U.S. and British lawmakers demand answers from Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

The moves come in response to news reports about a 2016 Trump campaign data analytics firm inappropriately grabbing Facebook user data.

46 minutes ago from The Washington Post

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Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills

The Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas to New York, ruptured last fall, dumping a quarter-million gallons of gas in rural Alabama. By the time the leak was detected during routine ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data

NASA announced this week that it's looking for some citizen scientists to help out with a project. Six orbiting instruments make up NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant ...

Sat 17 Mar 18 from Engadget

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African tools push back the origins of human technological innovation

Just 20 years ago, many archaeologists believed there was a "human revolution" 40,000-50,000 years ago during which modern behaviours such as symbolism, innovation and art suddenly arose. This ...

Fri 16 Mar 18 from Phys.org

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Facebook critics want regulation, investigation after data misuse

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc faced new calls for regulation from within U.S. Congress and was hit with questions about personal data safeguards on Saturday after reports a political ...

13 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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Facebook apologises after search results suggest users watch child sex abuse videos

Searching 'videos of' brought up a whole range of sexual and illicit videos

Fri 16 Mar 18 from The Independent

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Intel says chips addressing flaws set for release this year

Intel Corp. said Thursday new computer chips designed to address vulnerabilities disclosed earlier this year would be shipped in the second half of 2018.

Thu 15 Mar 18 from Phys.org

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Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls

A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad.

Fri 16 Mar 18 from Phys.org

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New Mexico nuke repository studied for plutonium storage

The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government's ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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