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Roblox is working on content ratings for games and on ways to make parental controls easier to find and use, to address sexual content issues on its platform (Julie Jargon/Wall Street Journal) –

Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:Roblox is working on content ratings for games and on ways to make parental controls easier to find and use, to address sexual content issues on its platform  —  Sexual role-play and ‘dating’ are common on the children’s gaming platform; parental controls help make it a safer space Read More

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with John Warnock and helped develop PDF technology, died on Friday at 81 (Fiona Kelliher/Mercury News) –

Fiona Kelliher / Mercury News:Charles “Chuck” Geschke, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with John Warnock and helped develop PDF technology, died on Friday at 81  —  Survived kidnapping at gunpoint  —  Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder of the iconic Silicon Valley company Adobe Inc. and prominent cheerleader of downtown San Jose, died Friday at age 81. […]

Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the “double Irish” tax scheme (Will Goodbody/RTÉ) –

Will Goodbody / RTÉ:Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the “double Irish” tax scheme  —  Newly filed accounts show that over $75bn in profits moved through a subsidiary of Google that was incorporated in Ireland in 2019 … Read More

US investigators probing a breach at Codecov, a software auditing company, that affected some of its 29K customers; the breach was in Jan. but detected in April (Raphael Satter/Reuters) –

Raphael Satter / Reuters:US investigators probing a breach at Codecov, a software auditing company, that affected some of its 29K customers; the breach was in Jan. but detected in April  —  U.S. federal investigators are probing an intrusion at San Francisco-based software auditing company Codecov that affected … Read More

Roblox to introduce content ratings for games to better restrict age-inappropriate content – Kim Lyons

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Virtual gaming platform Roblox is developing content ratings for games and easier-to-use parental controls, the company’s chief privacy officer Remy Malan told The Wall Street Journal. Half of Roblox’s audience of more than 30 million daily users are kids under 13, but the platform has struggled […]

Company officials, victims, experts, and intel officials discuss the SolarWinds hack, which successfully compromised ~100 companies and a dozen govt. agencies (Dina Temple-Raston/NPR) –

Dina Temple-Raston / NPR:Company officials, victims, experts, and intel officials discuss the SolarWinds hack, which successfully compromised ~100 companies and a dozen govt. agencies  —  “This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements.”  —  The routine software update … Read More

Google introducing a feature in Chrome 90 to create links to highlighted text on a webpage – Kim Lyons

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An upcoming feature in Chrome 90 will allow users to create a link to a section of a website that they’ve highlighted. First launched as a browser extension called Link to Text Fragment last year, Google has now added the feature within Chrome itself. The new feature is […]

How Aurora, now the owner of Uber’s ATG, is moving to bring its self-driving tech to market via deals with Volvo in trucking, Uber and Toyota in taxis, more (Ira Boudway/Bloomberg) –

Ira Boudway / Bloomberg:How Aurora, now the owner of Uber’s ATG, is moving to bring its self-driving tech to market via deals with Volvo in trucking, Uber and Toyota in taxis, more  —  On Feb. 11, about a month after closing on the acquisition of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG, the self-driving-car startup Aurora […]

NASA reschedules Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars for Monday – Kim Lyons

An artists’ rendering of the Ingenuity and its parent rover Perseverance | NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has rescheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to April 19th at 3:30AM ET, the agency announced Saturday. The four-pound helicopter that arrived on Mars on February 18th with its parent rover Perseverance has seen its first flight delayed […]

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