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High-Altitude Balloons to Deliver Internet Access in Kenya

High-Altitude Balloons to Deliver Internet Access in Kenya

Jul 22
A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.

Disappearing Messages, Private Phones Test Open Records Laws

Disappearing Messages, Private Phones Test Open Records Laws

By Ryan J. Foley | Jul 22
The proliferation of digital tools that make text and email messages vanish may be welcome to Americans seeking to guard their privacy. But open government advocates fear they are being misused by public officials to conduct business in secret.

Selfies Snapped on Stolen Cellphone Used to ID Thief

Selfies Snapped on Stolen Cellphone Used to ID Thief

Jul 22
A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity.

Astronaut Drops in on Kraftwerk Gig, Plays Duet from Space

Astronaut Drops in on Kraftwerk Gig, Plays Duet from Space

Jul 21
Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.

Clues to Confederate Mystery: Sub's Crew Never Dumped Weight

Clues to Confederate Mystery: Sub's Crew Never Dumped Weight

By Jeffrey Collins | Jul 21
Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship said Wednesday that the doomed Confederate crew did not release an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface quickly.

Facebook Suspends Boston Analytics Firm over Data Usage

Facebook Suspends Boston Analytics Firm over Data Usage

Jul 21
Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 20
Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.

Gen Z, Social Media, and the Connection to HIV Prevention

Gen Z, Social Media, and the Connection to HIV Prevention

Jul 20
Recently released data shows how Gen Z's are using mobile social media -- valuable information when it comes to HIV prevention.

Here's the Way to Make Car Insurance Fair

Here's the Way to Make Car Insurance Fair

Jul 20
Take a look at the number one factor in Root's pricing model. That's the game-changer. The secrets to an insurance revolution.

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won't Be Banned from Facebook

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won't Be Banned from Facebook

Jul 19
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Rescue Diver a Pedophile

Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Rescue Diver a Pedophile

Jul 18
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so.

AP News: Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

AP News: Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

By Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet | Jul 18
Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

Puerto Ricans Return to Power Grid, but Fear for Long Term

Puerto Ricans Return to Power Grid, but Fear for Long Term

By Danica Coto | Jul 17
Turmoil at the island's power company and recent winds and rains that knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people at the start of the new hurricane season have them worried.

Amazon Hopes Prime Day Doesn't Go to the Dogs

Amazon Hopes Prime Day Doesn't Go to the Dogs

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 17
Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message.

Mueller Probe IDs Long-Hidden Hackers

Mueller Probe IDs Long-Hidden Hackers

By Raphael Satter | Jul 16
The malicious emails came in waves, some 20 or 30 of them at a time, aimed at diplomats, journalists, defense contractors and other Russian intelligence targets across the world.

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