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Last Build Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:20:00 GMT

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Twitter CEO asks for help in fixing its toxic environment

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:04:04 GMT

"We aren't proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough," Jack Dorsey said.People as silhouettes as they check mobile devices.

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Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, which worked for Trump campaign

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:20:00 GMT

Facebook did not mention the Trump campaign or any political campaigns. It said data privacy policies had been violated.This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of online social media and social networking service Facebook.

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Tech companies struggle with the human side of fake news

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:34:00 GMT

Fake news is a human problem. And Silicon Valley is not good at solving human problems.Tech companies are built to spread information quickly but that speed poses a serious problem when it comes to countering misinformation.

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How cryptocurrency could kill off cash

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:50:00 GMT

National governments are also looking into creating virtual currencies of their own.A visual representations of the digital cryptocurrencies, Ripple, Bitcoin, Ethernum and Litecoin.

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Snapchat under fire after hosting 'slap Rihanna' ad

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:37:00 GMT

Pop star Rihanna posted to Instagram on Thursday to call out Snapchat over an ad that asked users if they prefer to "slap" her or "punch" singer Chris Brown.Honoree Rihanna attends the 69th Annual Parsons Benefit at Pier 60 on May 22, 2017 in New York City.

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Game on: Silicon Valley is coming for your TV sports

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:57:56 GMT

Baseball on Facebook, football on Amazon, soccer on YouTube - big tech looms over the pricey world of sports rightsCharlie Culberson of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single during game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Major League Soccer teams have signed deals with Facebook and Twitter to stream their matches.Amazon has bought up sports rights as part of its video platform, which is meant to get subscribers into its Prime program.

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Cryptocurrencies plunge on wave of bad news

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:42:00 GMT

Google said it will ban cryptocurrency-related ads, the IMF called for global regulation and members of Congress slammed them at a hearing Wednesday.Bitcoins.

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SEC charges Theranos executives with 'massive fraud'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:41:00 GMT

Bloodbath continues for Theranos execs in new fraud chargeElizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco on Nov. 2, 2015.Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco on Nov. 2, 2015.

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Facebook has banned far-right group Britain First

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:10:00 GMT

The group raised shackles in England, especially after President Trump retweeted several of its anti-Islamist posts.Far-right group Britain First leader Paul Golding (R) and deputy leader Jayda Fransen arrive at Folkestone magristrates court in Kent on Jan. 29, 2018.

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First lady invites tech giants to talk cyberbullying

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:59:00 GMT

The first lady wants to get a dialogue going despite the president's affinity for lobbying insults on social mediaFirst Lady Melania Trump is seen at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital on Feb. 5, 2018.

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Stores are keeping a secret database that can ban you from making returns

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:28:00 GMT

Many unhappy returns.People line up outside of Best Buy near the Green Acres Mall on Nov. 24, 2017 in Valley Stream, New York.

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South by Southwest takes on tech backlash

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:10:00 GMT

The annual tech love fest took on a darker tone as speakers confronted the industry's many issuesSadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, speaks at the South by Southwest festival on March 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas.Bozoma Saint John, Uber's chief brand officer, at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 12, 2018.

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U.N. says Facebook has 'turned into a beast' in violence-plagued Myanmar

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:52:00 GMT

The social media giant has played a "determining role" in the troubled Southeast Asian nation, a U.N. human rights expert told reporters.Rohingya migrants react as police and officials attempt to control a surging crowd at the Kutupalong refugee camp on November 28, 2017.

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Suit demands TSA data on searches of domestic passengers' phones

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:08:55 GMT

Federal data on when and why agents search the phones of domestic air passengers "remains shrouded in secrecy," the American Civil Liberties Union says.The Department of Homeland Security has extensively detailed its ability to search and retrieve data from the most popular cellphones, like this password-protected iPhone. But it hasn't explained why and when it does so.A detail from a Department of Homeland Security report in December disclosing the agency's technical ability to search and retrieve data from a variety of popular cellphones.

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Trump blocks Broadcom takeover bid for Qualcomm

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:38:00 GMT

President Donald Trump blocked Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm, ruling the proposed combination would imperil national security.US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 White House business session with state governors in the State dining Room of the White House on February 26, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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Austin on edge after spate of package bombs kills two

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:16:00 GMT

The Texas capital was wondering whether it a serial bomber was loose after explosions killed two residents and badly wounded two others.Emergency vehicles block the road after a package exploded on Galindo Street in Austin, Texas, on Monday.Emergency vehicles block the road after a package exploded on Galindo Street in Austin, Texas, on Monday.Isaac Machado hides behind his hat against his mother, Delores, outside the scene of an explosion on Galindo Street in Austin, Texas, on Monday.

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The 5G revolution, explained

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:11:00 GMT

Fifth-generation technology may bring the 'Internet of Things' as well as faster, more reliable communicationPeople walk by a 5G stand at the Mobile World Congress on Feb. 26 in Barcelona.

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For sale on the dark web: Your entire online identity

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:18:55 GMT

A newly compiled price index shows the average price criminals are willing to pay for hacked credentials to various online accounts.Sensitive personal information including online banking logins are for sale on the dark web — and the pries are pretty low.

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Elon Musk's hyperloop dream may come true — and soon

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:38:00 GMT

'It's happening far faster than I would have ever expected, and it's happening all over the world.'Hyperloop Transportation Technologies capsule.An electric skate will carry between 8 and 16 passengers.Virgin's DevLoop in North Las VegasBird's eye view of the Virgin Hyperloop One looking deep into the North Las Vegas desert.

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Facebook's spring training: Buying rights to 25 baseball games

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:09:00 GMT

Facebook, Twitter and Amazon and other tech companies are in a race to acquire sports streaming rightsAnthony Reyes pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the 2006 World Series against Detroit Tigers on Oct. 21, 2006.

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Mars to undergo a long-overdue 'health checkup'

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:47:00 GMT

The InSight mission is scheduled to launch this spring.An artist's impression of the InSight lander on Mars.An artist's concept shows NASA's InSight Mars lander fully deployed for studying the deep interior of Mars.

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A space station is falling to Earth. Here's where it could land.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:34:03 GMT

Experts say there's no need to panic.A cargo spacecraft docks with the Tiangong 1 in an artist's rendering.

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Want something to go viral? Make it fake news

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:51:31 GMT

People are quicker to repeat something that's wrong than something that's trueThe Twitter logo and stock prices. A new study shows that false statements spread further and faster on Twitter than true statements.

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Time is slowing down in Europe. Here's why.

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 02:43:00 GMT

Forget Daylight Savings, millions of clocks in 25 countries across Europe have lost almost 6 minutes since mid-January because of an electricity dispute between Serbia and Kosovo.A salesman demonstrates a microwave oven to customers at a Conforama store in Paris.

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Burger-flipping robot starts job at fast food restaurant

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:19:05 GMT

Flippy could be the start of 'co-botic' workforces in the fast food industry.How Flippy's AI system "maps" the grill for flipping burgers.

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