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Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

By Fabiano Maisonnave | May 3, 2022

The internet has made its way into vast, remote rainforest areas that, until recently, had no means of quickly sharing visual evidence of environmental crime.

How Online Casinos Operate

How Online Casinos Operate

May 2, 2022

Suppose you are considering entering the world of interactive gambling. In that case, the following article may be of interest to you, as it explains how online casinos operate.

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

Elon Musk's Big Plans for Twitter: What We Know so Far

By Matt O'Brien | May 1, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of "maximum fun" once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private.

UK Says Russian Cyber Soldiers Target Leaders

UK Says Russian Cyber Soldiers Target Leaders

May 1, 2022

Russian "cyber soldiers" have launched a new offensive, targeting social media platforms with a large-scale disinformation campaign that seeks to legitimize the invasion of Ukraine.

Post Accusing Trevor Project of 'Grooming' Among Thousands of Posts Deleted by 'Libs of TikTok'

Post Accusing Trevor Project of 'Grooming' Among Thousands of Posts Deleted by 'Libs of TikTok'

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 30, 2022

The formerly anonymous holder of anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter account "Libs of TikTok" is deleting posts now that their true identity is known — and among them is one accusing The Trevor Project of "grooming" kids.

Back with the Banned: Do Twitter's Exiles Return under Musk?

Back with the Banned: Do Twitter's Exiles Return under Musk?

By David Klepper | Apr 30, 2022

QAnon loyalists, COVID deniers, neo-Nazis and a former American president: The list of people banned from Twitter is long, but their exile could soon come to an end.

An Algorithm that Screens for Child Neglect Raises Concerns

An Algorithm that Screens for Child Neglect Raises Concerns

By Sally Ho and Garance Burke | Apr 30, 2022

An algorithm used to identify children who might be at risk has skeptics asking questions about its reliability and its potential to harden racial disparities in the child welfare system.

Google Adds Ways to Keep Personal Info Private in Searches

Google Adds Ways to Keep Personal Info Private in Searches

Apr 29, 2022

Google has expanded options for keeping personal information private from online searches.

Russian Court Fines Meta, TikTok for LGBTQ+ Content

Russian Court Fines Meta, TikTok for LGBTQ+ Content

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 28, 2022

Russia's draconian anti-gay "propaganda" law from 2013 isn't just an all-purpose tool for oppression; it's also handy for raising a few rubles. Case in point: A Russian court's fining of Meta and TikTok for LGBTQ+ content.

Musk's Twitter Plans May Fuel Abuse of LGBTQ+, other Minorities, but Many Won't Quit

Musk's Twitter Plans May Fuel Abuse of LGBTQ+, other Minorities, but Many Won't Quit

By Josh Funk | Apr 28, 2022

Women, racial minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups are alarmed about Musk's plans for Twitter - but most users will likely stay anyway.

A Chilling Russian Cyber Aim in Ukraine: Digital Dossiers

A Chilling Russian Cyber Aim in Ukraine: Digital Dossiers

By Frank Bajak | Apr 28, 2022

Russian hacks, paired with prewar data theft, likely armed Russia with extensive details on much of Ukraine's population, cybersecurity and military intelligence analysts say.

What Musk's Past Tweets Reveal about Twitter's Next Owner

What Musk's Past Tweets Reveal about Twitter's Next Owner

By David Klepper | Apr 27, 2022

Three days before Elon Musk agreed to buy Twitter, the world's richest man tweeted a photo of Bill Gates and used a crude sexual term to make fun of his belly.

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

Musk's 'Free Speech' Push for Twitter: Repeating History?

By Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz | Apr 26, 2022

Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is spending $44 billion to acquire Twitter with the stated aim of turning it into a haven for "free speech." There's just one problem: The social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well.

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

Elon Musk has an Agreement to Acquire Twitter for About $44B

By Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien | Apr 25, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk has reached an agreement to acquire Twitter for approximately $44 billion, the company said.

Bitcoin's New Puzzle: How to Ditch Fossil Fuels and Go Green

Bitcoin's New Puzzle: How to Ditch Fossil Fuels and Go Green

By Amy Beth Hanson | Apr 21, 2022

The process of mining that is central to cryptocurrencies' existence and value is becoming increasingly energy intensive and potentially unsustainable.

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing, Considers Ads

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing, Considers Ads

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 20, 2022

An unexpectedly sharp drop in subscribers has Netflix considering changes it has long resisted: Minimizing password sharing and creating a low-cost subscription supported by advertising.

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing - and Bring in Ads

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing - and Bring in Ads

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 20, 2022

An unexpectedly sharp drop in subscribers has Netflix considering changes to its service that it has long resisted: Minimizing password sharing and creating a low-cost subscription supported by advertising.

Shareholders Await Musk's Next Move in Twitter Takeover Bid

Shareholders Await Musk's Next Move in Twitter Takeover Bid

By Tom Krisher and Matt O'Brien | Apr 19, 2022

Twitter has dropped a major roadblock in front of Elon Musk's effort to take over the company, leaving investors to wonder about the mercurial Tesla CEO's next move.

Elon Musk Wants to Buy Twitter, Make it 'Maximally Trusted'

Elon Musk Wants to Buy Twitter, Make it 'Maximally Trusted'

By Michelle Chapman, Matt O'Brien, and Tom Krisher | Apr 15, 2022

In 10 days, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone from popular Twitter contributor and critic to the company's largest individual shareholder to a would-be owner of the social platform.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43 Billion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43 Billion

By Michelle Chapman | Apr 14, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering to buy Twitter, saying the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company.

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