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Scientists have voted to change the definition of a kilogram after more than 100 years in a landmark decision.
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Sheryl Sandberg released a statement saying that the company cut ties with the PR firm reportedly hired to discredit its critics.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg denies the company tried to hinder an investigation into Russian election meddling but acknowledges he didn't know everything that was happening...
Sheryl Sandberg has denied that she obstructed early investigations into election meddling and claimed that she was unaware Facebook was involved with an agency that...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world's largest social media network.
New lawmakers say they’re ready to apply science to policymaking
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A report by The New York Times painted an unflattering portrait of how Facebook executives handled...
bombshell facebook report raises new campaign finance questions
At a Senate Judiciary markup on Thursday morning, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said she will send a letter to Facebook...
The Washington city council has voted to impose tight limits on Airbnb and other short-term rental companies
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The European Parliament voted Wednesday to limit prices for phone calls and text messages between EU countries and to set up an alert system during natural disasters or...
political odds stacked against space force proponents brace for long fight
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for...
Leading up to the recent midterm elections in the United States, pundits predicted women voters and candidates would alter the race.
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california man pleads guilty to fatal swatting and fcc bomb threat
A Californian man whose unsuccessful swatting attempt led to the death of 28-year old...
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Facebook said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia.
It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly...
More than 3.3 million people voted on their favorite games.
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Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech.
fcc to seek comment on revised orbital debris guidelines
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans...
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech....
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the social network is taking "multi-variable" steps, including the use of AI tools,...
According to a WSJ report on Sunday, Luckey was asked to leave after he donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Even as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020.
nearly 150 west virginians voted with a mobile blockchain app
This election season, the state of West Virginia implemented a blockchain-based voting app for the first...
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Utah has joined more than 30 other states in legalizing medical marijuana by passing a ballot measure that was opposed by influential Mormon leaders
Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These...
Being pro-environment was a winning strategy for this country's mayors.
Democratic control of the House of Representatives means consumer privacy legislation could be on...
Launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday's US elections - offer the public the first broad view of how quickly the companies yank advertisements that break their rules.
Medicaid scored big in Tuesday's elections.
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A ballot initiative that would have continued funding Montana’s Medicaid expansion beyond June 2019 has failed. But advocates say they’ll continue to push for money to keep the expansion going after that financial sunset.
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the white house used a doctored video to tell a lie
Yesterday, in Donald Trump’s first press conference following the midterm elections that swept a...
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Brie Larson's 'Rock the Vote' photo from Captain Marvel unwittingly led fans looking for Easter eggs to call a sex hotline.
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marijuana advocates celebrate after jeff sessions is ousted
Cannabis businesses and advocates are celebrating the forced resignation of famously anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Stocks are up for...
The site says it made a mistake when it wiped videos of a women's vote campaigner being murdered.
Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election.
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A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections
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Georgia’s secretary of state Brian Kemp and candidate for state governor in the midterm election, has taken the unusual, if not unprecedented step of posting the personal...
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The proposal is just one more vote away from becoming law, according to a European official.
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A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections
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Facebook says it blocked more accounts during the U.S. midterm elections, in addition to the 115 it shut down earlier this week, due to suspected connections to foreign efforts to...
Election experts have long warned about the nation's aging fleet of voting equipment. This week's elections underscored just how badly upgrades are needed.
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The video clips site says clips of attacks on the women's vote campaigner broke its rules.
what a new governor means for wisconsin s controversial foxconn factory
As candidates across the country scrapped for control of Congress, last night’s midterms were particularly dramatic...
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The chairman of the House appropriations committee that funds NASA lost his reelection bid Nov. 6 as Democrats won a majority in the chamber, while a leading Senate...
california moves toward permanent daylight saving time
California voters approved a measure allowing the state to make daylight saving time (DST) year-round, instead of only from early March to...
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facebook blocks more fake accounts from russian troll group
Facebook says that the 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts it blocked yesterday for “inauthentic behavior” appear...
Seven science candidates seize seats in the House of Representatives
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three states vote in favor of marijuana
Three states voted in favor of marijuana legalization in yesterday’s midterm elections. Voters in Utah and Missouri approved the drug for medical...
new congressional members with science backgrounds may help shape national policy
What do a nuclear engineer and a registered nurse have in common? They just...
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what the new congress means for space self driving cars and regulating facebook
Last night, Democrats claimed the majority in the House of Representatives, and Republicans were able to keep a stronghold over the Senate, making some...
Three-term Florida Senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson is trailing in ballot tallies for yesterday's (Nov. 6) election against Republican...
Stressed out? These apps may help, and they're all cheap or free.
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Seven science candidates seize seats in House of Representatives
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Facebook has delayed plans to introduce checks on verifying the identities of political advertisers as part of an initiative to tackle election interference.
As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system – and information warfare continues to try to influence the American...
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Health care proved important but apparently not pivotal in the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday as voters gave Democrats control of the U.S. House,...
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four ways the internet changed the midterm elections
This morning’s edition of The Interface was sent out to subscribers on Tuesday afternoon. As such, certain items included here...
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Facebook blocks more accounts to fight meddling during US midterm elections
Californians on Tuesday elected a governor who campaigned for a complete overhaul of how people get their health coverage — but they shouldn't hold their breath.
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The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency,...
Spend some dough, send some dough to those standing in lines to cast their ballot in the 2018 midterm elections.
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In the run-up to the midterm elections, the soda industry has poured millions of dollars into fighting taxes on sugary drinks, an increasingly popular...
ObesityElections more... NEWS MEDICAL 1 week
The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections were in fact linked to the Russia-based Internet Research...
Republicans maintain control of the Senate whereas the Democrats just gained control of the House.
Facebook pulls down posts falsely claiming ICE agents were patrolling polling places for undocumented immigrants.
Voting in 2016 vs. voting in 2018 seems to be the meme getting the most traction.
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Stick to it! The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX shows his political pride, and he's just one of many.
Voting in 2016 vs. voting in 2018 seems to be the meme getting the most traction.
Facebook pulled down posts that falsely claimed ICE agents were patrolling polling places for undocumented immigrants.
how to follow the us midterm elections online
One of the most consequential US elections in recent history is taking place tonight, culminating with either a Republican sweep...
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Spend some dough, send some dough to those standing in lines to cast their ballot in the 2018 midterm elections.
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The Game of Thrones author says the ballot box is more powerful than Westeros' dragons.
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You don’t need a TV to tune into live coverage of the U.S. elections results today – and you don’t have to have Hulu or another...
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Spend some dough, send some dough to those standing in lines to cast their ballot in the 2018...
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Facebook blocks 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday
Tech companies are doing their part to help get Americans to the polls.
How is this thing not going to be a gimmick? Also, we talk about Bixby getting smarter and the biggest threat to the midterm elections.
From The 3:59 show: US officials warn of foreign adversaries posting disinformation on Election Day.
Facebook has pulled the plug on 30 accounts and 85 Instagram accounts that the company says were engaged in “coordinated...
I know, you’re cool. You don’t do anything the corporate overlords command. But maybe, just this once, make an exception. Today’s Google Doodle mixes up the ole’ rainbow color logo with a very simple...
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Facebook picked election evening in the U.S. to release a major report on its role in Myanmar, where it is widely accused of failing to prevent its social network from being used to incite genocide. The situation...
You’re going to hear a lot of noise about voter hacks. Be skeptical.
Voters will have their voices heard during Tuesday's midterm elections. Walter Mebane, professor of political science and statistics at the University of Michigan, is an expert on election forensics, a...
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Even the International Space Station has a local polling site, thanks to a Texas law that arranges special absentee ballots for U.S. astronauts who are orbiting...
A midterms election study of political disinformation being fenced by Facebook’s platform supports the company’s assertion that a clutch of mostly right-leaning and politically...
Facebook has disrupted a disinformation campaign targeting the US midterm elections first detected by American law enforcement.
fake news even fake fact checkers found in run up to u s midterms
When the results of today’s U.S. midterms are tallied, people will have a clearer...
Election Day Doodle offers information on finding your polling place and general election information.
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Facebook has pulled the plug on 30 accounts and 85 Instagram accounts that the company says were engaged in “coordinated...
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Players of Samantha Bee’s mobile game have reported over 800 instances of voter suppression
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John Oliver promoted Vote411 to get out the vote. Then scammers made a fake version - CNET
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Google Play Best of 2018 Awards will include Fan Favorite voting
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States that heavily invest in legislature more influential in public policy
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Campaign 2018: New malware attacks target voters in key battleground states - CNET
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