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Facebook Swears It's Going to Do a Better Job at Not Spreading Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Content Facebook Swears It's Going to Do a Better Job at Not Spreading Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Content

Facebook is considering ways it could prevent the spread of dangerous anti-vaccination content on the platform.

California Governor Wants You to Get a Cut of the Cash Tech Companies Makes From Your Data California Governor Wants You to Get a Cut of the Cash Tech Companies Makes From Your Data

California Governor Gavin Newsom has asked his aides to create a “digital dividends” proposal for a plan that would allow consumers in the state to get a portion of the money that tech companies make from using their personal data.

Indian Lawmakers Call for TikTok Ban Due to 'Cultural Degeneration' Indian Lawmakers Call for TikTok Ban Due to 'Cultural Degeneration'

There’s pressure building in India to regulate the shortform video app TikTok, with some lawmakers pushing for the platform to be blocked as a vessel for societal decay.

Owner of Stolen 400-Year-Old Bonsai Worth $90,000 Pleads on Facebook: 'Are They Giving You Enough Water?' Owner of Stolen 400-Year-Old Bonsai Worth $90,000 Pleads on Facebook: 'Are They Giving You Enough Water?'

A couple who was robbed of at least $118,000 worth of precious horticultural rarities has one plea for the thief: water the trees.

Russia to Test Whether Its Internet Can Be Disconnected From the Rest of the World Russia to Test Whether Its Internet Can Be Disconnected From the Rest of the World

Internet providers in Russia are preparing to conduct exercises that will help the nation build a path toward possible internet independence, according to Russian news reports.

Sprint Sues AT&T, Calling Bullshit on Fake 5G Sprint Sues AT&T, Calling Bullshit on Fake 5G

AT&T has been branding a boosted version of its 4G service as “5G Evolution,” or as it appears on many phones—5G E.

The U.S. Army Is Developing a Grenade That Nabs Drones With A Net The U.S. Army Is Developing a Grenade That Nabs Drones With A Net

Recent flight delays at airports in the U.S. and UK have given us a glimpse at the threats and the headaches that drones can cause. In the days leading up to the recent Super Bowl, the Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI warned the public repeatedly against flying drones near the stadium because the…

Programmer at Chinese Bank Jailed After Reportedly Finding a Secret Way to Withdraw $1 Million Programmer at Chinese Bank Jailed After Reportedly Finding a Secret Way to Withdraw $1 Million

A software chief of a Chinese bank reportedly found a loophole in his company’s system and managed to stealthily withdraw seven million yuan ($1.03 million USD) over the course of 14 months. When he was caught, he explained he was testing the system. Huaxia Bank bought it, but the authorities didn’t.

Mystery of Blocked Key Fobs at Parking Lot 'Likely' Solved, Canadian Ministry Says Mystery of Blocked Key Fobs at Parking Lot 'Likely' Solved, Canadian Ministry Says

Residents of the prairie town Carstairs, Alberta, may finally be able to visit their local co-operative grocery store without fear of key fobs malfunctioning, cars failing to start, or alarms going off seemingly without reason. The issue appears to have been solved, officials say.

Uber Prices Are Increasing in NYC Thanks to New Minimum Wage Law Uber Prices Are Increasing in NYC Thanks to New Minimum Wage Law

Uber rides in New York City are getting more expensive, starting today. The company announced in a blog post Friday that prices will increase in the city due to recent state and city.

Man Hiding Face From Police Facial Recognition Test Fined for Telling Cops to 'Piss Off' Man Hiding Face From Police Facial Recognition Test Fined for Telling Cops to 'Piss Off'

On Thursday, Metropolitan Police trialed a face recognition system in the East London town of Romford. The technology led to three arrests, according to The Independent. One individual was fined after an altercation that reportedly stemmed from his response to the facial recognition technology.

A Mysterious Force is Blocking Car Key Fobs In This Small Canadian Town A Mysterious Force is Blocking Car Key Fobs In This Small Canadian Town

For weeks, customers of a grocery store in the small town of Carstairs, Alberta, have been plagued by a mysterious something that has hindered them from driving their cars.

Harassment, Transphobia, and Racism: A Look Inside Blind's Anonymous Chatting Forum for Google Employees Harassment, Transphobia, and Racism: A Look Inside Blind's Anonymous Chatting Forum for Google Employees

In early January, Google systems reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones announced she was leaving the company after 11 years, leaving behind, by her account, a half million dollars in stock, to work at the startup Honeycomb.io. An outspoken advocate for inclusion and diversity, Fong-Jones quit citing dissatisfaction with…

This Startup Backed by Bill Gates and DHS Is Gunning to Test Its Anti-Drone Radar at the Super Bowl This Startup Backed by Bill Gates and DHS Is Gunning to Test Its Anti-Drone Radar at the Super Bowl

Civilian use of drones in sensitive airspaces have recently been causing major issues and flight delays at airports in the UK and U.S. After flights were grounded at London’s Gatwick airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey over drone scares, there’s a growing market for technology that can…

Taxis Block Major Madrid Road During Rush Hour in Anti-Uber Protest Taxis Block Major Madrid Road During Rush Hour in Anti-Uber Protest

Hundreds of taxi cabs—many of them brandishing anti-Uber signs—clogged a major roadway in Spain during rush hour Monday morning.

Tinder Settles for $17 Million After Making People 30 and Older Pay Double Tinder Settles for $17 Million After Making People 30 and Older Pay Double

Tinder is supposed to dish out $17.25 million dollars worth of cash and in-app features to users over the age of 29 who were required to pay extra for their subscription services.

FBI: Troll Impersonated Parkland Shooter to Harass Victims' Families and Friends FBI: Troll Impersonated Parkland Shooter to Harass Victims' Families and Friends

In late December the friends and family members of the Parkland school shooting victims started getting alarming messages through Instagram from users names such as nikolas.killed.your.sister, nikolas.the.murderer, and the.douglas.shooter:

Supreme Court Won't Hear Case by Trump Lawyer That Would Threaten the Free Web Supreme Court Won't Hear Case by Trump Lawyer That Would Threaten the Free Web

A case against Yelp that could have had sweeping influence on the way U.S. citizens use the internet will not be heard by the Supreme Court, despite a petition from one of President Trumps’ oft-used lawyers for the court to reconsider the case.

Stonehenge-Like Circle Discovered in Scotland Not Ancient, Just Really Good 1990s Fan Art Stonehenge-Like Circle Discovered in Scotland Not Ancient, Just Really Good 1990s Fan Art

Archeologists were amazed when they first saw a newly-identified ancient arrangement of stones on a farm in Aberdeen, Scotland, in December.

Instagram Helped Me Bond With My Dentist Dad by Recommending I Watch Gross Teeth Videos Instagram Helped Me Bond With My Dentist Dad by Recommending I Watch Gross Teeth Videos

I’m not entirely sure when it started or why. But at some point over the last couple of months, Instagram began showing me videos of gnarly dental procedures.

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