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By Cory Doctorow Tim O’Reilly has his finger on the pulse of technology and the people who make it in a way that is unmatched by anyone in the world; the publisher of the world’s best-loved computer books, the host of technology’s best-loved conferences, the convenor of the most important…

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That’s according to this month’s shareholder filings; the company estimates the total bill at $166 million more, plus class action damages. Equifax’s nation-destroying data-breach was subsequently revealed to be just the latest in a series of unbelievably careless IT blunders, and it eventually cost the company CEO his…

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The board of directors thanked Richard Smith “for his 12 years of leadership” as Smith showed himself the door while he reminded the 140,000,000 Americans whose lives he’d destroyed through insanely lax security and months of shambolic inaction that “I have been completely dedicated to making this right.” …

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Tesla is reportedly working on a platooning system for its upcoming electric semi-truck, set to be unveiled in September, which will connect several self-driving trucks to a leader vehicle. It is close to a prototype of the platooning system, according to email conversations between Tesla and the Nevada Department for…

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The Internet of Things will be the next stage in the computer revolution, this time focused on the “type of data we collect,” according to a whitepaper from ARM. The British semiconductor firm, recently acquired by SoftBank for $32 billion, estimates that one trillion IoT devices will be built between…

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AT&T, which has successfully lobbied state governments and the FCC to ban any broadband competition in the markets where it operates, says that its forced arbitration “agreements” aren’t really forced, because people in the markets it serves could just not use the internet. The risable claim comes in…

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