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Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Jul 24
Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.

U.S. Says Ban on Laptops in Airplane Cabins Has Been Lifted

U.S. Says Ban on Laptops in Airplane Cabins Has Been Lifted

By David Koenig | Jul 24
The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security.

SoftBank CEO Sees Massive Data, AI as Key to Future Advances

SoftBank CEO Sees Massive Data, AI as Key to Future Advances

By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 23
Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an "information revolution," that will benefit people more than the 19th Century Industrial Revolution.

What Drug-Dealing 'Darknet' Sites Have in Common with eBay

What Drug-Dealing 'Darknet' Sites Have in Common with eBay

By Anick Jesdanun | Jul 23
AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show.

Minnesota Shooting Shows Police Body Cameras Not Used Enough

Minnesota Shooting Shows Police Body Cameras Not Used Enough

By Kyle Potter | Jul 23
As the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, body camera technology depends on officers turning on their devices. And often they don't do so.

Chicago Festival to Mark Pokemon Go Anniversary Goes Awry

Chicago Festival to Mark Pokemon Go Anniversary Goes Awry

Jul 23
A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on.

LGBTs Flagged on Facebook for 'Inappropriate' Content

LGBTs Flagged on Facebook for 'Inappropriate' Content

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 22
Some LGBT community members who have been temporarily banned from Facebook for using what it calls "inappropriate" content say the social media giant could do more to address their concerns.

Amazon's New Social Network is Looking A Lot Like Pinterest

Amazon's New Social Network is Looking A Lot Like Pinterest

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 22
Take Amazon Prime, mix it with Pinterest and add a dash of Instagram. The result is Amazon Spark, a new shopping-focused "social network" aimed at getting hardcore Amazon users to spend even more money.

China Announces Goal of AI Leadership by 2030

China Announces Goal of AI Leadership by 2030

By Joe McDonald | Jul 22
China's government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances.

Hi Bixby: Samsung Phone's Voice Assistant Now Speaks English

Hi Bixby: Samsung Phone's Voice Assistant Now Speaks English

By Youkyung Lee | Jul 22
Samsung Electronics said its Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S.

Facebook Has Plans to Expand New Mexico Data Center

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Jul 22
Facebook's plans for New Mexico now call for a half-billion-dollar investment and a data center that will span an area equal to 17 football fields.

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People with Memory Loss

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People with Memory Loss

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 21
Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

Samsung to Recover Rare Metals, Components in Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung to Recover Rare Metals, Components in Galaxy Note 7s

By Youkyung Lee | Jul 21
Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste.

Swim Robot Probes Fukushima Reactor to Find Melted Fuel

Swim Robot Probes Fukushima Reactor to Find Melted Fuel

Jul 20
An underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work.

Top 10 Things to Instagram on Your Next Holiday

Top 10 Things to Instagram on Your Next Holiday

Jul 20
Millions of adults admit they take 'exagger-graphs' - photos which make their holiday look better than it really is, a study has found.

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