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September 1, 2022

Amazon Took All US Solar Rooftops Offline Last Year After Flurry of Fires, Electrical Explosions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: On the afternoon of April 14, 2020, dozens of firefighters arrived at an Amazon warehouse in Fresno, California, […]
September 1, 2022

Major VPN Services Shut Down In India Over Anti-Privacy Law

“Major VPN services have shut down service in India, as there is no way to comply with a new law without breaching their own privacy protection […]
September 1, 2022

UK Challenges $69 Billion Microsoft/Activision Deal, Citing Potential Harm To Gamers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is challenging Microsoft and Activision Blizzard to justify their […]
September 1, 2022

Many Developed Countries View Online Misinformation as ‘Major Threat’

Nearly three-quarters of people across 19 countries believe that the spread of false information online is a “major threat,” according to a survey released on Wednesday […]
September 1, 2022

North Sea Wind Farm Claims Title of World’s Largest

The world’s largest offshore wind farm is now fully operational, 55 miles off the coast of Yorkshire. The Hornsea 2 project can generate enough electricity to […]
September 1, 2022

The Slow Death of the Traditional Business Card

Traditional business cards — dropping off for years — might finally be folding given the Covid-19 pandemic, as many professionals worked from home, switched jobs and […]
September 1, 2022

Shopify Warns Merchants Against Using Amazon’s ‘Buy With Prime’ Service

Shopify is pushing back on Amazon’s one-click checkout service. The e-commerce platform is warning merchants who try to install Amazon’s “Buy With Prime” button on their […]
September 1, 2022

Someone Hacked Largest Taxi Service In Russia, Ordered All Available Taxis To the Same Location

According to Twitter user @runews, someone hacked the largest taxi service in Russia, Yandex Taxi, and ordered all the available taxis to an address on Kutuzovsky […]
September 1, 2022

California Lawmakers Extend the Life of the State’s Last Nuclear Power Plant

Citing searing summer temperatures and expected energy shortages, California lawmakers approved legislation aimed at extending the life of the state’s last-operating nuclear power plant. From a […]