This Week in Tech – 04/15/2018: Instagram Ranked Worst Social Network for Young People’s Mental Health

Instagram Ranked Worst Social Network for Young People’s Mental Health

Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested…


Tesla Battery Degradation at Less Than 10% After Over 160,000 Miles, According to Latest Data

Battery degradation is one of the biggest concerns for electric car owners and potential buyers, but data from Tesla battery packs have been very reassuring so far…


Elon Musk Admits Humans Are Sometimes Superior to Robots, in a Tweet About Tesla Delays

Amid reports of Tesla Model 3 missed production targets and manufacturing challenges, CEO Elon Musk has stepped up and admitted that, for once, humans may be the answer…


Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Says He’s Left Facebook Over Data Collection

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told USA TODAY he’s leaving Facebook out of growing concern for the carelessness with which Facebook and other Internet companies treat the private information of users…


FTC Says ‘Warranty Void If Removed’ Stickers Are Unlawful

As we’ve reported before, it is bullshit and illegal under federal law for electronics manufacturers to put “Warranty Void if Removed” stickers on their gadgets, and it’s also illegal for companies to void your warranty if you fix your device yourself or via a third party…


Rep. Adam Schiff Says Lawmakers Need to Learn Technology to Legislate

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., worries the Facebook you see is different from the one he sees. It’s a feature, not a bug, that Facebook’s computer programs use what they know about you to organize posts, news stories and photos just so. That’s to ensure you’ll spend lots of time on its app or website and then come back for more the next day…


Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Social Media, Artificial Intelligence Should Be Regulated

Amid the firestorm surrounding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing, we asked another Silicon Valley titan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, about the Facebook controversy during an interview Tuesday in California…

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