From Slashdot: Silicon Valley ‘Divided Society and Made Everyone Raging Mad’, Argues Newsweek

“Anyone who is pissed off can now automatically find other people that are similarly pissed off,” argues author Jamie Bartlett, in a new essay shared by Slashdot reader schwit1 which calls the internet “a bottomless well of available grievance.” Here’s…

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From Slashdot: Google Says It Hasn’t Promised To Help News Sites By Sharing Money and User Data

UPDATE (2:53 PST): Google say it hasn’t lined up any deals to share revenue and user data with online news sites, calling Sunday news reports “totally wrong.”

“We have not reached any conclusions on the revenue side,” Google spokeswoman Maggie Shiels…

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From Slashdot: 30-Year-Old Operating System ‘PC-MOS/386’ Finally Open Sourced

PC-MOS/386 “was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system…announced at COMDEX in November 1986,” remembers Wikipedia, saying it runs many MS-DOS titles (though it’s optimized for the Intel 80386 processor).
Today Slashdot user Roeland Ja…

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From Slashdot: Tesla Plans Factory In China, Discounts Insurance For Self-Driving US Cars

Business Insider reports:
Tesla has created a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla, that is cheaper than traditional plans because it factors in the vehicles’ Autopilot safety features and maintenance costs. InsureMyTesla has been available in 2…

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From Slashdot: Canadian Government Teams With Facebook To Protect Election Integrity

An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard:
There are nearly as many Canadians who use Facebook daily as there are people in this country who are registered to vote — which is why the federal government is working with Facebook to protect its next federal…

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