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Virtual Reality Helps Police Learn to Interact with Autistic

Virtual Reality Helps Police Learn to Interact with Autistic

By Michael Balsamo | May 25
An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called.

NASA's First-of-Kind Tests Look to Manage Drones in Cities

NASA's First-of-Kind Tests Look to Manage Drones in Cities

By Scott Sonner | May 25
NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight.

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles in 6 Months to 3B

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles in 6 Months to 3B

By Barbara Ortutay | May 25
Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become "active" users of the social network.

Swiping Era is Fading. How a New Dating App Creates Community

Swiping Era is Fading. How a New Dating App Creates Community

May 24
The dating app is getting an overhaul thanks to Taimi App, which aims to reimagine how members of the LGBTQ connect to one another.

Chinese Man Guilty of Defrauding Apple Out of 1,500 iPhones

Chinese Man Guilty of Defrauding Apple Out of 1,500 iPhones

By Andrew Selsky | May 24
Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty - but they were fakes.

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | May 23
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.

Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

By Manuel Rueda | May 23
Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits from a new and anonymous form of storing wealth.

Washington Is 1st State to Allow Composting of Human Bodies

Washington Is 1st State to Allow Composting of Human Bodies

By Gene Johnson | May 22
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.

German Holocaust Archive Puts Millions of Documents Online

German Holocaust Archive Puts Millions of Documents Online

May 22
The International Tracing Service in Germany has uploaded more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices, to help Holocaust researchers and others investigate the fate of victims.

Congress is Considering Privacy Legislation — Be Afraid

Congress is Considering Privacy Legislation — Be Afraid

By Jeff Sovern | May 22
Federal privacy regulations could weaken the strongest state laws and cost consumers their only bargaining chip in the fight over their personal data: Companies' fear that states might put a stop to whatever they're doing.

Google Says Services on Huawei Phone Still Will Function

Google Says Services on Huawei Phone Still Will Function

May 21
Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's basic services will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant.

China's Technology Tactics Irk Its Trading Partners

China's Technology Tactics Irk Its Trading Partners

By Joe McDonald | May 21
For four decades, Beijing has cajoled or pressured foreign companies to hand over technology. And its trading partners say if that didn't work, China stole what it wanted.

In Gender-Swap Photo Filters, Some Trans People See Therapy

In Gender-Swap Photo Filters, Some Trans People See Therapy

By Jeff McMillan | May 21
Hit a button, and you're "transformed" into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders.

After Raid, San Francisco Reporter Seeks Return of Property

After Raid, San Francisco Reporter Seeks Return of Property

By Janie Har | May 21
A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of property after police raided his home with a sledgehammer, as officials sought to determine the source of a leaked police report into the death of the city's public defender.

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

By Lindsay Whitehurst | May 21
In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.

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