Former system administrator and current freelance technology journalist working for both print and digital publications. Specialities include semiconductors, networking, gaming, high-performance computing, consumer electronics, hobby electronics and the maker community. Author of two best-selling...
Intel's big fish in a little pond - A Minnow Interview
Ajit Pai, chair of the US Federal Communications Commission, has tabled a draft Order which would repeal Obama-era network neutrality regulations and, critics claim, put the future of the Internet in jeopardy. Dubbed 'Restoring Internet Freedom Order,' Pai's proposals are positioned as removing 'heavy-handed Internet regulations' put in place during former US President Barack Obama's time in office. 'In 2015, the prior FCC bowed to pressure from President Obama.
Valve has announced further changes to the way reviews are handled on its Steam platform in an apparent effort to reduce the impact of 'review bombs,' where scores of people suddenly descend on a title at once with a view to artificially increasing or decreasing its perceived popularity.
App-based private-hire transportation service Uber has been dealt a double blow this week as news of a data breach covering 57 million customers was quickly followed by the revelation that the company had known of the issue for the past year and had paid $100,000 to the attackers to keep the breach quiet.
@vext01 It means the meat industry doesn't have to care about animal welfare any more, egg layers can go back to barren cages, cosmetic labs can test on animals to their hearts' content, and so forth. More profit for Tory donors, effectively.
@vext01 The government's tack is that the Animal Welfare Act is good enough - but that doesn't mention sentience and is considered only applicable to domesticated animals, not wild animals, livestock, or lab animals.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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