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Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
As more Republican-led states seek to ban most abortions, a growing number of female lawmakers have gone public with painful tales of being raped and in some cases getting a... more
Abortion debates prompt rape testimony from female lawmakers  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
As more Republican-led states seek to ban most abortions, a growing number of female lawmakers have gone public with painful tales of being raped and in some cases getting a subsequent abortion more
In abortion debates, female lawmakers recount their rapes  ABC NEWS · 1 day
As more Republican-led states seek to ban most abortions, a growing number of female lawmakers have gone public with painful tales of being raped and in some cases getting a subsequent abortion more
German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election  ABC NEWS · 1 day
In Germany, the far-right AfD party is dominating the social media campaigns ahead of the European elections more
The Latest: Missouri Democratic lawmakers slam abortion bill  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Missouri Democratic lawmakers are slamming a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy more
Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it more
EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds. more
Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights and is about to do it again more
Latest: GOP-led Missouri Legislature approves abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and GOP Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it more
EU Adopts Powers to Respond to Cyber-Attacks  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyber-attacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds. more
Google, Facebook, Twitter Still Falling Short in Combating Fake News: EU  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Internet giants are not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, the European Commission said. more
'The battle is still on': Fake news rages in India's WhatsApp elections  CBC · 2 days
As hundreds of millions of Indians vote in the country's massive staggered election, journalists and civil society groups are working overtime to try and... more
Democratic presidential candidates agree: Big Tech is too powerful  THE VERGE · 2 days
On Monday I noted here a growing consensus among Democratic presidential candidates that Big Tech in general, and... more
How concern about climate change could decide Australia's election  CBC · 2 days
Climate change has become a key election issue in Australia, a country that's one of the largest exporters... more
Face-to-face bullying 'a bigger problem for youngsters' than cyberbullying  Sky News · 2 days
A member of Prince William's Cyberbullying Taskforce has warned that the treatment of cyberbullying by politicians and the media is unbalanced because online bullying is less significant than its face-to-face... more
Face-to-face bullying 'a bigger problem' than cyberbullying  Sky News · 2 days
A member of Prince William's Cyberbullying Taskforce has warned that the treatment of cyberbullying by politicians and the media is unbalanced because online bullying is less significant than its face-to-face equivalent. more
Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa  BBC · 2 days
Facebook blocked an Israeli firm it said was behind fake accounts mostly targeting elections in Africa. more
Dems push bill on health care, drug prices through House  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democrats have pushed legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices through the House more
The Latest: House Democrats OK bill boosting health care law  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democrats have pushed legislation through the House that would buttress the 2010 health care law and curb prescription drug prices more
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban 'shameful'  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is calling his state's new abortion ban "shameful." more
Dems push bill on Obamacare, drug prices toward House OK  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democrats are pushing legislation buttressing the 2010 health care law and curbing prescription drug prices toward House passage more
Facebook bans Israeli company it says aims to disrupt elections  CBC · 3 days
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting... more
The Latest: Sen. Doug Jones calls abortion ban 'shameful'  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is calling his state's new abortion ban "shameful." more
When science and politics collide: Support for enhancing FDA independence  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Earlier this year, twin papers authored by seven former Food and Drug Administration commissioners, published by Health Affairs and the Aspen Institute on the same day, suggested that... more
Political disinformation campaigns not as threatening as you think  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When foreign powers try to interfere with the politics of another country by spreading strategic disinformation, research suggests there is no real effect on policies or the balance of power... more
Russian bots rigged Voice Kids TV talent show result  BBC · 3 days
A 10-year-old singer wins a Russian TV talent show thanks to thousands of fraudulent votes. more
Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup  THE VERGE · 3 days
On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that... more
Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation  CBC · 3 days
The federal government says it will launch a new digital charter that will dictate how the country will... more
Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest more
US Abstains From Global Pledge to Curb Online Violence  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep Internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organise extremist groups and broadcast attacks. more
Twitter Directed by Election Commission to Remove Exit Poll-Related Tweets  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. more
Apple's Tariff Tradeoff: Raise iPhone Prices or Suffer Margin Hit  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
For more than a year, Apple avoided major damage from the US trade war with China, thanks in part to a White House charm offensive by CEO Tim... more
Xbox Game Pass loses 18 Xbox One games this May  Windows Central · 3 days
The latest wave of Xbox Game Pass retirements has surfaced, marking 18 slated departures for May 2019. Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass library has suffered a sizable hit, scheduled... more
'Gift from God:' Alabama governor bans nearly all abortions  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest more
Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy more
Why are politicians still terrified of taxing Netflix?  CBC · 3 days
Stephen Harper made it next to impossible heading into the 2015 election for any political party to propose a tax... more
Kickstarter will not voluntarily recognize its employee union  THE VERGE · 4 days
Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan and management will not voluntarily recognize Kickstarter United, its nascent employee union. (The staff is organizing... more
White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think "political bias" has led to their posts being removed from social media sites... more
White House cracks down on Huawei equipment sales with executive order  THE VERGE · 4 days
After months of speculation, President Trump has signed an executive order giving the federal... more
Do you trust politicians? Depends on how you define trust  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For decades, political scientists have measured the public's trust in the federal government consistently, using measures that are largely unchanged since the 1960s -- despite the momentous changes... more
White House refuses to back NZ call to block extremist content  Sky News · 4 days
The White House has refused to back an international commitment to prevent the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. more
China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, an internet censorship research group reported just weeks ahead of China's most politically explosive anniversary. more
Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions more
Alabama abortion ban bill ignites legal, political battles  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will now decide whether to sign legislation that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state more
White House refuses to endorse the “Christchurch Call” to block extremist content online  TechCrunch · 4 days
The United States will not join other nations in endorsing the “Christchurch Call” — a global statement that commits governments and private... more
Do you trust politicians? Depends on how you define trust  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
There's more to trust than credence and faith, especially as it comes to politics. Research from Michigan State University and North Carolina State University presents new evidence to... more
Alabama abortion ban bill igniting legal, political battles  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will now decide whether to sign legislation that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state more
Amid India elections, study aligns data with constituencies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The legal age for women to marry in India is 18, but a recent review of data showed that more than half of marriages in more than half of parliamentary constituencies—the equivalent... more
WhatsApp Spam Controls Being Bypassed by Software Tool During India Elections  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions. more
San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology  CBC · 4 days
San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city... more
Alabama Senate passes ban on abortion, with few exceptions  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion ban to the state's Republican governor more
Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion ban to the state's Republican governor more
San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition  BBC · 5 days
The city voted against the emerging technology amid fears of invasion of privacy and unreliability. more
Pennsylvania House tries anew to ban Down syndrome abortions  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives is launching another effort to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto if it even reaches Democratic Gov.... more
San Francisco passes city government ban on facial recognition tech  TechCrunch · 5 days
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by city agencies. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, introduced... more
San Francisco has banned facial recognition by city agencies  THE VERGE · 5 days
In a first for a city in the United States, San Francisco has voted to ban its government... more
Russians hacked voting databases in two Florida counties in 2016, governor says  THE VERGE · 5 days
Russian hackers accessed voter databases in two Florida counties prior to the 2016 presidential elections, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, following a briefing with... more
When Americans go to the polls, they look to the past – not the future  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
There's one question that almost every American voter asks him- or herself when casting their vote for president. more
New study finds people are using Twitter to bridge political divides  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Given the current atmosphere of political polarization, conventional wisdom suggests that conversations about politics—especially those taking place online—are both unpleasant and unproductive. However, a new study... more
The redistribution of resources by unspoken policy and other means  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Uruguay in 2002 is in an economic crisis that hits the poorest sectors of the population hardest, motivating people to steal en masse. In the slums of Montevideo,... more
White House changes course, backs push for $200 million in Everglades funding  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
After receiving letters and prodding by Florida's state and federal lawmakers, President Donald Trump changed course Monday, announcing his support of a $200 million... more
Spotify launches the Google Docs of podcasting - CNET  CNET · 5 days
With things like audio editing that's as simple as rearranging phrases in a transcript, Spotify's Soundtrap for Storytellers wants to democratize podcasting. more
'Apollo's Legacy': Space Historian Talks Lunar Science, Politics — and a Return to the Moon  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA's Apollo program was transformational technologically, scientifically and politically, and it reverberates today in how the country sees... more
More Democrats are considering a breakup of Facebook  THE VERGE · 5 days
I. On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said the company should be broken up, and required to spin off WhatsApp... more
San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments. more
San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology  ABC NEWS · 5 days
San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police more
Political discourse about laws involving marginalized groups can increase bullying among students  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists have uncovered new evidence that heated political discourse over proposed laws involving marginalized groups, such as debates about the rights of LGBT people,... more
Echo chambers may not be as dangerous as you think, new study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research shows that collective intelligence -- peer learning within social networks -- can increase belief accuracy even in politically homogeneous groups. more
NASA seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon plan  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The White House and NASA announced May 13 that they will seek an additional $1.6 billion in funding... more
NIH fears good-government bill would hamper peer review  Science Magazine · 6 days
White House and Congress square off, renewing a perennial battle over public scrutiny of expert advisory panels more
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'The battle is still on': Fake news rages in India's WhatsApp elections
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Virtual reality project gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence
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Carry-over credits and carbon offsets are hot topics this election – but what do they actually mean?
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It's time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here's why:
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NSA reportedly tells White House phone-surveillance program no longer worthwhile
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City of Dreams Trailer: Hotstar Sets May Release Date for Nagesh Kukunoor’s Political Drama
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Life is Strange 2 creators explain why they won’t shy away from politics in games
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