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McCain, Democrats introduce first major legislation targeting Facebook ads since Russia intervened in the 2016 elections

Senators introduced a bipartisan bill cracking down on foreign attempts to interfere in US elections online. Companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others will be required to maintain a public file of paid political ads so people know what’s in them.  The goal of the bill is […]

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New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades – CNN

CNN New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decadesCNN(CNN) A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems. The study, […]

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DeepMind’s Go-playing AI doesn’t need human help to beat us anymore – The Verge

The Verge DeepMind's Go-playing AI doesn't need human help to beat us anymoreThe VergeAlphaGo Zero is probably the world's best Go player, but it could do much more. Sam Byford. Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind has unveiled the latest version of its Go-playing software, AlphaGo Zero. The new […]

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Join us at IGNITION: Future of Media!

Hello, everyone! Our 8th annual IGNITION: Future of Media conference is about 6 weeks away. We’ll be at the Time Warner Center in New York City. We would love to see you there. This year, we’ll be joined by, among others:  HBO CEO Richard Plepler Viacom CEO Bob Bakish 21st Century Fox […]

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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold – WTSP 10 News

WTSP 10 News Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of goldWTSP 10 NewsTwo months ago, scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the same cosmic event: the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. […]

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Sonos One review: Alexa has never sounded better – The Verge

The Verge Sonos One review: Alexa has never sounded betterThe VergeThe Sonos One is what I'd call an inevitable product. Sonos has always made speakers that sound excellent, and if you own more than one, the company's multi-room wireless audio system can fill your entire home or […]

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Facebook’s consumer hardware chief, Regina Dugan, is leaving after less than two years – Business Insider

Business Insider Facebook's consumer hardware chief, Regina Dugan, is leaving after less than two yearsBusiness InsiderRegina Dugan is leaving her position as head of Facebook's fledgling consumer hardware lab, Building 8, raising questions about the company's commitment to ambitious initiatives like brain-reading technology and augmented reality glasses.Facebook's […]

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First Glimpse of Colliding Neutron Stars Yields Stunning Pics – Space.com

Space.com First Glimpse of Colliding Neutron Stars Yields Stunning PicsSpace.comTelescopes all over the world and in space were busy on Aug. 17, when scientists made the first-ever observations of both light and gravitational waves from a single cosmic event. Here are some of the stunning images of […]

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Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy – Washington Post

Newsweek Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomyWashington PostSome 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays […]

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Facebook has bought tbh, the anonymous app loved by teens (FB)

Facebook has acquired tbh, a polling app that’s beloved by teens. Tbh, which is an acronym for “To be honest,” bills itself as “the only anonymous app with positive vibes.” Designed for people 13 and older, the app lets students create anonymous polls for themselves and their friends. “Tbh and […]

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