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After Roe, Dems Seek Probe of Tech's Use of Personal Data

After Roe, Dems Seek Probe of Tech's Use of Personal Data

By Marcy Gordon | Jun 27, 2022

Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data.

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

Jun 23, 2022

MetaPride Land, a universally safe-space for the global LGBTQ+ community, will launch later this week in Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Voxels, three of the world's leading metaverse platforms.

NASA Fuels Moon Rocket for 1st Time in Countdown Rehearsal

NASA Fuels Moon Rocket for 1st Time in Countdown Rehearsal

Jun 21, 2022

NASA fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time Monday and went ahead with a critical countdown test despite a fuel line leak.

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

By Brian Slodysko | Jun 20, 2022

In the ad, Greitens, flanked by a tactical unit says, "Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit. There's no bagging limit, no tagging limit and it doesn't expire until we save our country."

Residents Say China Used Health Tracker for Crowd Control

Residents Say China Used Health Tracker for Crowd Control

By Huizhong Wu | Jun 17, 2022

Angry bank customers who traveled to a city in central China attempting to retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks were stopped in their tracks by a common technology: A QR code.

Kentucky Court Delves into Use of Cell Phones for Tracking

Kentucky Court Delves into Use of Cell Phones for Tracking

By Bruce Schreiner | Jun 17, 2022

A sharply divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police violated a robbery suspect's constitutional protections by accessing his cellphone without a warrant.

So Long, Internet Explorer. The Browser is Finally Retiring

So Long, Internet Explorer. The Browser is Finally Retiring

By Richard Jacobsen | Jun 15, 2022

As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore.

Jump Detection Wearable Could Lead to Fewer Workplace Accidents

Jump Detection Wearable Could Lead to Fewer Workplace Accidents

Jun 10, 2022

Wearable tech company Kinetic has provided one of the latest ways that technology is being used to keep us safer.

Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 9, 2022

Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform.

Factors You Need to Remember When Buying E-Cig Mods

Factors You Need to Remember When Buying E-Cig Mods

Jun 9, 2022

If you're new to vaping and think you've seen everything that meets the eye, wait until you behold the uniquely-looking e-cigarette mods!

Apple Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Changes to iPhone Software

Apple Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Changes to iPhone Software

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 7, 2022

Apple provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to iPhone the software and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor.

Autonomous Mayflower Reaches American Shores -- in Canada

Autonomous Mayflower Reaches American Shores -- in Canada

By Matt O'Brien | Jun 6, 2022

A crewless robotic boat that had tried to retrace the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has finally reached the shores of North America — this time in Canada.

Activists Say Cyber Agency Weakens Voting Tech Advisory

Activists Say Cyber Agency Weakens Voting Tech Advisory

By Kate Brumback | Jun 5, 2022

The nation's leading cybersecurity agency released a final version of an advisory that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to tally votes.

Firm Proposes Taser-Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

Firm Proposes Taser-Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

Jun 4, 2022

Taser developer Axon said this week it is working to build drones armed with the electric stunning weapons that could fly in schools and "help prevent the next Uvalde, Sandy Hook, or Columbine."

Landmark Bill to Limit Cryptomining Passes NY Legislature

Landmark Bill to Limit Cryptomining Passes NY Legislature

By Michael Hill | Jun 4, 2022

New York lawmakers have passed a milestone environmental measure designed to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining operations that burn fossil fuels.

Robotic Buoys Developed to Keep Atlantic Right Whales Safe

Robotic Buoys Developed to Keep Atlantic Right Whales Safe

By Patrick Whittle | May 28, 2022

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world's largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships.

Shooter Warning Signs Get Lost in Sea of Social Media Posts

Shooter Warning Signs Get Lost in Sea of Social Media Posts

By Amanda Seitz | May 27, 2022

The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.

Why Are Online Casinos Not Just Entertainment?

Why Are Online Casinos Not Just Entertainment?

May 26, 2022

Have doubt about online casinos? That's understandable. But here are some positive things about online gaming to take into consideration.

An Ocean First: Underwater Drone Tracks CO2 in Alaska Gulf

An Ocean First: Underwater Drone Tracks CO2 in Alaska Gulf

By Mark Thiessen | May 26, 2022

Designed to dive 3,281 feet and roam remote parts of the ocean, the autonomous vehicle was deployed in the Gulf of Alaska this spring to provide a deeper understanding of the ocean's chemistry.

Twitter to Pay $150M Penalty over Privacy of Users' Data

Twitter to Pay $150M Penalty over Privacy of Users' Data

By Marcy Gordon | May 26, 2022

Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators' allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users' data over a six-year span.

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