Wikimedia is writing new policies to fight Wikipedia harassment

Wikipedia plans to crack down on harassment and other “toxic” behavior with a new code of conduct. The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, which oversees Wikipedia among other projects, voted on Friday to adopt a more formal moderation process. The foundation will draft the details of that process by the end of 2020, and until […]

Google Messages may finally be adding end-to-end encryption for RCS

An analysis of the latest update to Google Messages suggests it may be moving closer to having end-to-end encryption for RCS, according to 9to5 Google (via APKMirror). Rich communication services, or RCS, is the successor to SMS messaging and does what most other texting services do, but without the end-to-end encryption that apps like Signal […]

The Verge Guide to Windows 10: tips, tricks, and the best PCs to buy

Microsoft’s Windows operating system has been a major presence in the computer industry for decades. Currently, PCs loaded with Windows 10 are being manufactured and sold by a variety of companies in an even wider variety of models. This abundance of choice has its advantages and disadvantages. While on the one hand, it means that […]

The FBI successfully broke into a gunman’s iPhone, but it’s still angry at Apple

After months of trying, the FBI successfully broke into iPhones belonging to the gunman responsible for a deadly shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station in December 2019, and it now claims he had associations with terrorist organization al-Qaeda. Investigators managed to do so without Apple’s help, but Attorney General William Barr and FBI director Christopher […]

The coronavirus is causing problems for lithium suppliers

Last week, we made the case that tech manufacturing was uniquely vulnerable to pandemic problems, from a combination of just-in-time manufacturing practices and a far-flung network of suppliers. But just a week later, the news is even worse. On Friday morning, analysts at S&P’s Panjiva Research laid out a grim picture, with US sea imports […]

British 5G towers are being set on fire because of coronavirus conspiracy theories

5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that at least three 5G towers were set alight within the last week, and police and fire services were called to extinguish the flames. “I’m absolutely outraged and […]

“Reimagined” E3 2021 scheduled for next June

The Entertainment Software Association has notified partners that E3 2021 will be held June 15th to 17th, 2021, according to GamesIndustry.biz. The ESA canceled E3 2020 last month due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak but is reportedly working on a “reimagined” event for 2021. There’s still no word on whether North America’s biggest annual […]