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Facebook subsidiary and encrypted chat service WhatsApp has banned more than 100,000 accounts ahead of the upcoming federal elections in Brazil, where leftist Workers' Party... [Read More]
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Over the weekend, Microsoft pulled the latest update build of Windows 10 (version 1809) after a bug that flew past its Feedback Hub without the... [Read More]
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Google has dropped out of the competition for a Pentagon cloud computing project that could be worth as much as $10 billion and last up... [Read More]
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Some employees at Facebook have been furious that one of their top lobbyists, vice president for global public policy and former George W. Bush administration... [Read More]
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Halloween may still be most of a month away, but the scares have already begun. Urine-craved vampires. Genetically engineered insects that do their masters' bidding.... [Read More]
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On October 2nd, 2018, Saudi journalist-in-exile and frequent critic of the country's ruling monarchy Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul... [Read More]
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The Department of Homeland Security released a statement this weekend supporting Apple and Amazon's denial of an explosive Bloomberg Businessweek report claiming that a Chinese... [Read More]
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Google has had a rough time ahead of its October hardware launch event—namely, spoilers about the upcoming Pixel 3 line keep leaking online via Russian... [Read More]
Tags: Pixel - Google - October
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A framed canvas version of Girl with Balloon by Bansky, the pseudonymous street artist whose true identity remains unknown despite the best efforts of researchers... [Read More]
Tags: Girl - Balloon - Bansky
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Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in a 50-48 vote with just one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, voting in the affirmative on Saturday,... [Read More]
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Microsoft has temporarily halted the rollout of its October 2018 update for Windows 10 (version 1809), writing in a page dedicated to the update that... [Read More]
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The tech and science world has had a very interesting week: Researchers have discovered what happens when you give our favorite tentacled, ocean-dwelling friends MDMA,... [Read More]
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Fast-food chain Wendy's is facing down a lawsuit in Illinois over its use of fingerprint scanners to track employees at work in retail locations, according... [Read More]
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The government of Ecuador, whose embassy in London has served as a refuge from UK authorities for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange since 2012, has been... [Read More]
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Two landers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have successfully touched down on the Ryugu asteroid after separating from the Hayabusa2 probe in orbit,... [Read More]
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Apple's new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion budget, but apparently it can't buy some nerve. The company has long censored its walled-garden offerings... [Read More]
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Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report... [Read More]
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For months, our Twitter-addicted and conspiracy-addled president has become increasingly convinced that just like the media, Silicon Valley tech companies he barely understands are out... [Read More]
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The Senate cleared a bill late on Tuesday, the Music Modernization Act, that will dramatically restructure the way royalties are handed out to artists and... [Read More]
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A federal judge ruled last week that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (currently chaired by Donald Trump appointee Ajit Pai) must release records related to... [Read More]
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