UK court says facial recognition tech violates human rights

LONDON — The use of facial recognition technology by British police has violated human rights and data protection laws, a court said Tuesday, in...

TikTok collected Android device identifiers in violation of Google policy

TikTok reportedly collected data that identified millions of individual Andriod devices for at least 15 months — a move that violated Google policy. The practice...

People in Japan are boarding fake planes to take virtual vacations around the world

TOKYO – Japanese businessman Katsuo Inoue chose Italy for this year’s summer vacation and he enjoyed the trimmings of a business class cabin and...

Mars ‘nightglow’ spotted by NASA spacecraft

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has spotted a pulsing ultraviolet light in the Martian night sky. “The MAVEN team was surprised to find that the atmosphere pulsed...

Stem cells give hope for revival of Malaysia’s extinct rhinos

KUANTAN, Malaysia – Some skin, eggs and tissue samples are all that remain of Malaysia’s last rhino, Iman, who died last November after years...

Broken cable damages giant radio telescope in Puerto Rico

Enlarge Image This photo provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot...

Facebook says pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

OAKLAND, Calif. — Looks like the machines aren’t ready to take over just yet. The COVID-19 pandemic affected Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden...

Facebook removes 7M posts for false COVID-19 information

Facebook said Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted...

Tim Cook is a billionaire after Apple stock jumps

Apple CEO Tim Cook became a billionaire this month, after nine years at the helm of the world’s most valuable company. The 59-year-old executive’s net...

UN investigator says Facebook hasn’t shared ‘evidence’ of Myanmar crimes

The head of a UN investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of “serious international crimes,” despite vowing to work with...

NASA spacecraft discovers ‘ocean world’ beneath surface of dwarf planet Ceres

WASHINGTON – Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is an “ocean world” with a big reservoir of salty...

Facebook removes 7 million posts for false COVID-19 information

Facebook said Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted...

How China’s top-notch mass surveillance system threatens global freedoms

Every millimeter of Beijing is monitored by state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, according to the Beijing Public Safety Bureau. Facial recognition algorithms matched with images filed...

Group says Belarus hit with ‘nation-scale’ internet disruption during election

Belarus was hit with widespread disruption in internet connectivity during the country’s closely watched election Sunday, according to web monitoring organization NetBlocks. “Network telemetry from...

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk’s plans to colonize space are even crazier than we...

As a child, Elon Musk would read comic books and sci-fi novels and dream of fantastical worlds. Now the tech entrepreneur is on the...

NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies

Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive”...

This LA company created at-home hologram machines

LOS ANGELES – Looking for a new way to communicate during the pandemic? A Los Angeles company has created phone booth-sized machines to beam...

Japan’s space agency captures huge ‘poisonous’ tsunami racing across Venus at 200 mph

A gigantic wave of toxic gas has been spotted surging across Venus in an event never seen before in the Solar System. The planet-wide cloud...

Why #SaveTheChildren was temporarily banned from Facebook

The hashtag #SaveTheChildren was temporarily blocked on Facebook after it was linked to a baseless QAnon theory that there’s a “deep-state” with ties to...

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