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Google Adds Ways to Keep Personal Info Private in Searches

Google Adds Ways to Keep Personal Info Private in Searches

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

Ideas on Mute? Study: Remote Meetings Dampen Brainstorming

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Apr 28, 2022

Video meetings dampen brainstorming because we are so hyper-focused on the face in that box that we don't let our eyes and minds wander as much, a new study found.

One-Fifth of Reptiles Worldwide Face Risk of Extinction

One-Fifth of Reptiles Worldwide Face Risk of Extinction

SCIENCE | By Christina Larson | Apr 28, 2022

More than 1 in 5 species of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction, according to a comprehensive new assessment of thousands of species published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

SpaceX Launches 4 Astronauts for NASA after Private Flight

SpaceX Launches 4 Astronauts for NASA after Private Flight

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Apr 27, 2022

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Wednesday, less than two days after completing a flight chartered by millionaires.

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

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

PERSONAL TECH | 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?

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Egypt: Ruins of Ancient Temple for Zeus Unearthed in Sinai

Egypt: Ruins of Ancient Temple for Zeus Unearthed in Sinai

SCIENCE | By Samy Magdy | Apr 26, 2022

Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a temple for the ancient Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, antiquities authorities said Monday.

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

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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Callery Pears: An Invader 'Worse than Murder Hornets!'

Callery Pears: An Invader 'Worse than Murder Hornets!'

SCIENCE | By Janet McConnaughey | Apr 22, 2022

Stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape trees have spawned aggressive invaders, creating thickets that overwhelm native plants and sport nasty four-inch spikes.

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

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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Climate Change, Big Agriculture Combine to Threaten Insects

Climate Change, Big Agriculture Combine to Threaten Insects

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Apr 20, 2022

Climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations, with each problem making the other worse, a new study finds.

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing, Considers Ads

Netflix Aims to Curtail Password Sharing, Considers Ads

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Hollywood Missing the Drama in Climate Change, Group Says

Hollywood Missing the Drama in Climate Change, Group Says

SCIENCE | By Lynn Elber | Apr 19, 2022

Hollywood's response to climate change includes donations, protests and other activism. but it's apparently missing out on an approach close to home.

Shareholders Await Musk's Next Move in Twitter Takeover Bid

Shareholders Await Musk's Next Move in Twitter Takeover Bid

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Fuel Leak Thwarts NASA's Dress Rehearsal for Moon Rocket

Fuel Leak Thwarts NASA's Dress Rehearsal for Moon Rocket

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Apr 15, 2022

NASA's latest attempt to fuel its huge moon rocket for a countdown test was thwarted Thursday by a hazardous hydrogen leak, the latest in a series of vexing equipment trouble.

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

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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

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