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FCC Chairman Sets Out to Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules

FCC Chairman Sets Out to Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Nov 21
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally.

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

Nov 20
Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned Facebook data center.

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

Nov 19
U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

By Tali Arbel | Nov 19
Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls, which pester consumers, sometimes multiple times each day, and often push scams.

Theme Park Expo Offers Preview of What's New for 2018

Theme Park Expo Offers Preview of What's New for 2018

By Terrance Harris | Nov 19
This year's theme park expo in Orlando, Florida, features the latest products, technology and trends in rides and the next big food items, all of which could be coming to an amusement park near you as early as the summer of 2018.

Tech Experts Doubt AI-Reliant 'Extreme Vetting' Plan

Tech Experts Doubt AI-Reliant 'Extreme Vetting' Plan

By Matt O'Brien | Nov 18
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed.

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

By John Flesher | Nov 18
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places.

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes? The Answer: No

By Robert Burns | Nov 17
Here's a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him? The answer is no.

NYC Passes Bill to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

NYC Passes Bill to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

By Colleen Long | Nov 17
The City Council on Thursday passed legislation that would make it a crime to engage in revenge porn, sharing intimate images of people with an aim to embarrass or hurt them.

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

Nov 16
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

U.S. Official: 15 Percent of Agencies Used Kaspersky Software

By Deb Riechmann | Nov 15
Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.

3Somer App Data Helps the LGBTQ Community Connect

3Somer App Data Helps the LGBTQ Community Connect

Nov 15
Looking for a threesome? Depending on your state, you might have more of a chance than others. Data from the 3Somer app shows how many gay members are signed up in each area of the U.S.

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges for Investigators

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges for Investigators

By Kate Brumback | Nov 15
The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present.

No One Satisfied with New Vermont Wind Power Sound Rules

No One Satisfied with New Vermont Wind Power Sound Rules

By Wilson Ring | Nov 14
An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both sides.

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