Robert Downey Jr. Has Vowed to Use Robotics and AI to Significantly Clean Up the Earth in the Next Decade – This Week in Tech – 06/09/2019

Robert Downey Jr. Has Vowed to Use Robotics and AI to Significantly Clean Up the Earth in the Next Decade

Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t pretend to be a brilliant scientist — even though he’s played Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, for the past 11 years…


Mozilla Firefox Now Stops Websites, Advertisers From Tracking You

After more than a year ratcheting up its privacy protections, Firefox now blocks website cookies that can let advertisers and publishers track you across the web…


I’ve Paid a Huge Personal Cost:’ Google Walkout Organizer Resigns Over Alleged Retaliation

A prominent internal organizer against Google’s handling of sexual harassment cases has resigned from the company, alleging she was the target of a campaign of retaliation designed to intimidate and dissuade other employees from speaking out about workplace issues…


Comcast Broke Law 445,000 Times in Scheme to Inflate Bills, Judge Finds

Comcast yesterday was ordered to refund nearly 50,000 customers and pay a $9.1 million fine when a judge ruled that it violated Washington state consumer protection law hundreds of thousands of times…


Nokia’s Strategy for Breaking Into the US Market Is to Attack the Low End

HMD Global is expanding the breadth of its smartphone lineup in the US today with the launch of the Nokia 3.1 A for AT&T and the Nokia 3.1 C for Cricket. The Nokia 3.1 A is the company’s first phone for AT&T’s network since HMD relaunched the brand in 2016, while the 3.1 C joins the larger 3.1 Plus from earlier this year on Cricket’s network…


House Starts Antitrust Probe of Facebook, Google, Other Tech Giants

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are planning a broad antitrust investigation of Silicon Valley tech giants, which have been under intense scrutiny over their scale and power…


China Uses ‘Great Firewall’ to Block Washington Post, Guardian Websites

The websites of The Washington Post and The Guardian appear to be blocked in China as the country’s government tightens its so-called Great Firewall censorship apparatus as it navigates a politically sensitive period…

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