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Gay and Ginger? You're in Genius Company, Study Suggests
Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data
Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads to Nations Vulnerable to Abuse

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Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data

Gay and Ginger? You're in Genius Company, Study Suggests

By Rachel Lerman |
Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Bangladesh Police Say Violence over Facebook Post Kills 4

Oct 20
At least four people were killed and dozens injured Sunday after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad, police said.

Artist Uses 'Historic' Markers to Raise Climate Awareness

Artist Uses 'Historic' Markers to Raise Climate Awareness

By Michael Casey | Oct 20
Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that have yet to happen.

New Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Exec Says

New Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Exec Says

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 20
A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday.

Thunberg Calls for Climate Action in Oil-Rich Alberta

Thunberg Calls for Climate Action in Oil-Rich Alberta

Oct 20
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta's oil sands and did not comment on Canada's election as she took her message to the oil-rich Canadian province on Friday.

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

By Rachel Lerman | Oct 19
A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.