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Uber pilots booking rides with a phone call, not via the app, in Arizona, by dialing 1-833-USE-UBER and talking to a human operator (Kris Holt/Engadget)

Kris Holt / Engadget: Uber pilots booking rides with a phone call, not via the app, in Arizona, by dialing 1-833-USE-UBER and talking to a human operator  —  Uber is piloting a different way to order one of its cars beyond its apps or voice assistants, and it´s one you might be familiar with if you ever had to order a cab before 2009 or so.

Snapchat is testing new redesign with navigation bar, more accessible Snap Map, and a new top news section; comes 3 years after last redesign was widely panned (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge: Snapchat is testing new redesign with navigation bar, more accessible Snap Map, and a new top news section; comes 3 years after last redesign was widely panned  —  A new home for the Snap Map and its original shows — plus a new test of news briefs  —  Snap is working on two significant tests …

Consumer advocacy group DoNotPay launches Robo Revenge, an app that fights robocallers by giving them burner credit card info and then helping users sue them (Edward Ongweso Jr/VICE)

Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE: Consumer advocacy group DoNotPay launches Robo Revenge, an app that fights robocallers by giving them burner credit card info and then helping users sue them  —  DoNotPay, the family of consumer advocacy services meant to protect people from corporate exploitation, is launching a new app aimed …

Profile of DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim who has been privately telling people to expect a criminal antitrust case in Silicon Valley in the next few months (Eriq Gardner/Hollywood Reporter)

Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter: Profile of DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim who has been privately telling people to expect a criminal antitrust case in Silicon Valley in the next few months  —  As Hollywood scales up to battle big tech, Makan Delrahim, the nation´s top antitrust regulator (and a former movie producer) …

UK government announces Ofcom will be put in charge of regulating the internet, with a range of powers intended to protect users from "harmful content" online (Alex Hern/The Guardian)

Alex Hern / The Guardian: UK government announces Ofcom will be put in charge of regulating the internet, with a range of powers intended to protect users from “harmful content” online  —  Ministers unveil plans to block harmful content, while guaranteeing free speech  —  Ofcom will be put in charge …
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