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Today β€” January 17th 2019Your RSS feeds

Amazon investors press company to stop selling 'racially biased' surveillance tech to government agencies

By Christopher Carbone

A group of Amazon shareholders is pushing the tech giant to stop selling its controversial facial recognition technology to U.S. government agencies on the same week that a coalition of 85 human rights, faith, and racial justice groups are demanding Jeff Bezos' company stop selling the surveillance technology. 

Freshman GOP Sen. Hawley demands answers from FBI after bombshell Russia probe report

By Brooke Singman

Freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday demanded answers from the FBI over a new report that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump to probe whether he was threat to national security after the ouster of former FBI Director James Comey.

Freshman GOP Sen. Hawley demands answers from FBI after bombshell Russia probe report

By Brooke Singman

Freshman Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday demanded answers from the FBI over a new report that the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump to probe whether he was threat to national security after the ouster of former FBI Director James Comey.

NASA may decide this year to land a drone on Saturn's moon Titan

By Meghan Bartels Space.com Senior Writer

The spacecraft that have peered through the yellowish haze surrounding Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. Now, scientists want to return — this time buoyed by Earth's fascination with drone technology.

NASA may decide this year to land a drone on Saturn's moon Titan

By Meghan Bartels Space.com Senior Writer

The spacecraft that have peered through the yellowish haze surrounding Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. Now, scientists want to return — this time buoyed by Earth's fascination with drone technology.

After Bird Box challenge, YouTube tells creators not to be idiots

Are you thinking of trying something stupid, like the Bird Box challenge, to get views on YouTube?

Facebook removes 512 Russian accounts and pages that were spreading disinformation

By Christopher Carbone

Facebook uncovered and cut ties with hundreds of fake accounts tied to Russia that were engaging in inauthentic behavior, the tech giant announced Thursday. 

Baby found dead at Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, police say

By Stephen Sorace

A newborn baby was found dead in a restroom trashcan at an Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, authorities said late Wednesday.

FBI records, emails, Social Security numbers exposed in massive data leak, security experts say

By Lukas Mikelionis

A massive data leak has been discovered at the Oklahoma Securities Commission, in which millions of records -- including files related to sensitive FBI investigations over the last seven years, emails dating back 17 years and thousands of Social Security numbers -- have been exposed.

Ocasio-Cortez's latest role on Capitol Hill: Twitter tutor for House Democrats

By Louis Casiano

As the youngest member of Congress, it's no surprise that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has used social media effectively in her campaigning and in her first weeks as a member of Congress. Now she's offering other House Democrats a chance to learn the techniques she has used.

Ocasio-Cortez's latest role on Capitol Hill: Twitter tutor for House Democrats

By Louis Casiano

As the youngest member of Congress, it's no surprise that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has used social media effectively in her campaigning and in her first weeks as a member of Congress. Now she's offering other House Democrats a chance to learn the techniques she has used.

Yesterday β€” January 16th 2019Your RSS feeds

ISIS accounts on Facebook share videos of Syria suicide bombing

By Christopher Carbone

The horrifying moment that a deadly suicide bomb exploded on a street in Syria was captured in a video that ISIS-sympathetic accounts then shared on Facebook.  

Is Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' meme a creepy facial recognition gambit?

By Christopher Carbone

By now, all of your social media feeds are probably brimming with then-and-now pictures showing the "glow-up" or positive transformations of people — including celebrities, friends, family or random folks — sharing decade-old images of themselves alongside current photographs. 

Broke teen who sold kidney for an iPhone now bedridden for life

By Shireen Khalil

A Chinese man is now bedridden for life after he sold his right kidney as a teenager to the black market to buy the latest Apple products.

Secretary Chao: Drones are a new transportation frontier –Their safe development, testing, deployment matter

By Elaine Chao

The Department of Transportation's commitment to integrating drones into the airspace will unlock profound advances in public health, safety, mobility, productivity and economic growth.

Designer of 3-D-printed guns asks federal judge to reject New Jersey law

By Louis Casiano

The Texas-based 3D printed gun company that set off a national debate over the publication of instructions to make 3D-printed guns is asking a federal judge in Austin to reject a New Jersey law so it can resume doing business in the state.

HP says it will limit its 3-D printers' ability to create 'ghost guns'

By Louis Casiano

HP Inc. said it won’t allow users of its 3-D printers to produce guns unless done so by firearms manufacturers and the weapons can be detected by airport security.

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CES 2019: Hands-on with amazing products

By John Brandon

The future looks bright for technology. Last week, the Consumer Electronics Show took place in Las Vegas and we went hands-on with some of the best tech. What’s it like to drive an electric motorcycle or sit in the back of a car that can immerse you in virtual reality? Find out below.

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