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Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 20
Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.

Gen Z, Social Media, and the Connection to HIV Prevention

Gen Z, Social Media, and the Connection to HIV Prevention

Jul 20
Recently released data shows how Gen Z's are using mobile social media -- valuable information when it comes to HIV prevention.

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won't Be Banned from Facebook

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won't Be Banned from Facebook

Jul 19
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Rescue Diver a Pedophile

Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Rescue Diver a Pedophile

Jul 18
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so.

AP News: Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

AP News: Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in 4Q

By Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet | Jul 18
Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

Puerto Ricans Return to Power Grid, but Fear for Long Term

Puerto Ricans Return to Power Grid, but Fear for Long Term

By Danica Coto | Jul 17
Turmoil at the island's power company and recent winds and rains that knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of people at the start of the new hurricane season have them worried.

Amazon Hopes Prime Day Doesn't Go to the Dogs

Amazon Hopes Prime Day Doesn't Go to the Dogs

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 17
Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message.

Mueller Probe IDs Long-Hidden Hackers

Mueller Probe IDs Long-Hidden Hackers

By Raphael Satter | Jul 16
The malicious emails came in waves, some 20 or 30 of them at a time, aimed at diplomats, journalists, defense contractors and other Russian intelligence targets across the world.

Cities Grappling with How to Deal with Electric Scooters

Cities Grappling with How to Deal with Electric Scooters

By Ivan Moreno | Jul 16
Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone.

New Ways to Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete for Place in Bedroom

New Ways to Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete for Place in Bedroom

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 16
It's been two decades since doctors fully recognized that breathing that stops and starts during sleep is tied to a host of health issues, even early death, but there still isn't a treatment that most people find easy to use.

Trump-Putin Summit Opens Without Talk of Election Meddling

Trump-Putin Summit Opens Without Talk of Election Meddling

By Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov | Jul 16
President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday with serious expression all around and the American president declaring that "the world wants to see us get along."

Prime Time: A Day of Deals at Amazon, and at its Rivals

Prime Time: A Day of Deals at Amazon, and at its Rivals

Jul 16
Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods.

US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

US Official: Russia Using Social Media to Divide Americans

By Geoff Mulvihill | Jul 14
The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

Woman Charged with Hacking Selena Gomez's Email

Woman Charged with Hacking Selena Gomez's Email

Jul 14
A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer's associates.

 US Firm: Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Cambodia's Politics

US Firm: Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Cambodia's Politics

By Gerry Shih | Jul 12
FireEye said Wednesday it found evidence that a Chinese hacking team it believes is linked to Beijing has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media.

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