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FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were 'bogus'

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, seen here probably realizing that the truth is always the last place you look for it. Like, say, in your giant coffee mug.Image: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/getty By Jack Morse2018-08-07 00:41:05 UTC Pretty much everyone saw this coming.  A forthcoming report from the FCC’s Office of Inspector General reportedly dispels earlier dubious claims from the FCC that its comment system was hit by a distributed denial of service

The InfoWars app is still alive and well in the App Store and Google Play

The InfoWars app is alive and well, despite bans elsewhere on Google and Apple platforms.Image: infowars By Karissa Bell2018-08-07 00:09:10 UTC InfoWars host Alex Jones may no longer be able to publish content on YouTube and iTunes, but the companies haven’t removed his content entirely. That’s because these bans so far haven’t extended to InfoWars’ mobile app, which remains available in both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Both

Uber's self-driving truck program is done

Otto started Uber’s self-driving truck program. Now it’s all over.Image: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-07-31 00:22:40 UTC Uber’s self-driving truck program feels like it just took off, but after a court trial and several major leadership changes, it’s been a long road to a dead-end announced Monday.  Back in 2016, Uber acquired Otto — former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski’s self-driving truck startup — and Uber’s self-driving truck program was

WhatsApp has finally encrypted group video calling for everyone

Group video calling via WhatsApp is what’s up.Image: whatsapp By Karissa Bell2018-07-30 23:35:50 UTC WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that brings its features up to par with other major messaging apps: group video calls. The app is now starting to add group video calling to its iOS and Android app, the company announced Monday. WhatsApp has supported video calling since 2016, but calls were, until now, limited to

'Vomit fraud' is here to make your Uber ride even worse

Well this is not good.Image: Boogich/getty By Jack Morse2018-07-24 00:37:33 UTC It looks like Uber rides just got a lot more expensive.  A new ride-hail scam is hitting the news and, if you’re not careful, it’ll hit your wallet, too. It’s called “vomit fraud,” and it’s as awful as it sounds. According to the Miami Herald, which spoke with several passengers about the particularly soggy shakedown in question, it works

Google's record-breaking fine isn't hurting the company very much

Google is facing a massive fine but its business is doing just fine.Image: Getty Images/justin sullivan By Karissa Bell2018-07-23 23:39:59 UTC For a company that was just hit with staggering $5 billion fine, Google and parent company Alphabet are as unbothered as ever.  Alphabet reported its second quarter earnings Monday, just days after the European Commission announced a record-setting $5 billion fine against Google for Android antitrust violations. Though the

Google Translate is generating ominous religious prophecies for some reason

A frightening glitch dubbed TranslateGate on Reddit has yielded an unsettling amount of sinister messages.Image: mohinimurti/shutterstock By Diamond Naga Siu2018-07-23 21:44:55 UTC Google Translate is, er, having some issues. For instance, if you open the tool, select Maori as the language you want Google to translate from, and type “dog” 16 times in the box for translation, this message will pop up: “Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve We

Elon Musk tweets photos from visit to cave where Thai soccer team is trapped

Me. It’s about me.Image: Brian Lawless/getty By Jack Morse2018-07-09 23:23:46 UTC Elon Musk is here to save the day, even though it’s probably not necessary.  The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX was  — if his Twitter and Instagram accounts are to be believed — in Thailand on Monday touring the cave where a team of 12 soccer players, aged 11 to 16, became stuck with their coach on June 23.

Holding weed? Your Uber driver can get you banned from the app

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Buzzkill.Image: Boogich/getty By Jack Morse2018-07-09 22:35:33 UTC Your Uber driver is not your friend. In fact, they may very well be narcing on you right now — and you could get banned from the ride-hail app as a result. The company’s Community Guidelines strictly

Lyft pulls an Uber and acquires Motivate, a bike-sharing company

Citi Bike is a Motivate-operated bike-share program and now part of Lyft.Image: Richard Drew/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Sasha Lekach2018-07-03 00:33:12 UTC Lyft says its new bike-share program will revolutionize urban transportation. The only problem? Uber kind of beat them to that particular revolution. In a Monday blog post, Lyft announced it had reached an agreement to acquire Motivate, a bike-sharing company that operates the Citi Bike program in New York and Ford