TSA Is Tracking Regular Travelers Like Terrorists in Secret Surveillance Program – This Week in Tech – 08/05/2018

TSA Is Tracking Regular Travelers Like Terrorists in Secret Surveillance Program

Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism from within the agency…


Spectrum Allegedly Throttled Content Providers Netflix and Riot Games for Money

A couple of days ago we reported on how the New York State Public Service Commission kicked Charter owned cable provider Spectrum out of the state. The company allegedly failed to deliver on several promises related to its merger with Time-Warner Cable (TWC). In a bizarre twist to the story, it seems it was more than unfulfilled commitments that got Spectrum in trouble…


Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court to Wipe Out Decision Upholding Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules earlier this year, but the Trump administration wants to go even further. On Thursday, the solicitor general requested that the Supreme Court vacate a 2016 ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that holds that the net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama years permissibly reclassified broadband as a telecommunications service subject to regulation under Title II of the Communications Act…


An Amazon Staffer Is Posting YouTube Videos of Herself Living in a Warehouse Parking Lot After an Accident at Work

Vickie Shannon Allen, a 49-year-old former Amazon warehouse employee in Texas, says she is now homeless after being injured at work last year…


Spotify Takes Down Alex Jones Podcasts Citing ‘Hate Content’

The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of “The Alex Jones Show” podcast for violating its hate content policy. The move followed a backlash on social media…


Bangladesh Shuts Down Mobile Internet to Tackle Teen Protests

DHAKA – Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiraled into violence…


‘You’re Getting Nothing’: Steve Jobs’ Daughter Wrote a Heartbreaking Memoir About Their Often Brutal Relationship

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, a daughter of the longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has published an excerpt from her coming memoir, “Small Fry” — and it contains heartbreaking details about her difficult relationship with her father…

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