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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 10:33 AM EDT

'WeRescue' App Allows For Pet Adoption on Your Phone

'WeRescue' App Allows For Pet Adoption on Your Phone

Prospective pet owners can now choose the furry friend they want without having to leave their home. Five years after it first launched, the adoption app WeRescue has expanded its reach across the U.S. and in...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 02:52 PM EDT

Instagram Expands Hiding 'Likes' to Make You Happier

Instagram Expands Hiding 'Likes' to Make You Happier

Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many "likes" people's posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. T...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT

Why Facebook Immortalized an Illegal Crosswalk With Nine Gray Stripes at Its Headquarters

Why Facebook Immortalized an Illegal Crosswalk With Nine Gray Stripes at Its Headquarters

In the middle of Facebook’s Menlo Park campus there’s an open courtyard with the word “Hack” written in enormous letters. This area is known as Hacker Square. Above “Hack” are nine large, thick, gray stripes....

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 01:22 AM EDT

Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip. The British billionaire celebrated his 69th birthday at NASA's...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 01:49 AM EDT

Hawaii Expands Power to Block Telescope Protesters

Hawaii Expands Power to Block Telescope Protesters

Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 05:04 PM EDT

With Big Tech's Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon

With Big Tech's Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon

While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM EDT

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push With New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push With New Emojis

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity. The announcement coincides with...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 06:22 PM EDT

Facebook's Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception in Congress

Facebook's Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception in Congress

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches. Wh...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:21 AM EDT

New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program...

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