Facebook kills its ‘Trending’ section

Facebook really doesn’t want to be a media company. The social network announced this morning it’s removing its often controversial “Trending” section from its site next week, in order to…

Rep. McCarthy speaks out about the tech war on conservatives

Google is under fire for listing ‘Nazism’ as the ideology of the California Republican Party; Rep. Kevin McCarthy reacts on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ FOX News … source

‘Upgrade’ director Leigh Whannell talks low-budget worldbuilding

Upgrade tells the story of a Grey Trace, a man in the near future who’s left quadriplegic after a car accident and mugging. Following an interlude that sees Grey struggling…

Apple SIM: Tech News Today 1116

Apple rolled out — but did not announce at its event — a new SIM card called Apple SIM. For the full episode, go to http://twit.tv/tnt1116. source

Google is taking a Home-branded putt-putt course on a US tour

If you’re in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Atlanta, you’ll soon be able to play mini golf (or putt-putt, as some people apparently like to call it) and learn about…

Tech News Today 1584: Weekend Trip to Proxima B

Gummi bear iPhone archery Get full show notes at https://twit.tv/tnt. source

Spotify backs off ‘hateful conduct’ policy amid backlash

Less than a month after announcing its “hateful content” and “hateful conduct” policy, Spotify is backing down from one half of the equation. Following staunch criticism, the company has issued…

Tech News Today 297: Rip Your Heart Out, UK!

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Iyaz Akhtar US ISPs lie much less than they did in 2009, Android has an eavesdropping trojan, Amazon’s app store is rotten, … source