The Food of the Future: Meat Created in Laboratories

Food companies are betting big that consumers will eat meat not derived not from animals or even plants, but created in laboratories. And they’re betting that marketing will help the adoption of the new category. “Clean meat” is the term an animal-advocacy group called Faunalytics, along with a not-for-profit alternative animal products group called the […]

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Facebook Closes 32 Accounts it Says Was Spreading Fake News

Facebook announced it has removed thirty-two accounts from both the Facebook and Instagram platforms that were involved in what it calls inauthentic behavior. The company did not attribute the activity to any group or country but said some of the activity discovered was consistent with behavior exhibited by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA). Facebook says […]

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WhatsApp to Limit Message Forwarding in Wake of Spate of Lynchings in India

The message-sharing app WhatsApp has announced it will be taking steps to limit the number of times a message can be forwarded after a series of lynchings rocked the country of India. The lynchings are believed to be the result of rumors of child kidnappings spreading quickly over the app. At least eighteen people have […]

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Microsoft Tests Datacenters – At the Bottom of the Ocean Floor

Tech giant Microsoft has sunk an entire data center off the coast of Scotland. The goal, it says, is to speed the transfer of data as well as to cut down on operational costs. “For true delivery of AI, we are really cloud dependent today,” said Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft AI and […]

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Facebook Document Dump Reveals Dozens of Companies Obtained User Data

Facebook made it known to Congress that it has shared user data with fifty-two IT companies – makers of both hardware and software. The revelation was made in a document dump of more than 700 pages to the House Energy and Commerce Committee late in the day on Friday. The cache of documents consisted of […]

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Apple Announces Free Repairs for Malfunctioning Keyboards

Apple has announced a new service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro users whose keyboards have been malfunctioning. The program will allow qualifying customers to get affected devices serviced and repaired for free. The program covers keyboards where letters or characters repeat unexpectedly, letters or characters do not appear and keyboard key(s) that feel “sticky” […]

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“Looks like Zuckerberg Lied to Congress”

The New York Times is reporting that Facebook had “far-reaching data partnerships” with roughly sixty mobile phone manufacturers that allowed them to obtain private Facebook user data without their permission. The list of device manufacturers includes Apple, Blackberry, Samsung and Microsoft, and the agreements allowed them to harvest Facebook user information like relationship status, religion […]

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