Twitter is rolling out unmentioning to all users

Twitter is widely rolling out its “unmentioning” feature to all users, which allows you to remove yourself from a conversation that includes your Twitter handle. The platform first introduced the feature to a small group of users in April, but now it’s available to everyone. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/11/23204111/twitter-unmentioning-all-users-leave-conversation-thread

Bungie is now officially part of Sony

Bungie, the developer of Destiny 2, is now officially a part of Sony. The PlayStation maker had announced its intent to acquire the gaming studio in a deal worth $3.6 billion in January, and now, that acquisition is complete. The agreement to acquire Bungie has closed. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/15/23220335/bungie-sony-acquisition-complete-official-done

California will start making affordable insulin on its own, governor says

Insulin prices are so high that California has decided to make its own, California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday. $100 million of the state’s budget will be put into the effort, which seeks to make the lifesaving drug more affordable after years of skyrocketing prices. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/8/23200404/california-insulin-drug-prices-governor-newsom

Waymo autonomous vehicle attacked by an ‘erratic’ pedestrian in Arizona

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. An “erratic” pedestrian attacked a Waymo autonomous vehicle late Tuesday evening in Tempe, Arizona, smashing the windshield and injuring the safety driver, the company said. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/7/23197041/waymo-self-driving-car-pedestrian-attack-arizona

The Marriott hotel chain has been hit by another data breach

The Marriott International hotel chain has confirmed that it has been hit by yet another data breach that exposed staff and customer information in another unfortunate security incident for a company that was affected by a number of major hacks in recent years. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/6/23196805/marriott-hotels-maryland-data-breach-credit-cards

A colorful Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Switch OLED is on the way

Nintendo occasionally releases special-edition Switch models for its big games and Splatoon 3 will be no different. A very colorful version of the Switch OLED will be available on August 26th, a couple of weeks before the game arrives on September 9th. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/splatoon-3-themed-nintendo-switch-oled-pro-controller-170118039.html

Japan to start jailing people for online insults

Posting “online insults” will be punishable by up to a year in prison time in Japan starting Thursday, when a new law passed earlier this summer will go into effect. People convicted of online insults can also be fined up to 300,000 yen (just over $2,200). via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/6/23196593/japan-jail-online-insult-cyberbullying

Stranger Things 4 just became the second Netflix show to hit 1 billion hours viewed

But it hasn’t caught Squid Game… yet Stranger Things 4, the most recent season of the hit show, just became the second Netflix show ever to surpass a billion hours viewed. Since the first installment of the season dropped on May 27th, viewers have spent a cumulative 1. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/5/23195675/stranger-things-4-popularity-netflix-billion-hours

Hacker claims they stole police data on a billion Chinese citizens

A hacker (or group of hackers) claims to have stolen data on a billion Chinese citizens from a Shanghai police database. According to Bloomberg, the hacker is attempting to sell 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoin, which is worth just over $198,000 at the time of writing. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/china-hack-data-billion-citizens-police-173052297.html

Supreme Court ruling guts the EPA’s ability to enforce Clean Air Act

Kacper Pempel / reutersIn yet another historic reversal of long standing precedent, the US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6 – 3 along party lines to severely limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency in regulating carbon emissions from power plants, further hamstringing the Biden a via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/supreme-court-ruling-guts-epa-ability-to-enforce-clean-air-act-145027419.html