The Market Closes After 42 Years on Larimer Square

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:57 AM

The long-term fallout of the coronavirus shutdowns will surely hit Denver’s restaurant scene hard, and it’s already beginning to take its toll. The Market, at 1445 Larimer Street, announced on its Facebook and Instagram pages that it has closed permanently.

Donald Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:57 PM

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday targeting tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google and the pivotal internet law that provides them broad legal immunity over content posted by their users.

Pooping for public health—coronavirus in sewage could warn of outbreaks

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Around the country and the world, coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are being lifted as the rate of new infections begins too slow.

Leaked draft details Trump’s likely attack on technology giants

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:57 PM

The Trump Administration is putting the final touches on a sweeping executive order designed to punish online platforms for perceived anti-conservative bias. Legal scholar Kate Klonick obtained a draft of the document and posted it online late Wednesday night.

Donald Trump’s executive order is ‘plainly illegal,’ says co-author of Section 230

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is calling Donald Trump’s proposed executive order “plainly illegal” in a new statement on Thursday. The draft executive order would pare back platform liability protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a bill Wyden coauthored in 1996 with Sen.

Trump supporters are on the attack against Yoel Roth. Twitter is standing by him.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Yoel Roth is not a top executive at Twitter. He is the company’s “head of site integrity,” making him one member of the company’s broad team dedicated to enforcing Twitter’s rules. He works under Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety.

Dangerous SHA-1 crypto function is about to die in SSH

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:57 AM

Developers of two open source code libraries for Secure Shell—the protocol millions of computers use to create encrypted connections to each other—are retiring the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, four months after researchers piled a final nail in its coffin.

3 States Have Made It Easier To Vote By Mail In November. Trump Isn’t Happy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Trump has previously expressed his opposition to mail voting — falsely claiming that it contributes to voter fraud and that it benefits Democratic candidates — but this attack still seemed to come out of the blue.

Don’t Expect A Quick Recovery. Our Survey Of Economists Says It Will Likely Take Years.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:57 PM

All across the country, the gears of the economy are grinding slowly and creakily into motion. Retail stores are newly open for in-person shopping in California. It’s possible to get a much-needed haircut in Alabama.

Carqon electric cargo bike review: urban transport, solved

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8:57 AM

If you still think cars, even electric cars, are the future of urban transportation, the Carqon electric cargo bike is here to convince you otherwise. Cargo bikes are a way of life for many European families.

Colleges Have a Silver Bullet to Win COVID Tuition Lawsuits, But Can They Afford to Use It?

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:57 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic has seemingly upended every industry across the globe, and chief among those impacted are college students. When the outbreak hit the US, colleges and universities responded by shutting down their campuses, transitioning in-person lectures to online learning.

Scientists vs politicians: The reality check for “warp speed” vaccine research

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:57 PM

When Donald Trump launched Operation Warp Speed last week, he borrowed language from Star Trek to describe the drive for a Covid-19 vaccine. “That means big and it means fast,” the US president said, promising an effort “moving on at record, record, record speed.”…

Children aren’t worth very much—that’s why we no longer make many

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:57 AM

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been characterized by a massive decline in fertility, beginning in rich western countries and spreading all over the world. It is a transformation that is still underway in poor countries today.

Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:57 AM

For the last year, governments around the world have pressured Facebook to abandon its plans for end-to-end encryption across its apps, arguing that the feature provides cover for criminals and, above all, child predators.

Coronavirus deaths at Colorado nursing homes, senior facilities reach 711; outbreaks reported at restaurants and stores

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:57 AM

Colorado reported 77 new confirmed and probable coronavirus-related deaths among residents of nursing homes and senior care facilities in the past seven days, bringing the total number of fatalities at the facilities to 711.