The Morning After: Nintendo Switch rumors and mobile ‘Mario Kart’

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Nintendo's Switch continues to climb the pantheon of iconic consoles. According to today's earnings report, it's now outsold the Nintendo 64. Meanwhile, Microsoft admits password-expiration policies are useless,...

Amazon tries hiring lawyers for sellers claiming patent infringement

Amazon has been battling counterfeits for years. It's tried charging merchants large fees, creating a registry of approved vendors and launching a self-service tool for removing knockoffs. Now, according to The Information, the company is testing a p...

Facebook’s FTC fine could cost it between $3 and $5 billion

Although Facebook's growth has slowed down over the past year, all the controversies it has faced in recent months haven't had an effect on its bottom line. But that may be changing. Today, during its Q1 2019 earnings report, Facebook reported a tota...

Microsoft knows password-expiration policies are useless

Microsoft admitted today that password-expiration policies are a pointless security measure. Such requirements are "an ancient and obsolete mitigation of very low value," the company wrote in a blog post on draft security baseline settings for Window...

Facebook’s AI missed Christchurch shooting videos filmed in first-person

In the 24 hours after the Christchurch shooting, Facebook removed 1.5 million videos worldwide, but more than a month later, footage was still circulating on the platform. Now, the company says its AI had a hard time detecting the footage because of...

Pew: Twitter users are younger and more Democratic than most Americans

A recent report from the Pew Research Center says Twitter users are younger, more highly educated, have higher incomes and are more likely to identify as Democrats compared to the general public. They're also more likely to support immigration and se...