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Transgender Activism Group Adopts Lobster Emoji for Advocacy

Transgender Activism Group Adopts Lobster Emoji for Advocacy

Aug 13
A transgender activism group is promoting use of Maine's lobster emoji while it rallies for an emoji to represent the transgender community.

AP Exclusive: Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It or Not

AP Exclusive: Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It or Not

By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 13
Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

Advocates Condemn Psych Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online

Advocates Condemn Psych Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online

By Lindsey Tanner and Matt O'Brien | Aug 12
Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens.

 Tech Giants Still Stumbling in the Social World They Created

Tech Giants Still Stumbling in the Social World They Created

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 11
Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology's brightest minds should have seen that coming.

Facebook Fight Between 'Keyboard Gangsters' Ends in Shooting

Facebook Fight Between 'Keyboard Gangsters' Ends in Shooting

Aug 11
A political argument on Facebook led to a 44-year-old Florida man driving to the home of a stranger he'd been arguing with and shooting him.

Pence Outlines U.S. Space Force Plan for 'Next Battlefield'

Pence Outlines U.S. Space Force Plan for 'Next Battlefield'

By Lolita C. Baldour | Aug 11
Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020.

Tech Giants Still Stumbling in the Social World they Created

Tech Giants Still Stumbling in the Social World they Created

By Barbara Ortutay | Aug 10
Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology's brightest minds should have seen that coming.

Samsung's New Phone Shows How Hardware Innovation Has Slowed

Samsung's New Phone Shows How Hardware Innovation Has Slowed

By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 10
The new phone, the Galaxy Note 9, will be faster and will last longer without a recharge. But while earth-shattering new features are in short supply, it will carry an earth-shattering price tag: $1,000.

Dukakis: Global Accord Needed on Use of AI by Governments

Dukakis: Global Accord Needed on Use of AI by Governments

By Bob Salsberg | Aug 10
Michael Dukakis, the former presidential candidate, is jumping into the debate over artificial intelligence in an effort to ensure the rapidly growing technology is used responsibly by governments.

80% of Drivers Admit to Using a Mobile Device While Driving

80% of Drivers Admit to Using a Mobile Device While Driving

Aug 10
Root Insurance asked 2,000 ordinary Americans about decisions they make behind the wheel every day. What they found was illuminating -- and a little bit scary.

New Law May Force Small Businesses to Reveal Data Practices

New Law May Force Small Businesses to Reveal Data Practices

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Aug 9
A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers' privacy.

Robots Are Getting More Social. Are Humans Ready?

Robots Are Getting More Social. Are Humans Ready?

By Matt O'Brien | Aug 9
Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives?

4 Pro Tips for Ignoring Your Phone While Driving

4 Pro Tips for Ignoring Your Phone While Driving

Aug 9
We've all heard the spiel: it's dangerous to drive while distracted and you shouldn't do it. But that's all just talk. How do you actually make the change? Here are four concrete tips Root drivers have found to be helpful.

MLB's Inclusion Efforts Must Now Overcome Offensive Tweets

MLB's Inclusion Efforts Must Now Overcome Offensive Tweets

By Noah Trister | Aug 9
The progression Major League Baseball has made over the years is being overshadowed after the discovery of some inflammatory old tweets from current players, social media posts that threaten to undermine some of the work MLB has invested in.

Park, Load, Go: Amazon Brings Grocery Pickup to Whole Foods

Park, Load, Go: Amazon Brings Grocery Pickup to Whole Foods

Aug 8
Amazon, known for bringing items to shoppers' homes, is adding a curbside pickup option at Whole Foods for Prime members.

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