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A civil rights organization is suing Uber for not having wheelchair-accessible cars

Another lawsuit was filed against Uber today.  This time, the Equal Rights Center, a civil rights organization in Washington, D.C., filed suit against the ride-sharing company for not having wheelchair-accessible cars, according to a news release.  The lawsuit says that “Uber has designed and operated its transportation service in the District of Columbia in a way that effectively excludes wheelchair users from its basic ‘UberX’ product.” SEE ALSO: Uber users know about everything that’s going down, and they’re not happy The lawsuit further states that Uber instead directs people who…

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Here’s a way Facebook is actually fighting fake news

Facebook is cutting down on misinformation— AKA fake news—shared on the world’s largest social network. SEE ALSO: In search of Facebook’s conscience A new tweak to its API (a fancy acronym for shared code) will prevent Facebook users from changing the headline, description, and image that is shared when posting a link, Facebook revealed in a post on its developers blog.  That means Facebook users can no longer post an article titled “Here’s a way Facebook is actually fighting fake news” and change the headline to “Here’s a way Twitter…

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Everything you need to know about Android Pay

Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment system, turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. Here is everything you need to know about it, including all the countries where it can be used. The post Everything you need to know about Android Pay appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends – Read Full Article

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How the U.S. can defend its elections from cyberattacks

Amid the cybersecurity whirlwind that has been May and June—when the world got its first taste of what widespread ransomware attacks are capable of (WannaCry) and the continued wave of attacks that is still unfolding globally (Petya/NonPetya)—the public’s attention has yet again been pulled away from the news most relevant to the United States and our future: A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official in Trump’s administration confirmed that Russia targeted election-related systems in 21 states ahead of the 2016 presidential election. In the wake of all the recent ransomware…

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For about 10 minutes, people thought Amazon was going to buy FedEx

When FedEx stopped trading its stock for a few minutes on Wednesday, eyebrows immediately raised. Company stock and stop trading for a variety of reasons, but one big reason immediately came to mind—FedEx had been acquired. And not just acquired by anyone. What if it was Amazon. adding another piece to its growing global reach? Turns out, Amazon wasn’t buying FedEx. The delivery company instead was suffering from an information systems virus that affected its deliveries through TNT Express and its communication systems.  But you can’t blame everyone for being…

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Luke from ‘Gilmore Girls’ is selling out and starting a coffee brand

Gilmore Girls‘ curmudgeonly Luke Danes may have served coffee for a living, but he would probably loathe the idea of starting his own coffee brand. Scott Patterson, the actor who plays Luke, has no such inhibitions, and decided to make something of his own obsession with coffee. Patterson told WealthManagement.com that Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee is expected to launch soon. SEE ALSO: A tribute to Paris Geller, the true heroine of ‘Gilmore Girls’ “We’re almost ready to launch, but we want to have our ducks in a row before…

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The New York Times is launching a cooking subscription

The New York Times can’t live on news alone, so it’s turning to bread. The Times is launching a new subscription service for its cooking vertical, the most recent in a series of experiments into ways to make more money from its existing content.  For $5 every four weeks, subscribers get access to NYT Cooking’s database of more than 18,000 recipes as well as premium features including the ability to save and organize those recipes and access how-to content.  The internet is facing no shortage of cooking content, but the…

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Pandora will stop service outside the US once again

Five years after relaunching in Australia and New Zealand, music streaming service Pandora is shutting up shop. Since 2012, the two countries were the only international outposts for Pandora, after the service shut off to international users in 2007 due to licensing issues. SEE ALSO: Pandora’s returning co-founder couldn’t save the company on his own, steps down as CEO Listeners in Australia and New Zealand will no longer have access to the service “within a few weeks,” according to a company spokesperson via email. “After diligent analysis, we have decided…

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