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After racism controversy, Bluesky sends users personalized apologies

Bluesky, which has struggled with moderation since its launch earlier this year, apologized for failing to protect Black and other marginalized users. Bluesky’s customer support addressed user concerns about the platform’s failure to moderate racist content in emails. Bluesky users shared emails that seemed personalized. Bluesky did not confirm that …

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Amazon’s palm-scanning payment technology is coming to all 500+ Whole Foods

Amazon One, a palm-scanning payment system, is set to expand nationwide. The retailer announced this morning that the payment tech will be in all 500+ Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market stores by year-end. Hovering a palm over a reader device activates the biometric payment system. The device then matches the customer’s …

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Security researchers latest to blast UK’s Online Safety Bill as encryption risk

Nearly 70 IT security and privacy academics have voiced concern that the UK’s Online Safety Bill could undermine strong encryption if it isn’t amended. In an open letter, 68 UK-affiliated security and privacy researchers warned the draft legislation threatens critical security technologies used to secure digital communications. We develop online …

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