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AP News
October 31, 2019 - 4:59 pm
AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field of emerging rivals to Netflix. Read more here.
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AP News
October 30, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages. Read more here.
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A screen displays a notice when installing the update, iOS 13.2 on an iPhone on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in New York.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. The use of humans to listen to audio recordings is particularly troubling to privacy experts because it increases the chances that a rogue employee or contractor could leak sensitive...
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The Google logo at their corporate offices in Granary Square, London.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 9:21 am
The Australian consumer watchdog on Tuesday took Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used.
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Artwork composed of dead spotted lanternflies, created for a community art project on display at Penn State Lehigh Valley
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Mark Abrams
October 27, 2019 - 4:30 am
To stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly, their wings must be clipped — but this art project took it a step further. Read more here.
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File photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris.
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AP News
October 25, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely cut their stories out of its newsfeeds .
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on Facebook's impact on the financial services and housing sectors.
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AP News
October 24, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Facebook reiterated its policy of not removing misleading or bogus political ads Thursday, clarifying its own policies after CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered Congress confusing and sometimes incomplete testimony on the subject.
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A rendering of the ancient Carsioptychus mammal taken from the PBS NOVA special, Rise of the Mammals.
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AP News
October 24, 2019 - 5:42 pm
A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed the dinosaurs.
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Google logo at a gadgets show in Paris
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AP News
October 23, 2019 - 1:25 pm
By Rachel Lerman and Matt O'Brien, AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of...
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This image made available by NASA shows a map of a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported .
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