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Facebook Again Refuses to Ban Political Ads, Even False Ones

Facebook Again Refuses to Ban Political Ads, Even False Ones

Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it...

Facebook Again Declines to Limit Political Ad Targeting

Facebook Again Declines to Limit Political Ad Targeting

Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main...

Hollywood-Backed Quibi Thinks You’ll Pay for its Video Bites

Hollywood-Backed Quibi Thinks You’ll Pay for its Video Bites

A startup heavily backed  by Hollywood is wagering that you’re ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded...

California Could Mandate Backup Power at Cell Phone Towers

California Could Mandate Backup Power at Cell Phone Towers

When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more...

CES Presents Wearable Tech That Can Help Prevent and Predict Health Problems

CES Presents Wearable Tech That Can Help Prevent and Predict Health Problems

Wearable devices no longer just count steps. From startups to long established brands, companies are now developing wearables that can...

Wearable Tech Aims to Prevent and Predict Health Problems

Wearable Tech Aims to Prevent and Predict Health Problems

Wearable devices no longer just count your steps, companies have now developed wearables that can do much, much more. …

Space-Baked Cookies, ‘Mighty’ Mice Back on Earth via SpaceX

Space-Baked Cookies, ‘Mighty’ Mice Back on Earth via SpaceX

The first batch of space-baked cookies is back on Earth, along with muscle-bound “mighty” mice and other space station experiments.SpaceX...

Invitation to Ivanka Trump Draws Backlash at Big Tech Show

Invitation to Ivanka Trump Draws Backlash at Big Tech Show

The nation’s largest consumer electronics show on Tuesday hosts Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker — a choice that drew...

A New Phone Just for Kids: No Internet Access, No App Store

A New Phone Just for Kids: No Internet Access, No App Store

A new cellular network just for kids? The company behind it, Gabb Wireless, promises their phones help protect kids from...

Sex Tech From Female-Led Startups at CES Gadget Show

Sex Tech From Female-Led Startups at CES Gadget Show

Sex tech will grace the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week after organizers endured scorn for revoking an...

Facebook Bans Deepfakes in Fight Against Online Manipulation

Facebook Bans Deepfakes in Fight Against Online Manipulation

Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as...

Robots, Drones and Tech Buzz at US Consumer Electronics Show

Robots, Drones and Tech Buzz at US Consumer Electronics Show

The 2020 Consumer Electronic Show kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas. People flock to CES to see the latest technologies...