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Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

How climate scientists or emergency room doctors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic cope with their depressing day-to-day work, yet remain hopeful, can offer help to ordinary people.

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 8, 2022

Grindr sold users' location data to advertisers for years, reports say. The company claims to have safeguarded users' privacy, but such location data is how a Catholic priest was outed as a user last year.

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

VIDEO GAMES | May 6, 2022

More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Telecomn Groups End Fight Against California Net Neutrality

Telecomn Groups End Fight Against California Net Neutrality

PERSONAL TECH | May 5, 2022

Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that bars broadband providers from throttling service.

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Revolutionary Find: 19 Cannons in River Likely Sunk in 1779

Revolutionary Find: 19 Cannons in River Likely Sunk in 1779

SCIENCE | By Russ Bynum | May 1, 2022

A warehouse along the Savannah River is holds historical treasures: 19 cannons that researchers suspect came from British ships scuttled to the river bottom during the American Revolution.

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'

PERSONAL TECH | 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?

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

50 Years on, Apollo 16 Moonwalker Still 'Excited' by Space

50 Years on, Apollo 16 Moonwalker Still 'Excited' by Space

SCIENCE | By Meg Kinnard | Apr 30, 2022

Fifty years after his Apollo 16 mission to the moon, retired NASA astronaut Charlie Duke says he's ready for the U.S. to get back to lunar exploration.

An Algorithm that Screens for Child Neglect Raises Concerns

An Algorithm that Screens for Child Neglect Raises Concerns

PERSONAL TECH | 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

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.

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