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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 05:56 AM PST

White Nationalist Spencer, Others Lose Twitter Verification

White Nationalist Spencer, Others Lose Twitter Verification

Richard Spencer and other prominent white nationalists have lost their official blue check marks on Twitter after the social media platform announced changes to its verification practices. Twitter said...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:53 AM PST

Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 04:33 PM PST

2 Women Sue Uber, Alleging Sexual Assault by Drivers

2 Women Sue Uber, Alleging Sexual Assault by Drivers

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Uber by two unidentified female passengers who allege they were sexually assaulted by their drivers in cases that occurred in Miami and Los Angeles. "Uber will stop...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:50 AM PST

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 06:38 AM PST

No Fingerprinting Regulation for Uber, Lyft Drivers

No Fingerprinting Regulation for Uber, Lyft Drivers

California regulators on Thursday adopted new safety rules for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft that will not require their drivers be fingerprinted as part of background checks, rejecting a push by the taxi...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM PST

Girl Scouts to Raise $70M to Teach 2.5 Million Girls STEM

Girl Scouts to Raise $70M to Teach 2.5 Million Girls STEM

Young girls are often discouraged from pursuing careers in STEM — but at Dreamforce, the world’s largest software conference, it was the exact opposite.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 03:47 PM PST

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:05 AM PST

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter said Thursday that it will "pause" its verified account system in the wake of criticism over an organizer of the Charlottesville rally having received a coveted blue check mark on his profile. Jason...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 07:44 AM PST

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

An Associated Press analysis of deleted Twitter accounts reveals new details of surreptitious Russian activity shortly before last year's presidential election. It details how Russian agents attempted to deflect...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 06:11 AM PST

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media "revenge porn." People in Australia who are concerned that a former partner may distribute intimate photos of...

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