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UK Lays Out Tough Child Data Privacy Rules

UK Lays Out Tough Child Data Privacy Rules

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 23
Social media sites, games and other online services won't be allowed to "nudge" British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country's privacy regulator.

How Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?

How Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?

By Janet Rae-Dupree | Jan 23
The consolidation of medical records may be on its way, as technology companies prod the health care industry to embrace an internet-based common standard for storing and sharing patient information.

Brazilian Prosecutors Accuse Openly Gay Journalist Glenn Greenwald in Hacking Case

Brazilian Prosecutors Accuse Openly Gay Journalist Glenn Greenwald in Hacking Case

By Mauricio Savarese | Jan 23
Prosecutors accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation.

Netflix Holds its Own in the Streaming Wars - for Now

Netflix Holds its Own in the Streaming Wars - for Now

By Rachel Lerman | Jan 23
Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services.

Google CEO Calls for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Google CEO Calls for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 22
Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences."

Facebook to Add 1,000 UK Jobs, Including Tech, Content Roles

Facebook to Add 1,000 UK Jobs, Including Tech, Content Roles

Jan 22
Facebook said Tuesday it plans to hire 1,000 more staff in Britain, mainly for its technology and harmful content teams.

No Astrovans for SpaceX, Crews Riding to Rockets in Teslas

No Astrovans for SpaceX, Crews Riding to Rockets in Teslas

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 21
Astronauts launched by SpaceX in coming months will ride to their rockets in high fashion. Instead of using a retro-style astrovan, SpaceX crews will travel to the launch pad in Tesla sports cars.

SpaceX Launches, Destroys Rocket in Astronaut Escape Test

SpaceX Launches, Destroys Rocket in Astronaut Escape Test

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 20
SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.

Minister: Germany Needs China's Huawei to Build 5G Network

Minister: Germany Needs China's Huawei to Build 5G Network

Jan 20
Germany's interior minister is suggesting that his country can't build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now, intervening in an issue that has caused tensions between the U.S. and its allies.

Bull-noser: Camera Records Moose Trapping Alaska Man in Shed

Bull-noser: Camera Records Moose Trapping Alaska Man in Shed

By Dan Joling | Jan 20
A Ring home security camera captured Curtis Phelps trapped inside the shed while the moose, with just one antler, tried to push his way inside. The moose eventually moved on and Phelps escaped after calling his wife, Amy, with his cellphone.

James Dean Revival Spurs Debate on Raising the Digital Dead

James Dean Revival Spurs Debate on Raising the Digital Dead

By Andrew Dalton and Matt Kemp | Jan 20
The men bringing James Dean back to life for a forthcoming film are aiming not just to give his digital likeness a role, but a whole new career.

UK Psychiatric Group Cites Social Media Dangers to the Young

UK Psychiatric Group Cites Social Media Dangers to the Young

Jan 19
Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging that mammoth tech companies like Facebook and Twitter turn over research about possible dangers caused to young people by excessive social media use.

Newly Released Texts Tie Nunes Aide Closer to Ukraine Plot

Newly Released Texts Tie Nunes Aide Closer to Ukraine Plot

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 19
New documents released by House Democrats suggest that Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, was more deeply involved than was previously known in efforts by allies of President Donald Trump to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.

Analysis: Baseball Has Become A Prisoner of Technology

Analysis: Baseball Has Become A Prisoner of Technology

By Ronald Blum | Jan 18
Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner.

Muslim Millennial's Site Dispels Stereotypes for Millions

Muslim Millennial's Site Dispels Stereotypes for Millions

By Luis Andres Henao | Jan 18
Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. But in the years after 9/11, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh was just a New Jersey teenager, writing a blog from her bedroom.

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