Science and Technology

Facebook takes down 652 pages
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August 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
By Heather Kelly, Julia Horowitz, Donie O'Sullivan (CNN Money) -- Facebook has taken down 652 pages, accounts and groups it identified as part of coordinated disinformation campaigns that originated in Iran and targeted countries around the world. It also found a number of new pages connected to...
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3D-printed gun
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August 21, 2018 - 3:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo a road leads past a solar park on the Aegean island of Tilos, Greece.
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August 19, 2018 - 9:25 am
TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power. The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But...
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In this April 28, 2016, file photo, visitors gather at a display booth for Google at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing.
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August 17, 2018 - 1:37 pm
By Ryan Nakashima, Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. On Monday, an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev flings a Sirius nano-satellite into orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
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August 15, 2018 - 8:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station on Wednesday. Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space. The...
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Alexis Ohanian
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August 13, 2018 - 9:14 pm
By Kaya Yurieff (CNN Money) -- Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is no stranger to the content moderation debate roiling social media. The popular discussion platform, which calls itself the front page of the internet, has long struggled with trolls, misinformation and extremism. That gives Ohanian a...
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Apple may soon have some company in the trillion dollar club. Jeff Bezo's Amazon is worth about $940 billion.
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August 13, 2018 - 5:10 pm
By Paul R. La Monica (CNN Money) — Apple may soon have some company in the trillion dollar club. Amazon is worth about $940 billion. Shares of Amazon popped 2 percent Monday to hit a new all-time high. The stock only needs to go up another 7 percent for the Jeff Bezos-led company to top a trillion...
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U.S. Olympic Gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, who are Comcast ambassadors, join Comcast Senior VP David Cohen and Mayor Jim Kenney.
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Tim Jimenez
August 13, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Comcast officials announced Monday that their Internet Essentials program, which helps connect low-income families to the internet, is now expanding to help veterans in need. Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David Cohen, with Mayor Jim Kenney and other city...
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Social media and even dating apps mean that often, the first version of ourselves other people meet is a digital image. When you alter a photo, you may start to think that that's what you should look like.
CNN
August 12, 2018 - 5:39 pm
By AJ Willingham (CNN) - - Social media filters are fun! You can look like a puppy dog or a nerdy cat or a fairy princess, or just hot! Like, slightly hotter than you actually are. Like you, but spackled and sandblasted and shaved down until you have a chin sharper than the Matterhorn and the...
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