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UK Lawmaker Challenges Facebook on Political Ads

UK Lawmaker Challenges Facebook on Political Ads

By Danica Kirka | Oct 22
An influential British lawmaker challenged Facebook's new effort to safeguard elections on Tuesday, warning that they will place a heavy constraint on the company's ability to combat misinformation.

The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online is Revealed

The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online is Revealed

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 22
Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.

Public, Election Officials May Be Kept in the Dark on Hacks

Public, Election Officials May Be Kept in the Dark on Hacks

By Colleen Long and Christina A. Cassidy | Oct 21
If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too.

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Oct 20
At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.

New Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Exec Says

New Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Exec Says

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 20
A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday.

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 19
A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.

1st of Many Federal Broadband Grants Announced in Tennessee

1st of Many Federal Broadband Grants Announced in Tennessee

By Adrian Sainz | Oct 19
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Friday the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country.

Facebook CEO Defends Refusal to Take Down Some Content

Facebook CEO Defends Refusal to Take Down Some Content

By Marcy Gordon | Oct 18
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards."

New Orleans to Explode Huge Unstable Cranes Ahead of Storm

New Orleans to Explode Huge Unstable Cranes Ahead of Storm

By Thomas Beaumont | Oct 18
The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Quarter.

Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data

Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 17
Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?

Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads to Nations Vulnerable to Abuse

Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads to Nations Vulnerable to Abuse

By Dusan Stovanovic | Oct 16
The cameras, equipped with facial recognition technology, are being rolled out across hundreds of cities around the world, particularly in poorer countries with weak track records on human rights where Beijing has increased its influence.

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.

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