Politics
South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row  ABC NEWS · 28 minutes
South Korean liberal and conservative parties have vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan more
Researchers study impact of information on voters  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Voter information campaigns don't shape voter behavior, according to an analysis of data combined from studies independently conducted but coordinated by researchers working in six developing countries. The study, co-authored by William & Mary... more
Democrats warn presidential candidates, call for FBI to investigate FaceApp  9to5Mac · 2 hours
Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has officially called on the FBI and FTC to investigate FaceApp,... more
The Latest: US still mulling retaliation for French tech tax  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the White House will press ahead with its investigation of France's digital tax aimed at companies like Google and Amazon as a... more
Over-claiming knowledge predicts anti-establishment voting  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
In light of the election and ballot victories of populist, anti-establishment movements, many people have been trying to better understand the behaviors and motivations of voters. Studying voter behavior on an EU treaty, social psychologists in the Netherlands... more
FaceApp: Chuck Schumer asks for FBI investigation  BBC · 9 hours
Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer says the photo app's use of personal data is "deeply troubling". more
Top senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
The top Senate Democrat is calling on the FBI to review a Russian company's trendy smartphone app more
Democrats call for FaceApp to be investigated because it comes from Russia  THE VERGE · 13 hours
FaceApp — the photo editing app that uses neural networks to create dramatic photo edits — is skyrocketing to social media popularity again, thanks... more
Microsoft touts its software for preventing election hacks - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
The tech giant has already signed partnerships with two voting machine companies that are using its ElectionGuard software. more
World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak an international emergency  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Concern about spread in and from the Democratic Republic of the Congo propelled response more
Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Why did the oceans warm and cool at such different rates in the early 20th century? New research points to an answer both as mundane as a decimal point truncation and as complicated as global politics.... more
Democrats warn campaigns against using FaceApp because it’s from a Russian company  THE VERGE · 16 hours
FaceApp — the photo editing app that uses neutral networks to create dramatic photo edits — is skyrocketing to social media popularity again, thanks... more
Dems pan 'Zuck buck,' want Facebook to rein in currency plan  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Facebook is facing fresh criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency, with House Democrats asking the company to scale down the project more
Microsoft reports hundreds of election-related cyber probes  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Microsoft says it has detected more than 740 infiltration attempts by nation-state actors in the past year targeting U.S.-based political parties and campaigns and other democracy-focused organizations including nonprofits more
Facial recognition banned in another city - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
Oakland has followed San Francisco as the second Bay Area city to vote down the use of the technology. more
Google, Facebook, Twitter put on notice about deepfakes in 2020 election - CNET  CNET · 19 hours
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee wants to know how social media will handle deepfake videos ahead of the next presidential... more
A study analyzes the influence of political affinities in the processes of socialization  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
A study in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participated (UC3M) has concluded that most people prefer not to have much... more
Forces behind growing political polarization in congress revealed in new model  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For much of the 20th century, political polarization within the United States House of Representatives tended to decrease over the course of a two-year term. But... more
Retail role play  TechCrunch · 2 days
Retail isn’t dying, it’s evolving. How democratizing data access is changing the rules -- and roles -- for both brands and merchants. more
Peter Thiel says Elizabeth Warren is ‘dangerous,’ Warren responds: ‘Good’  TechCrunch · 2 days
Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t seem too unhappy about being labeled “dangerous” by investor Peter Thiel . Thiel, who co-founded PayPal, Palantir and Founders Fund, made the comments in... more
Companies' political leanings influence engagement with activists  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Liberal-leaning companies are more likely to work in concert with the demands of activists of all kinds than conservative-leaning companies, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Washington. The findings suggest... more
The Latest: Senator seeks assurances on Facebook Libra  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A senior Democratic senator is asserting that "Facebook is dangerous" as a Senate panel opens a hearing on Facebook's plan for a new currency. more
Accolades, skepticism and science marked Science News’ coverage of Apollo  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Science News’ coverage of the Apollo program stayed focused on the science but also framed the moon missions in the broader social and political context of the era. more
Donald Trump followed by nearly 20% of US adult Twitter users - CNET  CNET · 2 days
More than 30% of adult Republican Twitter users follow Trump on the platform, a Pew Research Center study finds. more
Huawei 5G ban could spread further - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The Canadian decision has reportedly been postponed until after the nation's election. more
Huawei 5G ban could spread across North America - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The Canadian decision has reportedly been postponed until after the nation's election. more
Google, Facebook and Twitter sent letters about deepfakes by Rep. Schiff - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The California Rep. wants to know how deepfakes will be addressed by social media ahead of the upcoming election. more
Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is running as the defender of 'Obamacare' and is promising to expand it more
Study bolsters case that climate change is driving many California wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Against a backdrop of long-term rises in temperature in recent decades, California has seen ever higher spikes in seasonal wildfires, and, in the last two years,... more
Political support, strong public health systems key to eliminating measles outbreaks worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public... more
Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots  BBC · 3 days
Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses. more
Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nonprofit set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relies on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations more
Biden aggressively defends health law known as 'Obamacare'  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is running as the defender of 'Obamacare' and is promising to expand it more
Hidden Brain: How People React To Election Interference By Foreign Countries  NPR · 3 days
Robert Mueller will testify soon before Congress about the Russia probe. New research finds that Americans have partisan reactions to foreign interference in elections. more
US Tech Firms Cozy Up to China Despite Trade Turmoil  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The US-China trade war is anchored in competition to dominate the next generation of wireless networks and other technologies as much as politics. more
Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking  ABC NEWS · 3 days
AP analysis finds many new electoral systems still run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers more
'My son spent £3,160 in one game'  BBC · 4 days
As politicians call for more regulation, you share your stories about children spending money within games. more
Biden campaigns as Obamacare's top defender  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is running as the defender of Obamacare and promising to expand the 2010 health care measure. more
As US counties update their voting machines, many run on outdated software  THE VERGE · 5 days
Following the 2016 presidential election, states like Pennsylvania indicated that they would be working to upgrade their voting machines to allay security concerns. A... more
New election systems use vulnerable software  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far,... more
Facebook faces a $5B FTC fine, the largest ever in tech  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations more
AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software  ABC NEWS · 5 days
AP Exclusive: States are buying 'new' election systems that will soon be running outdated and unsupported software that makes it more vulnerable to hacking more
US regulator approves $5bn fine for Facebook - report  Sky News · 5 days
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report. more
FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook: Report  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations more
Facebook reportedly gets a $5 billion slap on the wrist from the FTC  TechCrunch · 6 days
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly agreed to end its latest probe into Facebook‘s privacy problems with a $5 billion payout.... more
Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations more
Get the most from your Facebook Portal video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Facebook may be facing difficult times over concerns regarding privacy and potential meddling in the 2016 election, but it continues to roll out improvements to its Portal device.... more
FEC says political campaigns can now get discounted cybersecurity help  TechCrunch · 6 days
In a long awaited decision, the Federal Elections Commission will now allow political campaigns to appoint cybersecurity helpers to protect political campaigns from cyberthreats and malicious attackers. The... more
Do politicians understand social media platforms?  BBC · 6 days
The rise in social media platforms means it can be a lot easier to get in touch with some MPs. more
Ministers, MPs targeted by Facebook Messenger impersonation scam  CBC · 6 days
With only a few months to go until the federal election, at least three federal cabinet ministers and multiple other members... more
Klobuchar's plan would help Alzheimer's patients, caregivers  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers more
Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs During ‘Social Media Summit’  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
US President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their... more
White House calls meeting over 5G tensions, report says - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The Trump administration holds a policy meeting to "combat infighting" about the next-generation networking technology, says a report. more
Trump criticizes tech firms at White House’s conservative social media summit  Global News · 7 days
Trump lashed out in a Twitter post before the event on Thursday at some social media companies and traditional news firms, saying, "The Fake News is... more
Twitter goes down during White House social media summit  THE VERGE · 7 days
Twitter appeared to be down for a large number of users across the United States on Thursday. The... more
Trump's social media summit to feature conservatives but not Facebook, Twitter - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The White House is holding a social media summit Thursday, hosting some of the president's biggest online supporters. more
Trump shows love-hate for social media as he leads 'summit'  ABC NEWS · 7 days
President Donald Trump displayed his love-hate relationship with social media in tweets bashing "biased" Big Tech ahead of a White House 'summit' stacked with conservative critics of the... more
Unraveling immigration politics and Silicon Valley ethics with Jaclyn Friedman  TechCrunch · 7 days
Immigration may not seem to be a tech issue. But for Americans with some personal or family experience with the idea of separated families and/or concentration camps, it... more
White House yanks drug 'rebate' plan to ease costs for some  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The White House says President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan that would have eased the financial bite of drug costs for people on Medicare by... more
White House yanks drug 'rebate' plan to lower costs for some  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The White House says President Donald Trump is withdrawing a plan that would have eased the financial bite of drug costs for people on Medicare by... more
In a New York City garden, students grow their community roots and critical consciousness  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Iris, a high school student in New York City, took a course aimed at preparing public school students for college.... more
The value of vegetation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The day Brazil's voters chose Jair Bolsonaro as their new President wasn't a good day for efforts to mitigate climate change. During the election campaign, the declared populist and would-be strongman vowed to end the "environmental activism" of his predecessors.... more
Trump lashes out on Twitter ahead of social media 'summit'  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump is on a Twitter tirade ahead of a White House 'Social Media Summit,' a gathering of mostly conservative groups more
Is the Western mind too WEIRD to study?  Science Magazine · 1 week
Psychologist says research relies on too many participants from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic societies more
'Terrible idea': Online security experts warn against online voting in N.W.T. elections  CBC · 1 week
Online security experts have an urgent message for election officials in the Northwest Territories who recently announced online voting will be used for the... more
Biden calling ACA ‘breakthrough’ for mental health parity highlights gaps  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a sit-down interview with CNN, 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration's passage of the Affordable Care Act, asserting... more
The White House’s social media summit has an ulterior motive  THE VERGE · 1 week
With questions swirling about the growing size and influence of social networks, the president is determined... more
Trump hosts right-wing social media summit at White House  Sky News · 1 week
Right-wing media personalities will be at the White House on Thursday for a social media summit hosted by President Donald Trump to tackle perceived anti-conservative bias on online platforms. more
Trump trade representative to investigate French tech tax  ABC NEWS · 1 week
White House to investigate whether proposed French tech tax "unfairly targets" US firms more
California Democrats turn up pressure on gig economy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The battle between California lawmakers and major employers such as Uber and Lyft is heating up more
5G gets boost in controversial FCC spectrum vote - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The agency will make 2.5GHz midband spectrum available for auction, but one commissioner says it's torching a visionary policy in the process. more
FCC paves the way for more 5G spectrum - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The agency votes to make 2.5GHz midband spectrum available for auction, and it sets rules for an auction of high-frequency spectrum for later this year. more
Challenges to capture the big five personality traits in non-WEIRD populations  Science Magazine · 1 week
Can personality traits be measured and interpreted reliably across the world? While the use of Big Five personality measures is increasingly common across social sciences, their... more
Conservative groups push Congress not to meddle with internet law  THE VERGE · 1 week
Over a dozen right-leaning groups wrote to Congress on Wednesday asking leaders to reject any changes... more
Study: firm governance key as shareholders assess risk of political activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's the structure of a firm's governance that may cause shareholders to walk away if they think they can't hold the firm accountable for its political... more
US to relax Huawei ban, announces White House  Sky News · 1 week
The White House has announced it will relax sanctions on Huawei which prevented American firms from providing technologies to the company. more
Trump can't block Twitter critics, appeals court affirms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that US President Donald Trump cannot legally block users on Twitter based on their political differences with him, affirming a lower court decision. more
Trump v. Big Tech: Social media summit will snub tech titans  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a "summit" on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans... more
California takes on surprise bills, over hospital objections  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A proposal in California to limit exorbitant emergency room medical bills for patients with health insurance faces a key committee vote amid strong opposition from hospitals. more
Fifty years after Apollo, when will we go back to the moon?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the surface of the moon demonstrated both ground-breaking technical expertise and immense political will. Science... more
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