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Authors fume as online library “lends” unlimited free books

Authors fume as online library “lends” unlimited free books

National Emergency Library — "It is a tarted-up piracy site," one author tweeted. Timothy B. Lee - Mar 31, 2020 9:06 pm UTC Enlarge / Sign in front of Middle Country public Library in Centereach, New York, on March 26, 2020.For almost a decade, the Internet Archive, an online library best known for its Internet…
GTA Online Update: One-off PC Patch on March 31 to fix Rockstar Launcher – RealSport – RealSport

GTA Online Update: One-off PC Patch on March 31 to fix Rockstar Launcher –...

Rockstar are releasing a surprise download for GTA Online on PC today. Heres what we know.Most Grand Theft Auto Online players are waiting for a weekly update on Thursday 2nd April.But those logging on to PC will notice there’s an update available today.It’s strongly suggested that this update is aimed at fixing some of the…
Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic

Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic

With hundreds of millions of people sheltering in place and quarantining around the world due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and many brick and mortar stores temporarily closed, online shopping has become even more of a lifeline. As consumers ramp up their online spending, though, the criminals who hack websites to digitally "skim" credit card…
We must consider secure online voting

We must consider secure online voting

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Online grocery deliveries are facing an unprecedented stress test

Online grocery deliveries are facing an unprecedented stress test

One of the biggest problems is that delivery time slots are seemingly impossible to come by. After filling out their carts, customers would attempt to check out, only to find that all of the delivery options are suddenly unavailable. We spoke to a few shoppers, who told us of the various issues they encountered.Mark Gerolimatos,…
An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

One of the casualties of coronavirus-related social distancing measures has been public libraries, which are shut down in many communities around the world. This week, the Internet Archive, an online library best known for running the Internet's Wayback Machine, announced a new initiative to expand access to digital books during the pandemic.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally…
Online tutoring marketplace Preply banks $10M to fuel growth in North America, Europe

Online tutoring marketplace Preply banks $10M to fuel growth in North America, Europe

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Ask HN: Is HN a ‘healthy online community’? I’m doing a case study for...

Hello HN! My name is Sankalp. I’m taking a class called Fixing Social Media at MIT (https://fixingsocialmedia.mit.edu). We are examining problems with existing modes of social media and exploring affirmative visions for social media that are good for individuals and society.At this point, the class is working on case studies of successful and healthy online…
Mario Kart Tour online multiplayer beta invites everyone to play during its second lap (Update: Out now) – Android Police

Mario Kart Tour online multiplayer beta invites everyone to play during its second lap...

The much-anticipated release of Mario Kart Tour this September (after an extended period of testing) was a bit of a letdown. The game was riddled with excessive in-app-purchases, had a questionable loot box mechanism, and lacked a multiplayer component — arguably the selling point of the entire Mario Kart series. At the time, the in-game-menu…
Mario Kart Tour online multiplayer beta invites everyone to play during its second lap (Update) – Android Police

Mario Kart Tour online multiplayer beta invites everyone to play during its second lap...

The much-anticipated release of Mario Kart Tour this September (after an extended period of testing) was a bit of a letdown. The game was riddled with excessive in-app-purchases, had a questionable loot box mechanism, and lacked a multiplayer component — arguably the selling point of the entire Mario Kart series. At the time, the in-game-menu…

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Homelessness in the Living Rooms of the Rich

When photographer Jana Sophia Nolle moved to San Francisco three years ago, she met a lot of people. Some inhabited multi-million-dollar houses with pristine Victorian architecture and fancy furniture. Others lived in cardboard boxes.The contrast between their dwellings plagued Nolle, who hails from Kassel, Germany, where income inequality is less stark. While San Francisco boasts…

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