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Berlin to Get Single Travel App for Public and Private Services

Berlin to Get Single Travel App for Public and Private Services

By Frank Jordans | Feb 18
Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually.

'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

By Mae Anderson And Jill Lawless | Feb 18
British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.

Potential Privacy Lapse Found in Americans' 2010 Census Data

Potential Privacy Lapse Found in Americans' 2010 Census Data

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 17
An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data, but with lots of mistakes.

New BitterWorld App Offers Platform For Venting

New BitterWorld App Offers Platform For Venting

Feb 16
A new app, BitterWorld, is designed to help users relieve their frustration from the disappointments associated with mediocre products, services, experiences, and relationships.

Report: Far Right Tried to Influence Bavarian Election

Report: Far Right Tried to Influence Bavarian Election

Feb 16
Far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents, according to a study published Friday.

Report: Facebook, FTC Discussing 'Multibillion Dollar' Fine

Report: Facebook, FTC Discussing 'Multibillion Dollar' Fine

Feb 15
A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.

Study: No Leaking Radiation from Alaska Island Nuclear Site

Study: No Leaking Radiation from Alaska Island Nuclear Site

By Rachel D'Oro | Feb 14
The latest round of testing on Alaska's remote Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago, a federal official said Tuesday.

Democrats to Launch New Voter Database with Dean at the Helm

Democrats to Launch New Voter Database with Dean at the Helm

By Bill Barrow | Feb 14
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is declaring a major victory ahead of the 2020 presidential election, with the help of one of his most well-known predecessors.

NYC Go-Go Dancer Matthew Camp, Others Talk About OnlyFans for the New York Times

NYC Go-Go Dancer Matthew Camp, Others Talk About OnlyFans for the New York Times

Feb 13
A new piece from the New York Times looks at the subscription service OnlyFans and speaks with Matthew Camp, a popular 34-year-old go-go dancer from New York who found success on the platform.

T-Mobile, Sprint Execs Defending Merger to Lawmakers

T-Mobile, Sprint Execs Defending Merger to Lawmakers

By Marcy Gordon and Tali Arbel | Feb 13
With their $26.5 billion merger hanging in the balance, top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking their case to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won't hurt competition or jack up consumer prices for wireless service.

Sex Robots Are Here, but Laws Aren't Keeping Up with the Ethical and Privacy Issues They Raise

Sex Robots Are Here, but Laws Aren't Keeping Up with the Ethical and Privacy Issues They Raise

By Francis X. Shen | Feb 13
From the Drudge Report to The New York Times, sex robots are rapidly becoming a part of the national conversation about the future of sex and relationships.

Gay Muslim Comic Gone From Instagram After Indonesia Warning

Gay Muslim Comic Gone From Instagram After Indonesia Warning

By Stephen Wright | Feb 13
An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation.

Pentagon Outlines Its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Pentagon Outlines Its First Artificial Intelligence Strategy

By Matt O'Brien | Feb 13
The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values.

AP Exclusive: Undercover Spy Exposed in NYC was 1 of Many

AP Exclusive: Undercover Spy Exposed in NYC was 1 of Many

By Raphael Satter | Feb 11
When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology.

Incapacitated Woman's Rape Spurs Push to Catch Up on Cameras

Incapacitated Woman's Rape Spurs Push to Catch Up on Cameras

By Terry Tang | Feb 10
Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology that aim to deter abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman.

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