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Game of Thrones Petition to Remake Season 8 Reaches a Million Signatures

To say that the final season of Game of Thrones has been, uh, divisive is putting it mildly, and the likelihood that its finale on Sunday will manage to appease its fans has seemingly decreased with each additional episode. Now, a Change.org petition to remake the series’ eighth season “with competent writers” has surpassed a million signatures and was closing in on 1.1 million as of Sunday afternoon. Read More >>

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Report Claims Google Could Be Pulling Huawei’s Android License

Google has halted some of its business operations with Huawei, Reuters reported Sunday, dealing a devastating blow to the Chinese telecommunications company. Read More >>

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You’ll Never Guess What Sheryl Sandberg Thinks About This Whole ‘Break Up Facebook’ Thing

With calls for breaking up Facebook now winning support from multiple US 2020 presidential candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, it’s getting hard for the social media giant’s leadership to hide from the growing chorus of voices throwing their weight behind the cause. Read More >>

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After Bear Repellent Incident, Amazon Plans to Store Some Hazardous Products at Specialised Warehouses

Following an episode involving discharged bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse late last year that affected dozens of onsite workers, the company plans to store similarly hazardous products in specialised facilities. Read More >>

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Some Free Ideas for Netflix, Which Wants to Make Video Games Now

In a painfully contrived brands-are-your-friends marketing moment, Netflix tweeted at the E3 gaming expo on Monday, “asking” for a panel slot to discuss its forthcoming roster of tie-in games. Yes, Netflix plans to turn several of its original series into video games, according to the clearly scripted (but totally relatable!) exchange on Twitter. Read More >>

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Facebook Sues South Korean Analytics Company to Send a ‘Message’ That It Means Business Now

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics company Rankwave over a breach of contract after the company allegedly failed to prove that it was complying with Facebook’s data policies. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticised his plan for saving a young football team trapped in a cave system in Thailand. Read More >>

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Google Is Releasing More Than 50 New Gender-Inclusive Emoji

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, emoji have become a key part of the way that many of us communicate, and that makes representation vitally important to the way they’re designed. With this in mind, Google is releasing 53 new emoji that work to be more gender inclusive. Read More >>

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What’s the Most Disgusting Way You’ve Treated Your Computer?

Today, I learned that people—namely, the people I work with—do absolutely unthinkable shit to their computers, and that this is seemingly the norm. Read More >>

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RIP to the Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup, Gone Too Soon

I’m sad to report that the Starbucks cup that wound up in an episode of Game of Thrones is there no longer. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Bringing Voice-Controlled Ads to Our Engagement Hellscape

I think most of us can safely agree that there are few things consumers want to engage with less than ads. We certainly do not want ads that require us to actively speak to them. But the future is now, baby! And if this sounds like hell, now might be a good time to upgrade your free Spotify subscription. Read More >>

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Facebook’s Secretive Cryptocurrency Payment System Is Apparently Code-Named ‘Project Libra’

Facebookcoin, or whatever we’re calling it, is reportedly getting even closer to becoming a reality. Read More >>

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Slack is Cracking Down on Fun

A public Slack channel that offered up cash prizes of $1,000 to guess a random word – yes, you read that right – has been shut down by the company, which said the game violated its rules. Read More >>

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Google Introduces New Feature to Auto-Delete Your Location and Activity Data

Knowing that our apps gather boatloads of information about us – some for years – can be unsettling. Google’s various apps are chief among these, and the company said it has heard user requests to make managing their data a simpler process. The company announced Wednesday that it’s rolling out a new feature to allow users to auto-delete their location and activity data after 3 or 18 months. Read More >>

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Apparently, Spotify’s Plan for Serving You Podcast Suggestions is Shuffling Them in With Your Music

After announcing its pivot to podcasts, Spotify appears to have kind of a wonky idea for how to get you to listen to them. Read More >>