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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 01:11 PM EST

Online Game to Players: Don't Touch Black People's Hair

Online Game to Players: Don't Touch Black People's Hair

Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair, often without her...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM EST

Trump Administration: N. Korea Behind Big Ransomware Attack

Trump Administration: N. Korea Behind Big Ransomware Attack

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday publicly blamed North Korea for a "careless and reckless" ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts...

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 09:14 PM EST

Twitter Suspends White Nationalists Under New Rules

Twitter Suspends White Nationalists Under New Rules

Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly to enforce its new rules aimed at reducing what it deems abusive content. The account of far-right group Britain First,...

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 06:30 PM EST

Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports

Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports

The Pentagon said that it had a secret program that lasted for five years that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to multiple reports published Saturday. The below-the-radar program...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45 PM EST

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 03:51 PM EST

SpaceX First Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule

SpaceX First Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule

SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched the first recycled rocket with a recycled capsule Friday in Florida to deliver groceries to the International Space Station for NASA, CNBC reported. It was NASA's...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:11 PM EST

3 Plead Guilty to Making 'Botnet' Behind '16 Internet Outage

3 Plead Guilty to Making 'Botnet' Behind '16 Internet Outage

Three men pleaded guilty to creating a "botnet" known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 05:46 PM EST

FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:39 PM EST

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 05:18 AM EST

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

As 'Net Neutrality' Vote Nears, Some Brace for a Long Fight

As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled...

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