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Apple Slams Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Rule Reversal

Apple Slams Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Rule Reversal

Feb 23
Apple became one of the first corporations to publicly denounce the Trump administration's controversial reversal on federal guidelines for transgender students' bathroom use.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

By Michelle Faul | Feb 23
The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 22
In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to.

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

By Deepti Hajela | Feb 21
Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned as editor of Breitbart Tech after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and older men.

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

Feb 21
As Iraqi troops prepare to battle ISIS and take back western Mosul, they are facing a dangerous new weapon. ISIS is using drones to drop explosives and guide car bombs from above.

Self-Destructing Message Apps Won't Necessarily Protect Leakers

Self-Destructing Message Apps Won't Necessarily Protect Leakers

Feb 20
Apps like "Confide" are reportedly being used in Washington to leak embarrassing or sensitive information to journalists.

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake a World Facebook Helped Create

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 19
Now Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg wants to remake the social media company in a way that counters isolationism, promotes global connections and addresses social ills.

Can Internet-Beaming Balloons Outmaneuver Shifting Winds?

Can Internet-Beaming Balloons Outmaneuver Shifting Winds?

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 19
For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind.

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake A World Facebook Helped Create

Zuckerberg's Goal: Remake A World Facebook Helped Create

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 19
Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything. Now he wants to remake it, too.

How To Watch Oscar-Nominated Flicks From Your Couch

How To Watch Oscar-Nominated Flicks From Your Couch

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 19
Movie fans, rejoice! You can watch about two-thirds of the Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch.

Casting Oscar: Foundry Creates Each Statuette As Work of Art

Casting Oscar: Foundry Creates Each Statuette As Work of Art

By Michael Hill | Feb 18
Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood.

Warning, Escape Route Lack by California Dam

Warning, Escape Route Lack by California Dam

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Feb 17
Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself - rather than its spillways - were to abruptly fail,

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