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Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

By Christopher Carbone

Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this."

Army set sights on sophisticated future tanks

By Kris Osborn

Could there be a lightweight armored attack vehicle able to speed across bridges, deploy quickly from the air, detect enemies at very long ranges, control nearby robots and fire the most advanced weapons in the world - all while maintaining the unprecedented protection and survivability of an Abrams tank? 

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Major breakthrough: Army artillery hits target at 38 miles, doubling range

By Kris Osborn

The Army has successfully fired a 155mm artillery round 62 kilometers (38.5 miles) - marking a technical breakthrough in the realm of land-based weapons and progressing toward its stated goal of being able to outrange and outgun Russian and Chinese weapons. 

Inside Facebook's cybersecurity 'war room,' scientists fight to safeguard elections

By Claudia Cowan

Deep in the trenches of Facebook's sprawling Menlo Park, Calif. campus, security experts, threat intelligence investigators, data scientists and engineers are manning a war room to root out misinformation and bad actors ahead of next month's midterm elections.

In Facebook's effort to fight fake news, human fact-checkers struggle to keep up

By Georgia Wells

At Facebook Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley this week, engineers and researchers huddled around computers in a newly configured “war room” to fight misinformation ahead of the midterms. Almost 3,000 miles away, in Philadelphia, the fact-checkers hired to be on the front lines haven’t received fresh marching orders.

China is going to launch an artificial 'moon' to light up cities

By Nika Shakhnazarova

The south-western Chinese city of Chengdu is planning on launching a fake moon into space in hopes of it illuminating the entire country.

China is going to launch an artificial 'moon' to light up cities

By Nika Shakhnazarova

The south-western Chinese city of Chengdu is planning on launching a fake moon into space in hopes of it illuminating the entire country.

450 Amazon employees protest facial recognition software being sold to police

By Christopher Carbone

A group of 450 Amazon employees has signed a letter protesting the company's decision to sell its facial recognition software to police with one choosing to publish an anonymous op-ed explaining their concerns. 

Facebook finds hack was done by spammers, not foreign state

By Robert McMillan

Facebook believes that the hackers who gained access to the private information of 30 million of its users were spammers looking to make money through deceptive advertising, according to people familiar with the company’s internal investigation.

Louis Farrakhan won't be suspended by Twitter despite anti-Semitic tweet

By Elizabeth Zwirz

Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who in a recent tweet said he was not prejudiced against Jewish people but rather he was “anti-Termite,” will reportedly not be removed from Twitter as a result.

Louis Farrakhan won't be suspended by Twitter despite anti-Semitic tweet

By Elizabeth Zwirz

Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who in a recent tweet said he was not prejudiced against Jewish people but rather he was “anti-Termite,” will reportedly not be removed from Twitter as a result.

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