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Facebook Wants to Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

Facebook Wants to Nudge You into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

By Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke | Jun 25
At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

German Parties Salvage Vote on Social Media Hate Posts Bill

German Parties Salvage Vote on Social Media Hate Posts Bill

Jun 25
Germany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites.

'Superhero' 3D Printed Hands Help Kids Dream in Argentina

'Superhero' 3D Printed Hands Help Kids Dream in Argentina

By Luis Andres Henao | Jun 25
Hundreds of Argentine kids who were born without limbs are now able to write, play sports and make music thanks to low-cost prosthetic hands.

As Heat Wave Hits, Air-Conditioner Fixers Are in Hot Demand

By Clarice Silber and Angie Wang | Jun 24
The Associated Press spent part of Monday alongside an air conditioner repairman to provide a snapshot into the hectic work necessary in a region heavily reliant on air conditioning to beat the heat.

All That's Cool and Quirky at the Paris Air Show

All That's Cool and Quirky at the Paris Air Show

By John Leicester and Milos Krivokapic | Jun 24
There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the Moon - for a mere $1.2 million per kilogram - and the latest in funky futuristic aviation ideas, both big and small.

Report: Mexican Journalists, Activists Targeted with Spyware

Report: Mexican Journalists, Activists Targeted with Spyware

By Peter Orsi and Christopher Sherman | Jun 24
Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group's investigation published Monday.

AP Interview: Drones 'A Huge Game Changer' for Aviation

AP Interview: Drones 'A Huge Game Changer' for Aviation

By John Leicester | Jun 24
Drones are no longer aviation's next big thing. They are a big thing right now, as evidenced by the drones of all shapes and sizes showcased at the Paris Air Show.

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Jun 24
Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Jun 24
Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

University of Michigan Getting Driverless Shuttles This Fall

University of Michigan Getting Driverless Shuttles This Fall

Jun 23
The tall, airy, 15-passenger shuttles will carry students and staff in a two-mile loop on campus roads alongside regular traffic.

Google Promises YouTube Crackdown on Online Extremism

Google Promises YouTube Crackdown on Online Extremism

Jun 23
Google is promising to be more vigilant about preventing terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos from appearing on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet's role in mass violence.

Ringing the Changes: Dutch Bike Lock Blocks Rider's Phone

Ringing the Changes: Dutch Bike Lock Blocks Rider's Phone

By Mike Corder | Jun 23
An app opens the lock and simultaneously blocks the KPN cellular network, meaning that the cyclist's phone can only be used to call emergency services. Once the bike is locked using the app, the cellphone will work again.

After Outcry, an LGBT Survey Question is Restored by HHS

After Outcry, an LGBT Survey Question is Restored by HHS

By Matt Sedensky | Jun 22
A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their community.

Google's Search Engine Aims to Become Employment Engine

Google's Search Engine Aims to Become Employment Engine

Jun 22
Job hunters are able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search engine collects across the internet. The results aim to streamline such listings by eliminating duplicate jobs posted on different sites.

Egypt Watchdog Says Authorities Now Blocking 101 Websites

Egypt Watchdog Says Authorities Now Blocking 101 Websites

Jun 22
An Egyptian watchdog says authorities are widening their internet censorship and are now blocking 101 websites, including some that provide software that allows users to bypass restrictions.

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