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Amnesty International Calls Facebook, Google Rights Abusers

Amnesty International Calls Facebook, Google Rights Abusers

By Frank Bajak | Nov 21
Amnesty International issued a scathing indictment of the world's dominant internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their surveillance-based business model.

Muted Launch for Google's Game-Streaming Service Stadia

Muted Launch for Google's Game-Streaming Service Stadia

By Mae Anderson | Nov 21
Google's new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it's hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme.

UK Tories Under Fire for Twitter Name Switch During Debate

UK Tories Under Fire for Twitter Name Switch During Debate

Nov 20
Britain's Conservative Party has been accused of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter channel to "factcheckUK" during Tuesday's night's debate.

Amazon Tells Senator It's Considered Face-Scanning Doorbells

Amazon Tells Senator It's Considered Face-Scanning Doorbells

Nov 20
Amazon says it has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras. The company is telling Congress that facial recognition is a "contemplated, but unreleased feature" of its home security cameras.

U.S., Montenegro Plot Cyber Warfare Ahead of 2020 Elections

U.S., Montenegro Plot Cyber Warfare Ahead of 2020 Elections

By Dusan Stovanovic | Nov 19
An elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin elections.

AP Interview: Google VP Worries About Online Content, Too

AP Interview: Google VP Worries About Online Content, Too

By Angela Charlton | Nov 19
Google Vice President Jacqueline Fuller says the company is having "a lot of conversations" internally amid worries about the tech giant's bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses its algorithms.

Mailing Free Home HIV Tests Helps Detect More Infections

Mailing Free Home HIV Tests Helps Detect More Infections

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care.

Student Whose Parents Died of Heart Attacks Has CPR Idea

Student Whose Parents Died of Heart Attacks Has CPR Idea

Nov 18
A Utah high school student who lost both her parents to heart attacks has been nominated for a prestigious scholarship on the strength of her idea for a CPR-assistance device.

PayPal Abruptly Cuts Payments to Site's Adult Performers

PayPal Abruptly Cuts Payments to Site's Adult Performers

Nov 18
An adult streaming website said that PayPal no longer supports payments to its performers hurting 'hundreds of thousands" of models.

Ayesha Curry Thanksgiving Recipe Debuts on Google Assistant

Ayesha Curry Thanksgiving Recipe Debuts on Google Assistant

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody | Nov 18
Ayesha Curry is used to a holiday on the road with lots of people, but with three-time NBA champion Steph Curry sidelined due to injury, the family is planning to have a much more intimate celebration at home.

Free Broadband? UK Labour Party Promises Nationalization

Free Broadband? UK Labour Party Promises Nationalization

By Danica Kirka | Nov 16
The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former phone monopoly BT to provide free fiber optic broadband.

Huawei Sells Folding Smartphone with No Google After U.S. Ban

Huawei Sells Folding Smartphone with No Google After U.S. Ban

By Joe McDonald | Nov 16
Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

Charlottesville Suit Seeks to Link Online Talk to Violence

Charlottesville Suit Seeks to Link Online Talk to Violence

By Elana Schor | Nov 16
The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view of hatred on the rise. But weeks before the violence, organizers were making preparations online.

Trans Tinder Users Still Receiving Unwarranted Bans from Service

Trans Tinder Users Still Receiving Unwarranted Bans from Service

By Sam Cronin | Nov 14
Reuters reports that transgender people are still frequently banned from Tinder unfairly, despite steps taken by the company to minimize this.

Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

Greta Thunberg Hitches Low-Carbon Ride Across Atlantic

By Ben Finley | Nov 14
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays.

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