Conference app for the UK’s Conservative Party leaked attendee data

Conference app for the UK’s Conservative Party leaked attendee data

This weekend, members of the UK’s Conservative Party kicked off their annual conference in Birmingham, using the event to highlight their plans and priorities for the coming year. This year’s event had a rocky start: its official app allowed users to access personal contact information of other attendees, without a password. According to the BBC,…
Trump’s trade war is coming for the dockless scooter startups

Trump’s trade war is coming for the dockless scooter startups

The Trump administration’s latest trade penalties against China could siphon millions of dollars from Silicon Valley’s latest darling: electric scooter startups. Since most US e-scooter companies rely on vehicles manufactured in China, the most recent slew of tariffs to go into effect could slam the brakes on the budding two-wheeled revolution. proposed list of affected…
California governor signs nation’s toughest net neutrality bill into law

California governor signs nation’s toughest net neutrality bill into law

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the nation’s toughest net neutrality bill into law. The law will prohibit internet providers from blocking or throttling any legal apps and websites, and it will ban paid prioritization of content. The law also goes further than the since-overturned federal net neutrality rules by banning zero-rating — offering free…
Nomad’s latest wireless charger can fast-charge two phones at once

Nomad’s latest wireless charger can fast-charge two phones at once

Nomad’s Base Station is a Qi charging pad that’s able to charge two wireless devices simultaneously with enough power to enable fast charging on handsets from Apple, Samsung, LG and others. The pad is also equipped with a pair of USB ports that offer traditional wired charging. That’s four devices charging in parallel for those…
Wolves fans have waited 50 years for them to play like this

Wolves fans have waited 50 years for them to play like this

Wolves fans have waited 50 years for the team to play like this... the mood this season is ecstatic at Molineux Next to the Billy Wright pub in Wolverhampton is a cafe with a sign in the window that sums up the mood of the place right now. 'Nuno eats here for free,' the joyous…
Service to honour police officers killed in line of duty

Service to honour police officers killed in line of duty

Service to honour police officers killed in line of duty About 2,000 people have gathered to honour the memory of police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Relatives and colleagues joined dignitaries, including Home Secretary Sajid Javid, in Belfast on Sunday to take part in the 15th annual National Memorial Day…
Google employees are protesting the company’s secrecy over censored search engine in China

Google employees are protesting the company’s secrecy over censored search engine in China

About a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s efforts to build a censored version of its search engine in China, as reported by The New York Times. The letter calls for more transparency and consideration of the human rights issues involved, as internet monitoring and collaboration with the Chinese government is…
Wikipedia dropped a surprise streetwear collab to keep knowledge free

Wikipedia dropped a surprise streetwear collab to keep knowledge free

Los Angeles streetwear brand and crystal shop Advisory Board Crystals has teamed up with Wikipedia to release a surprise clothing collaboration. The result is a single long-sleeve T-shirt with ABC pledging all proceeds toward the Wikipedia Foundation. The shirt sports a combination of the Wikipedia logo and familiar visual elements of internet design to represent…
How to get six free months of Apple Music on Verizon

How to get six free months of Apple Music on Verizon

Last week, Verizon somewhat randomly announced a new, close partnership with Apple. Phase one of their alliance is pretty great if you’re a Verizon customer: you get six free months of Apple Music — so long as you’re on one of the carrier’s current postpaid unlimited data plans. Verizon didn’t share many details when the…
Valve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV

Valve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV

Valve has created its own Twitch competitor, and it’s launching it today just in time for The International tournament. Steam.tv is Valve’s new streaming site, and it’s currently dedicated to the company’s Dota 2 game. Valve’s launch of Steam TV comes just as The International, an annual Dota 2 e-sports tournament, is about to begin…