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Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

| By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.

Online Options for Oscar-Nominated Flicks Expand

Online Options for Oscar-Nominated Flicks Expand

| By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 24
Of the 62 full-length movies and shorts nominated for any category, 45 are available in some form online. That includes animated and live action shorts released Tuesday by the cable channel Shorts HD.

Apple Slams Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Rule Reversal

Apple Slams Trump Administration's Transgender Bathroom Rule Reversal

| Feb 23
Apple became one of the first corporations to publicly denounce the Trump administration's controversial reversal on federal guidelines for transgender students' bathroom use.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

| By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

| By Michelle Faul | Feb 23
The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

| By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 22
In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to.

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for Remarks, Quits Breitbart

| By Deepti Hajela | Feb 21
Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned as editor of Breitbart Tech after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and older men.

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

| By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

| By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

ISIS Using Drones as Effective Tool in Arsenal

| Feb 21
As Iraqi troops prepare to battle ISIS and take back western Mosul, they are facing a dangerous new weapon. ISIS is using drones to drop explosives and guide car bombs from above.

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