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Google Clings to 'Conversion' App Targeting LGBTQs

After Banning Porn, Tumblr Users Reportedly Flee from Platform

By Kilian Melloy |
Months after Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple dropped an app that allegedly shills so-called "conversion therapy," Google still provides the app a platform — despite th...

Facebook Left Millions of Passwords Readable by Employees

Facebook Left Millions of Passwords Readable by Employees

By Barbara and Frank Bajak | Mar 23
Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse.

Floods Show National Security Threat Posed by Climate Change

Floods Show National Security Threat Posed by Climate Change

By Margery A. Beck, Ellen Knickmeyer, and Robert Burns | Mar 23
The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.

Science Says: Tiny 'Water Bears' Can Teach Us About Survival

Science Says: Tiny 'Water Bears' Can Teach Us About Survival

By Seth Borenstein | Mar 23
Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

Cars are Regulated for Safety — Why Not Information Technology?

Cars are Regulated for Safety — Why Not Information Technology?

By Moshe Y. Vardi | Mar 23
As the computing industry grapples with its role in society, many people, both in the field and outside it, are talking about a crisis of ethics.

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.