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Start of the week we thoroughly enjoyed Luna SandvikAn article on how US police use digital data to prosecute abortions in a post-Roe v. Wade world. TL;DR is that medical care in the US is a strange world and if you want to DM your friends about potentially illegal things you should use end-to-end encrypted messages. Christine When Haje
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“I can’t explain it. It’s weird,” said Alfonso “Fonts” Terrell. AmandaAfter losing his job at Twitter when Elon Musk took over, the former global head of social and editorial didn’t want to rest. “It just came out and said, ‘Oh, it’s time. Whether you get support or not, now’s the time to build.
Speaking of Twitter alternatives, Aisha When taylor We took to the internet to find the best Twitter alternatives worth checking out. In the end, they concluded that a one-to-one alternative to Twitter does not exist and probably never will. .
Oh, and good news for game geeks who have made a lot of really silly mistakes. Amanda 403 pages of how the Dungeons & Dragons game system is licensed under Creative Commons.
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What do recent state tax changes mean for US SaaS startups?
For SaaS startups, taxable time can create challenges.
Some states consider software-as-a-service products to be services, while others classify them as products.
“There is also the issue of the bundle itself,” says Ardy Esmaeili, a startup tax accountant. “SaaS may not be taxed, but when combined with hardware it is.”
To help founders better understand their responsibilities, Esmaeili shares tips on how to identify a company’s physical ties and lists multiple SaaS categories it says are likely to be taxed. doing.
“Seek professional help as soon as possible,” he wrote. “Don’t think you don’t have to worry yet, because waiting can have big consequences later.”
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mannish reports that Manu Jain is the latest executive to leave Xiaomi. This could be a bit of a blow for the company, as it was Jain who established and expanded the smartphone maker’s presence in India.
Alright, so here you are, checking all the security boxes, trying to set up two-factor authentication, and then a hacker comes along (despite being paid for by Meta) and someone wants to set up that two-factor authentication. I found a bug that allows it to be bypassed. facebook and instagram. Good thing they caught it, but ugh! Lorenzo There are more.
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