Premarket stocks: The strange reason America’s economy is shrinking

What is a recession?

Factories shutting down. A wave of job losses and few open positions. Huge financial losses that beat most industries. So what is happening, and where could we be headed? The answer to both questions could be found in the country’s stockrooms. Breaking it down: US GDP for the second quarter fell at an annualized rate … Read more

FCC chair offers 100Mbps down, 20Mbps up broadband minimum • The Register

The boss of America’s communications watchdog has said its standards for minimum broadband speed, unchanged since 2015, are due for a boost. FCC chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel declared late last week that today’s baseline of 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up doesn’t correspond to the needs of US netizens and households, who require faster connections for remote … Read more

In a Post-Roe World, the Future of Digital Privacy Looks Even Grimmer

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Welcome to the post-Roe era of digital privacy, a moment that underscores how the use of technology has made it practically impossible for Americans to evade ubiquitous tracking. In states that have banned abortion, some women seeking … Read more

Democrats widen scrutiny of tech over abortion data privacy – Sentinel and Enterprise

Democrats widen scrutiny of tech over abortion data privacy – Sentinel and Enterprise

By MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic representatives are widening their scrutiny into the role of tech companies in collecting the personal data of people who may be seeking an abortion, as lawmakers, regulators and the Biden administration grapple with the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling last month ending the constitutional protections for abortion. … Read more

Spotify’s new personal playlist tool tests the limits of music tastes and friendship

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Just in time for International Friendship Day, Spotify is adding yet another personalized playlist. It’s called Friends Mix (opens in new tab) and it’s made by collecting songs from multiple Blend playlists and then throwing them all together in one big mixtape. It’s another way, says Spotify, for people to discover new tracks. Recommended songs … Read more