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Google Clings to 'Conversion' App Targeting LGBTQs

Google Clings to 'Conversion' App Targeting LGBTQs

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 22
Months after Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple dropped an app that allegedly shills so-called "conversion therapy," Google still provides the app a platform — despite the practice having been outlawed for minors in a number of states.

Cummings Concerned About Jared, Ivanka Private Emails, Texts

Cummings Concerned About Jared, Ivanka Private Emails, Texts

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 22
Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a powerful White House aide, did not preserve all of her official emails as required by federal law, and her husband, Jared Kushner, used a messaging application to conduct U.S. business.

South Korea Police Accuse 4 of Secretly Filming Hotel Guests

South Korea Police Accuse 4 of Secretly Filming Hotel Guests

Mar 22
South Korean police said Thursday they've arrested four people on suspicion of secretly taking videos of about 1,600 guests in hotel rooms and posting or streaming them on the internet.

Is Your Kitchen-Sink Disposal Environmentally Friendly?

Is Your Kitchen-Sink Disposal Environmentally Friendly?

By Katherine Roth | Mar 21
If you're trying to be more eco-friendly at home, should you use your kitchen garbage disposal? It depends.

Facebook to Overhaul Ad Targeting to Prevent Discrimination

Facebook to Overhaul Ad Targeting to Prevent Discrimination

By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 21
Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go.

Mom with Kids on YouTube Channel Suspected of Child Abuse

Mom with Kids on YouTube Channel Suspected of Child Abuse

By Jacques Billeaud and Terry Tang | Mar 21
A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet.

FBI Tracked Michael Cohen's Phones with Controversial Device

FBI Tracked Michael Cohen's Phones with Controversial Device

By Michael R. Sisak | Mar 20
Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.

Apple Refreshes iPad Lineup, with Larger Entry-Level Model

Apple Refreshes iPad Lineup, with Larger Entry-Level Model

Mar 19
Apple has unveiled a new iPad that's thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet.

Report: National Enquirer Paid $200K for Private Bezos Texts

Report: National Enquirer Paid $200K for Private Bezos Texts

Mar 19
The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez.

Facebook Says Service Hindered by Lack of Local News

Facebook Says Service Hindered by Lack of Local News

By David Bauder | Mar 18
Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.

After Banning Porn, Tumblr Users Reportedly Flee from Platform

After Banning Porn, Tumblr Users Reportedly Flee from Platform

Mar 18
After it was announced in December that Tumblr would ban pornography from its platform, several users said they would leave the site as they primarily used it to view x-rated content.

Facebook Launches AI to Find and Remove 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook Launches AI to Find and Remove 'Revenge Porn'

By Rachel Lerman | Mar 18
Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject's consent, often called "revenge porn."

The Mental Health Crisis Among America's Youth is Real — and Staggering

The Mental Health Crisis Among America's Youth is Real — and Staggering

By Jean Twenge | Mar 16
Even as studies were showing increases in symptoms of depression and in suicide among adolescents since 2010, some researchers called the concerns overblown. But a new analysis suggests the mental health epidemic affecting the young is all too real.

New Zealand Shooter Steeped Attack In Dark Internet Culture

New Zealand Shooter Steeped Attack In Dark Internet Culture

By Rachel Lerman | Mar 16
The suspected New Zealand shooter carefully modeled his attack for an internet age.

Tech Companies Scramble to Remove New Zealand Shooting Video

Tech Companies Scramble to Remove New Zealand Shooting Video

By Kelvin Chan | Mar 15
Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack.

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