YouTube Disables 210 Channels That Spread Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube said on Thursday that its site was used to spread disinformation about the mass protests in Hong Kong, days after Twitter and Facebook cracked down on...

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From his office in Greenbelt, Maryland, Doug Morton can see the Amazon burning.He watches images from NASA satellites that circle the tropics four times a day, their cameras pointed at...

Depth of Field: The Movie Poster Brexit Deserves

Photographs, Susan Sontag once famously wrote, “fiddle with the scale of the world.” They tell us only a distortion. They are incomplete, even as they strive to render the frame...

Spider-Man Swings Back to Sony—Unraveling the Universe

If you thought superhero movie titles were getting too long, try fitting Into the Contract-Verse: The Curious Case of Spider-Man and the Film Rights Impasse on a theater marquee. After...

Danny Cohen, Who Helped Set the Stage for a Digital Era, Dies at 81

Danny Cohen, a computer scientist whose work in the 1960s and ’70s on computer graphics and networks led to innovations in flight simulation, internet telephony, cloud computing and one of...

Google Gives up Sweets: New OS Is Just Called Android 10

Say goodbye to pie and lollipops, because Google’s mobile platform is going on a diet. Since 2009, Google has gifted each major iteration of its Android operating system with a...

The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Should Know About

Google has long grappled with data privacy gaffes and internal instability, but through it all the company has consistently improved the security and privacy of Android. Given, the operating system's...

Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative

Supercapacitors charge quickly but store little energy because all the action takes place only at the interface where its solid components — the electrodes — and its liquid component —...

Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library

The 2020 United States Census will be the first to request a majority of Americans to respond online. The benefits are obvious. A digitized census is more efficient than the...

Hey Teachers, Get to Know Your Students’ Preconceptions

There was a recent discussion on Twitter about using the term "preconception" instead of "misconception" when talking about student difficulties. The debate goes back many years, but it's still worth...

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