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The Verge 2018 tech report card: The US government

In 2018, tech needed government more than ever. We were surrounded by problems that the industry couldn’t solve on its own, whether it was Russian trolls, growing monopoly fears, or the ever-escalating pace of cybersecurity failures. from https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/31/18161810/2018-tech-recap-us-government-congress-conservative-bias-climate-change-ice-trade-warhttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62756134/acastro_181106_1777_flag_0003.0.jpg

Early internet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81

The internet has lost one of its early architects. Larry Roberts, best known as the program manager for ARPAnet (the internet’s precursor), died on December 26th at the age of 81. from https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/30/arpanet-creator-larry-roberts-dies/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D960%252C597%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C995%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-uploaded-images%252F2018-12%252Fc65ebe90-0c6c-11e9-8be7-bda737a486b7%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3Db561dbc679b65ab3ad36a266ec024ec672d3190a&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=14dce49d2eaea39148025ec7f4bd345d4ecf75c4

More popular apps are sending data to Facebook without asking

It’s not just dating and health apps that might be violating your privacy when they send data to Facebook. from https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/30/more-popular-apps-are-sending-data-to-facebook-without-asking/https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?quality=85&image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fo.aolcdn.com%2Fimages%2Fdims%3Fcrop%3D4000%252C2670%252C0%252C0%26quality%3D85%26format%3Djpg%26resize%3D1600%252C1068%26image_uri%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fs.yimg.com%252Fos%252Fcreatr-images%252F2018-12%252F22998460-033f-11e9-9fff-e5da1278d4bf%26client%3Da1acac3e1b3290917d92%26signature%3D3d6f9e7db3a95e937c4dad90452f81ba3b0f2cc4&client=amp-blogside-v2&signature=b2e328efb96c6b04a411b4f1fa88974f62b24a2b