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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

By David Klepper | Aug 14, 2022

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

By Marcy Gordon | Aug 12, 2022

Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies.

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Aug 11, 2022

The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy in the post-Roe world.

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

By Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien | Aug 10, 2022

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia and other charges after accessing private data on users critical of the kingdom's government in a spy case.

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

By Mike Schneider | Aug 9, 2022

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants' confidentiality.

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 8, 2022

Click and gape at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims at Islam's most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.

'Community Lighthouses' Powered by the Sun and Volunteers

'Community Lighthouses' Powered by the Sun and Volunteers

By Rebecca Santana | Aug 8, 2022

"Community Lighthouses," outfitted with roof solar panels and a battery pack to store energy, can serve as electricity hubs after a disaster.

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

By Frank Bajak | Aug 8, 2022

The breach is especially worrisome because many Twitter account owners, including human rights activists, do not disclose their identities in their profiles for security reasons.

Meta Trims Election Misinformation Efforts as Midterms Loom

Meta Trims Election Misinformation Efforts as Midterms Loom

By Amanda Seitz | Aug 5, 2022

Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some of the safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in U.S. elections as the November midterm vote approaches.

Tech Used Behind The Scenes of Online Slots and How They Work

Tech Used Behind The Scenes of Online Slots and How They Work

Aug 3, 2022

Slots games are pretty straightforward: you put in your money, spin the reels, and hope for the best. Simple, right? However, have you ever asked yourself what happens behind the scenes?

10 Popular Dating Apps for the LGBTQ Community in 2022

10 Popular Dating Apps for the LGBTQ Community in 2022

Aug 1, 2022

Thankfully, there has been a recent surge in the number of LGBT dating apps that include queer-friendly settings that make finding love fun and safe for people of all sexual orientations.

Myths About VPN and Why You Should Use This Service

Myths About VPN and Why You Should Use This Service

Aug 1, 2022

VPN is very popular today. Its main functions are hiding the user's location, protecting data, providing quick and free access to the necessary websites, and more.

Feds: $401M Will Add High-Speed Internet to Rural U.S. Places

Feds: $401M Will Add High-Speed Internet to Rural U.S. Places

By Ken Ritter | Jul 29, 2022

The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states.

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 25, 2022

T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security numbers had been stolen.

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 25, 2022

Democratic representatives are widening their scrutiny into the role of tech companies in collecting the personal data of people who may be seeking an abortion.

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

By Kelvin Chan | Jul 22, 2022

New technologies are set to redefine what it means to be a "Top Gun," as algorithms, data and machines take on a bigger role in the cockpit — changes hinted at in "Top Gun: Maverick."

YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Abortion Falsehoods

YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Abortion Falsehoods

Jul 22, 2022

YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S.

Facebook Gives Users New Way to See All Their Friends' Posts

Facebook Gives Users New Way to See All Their Friends' Posts

Jul 22, 2022

Facebook is rolling out an update that enables its 2 billion daily users to more easily view their friends' posts in chronological order.

The Chainsmokers to Perform at the Edge of Space

The Chainsmokers to Perform at the Edge of Space

Jul 18, 2022

One of The Chainsmokers' latest hits is "High" and they're hoping to live up to their lyrics.

As AI Language Skills Grow, So Do Scientists' Concerns

As AI Language Skills Grow, So Do Scientists' Concerns

By Matt O'Brien | Jul 17, 2022

The tech industry's latest artificial intelligence constructs can be pretty convincing, but they're not so good at handling some seemingly straightforward tasks.

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