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MIT to Caption Online Videos after Discrimination Lawsuit

MIT to Caption Online Videos after Discrimination Lawsuit

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Feb 19
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday.

Tech-Starved Government Seeks Industry's Best, Brightest

Tech-Starved Government Seeks Industry's Best, Brightest

By James Anderson | Feb 18
In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation's capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: I Still Want You.

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Warns Allies Against Using Huawei

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Warns Allies Against Using Huawei

Feb 18
No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters.

Zuckerberg Meets EU Officials as Bloc's New Tech Rules Loom

Zuckerberg Meets EU Officials as Bloc's New Tech Rules Loom

By Kelvin Chan | Feb 17
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence.

Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger Discusses Privacy

Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger Discusses Privacy

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 17
At Facebook, Stan Chudnovsky oversees the Messenger chat app that's used by well over 1 billion people each month. He's playing a key role in helping Facebook integrate that app with its other chat tools.

Barcelona's Twitter Accounts Hacked after Team's League Win

Barcelona's Twitter Accounts Hacked after Team's League Win

Feb 17
Barcelona's Twitter accounts were hacked after the team's 2-1 home win over Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday.

Facebook's Influencers Nod Shows Murky Side of Campaign Ads

Facebook's Influencers Nod Shows Murky Side of Campaign Ads

By Barbara Ortutay and Amanda Seitz | Feb 16
Facebook's green light for political campaigns to pay prominent social media users to spread their messages is highlighting the difficulties around setting rules for the fast-changing world of online political campaigning.

India Keeps Lid on Kashmir's Internet 6 Months into Lockdown

India Keeps Lid on Kashmir's Internet 6 Months into Lockdown

By Aijaz Hussain | Feb 16
Six months after India's government stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is heralding the restoration of limited, slow-speed internet.

In Win for Amazon, Judge Freezes Work on Pentagon Contract

In Win for Amazon, Judge Freezes Work on Pentagon Contract

By Joseph Pisani, Rachel Lerman, and Matt O'Brien | Feb 16
A federal judge on Thursday ordered a temporary halt of Microsoft's work on a $10 billion military cloud contract, a win for Amazon, which sued the U.S. government last year for awarding the contract to its rival.

MIT: Hackers Could Alter Ballots in Widely Used Voting App

MIT: Hackers Could Alter Ballots in Widely Used Voting App

By Anthony Izaguirre | Feb 15
An internet voting app that has been used in pilots in West Virginia, Denver, Oregon and Utah has vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to change a person's vote without detection.

Calif. Man Free after DNA Site Leads to New Arrest in Murder

Calif. Man Free after DNA Site Leads to New Arrest in Murder

By Don Thompson | Feb 15
California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday.

Feds to Track How Private Medicare Info Gets to Marketers

Feds to Track How Private Medicare Info Gets to Marketers

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Feb 15
A government watchdog plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors' personal Medicare information, a red flag for potential fraud and waste.

UK Judge: Police Probe of 'Transphobic' Tweets was Unlawful

UK Judge: Police Probe of 'Transphobic' Tweets was Unlawful

Feb 14
A British court ruled Friday that police infringed a man's right to free expression when they showed up at his workplace to quiz him over his Twitter posts about transgender people.

Suspect in Custody in Murder of Beloved Hair Stylist; Dating App May Have Been Involved

Suspect in Custody in Murder of Beloved Hair Stylist; Dating App May Have Been Involved

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 14
A 56-year-old hair stylist who was highly esteemed and beloved was found beaten to death at a motel in Detroit's 8 Mile district. Police have a suspect in custody, and believe the two might have communicated via a dating app.

Spain Disputes Tech Show Was Canceled for Health Motives

Spain Disputes Tech Show Was Canceled for Health Motives

By Renata Brito and Ciaran Giles | Feb 14
Organizers of the world's biggest mobile technology fair insisted Thursday that they canceled the annual Mobile World Congress due to health and safety concerns over the virus outbreak in China. But the Spanish government disagreed.

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