House of Lords report calls for digital super-regulator

New Digital Authority would replace ‘clearly failing’ system of self-regulation of internet

The House of Lords has called for the creation of a digital super-regulator to oversee the different bodies charged with safeguarding the internet and replace the “clearly failing” system of self-regulation by big technology companies.

A new Digital Authority is the chief recommendation of the Lords’ communications committee report, which warns that the patchwork quilt of more than a dozen regulators that oversee the digital realm creates gaps and overlaps.

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New interracial couple emoji marks victory for partners of color

Following a campaign by Tinder and tech activist group Emojination, 71 new skin tone variations have been approved

In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between whites and slaves. An 1883 US supreme court ruling that state prohibitions on interracial marriage don’t violate the 14th amendment held for more than 80 years.

While such impediments to marriage were dismantled over time, there are still hurdles, however small, to overcome. Here, in 2019, interracial couples have a small victory to celebrate: the approval of 71 new variations of emoji for couples of color.

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Get the last-gen Samsung Qi wireless charger for just $19 before it’s gone

If you’re looking for the convenience of wireless phone charging but don’t want to spend $60 on the latest chargers, then now’s your chance: Amazon and Walmart still have brand-new first-gen Samsing Qi wireless charger pads in stock for just $19 while supplies last.

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