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Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads to Nations Vulnerable to Abuse

Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads to Nations Vulnerable to Abuse

| By Dusan Stovanovic | Oct 16
The cameras, equipped with facial recognition technology, are being rolled out across hundreds of cities around the world, particularly in poorer countries with weak track records on human rights where Beijing has increased its influence.

Warren Escalates Facebook Fight with Ad Targeting Zuckerberg

Warren Escalates Facebook Fight with Ad Targeting Zuckerberg

| By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 15
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Census Bureau Seeks State Data, Including Citizenship Info

Census Bureau Seeks State Data, Including Citizenship Info

| By Mike Schneider | Oct 14
The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked plans to include a citizenship question in its 2020 population count.

Need A Bigger Boat? UMaine Has A Printer for That

Need A Bigger Boat? UMaine Has A Printer for That

| By David Sharp | Oct 14
The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy.

Not Real News: 'Face Projectors' Not A Thing - Yet

Not Real News: 'Face Projectors' Not A Thing - Yet

| By Beatrice Dupuy and Arijeta Lajka | Oct 14
A video circulating on social media that shows a wearable projector to hide the faces of protestors is conceptual. It doesn't work.

Increased Number of STDs in Hawaii Linked to Online Dating

Increased Number of STDs in Hawaii Linked to Online Dating

| Oct 14
An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

| Oct 14
Laboratory studies have shown that prolonged exposure to high-intensity blue light damages retinal cells in mice. But, epidemiological studies on real people tell a different story.

Broken Angels: Inside the Lab Working to Restore Notre Dame

Broken Angels: Inside the Lab Working to Restore Notre Dame

| By Thomas Adamson | Oct 13
Scientists at the French government's Historical Monuments Research Laboratory are working out how to safely restore the beloved Paris cathedral and identify what perils remain inside the monument in a race against the clock.

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

Study Links Russian Tweets to Release of Hacked Emails

| By Tami Abdollah | Oct 12
Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election has generally been seen as two separate, unrelated tracks: hacking Democratic emails and sending provocative tweets. But a new study suggests the tactics were likely intertwined.

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's Live-Streaming Video Site

| By Rachel Lerman | Oct 11
The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue live-streamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon.

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