EFF speaks out on neo-Nazi site removal, Bill Gates gives away billionsIn this week's wrap-up, the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that companies booting websites could lead to greater problems in the future. Also, a filing shows that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates donated $4.6 billion to charity.
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter right now. GoDaddy, Google, and Cloud Flare have booted a Neo Nazi website called The Daily Stormer from their services. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is speaking out again the removal of the site saying any tactic used now to silence neo Nazis will soon be used against others including people whose opinions we agree with. The EFF was clear in its position, saying all fair-minded people must stand together against the hateful violence and aggression that seems to be growing across our country. According to an SEC filing, Bill Gates gave away $4.6 billion worth of Microsoft shares to the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation on June 6. Gates now retains 1.3% ownership of Microsoft's stock. He's still the world's richest person, valued at over $80 billion. Google Home devices can now make free calls in the United States and Canada. To use the feature, you simply say your Google activation phrase, and then say, call a contact name. Calls are placed over wi-fi. Recipients of calls will not see your phone number. Instead, they will see either unknown or no caller ID. Google says an option to show your name will come later this year. The Essential Phone is coming to those who pre-ordered it. The company sent an email to customers saying the device will ship within seven days after payment is received. The essential phone turned heads when it was introduced next to its 5.7 inch screen that dominates the front of the device. The essential phone is also available on Amazon which says the phone will be available on September 1st. Sprint says the phone will ship by August 28th. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app available for IOS and Android.