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France's Macron Takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in Tech Push

France's Macron Takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in Tech Push

By Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet | May 24
French President Emmanuel Macron took on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other internet giants Wednesday at a Paris meeting to discuss personal data protection.

'Jurassic Park' Dinosaur Expert's Next Big Thing: Holograms

'Jurassic Park' Dinosaur Expert's Next Big Thing: Holograms

By Matt Volz | May 24
Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb.

Survey Says: Americans Don't Want to Unplug on Vacation

Survey Says: Americans Don't Want to Unplug on Vacation

May 24
Americans check their phones an average of 80 times a day while on vacation, with some checking their phone more than 300 times each day, according to new research.

Social Media Under Microscope in Emotive Irish Abortion Vote

Social Media Under Microscope in Emotive Irish Abortion Vote

By Jill Lawless | May 23
Despite the country's growing diversity and liberalism - voters legalized gay marriage in a 2015 referendum - the vote is expected to be close. The campaign is being watched, and sometimes influenced, by anti-abortion groups in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Zuckerberg Meeting with EU Parliament Leaders to Be Webcast

Zuckerberg Meeting with EU Parliament Leaders to Be Webcast

May 22
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming.

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

Calif. Congressional Live Debate Hacked with Gay Porn Broadcast

May 22
Hackers hijacked a live stream of a California Congressional debate and disrupted it with a short clip of gay porn.

Phone Data-Leak Company: No Record of Location-Data Abuse

Phone Data-Leak Company: No Record of Location-Data Abuse

By Frank Bajak | May 22
A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization.

Despite Spotify Change, R. Kelly's Streams Still Intact

Despite Spotify Change, R. Kelly's Streams Still Intact

By Mesfin Fekadu | May 22
Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

NASA Shipper Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies

NASA Shipper Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies

By Marcia Dunn | May 21
One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday.

Gay Couple 'Stunned' After Lyft Driver Kicks Them Out of Car for Kissing

Gay Couple 'Stunned' After Lyft Driver Kicks Them Out of Car for Kissing

May 21
A young gay couple were left "stunned" after a Lyft drive in Indianapolis, Ind. booted them from his car on May 5 when they briefly kissed in the back seat.

How Google, Facebook Will Adapt to Europe's New Privacy Law

How Google, Facebook Will Adapt to Europe's New Privacy Law

By Anick Jesdanun | May 21
Companies large and small are updating their privacy policies and service terms to comply with upcoming European Union rules governing data and privacy.

Website Flaw Exposes Real-Time Locations of U.S. Cellphones

Website Flaw Exposes Real-Time Locations of U.S. Cellphones

By Frank Bajak | May 21
A website flaw at a California company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States.

Clocks May Go A Little Cuckoo with Power Grid Change

Clocks May Go A Little Cuckoo with Power Grid Change

By Seth Borenstein | May 21
Because of a change in federal energy regulations, some scientists say your trusty, older plug-in clock may be losing or gaining a few ticks over time.

Election Hacking Puts Focus on Paperless Voting Machines

Election Hacking Puts Focus on Paperless Voting Machines

By Christina A. Cassidy | May 20
As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

Ground-Penetrating Radar in Hunt for Dead in Racial Massacre

Ground-Penetrating Radar in Hunt for Dead in Racial Massacre

By Janet McConnaughey | May 19
Researchers searching for a possible mass grave from a racial massacre in 1887 said they picked up signals Thursday of disturbed earth at a south Louisiana site, but they cautioned they don't know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected.

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