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House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Several House Republicans are asking T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint how they share their users' cellphone location data, citing a recent report that telecoms are selling that information to shadowy companies without customer knowledge. more
House Republicans question telecoms on location tracking  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Several House Republicans question T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint on how they share location data of their cellphone customers more
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists more
Love Game of Thrones? You'll want to check out these PC games  Windows Central · 4 hours
Game of Thrones season 8 is just around the corner and fans of the TV series are struggling to sit through the wait. Luckily,... more
German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal more
Facebook to tighten political ad rules for 2019 elections  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Facebook said Tuesday it will tighten rules for political ads in countries with elections scheduled in the first half of the year, building on transparency efforts already underway in the... more
Facebook Brings Stricter Ads Rules to Countries With Big 2019 Votes  Gadgets 360 · 14 hours
As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake... more
Tool for nonstatisticians automatically generates models that glean insights from complex datasets  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Researchers are hoping to advance the democratization of data science with a new tool for nonstatisticians that automatically generates models for analyzing raw data. more
Democratizing data science  MIT · 1 day
Tool for nonstatisticians automatically generates models that glean insights from complex datasets. more
Relying on karma: Research explains why outrage doesn't usually result in revolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If you're angry about the political feud that drove the federal government to partially shut down, or about a golden parachute for a CEO... more
MAR treatments unlikely to be cause of premature or low birth weight babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Children born through medically assisted reproduction, such as IVF, are at higher risk of being premature and to be born low birth... more
Fighting Ebola is hard. In Congo, fake news makes it harder  Science Magazine · 2 days
Armed conflict and political tensions stoke rumors and misinformation about the outbreak more
Democratic texting platform Hustle lays off a big chunk of its staff  TechCrunch · 2 days
The company behind a texting platform that powered more than 1,300 Democratic campaigns has slashed its staff in the lull following the 2018 midterms.... more
Coal-fired plants shutting down, despite Trump's promises  CBC · 2 days
More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump's first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack... more
Sugar daddy capitalism: Even the world's oldest profession is being uberised  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The sleazy "sugar baby" scandal involving Australian politician Andrew Broad, exposed for his reported cringy attempts to hook up with a woman almost half his age,... more
Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states  ABC NEWS · 4 days
New Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures take action. more
In states, Democrats start delivering on health care pledges  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Health care proposals are among the first actions for some new Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures more
Tennessee scientists weighed response to anti-vax politician  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Tennessee's top health officials went back and forth on the best way to respond after U.S. Rep. Mark Green's questioned the science behind vaccines more
Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the demise of fossil fuels are causing major changes in global politics, a special commission said in a report Friday. more
Global PC shipments resume slide in fourth quarter - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Parts shortage and political uncertainties take blame for latest decline. more
Fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of... more
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ New Year, new health proposals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives took its first steps on health care — voting to intervene in the appeal of a Texas-led lawsuit that... more
Lawmaker hopes state's action lead to demise of Roe v. Wade  ABC NEWS · 6 days
With Kentucky embroiled in three abortion-related court cases, and lawmakers considering tougher restrictions, a leading Republican senator said Thursday he hopes the state's actions lead to... more
Beto O'Rourke's Instagrammed dentist visit brushes on border issues - CNET  CNET · 6 days
There's more going on in this livestream from the dentist's office than just a politician's sparkling smile. more
Austrian Post Office to delete customers' political data  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Austria's postal service said Thursday it would delete data about their customers' assumed political allegiances after privacy campaigners likened the practice to the Facebook data-sharing scandal. more
From White House to statehouse: Where abortion fights will play out in 2019  ABC NEWS · 6 days
With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become... more
Cambridge Analytica parent firm SCL Elections fined over data refusal  BBC · 6 days
A US professor demanded that the company hand over personal data which it held on him. more
Over-65s most likely to share fake news on Facebook  Sky News · 6 days
Americans over the age of 65 were most likely to share so-called "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. more
Facebook and fake news: elderly more likely to spread misinformation - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Facebook users over the age of 65 shared more fake news during the 2016 US presidential election season, a new study found. more
Fearful conservatives and angry liberals process political information differently  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign's major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about... more
Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook  Science Magazine · 1 week
So-called "fake news" has renewed concerns about the prevalence and effects of misinformation in political campaigns. Given the potential for widespread dissemination... more
Trump campaign firm pleads guilty in Facebook data case  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A UK consultancy working on Donald Trump's US election campaign pleaded guilty and was fined by a London court Wednesday over its refusal to release personal data it secretly hoovered... more
Voter preference for Trump linked to bullying in middle schools  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had... more
Cambridge Analytica’s parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law  TechCrunch · 1 week
Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the... more
Twitter sentiment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sentiment analysis is an increasingly important part of data mining, especially in the age of social media and social networking where there is endless opinion and commentary that could be of use to a wide range of stakeholders in commerce,... more
Where abortion fights will play out in 2019  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. more
Israel says it can foil foreign election meddling amid scare  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Israel's security service says it's able to thwart any foreign meddling in country's upcoming elections, after its director warned of such efforts. more
Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation  TechCrunch · 1 week
Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote... more
German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Authorities say a 20-year-old German student has admitted obtaining and publishing the personal data of hundreds of politicians and celebrities more
Student confesses to German politician data breach  Sky News · 1 week
A man arrested by German police investigating the release of private data belonging to hundreds of politicians has made a "comprehensive confession", according to prosecutors. more
German arrested in politician data hack says he acted alone  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Authorities say a German man detained for obtaining and publishing online of hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information has confessed and says he acted alone more
Austria's Post Office under fire over data sharing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Austria's national post office found itself under fire Tuesday for collecting and selling information about customers' political allegiances in what privacy campaigners say bears similarities to the Facebook data-sharing scandal. more
German data theft: Suspect arrested in Hesse  BBC · 1 week
A 20-year-old is held over the leak of hundreds of politicians' information online. more
Man arrested over German politician data breach  Sky News · 1 week
A man has been arrested by German police investigating the release of private data belonging to hundreds of politicians in the country. more
Germany: Man arrested in probe of politicians' hacked data  ABC NEWS · 1 week
German authorities say a man has been detained in a suspected hacking case that resulted in hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online more
Facebook investigates group backed by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman - CNET  CNET · 1 week
News for Democracy may have violated the social network's rules after apparently setting up misleading news pages during the 2018 US midterm elections. more
CNET Asks: Which of these 2019 Golden Globe Nominees was your favorite? - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This weekend the Golden Globes named their 2019 winners. But now it’s your turn to vote for your stand out... more
HQ2 fight continues as New York City and Seattle officials hold anti-Amazon summit  TechCrunch · 1 week
The heated debate around Amazon’s recently announced Long Island City “HQ2” is showing no signs of cooling down. On Monday morning, the... more
In 2018, superhero stories doubled down on maintaining the status quo  THE VERGE · 1 week
2018 saw the release of a record-breaking number of major superhero films. That includes... more
Witness' apartment searched in Germany hacking case  ABC NEWS · 1 week
German investigators say they have searched the apartment of a person described as a witness in their probe of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online more
Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Imagine you are a fairly mainstream Republican voter and are considering Republican candidate Luis Vasquez. He says he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and... more
Data breach in Germany: Police search flat of teenage IT worker  Sky News · 1 week
A teenager's apartment has been searched by police investigating a significant data breach targeting German politicians and public figures. more
Americans are happier in states that spend more on libraries, parks and highways  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection,... more
German IT security chief faces grilling over hacking case  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Germany's top IT security official faces a grilling Monday over his agency's handling of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online more
German IT security agency defends response in hacking case  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Germany's IT security agency on Saturday defended its response to the leaking of hundreds of politicians' private information, after lawmakers accused it of failing to inform them quickly enough more
German IT security agency criticized over hacking response  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Germany's IT security agency is coming under fire for its response to a massive online leak of hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information more
Democrats fight back against lawsuit threatening health law  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Democrats on Thursday officially launched their pushback against a December federal court decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. more
German politicians' data published online in massive breach  CBC · 2 weeks
Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and German cyber-defence experts were... more
Hacker leaks data on Angela Merkel and hundreds of German lawmakers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A hacker has targeted and released private data on German chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German lawmakers and officials. The data was leaked from a... more
German politicians targeted in mass data attack  BBC · 2 weeks
Chancellor Angela Merkel is among hundreds of MPs and others reportedly hit by a "serious attack". more
House passes spending bills to end shutdown  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The House of Representatives, now under Democratic leadership, passed spending bills Jan. 3 that would fund government agencies that have been shut... more
German politicians' data stolen and posted online  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hundreds of politicians in Germany, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have had their data stolen and posted online according to reports. more
German politicians' data reportedly hacked, posted online  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Data and documents belonging to hundreds of German politicians have been hacked and posted online via Twitter, a German broadcaster reported Friday. more
German politicians targeted in 'mass hack attack'  BBC · 2 weeks
Hundreds of MPs including Chancellor Angela Merkel are reportedly targeted in a "serious attack". more
Political ‘fixer’ Bradley Tusk seeks $70M for Tusk Ventures’ sophomore fund  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Led by early Uber investor and advisor Bradley Tusk, the firm has invested in Bird, Coinbase, Eaze and several others. more
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cancels trip to CES amid government shutdown  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr are canceling their appearances... more
Senate confirms Democrat to FCC - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The US Senate has finally filled the vacant seat on the FCC. more
En route to Congress, California Democrats hit wall on ‘Medicare-for-all’  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Each of the seven California Democrats who flipped Republican congressional seats in the midterm election campaigned for more government-funded health care — with most of them calling for... more
Senate confirms new FCC Commissioners Carr and Starks  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Senate has officially confirmed the incoming FCC commissioners, Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks have been officially confirmed by the Senate for their five-year terms. This completes the five-seat commission, which is... more
Game of Thrones makes appearance at Trump White House meeting - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Talk about a rerun. A controversial poster that first surfaced in a November tweet was visible on a Cabinet Room table. more
FCC Chairman Pai celebrates Congress failing to bring back net neutrality  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily... more
FCC Chairman Pai celebrates failure to nullify his net neutrality repeal  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily... more
FCC to suspend most activity due to partial government shutdown - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The FCC joins a list of federal agencies closing down, while Trump tussles with Democrats over border wall funding. more
Congolese flee to Uganda after vote, raising Ebola fears  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Congolese flee to Uganda after vote, raise Ebola fears; WHO asks vaccine supplier to make more more
Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?  CBC · 2 weeks
We may remember 2018 as the year when technology's dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook's role enabling the harvesting of... more
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