This Week in Tech – 04/22/2018: Chrome 66 Arrives With Autoplaying Content Blocked by Default

Chrome 66 Arrives With Autoplaying Content Blocked by Default

Google today launched Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The desktop release includes autoplaying content muted by default, security improvements, and new developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome…


Undercover Author Finds Amazon Warehouse Workers in UK ‘Peed in Bottles’ Over Fears of Being Punished for Taking a Break

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos may be the world’s richest person, with a net worth of about $112 billion (£78 billion), but at least some of those working on his warehouse floors are apparently so desperate to keep their jobs that they don’t even take time to use a restroom…


Broadband Adviser Picked by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Arrested on Fraud Charges

A broadband adviser selected by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to run a federal advisory committee was arrested last week on claims she tricked investors into pouring money into a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme, according to The Wall Street Journal…


Tech Giants Are Battling It Out to Supply the Global Internet – Here’s Why That’s a Problem

The US Federal Communications Commission last month granted Elon Musk’s SpaceX permission to launch 4,425 satellites that will provide affordable high speed broadband internet to consumers…


2nd Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Says Apps and Quizzes Like ‘Sex Compass’ Gathered Data From Way More Than 87 Million Facebook Users

The data from as many as 87 million Facebook accounts obtained by Cambridge Analytica in a massive data breach was probably just the tip of the iceberg…


Feature in Apple’s Latest Software Update Is Reportedly Causing Grief for iPhone 8 Owners

A NEW feature in Apple’s latest iPhone software update is rendering certain phones unusable…


Tech Firms Like Google, Amazon Push Power Companies Toward Solar and Wind, a Blow to Coal

SAN FRANCISCO — Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia…

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