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Magic: The Gathering dives into classic Egyptian mythology in Amonkhet, its second expansion set of the year after Aether Revolt. The new set is released today, April 28, and you're strongly encouraged to go along to your local game store (or open up Magic Online) and give it a whirl.
Of course, if you want to read about the set before you spend some money, we've got you covered as well. We've been playing with the new cards for a couple of weeks—here's our review.
Welcome to the crazy world of Oregon state law
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Apple's working on an Echo-like smart speaker of its own. Apple is testing its autonomous vehicle platform, and it also wants in on peer-to-peer payments with Apple Pay.
US intelligence agency will stop scooping up text and email exchanges between Americans and people overseas that include mention of a foreigner under surveillance.
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Well, it’s official.
On Friday, the Yik Yak app officially closed up shop. The company’s founders, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, wrote up a short blog post saying that they would be “winding down the Yik Yak app over the coming week as we start tinkering around with what’s ahead for our brand, our technology, and ourselves.” (What that means in plain English, we have no idea.)
Droll and Buffington confirmed the recent acquisition of its engineering team by Square, and they said it “feels like a great fit.”
The input, posted online by the DMV, includes suggestions by Lyft, Tesla, Uber, Waymo and dozens of others.
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Today, a spokesperson for the National Security Agency announced that the agency would end the practice of "upstream" collection of messages sent by American citizens—messages that were not directed to targets of NSA intelligence collection but referred to "selectors" for those targets in the body of the communications. According to the statement, the NSA has put an end to that practice, which has been authorized since 2008 under the agency's interpretation of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The announcement posted today states:
After a comprehensive review of mission needs, current technological constraints, United States person privacy interests, and certain difficulties in implementation, NSA has decided to stop some of its activities conducted under Section 702. These changes are designed to retain the upstream collection that provides the greatest value to national security while reducing the likelihood that NSA will acquire communications of U.S. persons or others who are not in direct contact with one of the Agency's foreign intelligence targets.
The changes have been made part of a new Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court order that has narrowed the authorized scope of NSA surveillance.