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    When Apple first announced its refreshed Mac Pro, one of the most mocked aspects was the optional $400 wheels, which only became more absurd when Apple started selling the wheels as a standalone upgrade for a whopping $700. Fortunately, Mac accessory company OWC is finally stepping in with the first set of third-party wheels, which are a (relative) steal compared to Apple’s official ones: they only cost $249 (via Kif Leswing on Twitter). Is that, objectively speaking, a lot of money to spend on wheels for your computer? Yes. On the other hand, they’re nearly a third of the cost of Apple’s official option and are actually more versatile: where Apple’s wheels require removing the stationary legs and a variety...
    NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) — Detectives say they have arrested two people but are still looking for a third suspect in connection to a deadly party shooting last month. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 6100 block of Coil Court in North Highlands back on July 26 to investigate a shooting that took place during a large party. At the scene, deputies found that a 22-year-old man had been shot. Deputies, then medics started life-saving measures, but the man died several days later. Photo of Darren Saucier-Crocket provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, detectives announced that two arrests had been made in connection to the case. Joshua Martinez, 19, and Elias Higgins, 18,...
    (CNN)Outside groups in Georgia are sending absentee ballot applications to voters, potentially causing confusion and delays in mailing ballots.The Patriots Foundation, a self-proclaimed watchdog group, has been conducting a nonpartisan voter turnout effort in various states around the country, according to the group's president, Craig Robinson. The effort has come after the state of Georgia decided not to send out absentee ballot applications for its upcoming elections.The mailers at times have had the wrong return address printed on them, according to KARE 11. Robinson confirmed that some of the mailers were printed with the incorrect address, sending applications to the group's Iowa address instead of the local county election office."With any mailing you will have some incorrect addresses, so yes,...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. The Post’s George Will gave voice to an opinion I’ve heard a lot lately—Joe Biden’s victory over the president would mark the end of our “long national nightmare.” The thing about this opinion is that it sounds right. The other thing about this opinion is that sounding right makes it doubly wrong. The nightmare is not going to be over, and everyone thinking it’s going to be over will be complicit in its long-term viability. Setting aside the problem of presuming Donald Trump is going to lose based on recent polling, and setting aside the problem...
    The New York and California attorneys general, along with the Federal Trade Commission, plan to investigate Amazon’s online Marketplace platform, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. The agencies are going to interview witnesses jointly on conference calls over the next few weeks, in what Bloomberg suggests may be the beginnings of a formal antitrust enforcement action following last week’s landmark Big Tech antitrust hearing. The news comes after intense questioning over Amazon’s Marketplace practices during the hearing. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) asked CEO Jeff Bezos whether its actions toward Marketplace sellers was a pattern of behavior. She played testimony from a third-party bookseller who believed Amazon had blocked their store, without providing an explanation why, effectively destroying her business. Bezos responded...
    Sony has just announced that its latest “State of Play” event is happening this Thursday, August 6th at 4PM ET — but don’t expect quite the volume of news we got at the last big PlayStation event. In early June, we saw a ton of PS5 games and the first look at the console itself, but this time Sony says there are “no big PS5 announcements.” Still, it’s going to be a 40-minute look at PS4 and PS VR titles from third-party studios, which sounds like we should see some games we’ll get to play sooner than later. State of Play returns Thursday at 1:00pm Pacific! What to expect:▪️ A focus on upcoming PS4 & PS VR games▪️ A...
    NORTHRIDGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Officials at Cal State Northridge confirm the school was targeted in an attempted cyberattack.They say a hacker tried placing ransomware on third-party software used by the university - and ended up grabbing some customer data.CSUN officials say the third-party company paid the hacker to delete the stolen data, but the university can't confirm the data was released.Students were alerted to track their accounts and credit records.
    Google has taken one step closer to banishing third-party cookies from Chrome. The internet giant has started testing its trust tokens with developers, with promises that more would move to live tests “soon.” As before, the company hoped to phase out third-party cookies in Chrome once it could meet the needs of both users and advertisers. Trust tokens are meant to foster user trust across sites without relying on persistent identifying data like third-party cookies. They theoretically prevent bot-based ad fraud without tying data to individuals. This would be one framework as part of a larger Privacy Sandbox including multiple open standards.
    VALLEJO — The city’s police chief announced Friday that he was launched an independent investigation into allegations that some Vallejo officers would bend their badges to mark a person they killed in the line of duty. In a news release Friday afternoon, Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams said he heard from two people within the police department “that badge-bending has occurred.” “As a result of these very troubling and disturbing allegations, I’ve asked for an independent outside investigation to be completed by a third party,” Williams said in a written statement. The announcement comes days after Williams said he was launching an inquiry into the matter, and would up the ante if evidence was found suggesting the allegations were true....
    The lack of prominent third-party presidential candidates in the 2020 election is simplifying the presidential choice for voters this year, and Joe Biden is more likely to benefit from that dynamic than President Trump. Four years ago, voters who disliked both Trump and Hillary Clinton voted in waves for third-party alternatives. In some states, they were thought to be a spoiler for Clinton, because the minor candidates received more votes than the margin between Trump and Clinton in key swing states. In Michigan, for instance, Trump won the state by a razor-thin margin of 10,704 votes more than Clinton. The Libertarian Party nominee, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, received 172,136 votes in the state, and Green Party...
    Last quarter, Amazon saw a big uptick in sales as well, but overall profits were slightly dampened due to the $4 billion in COVID-related expenses. The fact that net income for Q2 was so high despite the increase in expenses shows just how much consumers used Amazon in the past few months. “This was another highly unusual quarter,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “We’ve created over 175,000 new jobs since March and are in the process of bringing 125,000 of these employees into regular, fulltime positions. And third-party sales again grew faster this quarter than Amazon’s first-party sales.” The last point is a nod towards Bezos’s recent testimony in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, where he...
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admitted that fake products continue to bedevil the e-commerce site at Wednesday's congressional hearing with tech giants. Responding to questions from Rep. Henry Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, Bezos said it is “an incredibly important issue,” and that “counterfeits are a scourge.” Bezos went on to say that it “does not help us earn trust with customers” and is “bad for honest third-party sellers,” referring to independent sellers, where counterfeiting is the most rampant. BIG TECH BACKLASH: APPLE, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, AMAZON CEOS GRILLED ON CAPITOL HILL The CEO went on to say that Amazon has a team of more than 1,000 people who fight counterfeiting and that the company has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into systems...
    Jeff Bezos didn’t have answers for whether or not Amazon.com Inc. employees have used third-party seller data to inform which products it should make for its own private label when he testified during a U.S. House of Representatives antitrust hearing Wednesday. But lawmakers were convinced that they have, thanks to to a report from the Wall Street Journal as well as interviews the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee has itself conducted with several former Amazon employees who said that there are policies against it that are rarely enforced. “‘There’s a rule but there is no one spot checking or enforcing it,’” said an unnamed Amazon employee, according to Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who represents the vast majority of Seattle, where...
    Kanye West is expanding his campaign team in a bid to get on the ballot in more states, after he recently filed paperwork for New Jersey, Missouri, Oklahoma and his home of Illinois. Despite his disastrous rally in South Carolina earlier this month, and after missing deadlines in some states, West is pushing ahead to ensure he gets enough signatures to appear on the ballots in New York and West Virginia. The 43-year-old has hired experienced political advisers, TMZ reports, after his wife Kim Kardashian West flew home to California following apparent marriage crisis talks in Wyoming. The publication reports that West – who is also a fashion designer – has got his advisers to team up with third party organizations...
    5 breakout stars from UFCs inaugural Fight Island stretch Is your mask causing your glasses to fog? This popular spray might help Jeff Bezos has been on a collision course with D.C. for years — this weeks hearing marks a new chapter Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will testify before Congress for the first time on Wednesday. The hearing will likely serve as a flashpoint in lawmakers' examination of Amazon's market power.  But insiders familiar with Amazon's business question whether members of Congress will ask the right questions. © Provided by CNBC Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on October 02, 2019. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will finally come face to face with lawmakers looking to question his company's growing...
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on October 02, 2019.Elif Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will finally come face to face with lawmakers looking to question his company's growing influence at Wednesday's antitrust hearing.  The hearing before the House Antitrust Subcommittee, which will be held over videoconference because of the coronavirus pandemic, will give lawmakers a rare opportunity to grill the Amazon CEO directly about Amazon's market power and business practices, along with other hot-button issues, like its treatment of warehouse workers during the pandemic. The CEOs of Apple, Google and Facebook, who will also appear on Wednesday, have previously attempted to make overtures with politicians who have questioned their companies' power or policies, whether by appearing...
    While the Joy-Cons that come with the Nintendo Switch are fine controllers to start with, you may find yourself yearning for a different type of grip that gives you more options and control while you’re playing. Nintendo’s controller does just that — it has a similar style to Xbox wireless controllers and those of other consoles, giving you shoulder buttons, thumb sticks, a D-pad and more. It’s much more comfortable to use when playing action-adventure titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and hardcore gamers will likely prefer it over Joy-Cons so much that it becomes their default controller. Nintendo’s first-party solution also gives you features like an infrared sensor, vibration capabilities and amiibo support, which are...
    As if it weren’t already getting enough heat, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is now reportedly being investigated by WarnerMedia following a slew of allegations against the workplace. According to Variety, executives from Warner Bros. Television and show producer Telepictures distributed a memo to show staff last week which stated WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm would begin looking into the matter by interviewing former and current staff members. While the third-party firm was not named, the internal investigation comes after allegations of insensitive and racist incidents surfaced in an article by Buzzfeed earlier this month, followed by the subsequent “canceling” of DeGeneres, 62, and her show by the Twitter-verse. But this isn’t the first time someone is speaking...
    THE Ellen DeGeneres show is reportedly under investigation following numerous accusations the set is a “toxic work environment” for staffers. An internal investigation by parent company WarnerMedia is allegedly taking place after employees came forward about experiencing "racism, fear, and intimidation” while working on the talk show. 1 The Ellen DeGeneres show is reportedly "under investigation" following "toxic" work environment accusationsCredit: Rex Features According to Variety, executives Telepictures - which produces the daytime series - and Warner Bros. - which is in charge of distribution - sent an e-mail to staffers last week to say they’re working with a third party firm. Sources told the outlet in addition to the third party company, WarnerMedia’s employee relations group will also interview...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for the third weekend in a row, protesting at President Vladimir Putin's handling of a regional political crisis that has sparked demonstrations. Residents of Khabarovsk, around 3,800 miles (6,110 km) and seven time zones east of Moscow, are unhappy about the July 9 detention of the wider region's popular regional governor, Sergei Furgal, who was arrested on murder charges he denies. His detention, which his supporters say was politically motivated, has triggered more than two weeks of street protests, creating a headache for the Kremlin which is trying to troubleshoot a sharp COVID-19-induced drop in real incomes and keep a lid on unrest...
    MOSCOW, July 25 (Reuters) – Thousands of people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for the third weekend in a row, protesting at President Vladimir Putin’s handling of a regional political crisis that has sparked demonstrations. Residents of Khabarovsk, around 3,800 miles (6,110 km) and seven time zones east of Moscow, are unhappy about the July 9 detention of the wider region’s popular regional governor, Sergei Furgal, who was arrested on murder charges he denies. His detention, which his supporters say was politically motivated, has triggered more than two weeks of street protests, creating a headache for the Kremlin which is trying to troubleshoot a sharp COVID-19-induced drop in real incomes and keep a lid...
    Counter Strike Global Offensive has again come up with new maps, and the very controversial Trusted Mode is getting some more updates after players repeatedly called the devs out for not paying enough attention to hackers/cheaters. Here’s the official tweet from CS: GO on the new updates. New Maps in Counter Strike Global Offensive The new maps, Mutiny and Swamp, have been added to the official matchmaking replacing Jungle and Chlorine in the popular game modes of Casual, TDM, and Scrimmage. Swamp is an overall open map that features swampy waters at intervals, forcing players to slow down and tread carefully so as not to alert the enemy. It will probably be one of the faster maps leading to quick...
    Last August, Apple announced that it would distribute special iPhones to elite security researchers. The idea was to offer a device that had fewer constraints, allowing researchers to home in on security vulnerabilities more easily without first having to work around standard iOS defenses. Starting today, those devices are finally going into circulation. Apple is opening its security research device program to analysts with an established track record of finding iOS bugs, as well as those with expertise in other platforms who want to start on iOS. The company will loan the devices for a year with the possibility to renew, and participants will also gain access to new security forums focused on the devices. If researchers "find, test, validate,...
    The company said that if researchers found a vulnerability through using the SRD, it must report it to Apple or an appropriate third party if it’s in a third-party code. Apple will then attempt to resolve the issue, and provide a “publication date” when it will take place. Until then, the researchers can’t share their findings with others. Techcrunch also reported that program participants will have access to extensive documentation and a dedicated forum with Apple engineers.  Device availability is limited, and researchers need to apply to be in the program. They must be an Account Holder in the Apple Developer Program, a proven track record of finding security issues, and be based in an eligible country or region.  The...
    Reuters July 22, 2020 0 Comments Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in support among registered voters, and the former vice president appears to have a significant advantage among voters who are undecided, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. The July 15-21 poll found that 46% of registered voters said they would back Biden in the Nov. 3 election, while 38% would vote for Republican Trump. The remaining 16% are either undecided, plan to support a third-party candidate or may not vote. Both Biden and Trump campaigns have focused much of their time on reaching out to this third group of potentially persuadable voters, which could swing a close election in either direction....
    Snapchat announced it was working on Snap Minis last month, and the first four made their debut today, Adweek reports. They include Headspace, Let’s Do It, Prediction Master and Flashcards. Snapchat has also promised Mini versions of Saturn (to compare class schedules), Tembo (study prep), Atom (to buy movie tickets and watch trailers with a group) and Coachella. This is part of a larger trend of Snap sharing more tools with developers. The company previously said it plans to make more of its camera features available to third-party developers, so outside apps may soon be able to use Snapchat’s augmented reality lenses.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that California residents can again legally buy foie gras, provided the product and transaction are made out of state, but they still can’t get the delicacy in restaurants. California’s ban on foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was challenged in court by out-of-state producers who said they lost nearly one-third of their sales after the prohibition took effect. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled Tuesday the sale of foie gras doesn’t violate the law if the seller is outside of California and the product is given to a third-party delivery service and brought into the state. “There is no principled way to distinguish between foie gras...
    Today, the company is  — once again — saying it wants to do right by these developers after all.  “We want to be intentional about how we serve a whole range of developers, and not just the enterprise segment we focused on in the past,” says Ian Cairns, head of product for Twitter’s develop platform. “And we’ve been in touch with several folks in that third party client community to figure out how we can better work with them in the future.” It’s not clear if Twitter will restore any of the previously lost functionality, such as the ability to send timely push notifications and instantly refresh users’ feeds, but Twitter says it plans to more closely address the needs...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Foie gras is back on the menu in California after a federal judge ruled the rich dish can’t be prevented from being brought in from out of state. California’s ban on the delicacy, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was challenged in court by out-of-state producers who said they lost nearly one-third of their total sales when the prohibition took effect. A federal appeals court eventually upheld the ban, but on Tuesday U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson decided for the plaintiffs, which include farmers in Canada and New York and a restaurant. They had challenged part of the law that banned liver produced out of state from being sold. Wilson ruled the sale...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Foie gras is back on the menu in California after a federal judge ruled the rich dish can’t be prevented from being brought in from out of state. California’s ban on the delicacy, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was challenged in court by out-of-state producers who said they lost nearly one-third of their total sales when the prohibition took effect. A federal appeals court eventually upheld the ban, but on Tuesday U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson decided for the plaintiffs, which include farmers in Canada and New York and a restaurant. They had challenged part of the law that banned liver produced out of state from being sold. Wilson ruled the sale...
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will now launch in ‘Trusted Mode’ according to the latest announcement. Valve has already announced that it was testing the beta version of this in its previous announcement. Through the ‘Trusted launch’, Valve plans to take its fight against the hackers to the next level. ‘Trusted Mode’ will not allow 3rd-party files to run with the game. It will detect an unauthorized file and display a warning. Furthermore, the player will be banned from VAC-enabled servers. This will also temporarily affect the player’s trust score. Also Read: “It’s not happening”-CSGO Source 2 Port Reportedly Far Off Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trusted mode In their latest announcement on the website, they said [Trusted Mode] – Players now launch CS:GO...
    By Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Leaders from Ivory Coast's ruling party agreed at a closed-door meeting late Wednesday to press President Alassane Ouattara to seek a third term in October's election following the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, two sources said. Ouattara announced in March that he would not stand for re-election after 10 years in office and designated Gon Coulibaly, his closest political ally, as the RHDP party's candidate. Gon Coulibaly's death on Wednesday, less than a week after he returned to Ivory Coast from an extended medical leave in France for heart issues, left the RHDP scrambling to choose a replacement. The election is expected to be the most hotly contested since 2010, when...
    Amazon will look to crack down on bootleggers by requiring them to publicly list their names and addresses on According to a report from Business Insider, the new requirement was sent in a note to sellers this week and will take effect on September 1st.  'These features help customers learn more about the businesses of a seller and the products that they are selling,' the note says, according to a report from Business Insider. 'We are making this change to ensure there is a consistent baseline of seller information to help customers make informed shopping decisions.' Amazon recently created a special division assigned to weeding out counterfeit products on its platform through investigation and civil lawsuits (stock) The effects...
    Last summer, Apple said that it would begin “verifying” these repair businesses and, if they passed muster, allowing them to use official Apple tools and spares. The program was limited to the US, but Apple today said that more than 140 companies have signed up, with over 700 repair locations now in operation. Apple added that these businesses could access “free training,” as well as the same parts, tools, manuals and diagnostic equipment offered by Apple Authorized Service Providers and Apple Store teams. Any business that wishes to sign up can do so at Apple’s dedicated Independent Repair Provider page and it’ll be interesting to see what their experience of the program is like. The iPhone maker has said that...
    Sahith Theegala joins exclusive company after winning Jack Nicklaus Award 6-Year-Old Wears Black Lives Matter Shirt, Gets Kicked Out of Daycare Amazon sellers in the U.S. will have to list their names and addresses Amazon informed U.S. sellers on Wednesday that it will soon require them to disclose their business name and address on their public profile.  The company already requires its Europe, Japan and Mexico marketplaces to share this information. The policy could help consumers and brands track down third-party sellers who they suspect are selling counterfeit or unsafe goods. © Provided by CNBC Billie Her, a warehouse associate, wraps plastic around a pallet of boxes at Amazon's Fulfillment Center in Thornton, Colorado. Amazon will soon...
    Virginia man charged with fraud for allegedly selling Chinese-made body armor to US military, feds 5 Things Likely to Replace Traditional Restaurant Menus Top NBCUniversal Exec Outlines Plans to "Prevent Discrimination and Harassment" © Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images NBCUniversal TV and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus is bolstering the company's efforts to create a safe workplace environment. In a companywide memo he sent Tuesday, the executive — who oversees NBC Entertainment, streamer Peacock and multiple cable networks including USA and Syfy — detailed expanded protections for employees both on programming that's produced in-house and from third-party suppliers. (Read the memo in full, below.) The increased efforts come amid a continued reckoning in Hollywood as executives, stars and showrunners alike...
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A Glendale woman received a startling and unwelcome surprise when she opened a package from a third-party seller on Amazon that was left on her front porch."It was on backorder and I was very happy when I came home from work last night and this box was waiting for me," the woman said.But when she opened the box, she found something else inside besides ink: seven bottles of powerful narcotics, including oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine - along with an invoice from the Drug Enforcement Administration."There's morphine, there's this, there's that, this is really dangerous stuff -- and there's a lot of them in there," she explained.The woman did not wish to be identified, however, she is...
    Facebook has again admitted to improperly sharing user data with third-party companies.  The social media giant vowed to crack down on how much information was sent to independent app developers back in 2018 but has repeatedly failed to do so.  In a blog post, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, vice-president of  Platform Partnerships at Facebook, revealed a few sparse details about the latest issue.  He said around 5,000 apps had recently received data they should not have, including email addresses, birthdays, language and gender of users.   Facebook says the issue was fixed after it was discovered, but did not state when it was found, how it went undetected for two years, or how many users are impacted.  MailOnline has approached Facebook for comment. Scroll...
    Jeff Swensen/Getty Images More than a third of Republicans think it’s “reckless and dangerous” for the party to move forward with its national convention in August, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk survey. The survey found 54 percent of Americans disapproved of the party’s plan to hold its Aug. 24-27 convention at the Jacksonville, Florida, including 36 percent of Republicans. Meanwhile, a fair number of Democrats disapprove of their party’s plan to hold a “virtual” convention, with 25 percent saying it will “cost them an opportunity to generate enthusiasm and organize supporters.” Republicans moved their convention from Charlotte, North Carolina to Jacksonville’s 15,000-seat VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena after Gov. Roy Cooper (D) refused to allow it to be held without restrictions,...
    A firearm was seized and police were attacked with glass bottles in a third night of “street parties” turned riots in London — as Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the Metropolitan Police faces budget cuts. For the third straight night, chaos and clashes with police were witnessed as people took to the streets of London in street gatherings that are still illegal under the coronavirus lockdown regulation. Footage shared on social media showed officers being pelted by glass bottles as they tried to disperse a large crowd that had gathered on Harrow Road in West London. In East London, meanwhile, police responded to reports that a large crowd had converged on the streets of Newham “who were setting up a sound...
    Allison Robicelli53 minutes ago•Filed to:third party deliverythird party delivery101Representatives for Uber Eats confirm that the service is “not yet profitable” and “does not make money.”Photo: NurPhoto (Getty) So by now you’ve most likely heard that delivery apps like Grubhub, Door Dash, and Uber Eats are potentially harmful to restaurants, as evidenced by some of the most exciting dystopian developments in the food world. These delivery services take up to 30% of every order, often wiping out a restaurant’s profits entirely, or worse, driving it into the red. Delivery drivers are members of the gig economy, competing with other delivery people to grab as many orders as they can, and making a pittance for it. So if restaurants are losing money, and...
    (CNN)Walmart is facing heat for selling T-shirts that feature variations of the "Black Lives Matter" slogan, including "All Lives Matter," "Blue Lives Matter," "Irish Lives Matter" and "Homeless Lives Matter."The backlash erupted on social media, where users criticized the world's largest retailer for allegedly "mocking" the Black Lives Matter movement, which has come to symbolize a call to action against racism and police killings of Black people in America.The slogan was born after the controversial killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012.Since then, "Black Lives Matter" has become a rallying cry, most recently, by protestors nationwide and around the world in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing at the hands of law enforcement in Minneapolis in June.The T-shirts are...
    This could be a boon for many hardware manufacturers, not to mention anyone who has a habit of leaving devices behind. However, it could be particularly useful for item trackers that, until now, have had to rely on third-party apps with limited iOS integration. Tile recently lodged a complaint with EU officials that, in part, complained about Find My having wider default permissions than third-party tracking apps. This doesn’t mean Tile will suddenly embrace Apple’s approach (we’ve asked Tile for its stance on the expansion), but companies like it may have a strong incentive to support Find My knowing the advantages it offers.
    Virginia's 5th Congressional District Rep. Denver Riggleman (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● VA-05: It’s been almost a week since Bob Good unseated Rep. Denver Riggleman at the GOP convention, and despite Good’s claims to the contrary, the spirit of unity-breakfast forgiveness is absolutely nowhere to be found in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Riggleman, who riled the party base after he officiated a same-sex wedding between two of his former campaign volunteers, told NBC29’s Alana Austin this week that he was not ruling out a third-party bid or challenging the results of the convention...
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is available to testify in front of Congress along with other tech executives regarding the online-shopping company’s alleged collection of data from third party vendors to launch competing products, The Hill reported Monday. Bezos is open to testifying in a House antitrust investigation into tech companies, an attorney for Amazon wrote, in a letter to lawmakers obtained by The Hill. Robert Kelner of the Covington & Burling law firm said in the letter that Amazon would make Bezos available to testify at a hearing “with the other CEOs this summer,” according to a copy of the letter The Hill obtained through a source familiar with the negotiations. Bezos was the only major tech CEO who had not committed...
    New York (CNN Business)Walmart is partnering with ecommerce platform Shopify to expand its third-party online marketplace as it takes on Amazon (AMZN).Walmart said it expects to add 1,200 Shopify sellers to Walmart.com this year. Shopify sells tools to businesses to help them run their online stores. Shares of Shopify (SHOP) rallied around 5% on the news, and shares of Walmart (WMT) ticked up slightly."This integration will allow approved Shopify sellers to seamlessly list their items on Walmart.com, which gives Walmart customers access to a broader assortment," Jeff Clementz, vice president of Walmart's marketplace said in a news release. "We are focused on U.S.-based small and medium businesses whose assortment complements ours.""Growing our [third-party marketplace] is a strategic priority," added Clementz.Read...
    Amazon says the company is currently investigating third-party sellers who are violated its product policies by offering shirts featuring photos of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. WOMAN ACCUSES NJ RESTAURANT OF USING RACIST 'CODE' DURING HIRING EVENT The company’s statement comes in response to a t-shirt that was reportedly flagged by an Amazon employee who “questioned how tasteful such an item of clothing was,” according to the BBC. A photo of the item’s listing page also shows what appears to be a child modeling the black t-shirt, the front of which features the disturbing image of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck. Amazon has since removed this specific item from sale, the company confirmed in a statement to the BBC....