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Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 7, 2021

A Kentucky State Police post prompted critiques ranging from "tone deaf" to "transphobic" and "discriminatory" before it was taken down. Officials said they only intended to show inclusivity.

Nintendo Profits Boom as People Stuck at Home Play Games

Nintendo Profits Boom as People Stuck at Home Play Games

VIDEO GAMES | By Yuri Kageyama | May 6, 2021

Nintendo Co.'s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment.

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Suspension

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Suspension

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | May 5, 2021

Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook. The social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board has voted to permanently ban his account after it was suspended four months ago for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | May 5, 2021

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2021

A new vaccine design approach focusing on B cells rather than T cells may be the first step toward what's been a highly elusive vaccine for HIV.

Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

PERSONAL TECH | May 3, 2021

On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other

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