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Coronavirus cell phone tracking analysis shows where Florida spring breakers traveled to next

“First thing you should note is the importance of social distancing. The second is how much data your phone gives off.” A viral video showing…

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Google offers $800 million to pandemic-impacted businesses, health agencies

Google on Friday pledged $800 million worth of support in response to the coronavirus pandemic for health organizations, researchers and businesses impacted by the crisis….

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Artificial intelligence may be how we save lives in a pandemic — but not quite yet

On December 30, researchers using artificial intelligence systems to comb through media and social platforms detected the spread of an unusual flu-like illness in Wuhan,…

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Twitter deletes post from right wing site suggesting intentionally infecting Americans with the coronavirus

Twitter has finally stepped in and deleted a post from The Federalist that links to their article suggesting a program intentionally infecting healthy Americans with…

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Justice Department orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

The US Department of Justice announced Sunday it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal…

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Former Google engineer agrees to plead guilty to secrets theft

A former Google star engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from its self-driving car program has agreed to plead guilty in a deal with prosecutors,…

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Facebook scrambles as use soars in time of isolation

Facebook said Wednesday it would place “authoritative” coronavirus content at the top of user feeds as it scrambled to keep up with increased usage and…

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Italians 3D-print key ventilator piece for just $1 to help battle coronavirus — so medical company threatens to sue them

After two Italian volunteers used a 3-D printer to manufacture a desperately needed ventilator component for those stricken by the coronavirus, the medical company with…

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Tech must be treated like tobacco says Facebook whistleblower

Facebook and other tech companies need to be regulated like the tobacco industry, warned Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who exposed the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The…

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‘Silicon Valley will feel this:’ Business impact of coronavirus won’t go away any time soon

Silicon Valley’s reliance on the global economy, along with its use of agile just-in-time inventory and cheaper oversees manufacturing were supposed to be a strength….

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Twitter labels video retweeted by Trump as ‘manipulated’

Twitter has used a new policy to identify misleading content for the first time on a post retweeted by US President Donald Trump that appeared…

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China tech firm to sell gay dating app Grindr for $608 million

One of China’s biggest mobile gaming companies is selling popular gay dating app Grindr for $608 million after pressure from US authorities concerned over the…

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Facebook removes Trump ad disguised as census message

Facebook has taken down an ad from President Donald Trump’s campaign which critics said misled people into believing it was an official message about the…

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Regulators move to fine telecoms for selling location data

US regulators moved to impose fines Friday against the nation’s four major wireless carriers for selling location data of customers without their consent. The Federal…

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Facebook nixes developers conference due to coronavirus

Facebook on Thursday canceled its annual F8 developers conference, the biggest annual event for the US tech giant, over fears about the possible spread of…

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Google pledges new $10 billion investment in US in 2020

Google said Wednesday it would invest more than $10 billion in US offices and data centers in 2020, including its new campus planned for New…

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Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says

Thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts have launched a coordinated effort to spread alarm about the new coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to fight the epidemic,…

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Study suggests Twitter bots have ‘substantial impact’ on spreading climate misinformation

A quarter of climate-related tweets in the studied period—around when Trump announced plans to ditch the Paris agreement—came from bots. A new analysis of 6.5…

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‘A horrible ruse’: Lindsey Graham’s new internet bill blasted as a ‘nightmare’ that would grant sweeping powers to Bill Barr

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has been promoting an internet-related bill dubbed the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (the EARN-IT…

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Burgeoning battle over Huawei’s 5G technology could prove even more disruptive than Trump’s trade war

China’s ambassador to Australia, Cheng Jingye, let the cat out of the bag this week when he lambasted Canberra over its decision to exclude Huawei…

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‘Huge win’ for tech workers’ rights as Kickstarter employees vote to unionize

“To all tech and creative workers looking to fight for your rights, this is only just the beginning!” Workers at the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter made…

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