Top News for August 5, 2015

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China to place Police Officers inside major internet companies.

China's slide into a new totalitarianism under president Xi Jinping accelerated today when the Chinese government announced plans to station police officers inside major Internet companies. Each major Chinese Internet company, including Tencent and Alibaba and others, would get a network security office inside the company.

Read more at The Verge


Facebook reversed plans on how it handles mobile user data.

Facebook had planned to change what it does with the user data from people using their mobile apps. But after huge pressure from companies that make games and apps, Facebook changed its tune.

Read more at VentureBeat


Riding the Lexus Hoverboard

The Lexus hoverboard not only exists, a skateboard that hovers over the ground like the one Marty McFly rode in Back to the Future, but we have an interview with a journalist who not only saw the hoverboard, but actually rode it and he lived to talk about it.

Read more at The Verge


An Epson printer without ink cartridges.

Epson has come out with a new printer called the EcoTank. The signature feature of the printer is that it can go years without needing the ink cartridges replaced.

Read more at Wall Street Journal


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