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Recent articles by Robert:

3 ways science will never be the same after COVID-19

Renowned biologist Jennifer Doudna of CRISPR gene editing fame believes the global coronavirus pandemic is causing a new scientific revolution. → Read More

Gig workers sound off on the Uber-Postmates deal: ‘It’s like an embezzler buying a bank’

Ride-hailing drivers and food delivery couriers blast Uber's plan to buy Postmates while investors celebrate. → Read More

How to watch the full moon lunar eclipse on July 4, 2020

The full moon will partially pass through Earth's penumbral shadow causing a partial lunar eclipse this weekend. → Read More

Demand for stolen credit card data is down during the coronavirus pandemic

Demand for stolen credit card data has declined by more than half on dark web shops amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

AmEx will give you up to $50 if you shop at small businesses

On Monday, the Wall Street mainstay said it would offer a new perk to each of its cardholders as a way to juice consumer spending at small businesses. → Read More

The encryption wars are back on in Congress. Here's what's at stake

Senate hawks are presenting a false and destructive choice. → Read More

iOS 14 beta: How to download Apple iPhone software before release date

How to download the new Apple iPhone iOS 14 beta, unveiled at Apple WWDC 2020, before the general release date. → Read More

Photo finish: Crashing sales force Olympus to sell iconic camera business

Olympus has agreed to sell its iconic digital camera business, marking the end of an era for the company. → Read More

Brazil’s central bank refuses to let Facebook front-run it on payments

Brazil's central bank said letting WhatsApp integrate payments in the country could give Facebook too much power and threaten competition. → Read More

Why Americans are uneasy about COVID-19 contact-tracing

The majority of Americans say data collection for coronavirus contact tracing makes them uncomfortable, according to a new study. → Read More

Banking while black: How a new generation of leaders is overcoming a legacy of discrimination and mistrust

From the failure of the Freedman's Savings Bank to "redlining" to the PPP loan discrimination, the legacy of racism and inequality in American finance is a long one. Fortune convened executives to discuss solutions. → Read More

Honeywell claims to have created the world’s most powerful quantum computer

Honeywell unveiled a quantum computer that it describes as the "world’s highest performing." → Read More

Big investors like Bitcoin for the wrong reason

As the price of Bitcoin moves with the stock market, hedge funds and other big-time investors have little to like about cryptocurrencies beside pure speculation. → Read More

A kind of 'Magic': One nerd's quest to shake up video games and create a $1 billion market

One nerd aims to bring collectible card games like "Magic: The Gathering" into the 21st century—and in doing so, upend the worst tendencies of the multibillion-dollar video game industry. → Read More

Articles by Robert Hackett

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Why Zoom is leaving its free video conferencing with weaker encryption

Zoom is offering the best privacy only to people who pay. → Read More

5-0 Radio Police Scanner: Most popular iPhone app vows to donate proceeds to charity

The creator of the top paid iPhone app, a police radio scanner, pledged to donate proceeds to charity in the midst of countrywide protests over the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Police scanner apps surge as protests grip America

Interest in police radio scanner apps—like 5-0 Radio Police Scanner, Citizen, and Broadcastify—is spiking as clashes between police and protestors ravage American cities. → Read More

Bug bounty startup Synack valued at $500 million to boost 'white hat' hacking from home

As more people work from home, bug bounty programs are finding favor with investors and hackers alike. → Read More

Trump vs. Twitter: The tweet that broke the bird's back

President Trump teased a showdown with Twitter after the social network applied fact-checking labels to his tweets. → Read More