Science and Technology

  by Joshua Gill The booster for a rocket carrying American and Russian astronauts failed shortly after launch Thursday, forcing the astronauts into an emergency descent to Earth. The two astronauts, Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin, landed safely in a parachuted capsule 12 to 15 miles outside of the town of Zhezqazghan in Kazakhstan, 240 northwest of Russia’s
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Three members of the Expedition 56 crew returned safely to Earth Thursday from the International Space Station, where they spent months providing hands-on support for scientific research in low-Earth orbit, working to keep the orbiting laboratory fully operational, and performing three spacewalks. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos
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The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the state of California alleging that Senate Bill 822, an Internet regulation bill signed into law earlier today by Governor Jerry Brown, unlawfully imposes burdens on the Federal Government’s deregulatory approach to the Internet, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio, Assistant
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  by Kyle Perisic A House committee is reportedly considering issuing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a subpoena for the social media’s allegations of shadow banning conservatives. An unnamed staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee told Politico that it is considering issuing Dorsey a subpoena to testify before the panel after a “tense”
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  by Kyle Perisic PragerU tweeted on Friday that Facebook deleted some of its videos for violating the social media giant’s “hate speech” policies. PragerU also said that its past nine posts by the administrator who posted the deleted videos have been shadow-banned, reaching none of its followers. PragerU has fought big tech before.
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  by Kyle Perisic Facebook, Google, and Twitter have come under fire for censoring conservative voices Lawmakers are struggling to decide how best to end the practice, if at all Minds.com is a fast-growing free speech alternative that emphasizes transparency and privacy Few platforms have challenged the virtual monopolies of Facebook, Google and Twitter,
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  by Jessica Kramer Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin called President Donald Trump’s Space Force proposal “one giant leap in the right direction” on Friday. Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon in 1969, announced on Twitter his support for the president’s potential extension of the military. One giant leap in the right direction. #SpaceForce
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  by Kyle Perisic Some of the world’s largest banks and tech companies are teaming up to test blockchain-based applications in an attempt at modernization. Barclays, Citigroup and IBM will be participating in the LedgerConnect proof-of-concept, the companies said Monday. Barclays and Citigroup are the founding members and IBM is the software partner, Reuters reported.
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  by Peter Hasson Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is looking at “any legal remedies” available Other conservatives have faced censorship and suppression as well
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  by Eric Lieberman Apple recently gave control of certain user data to a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator, after moving the information earlier in the year, according to multiple reports. Based off of a social media post published Tuesday by China Telecom, the company has taken charge of Apple’s iCloud system for Chinese users, TechCrunch reports. Before,
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New research released Tuesday on the rise of esports, shows that 10% of U.S. broadband households are watching this new form of content. Parks Associates’ new industry report Digital Natives: The Rise of Esports and the 360 Deep Dive Sports vs. Esports: Audience, Spending, and Consumption define esports as professionally or semi-professionally organized competitive video gaming events, including popular gaming
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Conservative commentators Diamond and Silk and a band with a new patriotic song recently felt Facebook’s anti-American bias. The Wes Cook Band released a video for “I Stand for the Flag” which Facebook flagged as political and prevented the band from promoting it. “It has do with a level of political bias that we
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