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Report: Facebook, FTC Discussing 'Multibillion Dollar' Fine

Report: Facebook, FTC Discussing 'Multibillion Dollar' Fine

Feb 15
A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.

Study: No Leaking Radiation from Alaska Island Nuclear Site

Study: No Leaking Radiation from Alaska Island Nuclear Site

By Rachel D'Oro | Feb 14
The latest round of testing on Alaska's remote Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago, a federal official said Tuesday.

Democrats to Launch New Voter Database with Dean at the Helm

Democrats to Launch New Voter Database with Dean at the Helm

By Bill Barrow | Feb 14
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is declaring a major victory ahead of the 2020 presidential election, with the help of one of his most well-known predecessors.

NYC Go-Go Dancer Matthew Camp, Others Talk About OnlyFans for the New York Times

NYC Go-Go Dancer Matthew Camp, Others Talk About OnlyFans for the New York Times

Feb 13
A new piece from the New York Times looks at the subscription service OnlyFans and speaks with Matthew Camp, a popular 34-year-old go-go dancer from New York who found success on the platform.

T-Mobile, Sprint Execs Defending Merger to Lawmakers

T-Mobile, Sprint Execs Defending Merger to Lawmakers

By Marcy Gordon and Tali Arbel | Feb 13
With their $26.5 billion merger hanging in the balance, top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking their case to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won't hurt competition or jack up consumer prices for wireless service.

Sex Robots Are Here, but Laws Aren't Keeping Up with the Ethical and Privacy Issues They Raise

Sex Robots Are Here, but Laws Aren't Keeping Up with the Ethical and Privacy Issues They Raise

By Francis X. Shen | Feb 13
From the Drudge Report to The New York Times, sex robots are rapidly becoming a part of the national conversation about the future of sex and relationships.

Gay Muslim Comic Gone From Instagram After Indonesia Warning

Gay Muslim Comic Gone From Instagram After Indonesia Warning

By Stephen Wright | Feb 13
An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation.

Pentagon Outlines Its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Pentagon Outlines Its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

By Matt O'Brien | Feb 13
The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values.

AP Exclusive: Undercover Spy Exposed in NYC was 1 of Many

AP Exclusive: Undercover Spy Exposed in NYC was 1 of Many

By Raphael Satter | Feb 11
When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology.

Incapacitated Woman's Rape Spurs Push to Catch Up on Cameras

Incapacitated Woman's Rape Spurs Push to Catch Up on Cameras

By Terry Tang | Feb 10
Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology that aim to deter abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman.

Retailers are Shopping for Ways to Get Rid of Checkout Lines

Retailers are Shopping for Ways to Get Rid of Checkout Lines

By Michael Liedtke, Joseph Pisani | Feb 10
A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line.

Apple Releases Update to Prevent FaceTime Eavesdropping

Apple Releases Update to Prevent FaceTime Eavesdropping

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 9
Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime.

Germany to Facebook: Stop Forcing Users to Share Their Data

Germany to Facebook: Stop Forcing Users to Share Their Data

By David Rising and Barbara Ortutay | Feb 9
Facebook is pushing back against a German ruling that could make it harder for the company to combine data from all the services it runs in order to target ads even more precisely.

Telemedicine's Challenge: Getting Patients to Click the App

Telemedicine's Challenge: Getting Patients to Click the App

By Tom Murphy | Feb 9
Walmart workers can now see a doctor for only $4. The catch? It has to be a virtual visit. But patients have been slow to embrace virtual care.

Spotify Takes A Big Jump Into the Podcasting Game

Spotify Takes A Big Jump Into the Podcasting Game

By Mae Anderson | Feb 8
Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world.

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