Megan Morrone and Jason Howell discuss the day's tech news with Tom Merritt from The Daily Tech News Show. The American Civil Liberties Union published a blog post that details how Twitter, Facebook and Instagram unknowingly fed data to 500 law enforcement agencies during the protests in Baltimore and Ferguson earlier this year. Tech Crunch reports that the World Economic Forum announced a new tech hub in San Francisco to recognize technology's impact on the global economy and to update policies and regulations, some of which were written before the Internet was invented. A report on the Wall Street Journal indicates that Amazon is interested in opening not only a large drive-up grocery store near its Seattle headquarters, but also smaller convenience stores that could sell perishable items like produce, meat, cheese, and milk. Sprint wants to close the homework gap with the 1Million Project. Over the next five years they will give 1 million free devices and free high-speed data plans to low-income students. Those involved with the program can choose a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or hotspot device. Sprint says they'll work with students to determine the best device.
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- Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color
- The World Economic Forum is setting up a tech-focused hub in San Francisco
- Amazon eyes its own convenience stores in addition to drive-up grocery sites, WSJ reports
- Sprint to Donate Devices, Data Plans to High-School Students
- Google’s Project Fi gets a group plan
- Adieu Note 7, advantage Huawei, maybe Apple, maybe not so much Google Pixel
- Samsung's snafu is Google's golden opportunity
- Ada Lovelace Day: Why we're still talking about her
- Dating app Hinge is relaunching after secretly spending 9 months building a new relationship-focused app