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Intelligent Threat-Sensing Building on Horizon

Intelligent Threat-Sensing Building on Horizon

As back to back mass shootings in the U.S. prompt more difficult debates on gun laws, researchers at University of...

In Uganda’s Capital, Huawei Adds Cameras Capable of Facial Recognition

In Uganda’s Capital, Huawei Adds Cameras Capable of Facial Recognition

Lawmakers in the United States have long been wary of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. They say the corporation is unlike...

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize Registration as Political Control

Ugandan Online Publishers Criticize Registration as Political Control

Ugandan social media influencers and news organizations are critical of a new requirement announced last week that all commercial online...

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Marieme Jamme, once a child prostitute, has made it her mission to teach one million women and girls — including...

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Former Child Prostitute Inspires as Computer Programming Teacher

Marieme Jamme was trafficked from Senegal to France at the age of 13 to work as a prostitute. Later, she...

A Wheelchair that Moves with a Kiss, a Smile or Raised Eyebrows

A Wheelchair that Moves with a Kiss, a Smile or Raised Eyebrows

Getting around in a wheelchair takes some maneuvering, but Wheelie makes it as easy as raising your eyebrows. Tina Trinh...

Apple’s AirPods Will Not Escape Trump’s China Tariffs

Apple’s AirPods Will Not Escape Trump’s China Tariffs

Apple’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year,...

After High-Profile Deaths, Social Media Erupts in Conspiracies

After High-Profile Deaths, Social Media Erupts in Conspiracies

Hours after the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a financier at the center of a sex trafficking case, theories about his...

After High-Profile Death, Social Media Erupts in Conspiracies

After High-Profile Death, Social Media Erupts in Conspiracies

Hours after the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a financier at the center of a sex trafficking case, theories about his...

Japanese Company Launches Robot Barista

Japanese Company Launches Robot Barista

Japan is facing a crisis.  Its population is aging and birthrates are dropping. With a declining workforce, businesses are looking...

Amazon Pledges to Probe Claims of Worker Abuse at China Factory

Amazon Pledges to Probe Claims of Worker Abuse at China Factory

Rong Shi in VOA’s Mandarin service contributed to this report.Amazon says it is investigating claims of worker abuse at a...