Tech Hangover: Facebook could be in some deep trouble
Everything continues to be terrible…
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
This decision could spell trouble for Facebook, obviously.
Federal officials are considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook Inc, over antitrust concerns related to how its products interact, according to people familiar with the matter. – WSJ
The Democratic Party has announced its next round of primary debates and they’ve dumped Facebook for another, more illustrious tech partner: Apple. – Mashable
We previously shared the initial story on this in yesterday’s Tech Hangover, and man, this story keeps getting wilder. Now the hackers have a podcast that broadcasts these hacks in real-time. What a time to be alive.
In the NulledCast hackers livestream the harassment of Ring camera owners after accessing their devices. Hundreds of people can listen. – Motherboard
If you’re here reading this, stop what you’re doing and click the link to this story. It’s an amazing and important read.
How social media, FaceTune, and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look – New Yorker
Of couuuuuuuurse they are, wtf.
AT&T, Cox, Comcast and other broadband companies successfully push the FCC to omit unflattering data on speed tests, among other tactics, to improve their scores – WSJ
The company is testing the service currently in LA and San Fransisco, but hey, if it works out, we can see this rolled out to more markets soon. Fingers crossed.
Lyft is getting into car rentals. The ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it’s launching a rental service available in its main smartphone app that will work pretty much just like traditional car rental companies, starting in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. The company will also provide renters with two $20 ride credits to help cover the cost of taking a Lyft to and from the pickup and drop-off points. – The Verge
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Hackers now have dedicated software that helps them break into Ring security cameras
- Google’s highly-anticipated Interpreter mode is now live for the holiday traveling season
- To the surprise of no one, Facebook will be using Oculus’ VR data to sell ads
- Spotify is giving its premium subscribers another chance to score a free Google Home Mini
- Miss your old iPod? The Rewound app will turn your iPhone into the iconic music player
- Snag a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership for just $40
- Anker has a load of Bluetooth speakers and headphones up for grabs in a massive one day sale
- How to dial an international number on an iPhone
- Shutterstock has paid out a sweet $1 billion to contributors
- New innovations in sportswear technology to revolutionize the world
- Tech Hangover: Apple’s new Mac Pro is very, very expensive
- Tech Hangover: Amazon wants to know how unhealthy we all are
- Tech Hangover: Peloton can’t catch a break