VP in Age-Discrim Legal Row: I Was Ordered to Cover Up Layoffs of Older Workers

A former senior executive at IBM has claimed she was ordered to lie to the US government about just how many older workers Big Blue was laying off…


Roku Pulls InfoWars Channel After Attracting Social Media Scorn

Months after being banned by Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and other major Internet platforms, InfoWars found new online distribution through the Roku platform. The company initially claimed it was providing for a diversity of views…

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