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Not Even a Wrist Slap: Facebook Fined 500k in UK

Not Even a Wrist Slap: Facebook Fined 500k in UK

Facebook is being fined £500,000, or around $662,000, in the United Kingdom by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Orlando Stops Testing Amazon's Facial Recognition System

Orlando Stops Testing Amazon's Facial Recognition System

Orlando, Florida, is currently debating whether to resume testing Amazon's "Rekognition" facial recognition system in the city, following complaints and an expired contract with the tech company.

Twitter Remains Silent over Violent Peter Fonda Tweets

Twitter Remains Silent over Violent Peter Fonda Tweets

Twitter has remained silent over recent posts from Hollywood actor Peter Fonda which called for President Trump's son Barron to be put in a cage with pedophiles, the children of ICE agents to be harassed, and United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to be placed "naked" in a public cage where people can whip her.

Elon Musk Hosts Flamethrower Party While Tesla Burns

Elon Musk Hosts Flamethrower Party While Tesla Burns

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hosted a flamethrower party on Saturday for customers who had purchased his Boring Company flamethrower for upwards of $500 — as Tesla remains mired in production problems.

Amazon Gives In to Muslim Employee Ramadan Demands

Amazon Gives In to Muslim Employee Ramadan Demands

Amazon has given in to demands from Muslim employees who requested various perks and work changes during Ramadan, which also coincides with Amazon's biggest sale of the year.

Facebook to Fund News Programming, Including CNN's Anderson Cooper

Facebook to Fund News Programming, Including CNN's Anderson Cooper

Facebook will launch a set of "fully funded" news shows on their platform, including a twice-weekly show from far-left news outlet Mic, and a "nightly show hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper," in an effort to crackdown on "fake news.

YouTuber Arrested Following Text-To-Speech Bomb Threat at College

YouTuber Arrested Following Text-To-Speech Bomb Threat at College

A YouTube content creator who allows viewers to pay for the ability to play certain messages, sound effects, and songs while he roams around in public, was arrested after a viewer paid to play a bomb threat sound effect while he was at the University of Washington.

Google Blames Wikipedia for GOP 'Nazi' Label

Google Blames Wikipedia for GOP 'Nazi' Label

Google blamed "vandalism" at Wikipedia over inaccurate search results on Google, which claimed the California GOP promotes Nazism, however Google failed to note that they prioritize results from Wikipedia as an authoritative source of information.

Cryptic Emergency Alert Causes Panic in Oregon

Cryptic Emergency Alert Causes Panic in Oregon

Supermarkets near Salem, Oregon, were stripped of products on Tuesday, after residents were sent a cryptic emergency alert telling them to "Prepare for Action."

Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Human Corneas

Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Human Corneas

Newcastle University scientists have created the first 3D-printed human corneas using a combination of human cells, alginate, and collagen, potentially creating an "unlimited supply" of corneas to treat blindness for millions of people.

Google Rebrands Research Department as ‘Google AI’

Google Rebrands Research Department as ‘Google AI’

Google has rebranded its research department to Google AI in an attempt to "better reflect" its "emphasis on implementing machine learning techniques in nearly everything we do at Google.

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