This Week in Tech – 04/01/2018: Self-Driving Cars Could Kill Hundreds but Save Tens of Thousands, Toyota Executive Says

Self-Driving Cars Could Kill Hundreds but Save Tens of Thousands, Toyota Executive Says

Self-driving cars could kill hundreds of people every year in the early going but save many more lives, a Toyota executive said Thursday at an event near the New York Auto Show…


Los Angeles Wants to Build Its Own Citywide Broadband Network

Los Angeles wouldn’t be the first municipality to create their own broadband utility. But they’d probably be the biggest. Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Council introduced a motion to study the feasibility of a massive, citywide broadband grid…


Snapchat Is Building the Same Kind of Data-Sharing API That Just Got Facebook Into Trouble

Snapchat is building a way for people to use their Snapchat account to connect with third-party apps. The idea, in theory, would let Snapchat users grant outside companies access to their Snapchat data to help personalize other services…


Lindsay Lohan Loses GTA V Privacy Case Appeal

The actress Lindsay Lohan has failed in her latest attempt to sue the maker of the video game Grand Theft Auto V…


Facebook Logs Text, Call Histories for Some Android Users

Facebook Inc. said it logs the phone call and messaging histories of some Android smartphone users who installed its messaging app or a lighter version of its main Facebook app…


Playboy Deletes Its Facebook Accounts

Playboy issued a press release late Tuesday night to announce its withdrawal from Facebook. It has deactivated the Playboy accounts that Playboy Enterprises manages, directly affecting some 25 million fans, according to the company. Playboy becomes the latest company to join the call to #DeleteFacebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, punctuated on Friday by Elon Musk’s order to remove Tesla and SpaceX pages from Zuckerberg’s social media juggernaut…


Netflix Banned From Competing at Cannes Film Festival

Netflix has been banned from competing in the Cannes Film Festival, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Theirry Fremaux, the head of Cannes, told THR last week the ban is because Netflix refuses to release its films in theaters, choosing instead to debut them on its streaming service and, in some rare cases, do day-and-date releases so the film can be seen both online and off. In the case of Bong Joon-ho’s Okja and Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories — films that were entered into last year’s Cannes to widespread protest from French filmmakers — Netflix was unable to secure last-minute permits for one-week theatrical releases due to French media regulations…

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