Source: TrackR, maker of Bluetooth trackers for physical objects, lays off 42 staff, in ongoing market contraction (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Source: TrackR, maker of Bluetooth trackers for physical objects, lays off 42 staff, in ongoing market contraction  —  It’s crunch time

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Inside the lives of social media stars’ parents who are mastering new platforms, dealing with shady agents, and focused on the physical safety of their kids (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic: Inside the lives of social media stars’ parents who are mastering new platforms, dealing with shady agents, and focused on

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SCOTUS to review 1992 Quill decision that states can collect sales tax only if retailer has physical presence in the state; Quill is used in taxing online sales (Greg Stohr/Bloomberg)

Greg Stohr / Bloomberg: SCOTUS to review 1992 Quill decision that states can collect sales tax only if retailer has physical presence in the state;

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Scientists warn we may be creating a ‘digital dark age’ – “Unlike in previous decades, no physical record exists these days for much of the digital material we own… the digital information we are creating right now may not be readable by machines and software programs of the future.“

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Snowden-backed Haven app alerts users of “evil maid” and other physical attacks using a phone’s accelerometers, cameras, microphones, and light sensor (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Andy Greenberg / Wired: Snowden-backed Haven app alerts users of “evil maid” and other physical attacks using a phone’s accelerometers, cameras, microphones, and light sensor 

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