• Digital Politics: How Campaign Fundraising Changed In The 2010's
    Political campaigns still raise most of their digital funds via emails to donors, showing that the medium is hardly close to demise. But they have also learned to use other digital tools, including Facebook, in the past decade. Here is an account of how digital politics came of age. 
  • Verizon Wireless Outages Reported Nationwide
    Verizon wireless service outages are being reported throughout the country, including the Midwest, with a spike at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Two police departments say Verizon has confirmed there is a nationwide problem. 
  • Elon Musks Has His Day(s) In Court
    Elon Musk has a history of letting loose via Twitter. Now, Tesla’s founder and CEO is facing defamation charges over calling a little-known British citizen a “pedo guy.” His defense is he wasn’t calling the man a child molester, but that this was “just a case of two men trading angry insults,” per Forbes. Musk claims he didn’t mean the plaintiff is a pedophile and that “pedo guy” simply is code for “creepy.”
  • Disney+, Other Streamers Herald 'Once-In-A-Generation' Entertainment Industry Shakeup
    Cable changed the game in the 1980's; now, the flood of new streaming services from big players is doing the disrupting, writes The New York Times.
  • EU Data Watchdog Reports 'Serious Concerns' Over EU Microsoft Contracts
    The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has found that Microsoft’s contracts with European Union bodies do not fully protect data. While the investigation is ongoing, early findings reveal “serious concerns over compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules,” the EDPS states. 
  • Twitter Suffers Worldwide Log-In Issues: Report
    Twitter experienced major log-in issues on Monday. Users across the globe reported problems with the platform.  
  • So Far, the Strategy For Apple TV+ Is A Mystery
    With the SVOD set to launch Nov. 1, its original content is "iffy," and licensed content is "nonexistent," notes Quartz, adding that "Apple will spin it as a success no matter what, but the truth will be harder to discern."
  • John Oliver Mock-Promotes HBO Max During His HBO Show
    Oliver segued into a sardonic promo for the coming SVOD during a segment on the NBA's troubles with China..
  • Lions Gate Said Eyeing Starz Spinoff
    Entertainment company is exploring various ways to split off the premium cable channel, including a spin-off or sale, in order to reduce it debt load and allow shareholders to invest directly in either of the businesses.
  • Amazon Provides New Alexa Privacy Protections
    Amazon has unveiled several new features that provide more privacy protections to Alexa users. These include auto-deleting of recordings and preventing Alexa from turning on at unexpected times.
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