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Swastika Sent to Phones of Students at Chicago-Area School

Swastika Sent to Phones of Students at Chicago-Area School

Nov 12
Some students at a suburban Chicago high school received an image of a swastika on their smartphones days after racist graffiti was found scrawled on school property.

Daddies Rule! Screenwriter Rick Burns on his Webseries 'The Disappointments'

Daddies Rule! Screenwriter Rick Burns on his Webseries 'The Disappointments'

By Steve Duffy | Nov 10
With his webseries "The Disappointments," Rick Burns looks at the way a group of gay men navigate their 50s. EDGE spoke to the successful screenwriter about what prompted him to create the series & the process of making it happen.

Smartphone Makers Bet on Foldable Screens As Next Big Thing

Smartphone Makers Bet on Foldable Screens As Next Big Thing

Nov 10
For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump. A potential catalyst is on the horizon in the form of flexible screens.

Unclear Whether Digital Revolution Lowers Prices - Survey

Unclear Whether Digital Revolution Lowers Prices - Survey

By David McHugh | Nov 9
A new survey suggests the digital technologies sweeping through the corporate world could mean some job losses at big companies, but it's unclear what impact they will have on consumer prices.

Online Casino Games: The Fun It Brings

Online Casino Games: The Fun It Brings

Nov 8
The digital space is not limited to opportunities and employment. It has created an unprecedented opportunity for millions of individuals in the world to grow rich while enjoying online casino games.

China Unveils Stealth Combat Drone in Development

China Unveils Stealth Combat Drone in Development

By Take Kang and Christopher Bodeen | Nov 8
A Chinese state-owned company says it is developing a stealth combat drone in the latest sign of the country's growing aerospace prowess.

Facebook Admits Not Doing Enough to Prevent Myanmar Violence

Facebook Admits Not Doing Enough to Prevent Myanmar Violence

Nov 8
Facebook is admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent its services from being used to incite violence and spread hate in Myanmar.

Facebook Blocks Fake Accounts but Battle Goes On

Facebook Blocks Fake Accounts but Battle Goes On

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 8
Facebook's recent disclosures on blocking suspicious accounts show that the company's efforts to root out election meddling are working — to a point.

Cybersecurity Officials Start Focusing on the 2020 Elections

Cybersecurity Officials Start Focusing on the 2020 Elections

By Colleen Long and Michael Balsamo | Nov 8
Federal officials are wondering whether foreign agents are saving their ammunition for the 2020 presidential showdown or planning a late-stage misinformation campaign to claim Tuesday's election had been tainted.

Chinese 'Gait Recognition' Tech IDs People by How They Walk

Chinese 'Gait Recognition' Tech IDs People by How They Walk

By Dake Kang | Nov 7
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "Gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.

Facebook Blocks More Accounts As It Fights U.S. Vote Meddling

Facebook Blocks More Accounts As It Fights U.S. Vote Meddling

Nov 7
Facebook says it blocked more accounts during the U.S. midterm elections after shutting down 115 suspected of connections to foreign efforts to interfere in the vote.

How 'Net Neutrality' Became A Hot-Button Issue

How 'Net Neutrality' Became A Hot-Button Issue

By Mae Anderson | Nov 6
Though net neutrality started off more than a decade ago as an insight into how to make networks work most efficiently, it has taken on much larger social and political dimensions.

With Poo on the Podium, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

With Poo on the Podium, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

By Mark Schiefelbein | Nov 6
Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China.

Website Used by Suspect in Synagogue Massacre is Back Online

Website Used by Suspect in Synagogue Massacre is Back Online

By Michael Kunzelman | Nov 6
Social media platform Gab, where the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spewed anti-Semitic messages, is back online roughly one week after domain registrar GoDaddy and other internet services dropped the site.

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of U.S. Midterm Elections

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of U.S. Midterm Elections

Nov 6
Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.

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