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Drones Offer Ghana’s Farmers Hope of Better Yields – and Income

Drones Offer Ghana’s Farmers Hope of Better Yields – and Income

Smallholder farmers in Ghana are adopting drone technology for crop surveillance in a bid to increase yields and incomes.The new...

US Officials Fear Disjointed Battle Against the ‘Global Cyber Pandemic’

US Officials Fear Disjointed Battle Against the ‘Global Cyber Pandemic’

Security officials these days are anything but shy when they describe the dangers facing the United States in cyberspace.“We’re in...

Scientists Study Whether Virtual Reality Can Prevent Cognitive Decline, Dementia

Scientists Study Whether Virtual Reality Can Prevent Cognitive Decline, Dementia

For three days a week, Wayne Garcia has been getting an unconventional workout. He starts by putting on a virtual...

Scientists Study Whether Virtual Reality Can Prevent Cognitive Decline, Dementia

Scientists Study Whether Virtual Reality Can Prevent Cognitive Decline, Dementia

People around the world are living longer according to the World Health Organization.  By 2020 there will be more people...

Huawei Debuts Latest Advanced Chipset for Smartphone

Huawei Debuts Latest Advanced Chipset for Smartphone

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled its latest advanced chipset Friday ahead of the upcoming launch of its latest flagship smartphone,...

NY Attorney General Announces Facebook Antitrust Probe

NY Attorney General Announces Facebook Antitrust Probe

New York Attorney General Letitia James says a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is investigating Facebook for alleged antitrust...

WHO Teams With Facebook Against Social Media Vaccine Misinformation

WHO Teams With Facebook Against Social Media Vaccine Misinformation

The World Health Organization has reached an agreement with Facebook to direct millions of users to WHO sites where they...

Silicon Valley Becomes Punching Bag for Presidential Hopefuls

Silicon Valley Becomes Punching Bag for Presidential Hopefuls

Democratic presidential candidates are flocking to Silicon Valley but this time it’s different. Once candidates wooed wealthy tech executives at...

‘Deepfake Challenge’ Aims to Detect Phony Video, Other Media

‘Deepfake Challenge’ Aims to Detect Phony Video, Other Media

Technology firms and academics have joined together to launch a “deepfake challenge” to improve tools to detect videos and other...

Social Media, Tech Companies Meet With US Intelligence on 2020 Election Strategy

Social Media, Tech Companies Meet With US Intelligence on 2020 Election Strategy

A number of technology companies including Facebook Inc., Alphabet’s Google, Microsoft Corp. and Twitter Inc. met with representatives of the...

Twitter Turns Off Tweeting by Text to Guard Against Hacking

Twitter Turns Off Tweeting by Text to Guard Against Hacking

Twitter on Wednesday halted users’ ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability...

Google’s YouTube Video Site Fined $170 Million

Google’s YouTube Video Site Fined $170 Million

Google’s YouTube video service has been fined $170 million to settle charges of illegally collecting and sharing personal information from...