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Ahead Of 2020, Fb Ensnared In Heated Political Climate
Mark Zuckerberg defended meetings he’s reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media. Politico reported this week that the Facebook CEO held private meetings with, among others, Fox News’Tucker Carlson
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Despite Defections, Facebook Officially Launches Libra
Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the non
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Cybersecurity Whiz: Combined Threats Endanger 2020 Vote
Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. He warns that there’s little the federal government ca
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California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries
Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at ha
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California Outlines Ways To Comply With Upcoming Privacy Law
Companies must notify California residents of their data privacy rights in plain language and must verify people’s identities before releasing data, state officials proposed. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced draft regulations that
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Has Tech Made Moving Nukes Safe Enough? Depends Whom You Ask
The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, pack
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Netflix Heads Into Showdown With Slowing Subscriber Growth
Netflix’s subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co. The latest sign of the challenges the company is facing emerged Wednesday with the release of it
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Seniors Can Use Virtual Reality For Travel, Health Issues
Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their 84-year-old mother asking how she was able to travel from Tucson, Arizona, to Ka
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Twitter: World Leaders’ Accounts Not Entirely Above Policies
Twitter says world leaders aren’t entirely above its ban on users threatening violence or promoting terrorism on the site. The San Francisco company is clarifying its rules as some Democrats say they would like to see President Donald Trump booted of
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Millennial Money: Surprising Tricks For Your Credit Cards
Credit cards are daily payment tools for many Americans, but yours probably also has unintended tactical uses you never thought of, such as slicing open birthday card envelopes your grandparents send. Of course, credit cards offer convenience, and so
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California Earthquake Alerts To Become Available Statewide
Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. The nation’
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In ‘Mistress Of Evil’, Maleficent Plays Mom
For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on “Father of the Bride” only with fangs and wings. Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), the beauty who escaped the curse of sleep, merrily accepts the proposal of Pri
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Pets: There’s An App For Your Best Friends
With pet care spending topping $72.56 billion in the United States alone last year, there’s little wonder why companies are cashing in on our obsession for cats, dogs, and other furry friends. This week, we delve deeper into the technology that is im
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NASA Launches Satellite To Explore Where Air Meets Space
NASA launched a satellite to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying ove
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China Appeals To Washington For Quick End To Trade War
China appealed to Washington for a quick end to their trade war but gave no indication Thursday what additional steps Beijing might want before carrying out what President Donald Trump says is a promise to buy up to $50 billion of American farm goods
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Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads To Nations Vulnerable To Abuse
When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstra
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Google Debuts Pixel 4 Phone, Wireless Earbuds With AI
Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices, all aimed at getting people even more dependent on its artificial-intelligence services. The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-F
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Who Says You Can’t Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew
So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly con
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Google Touts Privacy Options, But Still Depends On Your Data
Google’s latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google’s latest steps offer cons
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German 5g Rules Avoid Huawei Ban; Us Warns On Intel Sharing
Germany released draft security guidelines for next generation wireless networks that stopped short of banning Huawei, as the U.S. warned again it would reconsider intelligence sharing with allies that use the Chinese company’s equipment. The Federal
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THE BEST FEATURES OF macOS CATALINA
The Mac is very much in a state of transition. A new, thoroughly redesigned version of the immensely powerful Mac Pro has been penciled in for a fall release, while a refreshed MacBook Pro is rumored for arrival at around the same time. However, it’s
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You Can Try This At Home: Cookbook Serves Up TV, Movie Foods
It all started with a fictional turkey burger. Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by Rob Lowe’s character Chris Traeger on a t
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Facebook’s Libra Currency Battered By Defections, Pushback
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay an
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Global Plan Aims To Better Tax Digital Business
A global economic body has proposed overhauling the way multinationals - particularly tech giants - are taxed to make sure they pay their fair share in countries where they do significant business. The plan from the Paris-based the Organization for E
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New Technology Brings Old Tlingit Hat Back To Alaska
A Tlingit clan hat was welcomed back to southeast Alaska with ceremony and dance after spending more than a century away. A ceremony Sept. 25 included both an original sculpin hat that was taken in 1884 from Sitka and became part of the Smithsonian I
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‘Big Bang Theory’ Gets Shout Out To Nobel Prize Announcement
Life imitated art Tuesday when “The Big Bang Theory” — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year’s Nobel in physics bega
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Legos Lying Around? Toy Maker Tests Way To Recycle Bricks
Lego is looking to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash. The Danish toymaker is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands of other kids. It said that customers in the U.S. can print out a mailing l
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EU Police: Cybercrime Threats Now Focus On Profits, Data
Cybercriminals are using new technology and exploiting existing online vulnerabilities as they shift their focus to larger and more profitable targets, the European Union’s police agency said in a report published this week. Europol said in its annua
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Eu’s Top Regulator For Big Tech Looks To Use Stronger Action
The EU’s powerful antitrust chief said she’s weighing up stronger measures to curb anticompetitive behavior because huge fines that she has levied on tech multinationals aren’t working. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager didn’t offer spec
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Under Pressure From China, Apple Pulls Hong Kong Protest App
For people in Hong Kong angry over tactics used by the police to break up anti-government protests, the HKmap.live app was a handy little tool. With real-time updates showing police movements, it helps steer users away from possible baton charges, vo
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