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Past articles by Nick:

Friday News Roundup: Brunch spot apologizes for asking police to leave & Looming parklet fines stir panic

Hey there, San Francisco. Lots of restaurant news this week. First, staff members at the new brunch spot Hilde and Jesse asked three SFPD officers to leave. Then, we learned about the confusion among restaurant owners over all new parklet regulations and → Read More

Friday News Roundup: Recall Season Heats up and Ivy Getty Gets Married

Hey there, San Francisco. Another Friday, another busy week of local news. Both recall efforts against District Attorney Chesa Boudin and the three school board members had major updates, model/heiress Ivy Getty had a wedding extravaganza across the city, and importantly, San → Read More

Friday News Roundup: In-N-Out backlash and Tragedy at the Chase Center

Hey there, San Francisco. My name is Nick Bastone, and I’m a reporter here in the city. Earlier this year, I started a newsletter called The SF Minute. The idea is to provide a quick, easy-to-read recap of our city’s news each → Read More

A major update is coming to Uber's app, and the company's CEO says it wants to be 'the operating system of your life'

Uber is getting a makeover. → Read More

45 Google employees told their stories of alleged retaliation, sexual harassment, and racism in a leaked document

Stories include allegations of being held back for promotions after complaining of misconduct at Google. → Read More

Another key employee activist is leaving Google amid claims of burnout and 'retaliation,' but says the 'movement is strong'

Another prominent Google employee activist, Irene Knapp, is leaving the company, citing claims of burnout and retaliation for their role in organising workers at the company. → Read More

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down from Apple's board ahead of the launch of the tech company's new streaming service

"I am forever grateful to have served as a member of the company's board," Disney chief executive Robert Iger said in a statement. → Read More

Phone numbers for as many as 419 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

Phone numbers linked to as many as 419 million Facebook accounts were recently found on an online server that was not protected by a password, according to a TechCrunch report on Wednesday. → Read More

Google's new community guidelines tell employees not to talk politics on internal forums or bad mouth projects without 'good information'

Google employees will now also have a one-click solution across all internal channels for flagging content as inappropriate or confidential. → Read More

News Corp is reportedly releasing 'Knewz,' a Google News competitor that it hopes will help readers find news stories from more and different sources

News Corp – the company behind publications like The Wall Street Journal and The Times – will reportedly launch Knewz, an online news aggregation platform later this year. It’s apparently an attempt to address its executives’ concerns with how existing platforms, like Google News and Facebook, surface content for readers. → Read More

Google has quietly hired a key executive from controversial startup Palantir to be a VP of engineering

Palantir has been repeatedly targeted by protestors over its work with US agency ICE and its deportations. → Read More

Google employees are circulating a memo written by a former Googler who says they encountered racism and 'never stopped feeling the burden of being black' while working there

In a memo that’s circulating through Google, a former employee who recently decided to leave described the racism they felt as a black person working at the search giant’s New York headquarters, in what is the latest example of the tech industry struggling to provide safe and equitable working environments for employees of colour. → Read More

Congress is demanding that 8chan owner Jim Watkins testify over his site's involvement in recent mass shootings

Hearing Watkins' testimony on the matter was "critical" to understanding what can be done to "counter the trend," the committee said. → Read More

Google has an indexing issue that means old news stories are at the top of search results

Greg Sandoval/Business InsiderGoogle I/O 2018If your Google search results are seeming a bit stale today, you're not alone. Google announced early Thursday → Read More

Google has an indexing issue that means old news stories are at the top of search results

Similar indexing issues plagued Google earlier this year — one in particular in April lasted for nearly an entire week. → Read More

Microsoft contractors reportedly listen in on Skype call recordings, often from their own homes

Neither Skype's nor Cortana's privacy policies give any indication that the analysis would be conducted by a human contractor. → Read More

Google has been temporarily forced to stop listening in on its users across Europe after leaked data sparked privacy concerns

Google has been forced by German authorities to temporarily halt its practice of manually reviewing audio recordings that help train its Google Assistant product, according to a report on Thursday. → Read More

Facebook says it's one step closer to its vision of letting people type with their brains

GettyFacebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2017Facebook, in conjunction with its research partners at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), announced → Read More

Facebook says it's one step closer to its vision of letting people type with their brains

For the first time, researchers at UCSF were able to take the brain activity of participants and simultaneously decode what was being said. → Read More

LIVE: Here come Alphabet's Q2 earnings

All eyes will be on whether the search giant can post better than expected ad revenue numbers after a big miss last quarter. → Read More