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Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded...

EXPLAINER: What WHO researchers in Wuhan are trying to learn

The international researchers went to the central Chinese city of Wuhan to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic ByThe Associated Press January 15,...

Quake sets off landslides, kills at least 3 in Indonesia

A strong, shallow earthquake has shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, causing landslides and sending people fleeing from their homes in the nighttime darkness By NINIEK KARMINI...

RIP: Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

NASA is giving up trying to drill deep into Mars to take the red planet’s temperature By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer January 14, 2021, 9:13...

Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company has launched a new capsule into space to test all the astronaut perks before people strap in By MARCIA DUNN...

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins

WUHAN, China -- A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a...

WhatsApp growth slumps as rivals Signal, Telegram rise

Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google's app stores, while WhatsApp's growth is on the...

Intel replaces its chief executive after 2 years

Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years, but it has been a rough stretch for the chipmaker ByThe Associated Press January 13, 2021, 3:16...

EU court opinion leaves Facebook more exposed over privacy

An adviser to the European Union’s top court says any EU country’s privacy watchdog can take legal action against companies like Facebook over cross-border...

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

A month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the...