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Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes filed suit against Twitter and some Twitter users Monday for $250 million in compensatory damages, alleging that the social media platform engaged in “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself. “Twitter created and developed the content at issue in this case by transforming false accusations of criminal conduct, imputed wrongdoing, dishonesty and lack
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Federal prosecutors are investigating partnership deals Facebook forged with some of the world’s largest technological companies. A grand jury subpoenaed records from two smartphone developers, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Both companies entered into large and complex data deals with Facebook, allowing all the firms involved in
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Teddy Roosevelt called the Grand Canyon one of the great sights that every American should see. And 100 years ago, on February 26, 1919, Congress underscored Roosevelt’s travel recommendation by designating the Arizona canyon a national park. But the history of the 277-mile-long canyon runs much deeper. Humans first encountered it some 12,000 years ago,
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I remember when YouTube was relevant. The popular videos were the top movie trailers, significant political figures and most read news stories, but now, YouTube’s “Popular Right Now” list is full of crap. The list is now topped with “Will Smith’s Meme Review”, some dude standing still for 24 hours, a Mom and daughter
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Centennial, Colo., Feb. 19, 2019 – The United States Air Force announced today that United Launch Alliance (ULA) was awarded a firm, fixed-price contract to launch three missions on the company’s Atlas V rocket. This contract resulted from a competitive award under the Air Force’s Phase 1A procurement strategy. “ULA is honored to be
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Twitter suspended conservative political consultant Luke Thompson’s account on Friday after he revealed that Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend, Riley Roberts, has a government email account. Thompson posted a screenshot of a House directory that showed Roberts listed under “staff,” alongside a House email address for Roberts and the phone number for
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Updated reports required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles from companies testing robot cars on California public roads reveal a fleetwide average of 1 human takeover for every 14 miles tested, according to calculations by Consumer Watchdog. The number of times a human driver had to take control of the robot car during testing varied
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Posted by: Duncan Idaho in Science, Technology, and Social Media, Syndicated Posts February 10, 2019 Despite advances in materials over the past 70 years, SpaceX chose stainless steel for the Starhopper rocket. Many modern rockets use aluminum alloys in construction so why did SpaceX choose the heavier material? YouTube channel Real Engineering takes a shot at
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Facebook removed more than 20 pages tied to Internet provocateur Alex Jones and InfoWars Tuesday after the Silicon Valley giant updated its policies to prevent banned accounts from resurfacing in different forms. The company’s decision comes several months after the company banned four of Jones’ pages August — Twitter and YouTube followed shortly thereafter.
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A Harvard University professor believes an alien spaceship could be flying by Jupiter despite criticism from other scientists saying the object could be a sort of rock. Avi Loeb, who is also Harvard’s Department of Astronomy Chair, said an object called “‘Oumuamua” could be a “fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth,” according to a research paper
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Twitter re-upped its support for net neutrality Friday as supporters for the controversial policy prepare to challenge the Trump administration in court for dinging the Obama-era internet regulation. “An open Internet is vital to innovation, consumer choice, and free expression. Today we join @Mozilla, our industry peers, and public interest groups in supporting #NetNeutrality in
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Germany plans on closing all its coal-fired power plants over the next two decades to fight global warming. However, it’s doubtful Germany’s anti-coal effort will have any measurable impact on global warming. Germans already pay about three times more for electricity than Americans thanks to taxes and green subsidies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has
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Music-streaming platform Spotify removed PragerU’s advertisements from its platform, noting that the content does not comply with the company’s editorial policies, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “Our policy team has re-reviewed the ads that you have submitted through Ad Studio and determined that the content of the ads do not comply with our
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