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Recent articles by Jon:

Mueller subpoenas Cambridge Analytica director in Russia probe

Cambridge Analytica may be no more, but those connected to it are facing an increasing amount of scrutiny. Former business development director Brittany Kaiser... → Read More

Chinese surveillance company found tracking 2.5 million people

Security vulnerabilities are horrible, but one of them is shedding light on the reach of the Chinese surveillance state. Security researcher Victor Gevers disc... → Read More

UK parliament report will call for 'sweeping' regulation of Facebook

The UK Parliament's Facebook document dump is close to creating serious legal trouble for the social network. According to The Guardian, the Digital, Culture,... → Read More

'Overwatch' action figures and Monopoly are coming this spring

Hasbro is about to give you many, many ways to flaunt your Overwatch fandom beyond the occasional Nerf gun. It's launching a series of toys and games themed ar... → Read More

NASA backs tiny 3D-printed sensors for planetary rovers

NASA is pouring money into 3D-printed nanomaterial sensors that could help quests to land humans on Mars and the Moon. → Read More

UK will track thousands of criminals with GPS tags

It's not a novel idea to make criminals wear GPS bracelets, but they could soon be relatively commonplace in the UK. The country's government plans to use them... → Read More

TCL's folding phone projects include a watch-like bracelet

Multiple companies have ideas as to how they'll develop folding smartphones. TCL, however, isn't content to settle on one -- it's seemingly tackling them all.... → Read More

Razer closes its game store after 10 months

Razer is learning that launching a game store isn't easy -- it's shuttering its own portal on February 28th. → Read More

Facebook suspends Pages from Russia-linked viral video company

Facebook has suspended Pages that didn't disclose their ties to the Russian government, but their creators are claiming there's a double standard. → Read More

LG's first 5G phone will likely be the V50 ThinQ for Sprint

LG and Sprint haven't been shy about their plans to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019. Now, though, you might be looking at the device in question. Well-known scoo... → Read More

Samsung stops releasing Blu-ray players in the US

Samsung is exiting the Blu-ray player market in the US as competition and streaming video might be taking their toll. → Read More

Website uses AI to create infinite fake faces

You might already know that AI can put real faces in implausible scenarios, but it's now clear that it can create faces that otherwise wouldn't exist. Develope... → Read More

Nerf's 'Fortnite' guns will be here March 22nd

If you thought Hasbro was already milking the Fortnite trend for all it's worth with an official Nerf gun, you haven't seen anything yet. The toy maker has unv... → Read More

Updated Mormon rules let missionaries call or text their families weekly

Until now, Mormon missionaries have only allowed to use phone calls or video chats to reach their families on Christmas and Mother's Day. After that, they'd ha... → Read More

AI can write disturbingly believable fake news

AI is getting better and better at writing convincing material, and that's leading its creators to wonder whether they should release the technology in the firs... → Read More

Harmonix's answer to 'Beat Saber' is a VR rhythm shooter

Beat Saber has become something of a hit in the rhythm game scene thanks to its clever VR mechanics, and the veterans at Harmonix clearly want to offer their ow... → Read More

Twitter's profile preview test makes it easier to spot creeps

Twitter might just make it a little easier to silence unwanted attention from strangers -- or to forge a new friendship. It's testing profile previews in its i... → Read More

Switch owners can play 'Assassin's Creed III Remastered' May 21st

Assassin's Creed is coming to the Switch for the first time, although it might not be in the way you were anticipating. Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Cr... → Read More

'Dragon Quest XI' arrives on Switch this fall

Yes, it's true: Dragon Quest XI for the Switch is coming. Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Definitive Edition (phew)... → Read More

'Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' gets a second life on Switch

Nintendo had a giant surprise waiting at the end of its latest Direct show: it's remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Switch. The company sha... → Read More