Author: adam

I don’t trust Facebook, but I can’t quit it either (FB)

My trust in Facebook has eroded to all-time lows, especially after the company’s past year of scandals. Yet, I can’t bring myself to quit Facebook, and I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. Facebook had a rough 2018. My colleague Rob Price put together a list of Facebook scandals in 2018, and the […]

A Florida man arrested on charges of child porn and unlawful sex with a minor allegedly used ‘Fortnite’ to find his victim, and authorities are worried there could be up to 20 others

A 41-year-old Florida man has been arrested and faces charges of unlawful sex with a minor and 22 counts of child pornography, among other charges. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said the suspect, Anthony Gene Thomas, allegedly used the video game “Fortnite” to meet the 17-year-old victim. Moody said that a search of Thomas’s phone […]

A Red Hat-backed open source project warns that a controversial new plan to take on Amazon and other tech titans is only causing ‘Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt’ (MDB, RHT)

Fedora, a popular open source operating system sponsored by Red Hat, has rejected MongoDB support. MongoDB recently changed its license in a defensive move against having its code monetized by cloud titans like Amazon Web Services — but Fedora says that the new license just causes “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt” for users. Red Hat itself […]

Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall blocking features free for all wireless customers starting in March, about two years after AT&T and T-Mobile began offering free robocall blocking. “In March, we will be […]