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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch

Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data – TechCrunch Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use …

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Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off – TechCrunch

Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off – TechCrunch Elon Musk’s tweets piss me off for two reasons. When he’s not accusing actual heroes of sex crimes or trolling the federal government, it’s what comes after that drives me batshit. The top reply to most of his tweets …

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Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch

Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop …

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Chilling effects – TechCrunch

Chilling effects – TechCrunch The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made it a broadcast medium akin to television or radio. Apps distribute our cat pics, our workouts, …

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Nike debuts its most ambitious SNKRS stash drop for the Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA – TechCrunch

Nike debuts its most ambitious SNKRS stash drop for the Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA – TechCrunch On a mild Thursday night at the Los Angeles Forum, Nike’s public relations team and a group of journalists from some of the country’s leading lifestyle, tech, and general interest websites …

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Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city – TechCrunch

Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city – TechCrunch A Cleveland.com article detailed the lengths the small midwestern city would go to lure Amazon’s in 50,000-person HQ2. In a document obtained by reporter Mark Naymik, we learn that Cleveland was ready to give over $120 million …

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ICOs like to move fast and break (lots of) things – TechCrunch

Startup life is full of quick, lateral thinking. “Move fast and break things” is the mantra. However, with the rise of token sales – essentially vehicles for untested startups to raise millions in a few minutes – lots of stuff gets broken and little gets fixed. Take BCT – the …

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