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Warren Escalates Facebook Fight with Ad Targeting Zuckerberg

Warren Escalates Facebook Fight with Ad Targeting Zuckerberg

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 15
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Census Bureau Seeks State Data, Including Citizenship Info

Census Bureau Seeks State Data, Including Citizenship Info

By Mike Schneider | Oct 14
The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked plans to include a citizenship question in its 2020 population count.

Need A Bigger Boat? UMaine Has A Printer for That

Need A Bigger Boat? UMaine Has A Printer for That

By David Sharp | Oct 14
The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy.

Not Real News: 'Face Projectors' Not A Thing - Yet

Not Real News: 'Face Projectors' Not A Thing - Yet

By Beatrice Dupuy and Arijeta Lajka | Oct 14
A video circulating on social media that shows a wearable projector to hide the faces of protestors is conceptual. It doesn't work.

Increased Number of STDs in Hawaii Linked to Online Dating

Increased Number of STDs in Hawaii Linked to Online Dating

Oct 14
An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

Oct 14
Laboratory studies have shown that prolonged exposure to high-intensity blue light damages retinal cells in mice. But, epidemiological studies on real people tell a different story.

Broken Angels: Inside the Lab Working to Restore Notre Dame

Broken Angels: Inside the Lab Working to Restore Notre Dame

By Thomas Adamson | Oct 13
Scientists at the French government's Historical Monuments Research Laboratory are working out how to safely restore the beloved Paris cathedral and identify what perils remain inside the monument in a race against the clock.

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

By Tami Abdollah | Oct 12
Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election has generally been seen as two separate, unrelated tracks: hacking Democratic emails and sending provocative tweets. But a new study suggests the tactics were likely intertwined.

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 11
The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue live-streamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon.

High School Student Infiltrates, Uncovers Racist Online Chat

High School Student Infiltrates, Uncovers Racist Online Chat

Oct 11
A black student at a North Carolina high school infiltrated and exposed a racist student online chat, but it's unclear if everyone in the chat is facing consequences.

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

By Tami Abdollah | Oct 11
Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election has generally been seen as two separate, unrelated tracks: hacking Democratic emails and sending provocative tweets. But a new study suggests the tactics were likely intertwined.

Public to Get Access to Nuremberg Trials Digital Recordings

Public to Get Access to Nuremberg Trials Digital Recordings

Oct 10
Audio recordings from the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders will be made available to the public for the first time in digital form after a nearly two-year process conducted in secret.

EU Police: Cybercrime Threats Now Focus on Profits, Data

EU Police: Cybercrime Threats Now Focus on Profits, Data

Oct 10
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 Wednesday.

China Criticizes Apple for App That Tracks Hong Kong Police

China Criticizes Apple for App That Tracks Hong Kong Police

By Joe McDonald | Oct 10
Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party's main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements.

Unlike NBA, Apple Bows to Beijing, Removes Hong Kong App

Unlike NBA, Apple Bows to Beijing, Removes Hong Kong App

By John Leicester and JOe McDonald | Oct 10
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. For Apple Inc., that proved to be a problem.

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