Self-Driving Cars Will “Cruise” to Avoid Paying to Park – This Week in Tech – 02/03/2019

Self-Driving Cars Will “Cruise” to Avoid Paying to Park

If you think traffic in city centers is bad now, just wait until self-driving cars emerge on the scene, cruising around to avoid paying hefty downtown parking fees…


Robocallers Blasted Americans With 26.3 Billion Spam Calls Last Year

If you were bombarded by spam calls and texts last year, you probably weren’t alone. A new report, spotted by the Washington Post, reveals that Americans received 26.3 billion robocalls last year, up 46 percent from 2017. Spam monitoring service Hiya has been analyzing calls, and found that many people are just simply not picking up calls anymore…


Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

Last March I deleted my Facebook account and never looked back. In the year since I left Facebook (and every other social media platform), I’ve experienced a significant improvement in my quality of life—I spend more time on my hobbies, feel less anxious and angry from constant exposure to the news cycle, have a noticeably longer attention span, and feel more present in the moment when I’m hanging out with friends and family…


US Files Charges Against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

The charges against the world’s second largest smartphone maker include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology…


Apple: You Can’t Sue Us for Slowing Down Your iPhones Because You, Er, Invited Us Into, Uh, Your Home… We Can Explain

Apple is like a building contractor you hire to redo your kitchen, the tech giant has argued in an attempt to explain why it shouldn’t have to pay customers for slowing down their iPhones…


San Francisco Proposal Would Ban Government Facial Recognition Use in the City

A San Francisco lawmaker is introducing legislation today that would make the city the first in the nation to ban the government use of facial recognition technology…


Major DNA Testing Company Sharing Genetic Data With the FBI

The decision by a prominent consumer DNA-testing company to share data with federal law enforcement means investigators have access to genetic information linked to hundreds of millions of people…

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