22 April 2018

DEA Adds More Technology To Its Fight Against Heroin

Former Drug Enforcement Administration official Mike Vigil tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why adding more tech to the battle against Mexican heroin production is unlikely to do much.

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AT&T and Verizon are under investigation for colluding to let eSIM phones remain locked to their networks

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21 April 2018

How Social Media Companies Profit From Data Heightens Concerns

Worries have increased since Facebook's CEO testified on Capitol Hill. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Om Malik, a partner at a capital firm in Silicon Valley, about what it means for the tech industry.

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20 April 2018

Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.

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Lovely #Weather in #Bolton


Where To Start With End-Of-Life Decisions

We should all be prepared. Now.

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IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.

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19 April 2018

There is #Light at the end of the #Tunnel


After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

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Robot Puts Together IKEA Chair

Researchers in Singapore say they've built a robot that was able to put together a chair from IKEA in about 20 minutes.

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Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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18 April 2018

Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

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Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added nearly a million more subscribers last quarter than expected. The ground breaking streaming service is now in 190 countries.

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17 April 2018

It's Tax Day. And The IRS' Online Payment Service Is Down

The Internal Revenue Service's online payment tool is "currently unavailable," as a note on the site informs users ahead of the midnight filing deadline. The IRS acknowledges "technical difficulties."

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Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data

Facebook users in Illinois argue that the company has violated their privacy rights under state law and the damages could amount to billions of dollars.

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Facebook To Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit over privacy concerns about the company's facial recognition software, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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After Detailing Russian Hack, White House Cyber 'Czar' Announces Departure

Rob Joyce said he was stepping down hours after a joint U.S., U.K. and Australia statement blaming the Kremlin for an a cyber attack last year.

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16 April 2018