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Suspect in Huge Capital One Breach Seeks Release from Jail

Suspect in Huge Capital One Breach Seeks Release from Jail

By Gene Johnson | Aug 21
Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health.

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

By Tami Abdollah | Aug 20
Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.

Governor Brings Big Tech to the Table After El Paso Attack

Governor Brings Big Tech to the Table After El Paso Attack

By Paul J. Weber and Jim Vertuno | Aug 20
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart.

Poland PM Seeks Answers over Online Hate Campaign Allegation

Poland PM Seeks Answers over Online Hate Campaign Allegation

Aug 20
Poland's prime minister is demanding an explanation from his justice minister after allegations surfaced the minister's deputy encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government.

DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

DIY Tech Gives People More Freedom In Managing Diabetes

By Heidi de Marco | Aug 20
Using instructions freely available online, do-it-yourselfers ? who belong to what's known as the "open-source community" ? close the loop between an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.

Majority of Vacationers Would Rather Have No Air Conditioning Than No Internet

Majority of Vacationers Would Rather Have No Air Conditioning Than No Internet

Aug 19
Americans would rather endure such vacation travesties as lost luggage or food poisoning, rather than go without internet while on vacation.

Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes with Anti-Contamination Measures

Notre Dame Cleanup Resumes with Anti-Contamination Measures

Aug 19
Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral were returning to the Paris site on Monday for the first time in nearly a month.

Welsh Public Restroom Programmed to Douse Sexscapades

Welsh Public Restroom Programmed to Douse Sexscapades

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19
What's the first thing that springs to mind when considering issues around public restrooms? Why, public sex, of course! But don't worry, a Welsh town preparing to install cutting-edge conveniences have worked out how to put the kibosh on cottaging.

Gov't Wants A New 911-Like Number Just for Suicide Hotline

Gov't Wants A New 911-Like Number Just for Suicide Hotline

By Tali Arbel | Aug 18
With suicides on the rise, the U.S. government wants to make the national crisis hotline easier to reach.

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work with ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work with ICE

By Rachel Lerman | Aug 17
Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go on 8 Phones

Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go on 8 Phones

Aug 16
A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go.

LGBTQ YouTube Content Creators Sue, Claim Unfair Treatment

LGBTQ YouTube Content Creators Sue, Claim Unfair Treatment

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 16
A group of LGBTQ YouTube content creators have brought suit against the platform, saying that YouTube punishes them for their content while allowing trolls, bigots, and anti-gay users to post hateful comments.

House Subpoenas Owner of Message Board Tied to Mass Killings

House Subpoenas Owner of Message Board Tied to Mass Killings

By Andrew Taylor | Aug 15
A key House committee has subpoenaed the owner of 8chan, an online message board favored by violent white nationalists including the man suspected of killing 22 people in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Privacy Questions As Humans Reviewed User Audio At Facebook

Privacy Questions As Humans Reviewed User Audio At Facebook

By Mae Anderson and Rachel Lerman | Aug 15
Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses.

Virgin Galactic Unveiling Mission Control for Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic Unveiling Mission Control for Space Tourism

By Susan Montoya | Aug 15
Virgin Galactic plans to unveil its digs at Spaceport America, providing the first glimpse of mission control, a prep area for pilots and a lounge where paying customers will wait for their flights to space.

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