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The Download: China’s livestreaming crackdown, and a huge police data hack

The Download: China’s livestreaming crackdown, and a huge police data hack

For Zeng, a young Chinese woman, an hour scrolling Douyin, the domestic version of TikTok, has become a daily ritual….

The Download: a curb on climate action, and post-Roe period tracking

The Download: a curb on climate action, and post-Roe period tracking

The news: The Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse-gas emissions has been dealt a massive…

The Download: Algorithms’ shame trap, and London’s safer road crossings

The Download: Algorithms’ shame trap, and London’s safer road crossings

Working in finance at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis, mathematician Cathy O’Neil got a firsthand look at how…

The Download: Introducing our TR35 list, and the death of the smart city

The Download: Introducing our TR35 list, and the death of the smart city

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How to download your Google Hangouts data before it shuts down for good

How to download your Google Hangouts data before it shuts down for good

Google Hangouts has a ticking clock hanging over its head and is set to shut down for good. Fortunately, you…

The Download: Facebook’s misleading cancer ads, and hacking’s next era

The Download: Facebook’s misleading cancer ads, and hacking’s next era

The ad reads like an offer of salvation: Cancer kills many people. But there is hope in Apatone, a proprietary…

The Download: Yann LeCun’s AI vision, and smart cities’ unfulfilled promises

The Download: Yann LeCun’s AI vision, and smart cities’ unfulfilled promises

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The Download: Retrofitting cities, and Alexa mimics the dead

The Download: Retrofitting cities, and Alexa mimics the dead

The scars and pockmarks of the aging apartments and housing units under the purview of the New York City Housing…

QNAP NAS users should download this update immediately

QNAP NAS users should download this update immediately

PSA: Anyone using a QNAP NAS while running nginx and php-fpm should probably update its firmware now. QNAP has released…

The Download: China’s possible surveillance sanctions, and hacking locusts

The Download: China’s possible surveillance sanctions, and hacking locusts

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The Download: India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

The Download: India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

From 7 a.m. until well past dusk, seven days a week, N. Sudhakar sits behind the counter of his hole-in-the…

The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

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The Download: China’s influencer crackdown, and covid’s origins

The Download: China’s influencer crackdown, and covid’s origins

No one had foreseen just how fast three of China’s most powerful influencers would fall. On June 3, Austin Li,…

The Download: Marseille’s surveillance fightback, and the endless AI sentience debate

The Download: Marseille’s surveillance fightback, and the endless AI sentience debate

Across the world, video cameras have become an accepted feature of urban life. Many cities in China now have dense…

The Download: Sensory cities and carbon trapping-crops

When David Howes thinks of his home city of Montreal, he thinks of the harmonious tones of carillon bells and…

The Download: Trouble for a CO2 removal startup, and a US spy spyware bid

The Download: Trouble for a CO2 removal startup, and a US spy spyware bid

Running Tide, an aquaculture company based in Portland, Maine, has said it expected to set tens of thousands of tiny…

The Download: Abortion pill access, and Europe’s ethical AI

The Download: Abortion pill access, and Europe’s ethical AI

If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 legal decision that enshrined abortion as a constitutional right,…

The Download: Chinese hackers target telecoms, and aviation emissions

The Download: Chinese hackers target telecoms, and aviation emissions

The news: Hackers employed by the Chinese government have broken into numerous major telecommunications firms around the world in a…

How to download the iOS 16 developer beta right now

How to download the iOS 16 developer beta right now

Apple has officially announced iOS 16, the next generation of its iPhone operating system. The latest iOS release promises some…

The Download: Malaysia’s LGBTQ activists, and 4Chan’s toxic AI

The Download: Malaysia’s LGBTQ activists, and 4Chan’s toxic AI

Vile online abuse escalated into accusations she was to blame for the outbreak of covid-19 in Malaysia, death threats, and…

The Download: Saudi Arabia’s $1 billion plan to slow aging, and global energy turmoil

The Download: Saudi Arabia’s $1 billion plan to slow aging, and global energy turmoil

Anyone who has more money than they know what to do with eventually tries to cure aging. Google founder Larry…

The Download: Longer-lasting electric car batteries, and Big Tech’s fightback

The Download: Longer-lasting electric car batteries, and Big Tech’s fightback

Fully charged: Electric vehicles are becoming more popular, but they’re still constrained by how far they’re able to travel on…

The Download: Abortion clinic surveillance, and China’s economic slowdown

The Supreme Court is shortly expected to issue its decision on a challenge to Roe v. Wade that will—if a…

The Download: Liver transplant success, and lifting Shanghai’s lockdown

The Download: Liver transplant success, and lifting Shanghai’s lockdown

A patient who received a donated liver that had been stored for three days in a new type of machine…

The Download: Open source censorship in China, and US kids are more anxious than ever

Earlier this month, thousands of software developers in China woke up to find that their open-source code hosted on Gitee,…

The Download: Driverless cars’ AI plan, and stretching cells with a robotic shoulder

The Download: Driverless cars’ AI plan, and stretching cells with a robotic shoulder

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The Download: Locking up carbon with corn, and the path to greener steel

The Download: Locking up carbon with corn, and the path to greener steel

In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from a company called Charm Industrial have been working on the edge of…

The Download: Google’s AI cuteness overload, and America’s fight for gun control

The Download: Google’s AI cuteness overload, and America’s fight for gun control

Another month, another flood of weird, wonderful and cute images generated by an artificial intelligence. In April, OpenAI showed off…

Download WWDC 2022 inspired wallpapers for your iPhone right here

Download WWDC 2022 inspired wallpapers for your iPhone right here

With just two weeks to go until WWDC 2022, Apple on Tuesday confirmed the schedule for its annual developer conference…

The Download: Clearview AI’s hefty fine, and countries’ monkeypox preparation

The Download: Clearview AI’s hefty fine, and countries’ monkeypox preparation

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined more than $10 million by the UK’s data protection watchdog for…

The Download: DeepMind’s AI shortcomings, and China’s social media translation problem

The Download: DeepMind’s AI shortcomings, and China’s social media translation problem

Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new “generalist” AI model called Gato. The model can play the video game Atari, caption…

The Download: The monkeypox outbreak latest, and the online trail left by mass shooters

The news: Monkeypox infections are spreading around the world, with 62 confirmed cases so far, and 55 suspected, according to…

The Download: China’s disinfection obsession, and US anti-disinformation board woes

In a one-minute video that went viral in China in early May, three government workers in hazmat suits spray disinfectant…

The Download: A baby formula crisis, and the hunt to improve solar panels

Across the United States, parents are scrambling to find baby formula amid a nationwide shortage. To non-parents, the shortage may…

The Download: Potential new covid treatments, and the crypto crash

Covid-19 is far more likely to kill you if you’re old. One reason is that aged immune systems struggle to…

The Download: The grim spread of the Buffalo shooting video, and crypto’s tough test

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How to download YouTube videos

How to download YouTube videos

So you want to download a YouTube video? While basic YouTube only offers downloads for a few selected videos in…

The Download: Europe’s ambitious AI Act, and picturing our galaxy’s black hole

—Melissa Heikkilä This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy EHT COLLABORATION It…

The Download: Google’s stalkerware ban failure, and a bet for climate catastrophe

According to research by mobile security firm Certo Software and confirmed by MIT Technology Review, Google Search queries related to…

The Download: Russia’s satellite hack, and Shanghai’s intensifying lockdown

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The Download: Unhelpful chore apps, and bitcoin’s plummeting value

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The Download: China is sticking to its zero-covid plan, and how Ukraine is rebuilding its destroyed cities

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How to download and install Android 12

How to download and install Android 12

Android 13’s public beta is now live, but that doesn’t mean it’s upgrade time yet. Only a small number of…

The Download: The true global covid death toll, and what Russians see about Ukraine on TV

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 How Russian TV spins…

How to download HBO Max on a Samsung smart TV

How to download HBO Max on a Samsung smart TV

Samsung’s latest round of smart TVs are more ambitious than ever, utilizing a new web browser to enable video chats,…

The Download: A transplant disaster, and online abortion networks

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Reddit volunteers are helping…

The Download: Meta’s AI giveaway, and abortion clinic data tracking

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Brokers are selling the…

The Download: Storing renewable power with carbon dioxide, and Roe v Wade under threat

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Download and convert videos of all types of formats for just $20

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The Download: China’s delivery apps, and why Russia’s invasion has stalled

I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Why Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is…

The Download: Police used social media to surveil Black people, and India’s worsening heat waves

Climate change is making India’s brutal heat waves worse Blistering temperatures: Heat waves are scorching India and Pakistan this week,…

The Download: The Money Issue, and the problems with open sourcing Twitter’s algorithms

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Nearly 60% of Americans…

The Download: Fertility for trans men, and a Q&A with CRISPR’s co-creator

— A Twitter employee reflects on Elon Musk buying the company, according to the Washington Post. The must-reads I’ve combed…

The Download: Questions over a clean fuel startup, and Chinese lockdown censorship

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The Download: Language-preserving AI, and hackers showed it’s frighteningly easy to breach critical infrastructure

Spilling Silicon Valley’s secrets, one tweet at a time Shortly after midnight on May 4, 2018, Jane Manchun Wong tweeted…

The Download: Opting out of the crypto hype, and the gig workers resisting oppressive algorithms

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The Download: How AI capitalizes on catastrophe, and the Bitcoin cities of Central America

Crypto millionaires are pouring money into Central America to build their own cities El Salvador’s Conchagua Volcano, home to a…

The Download April 19, 2022: Neo-colonial AI, and aging clocks

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The Download: Inside the fierce, messy fight over “healthy” sugar tech

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The Download April 13, 2022: Russian hackers, and house-flipping algorithms

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