How Big Tech created a data ‘treasure trove’ for police

PROVIDENCE, RI — When US law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created by Big Tech companies via the devices and online services that have hooked billions

Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

Enlarge Image In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese astronauts, from left; Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming salute from aboard China’s space station core module Tianhe during a video conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Wednesday, June

‘Mega comet’ discovered flying into solar system: scientists

Astronomers have reportedly discovered that a large object moving from the outer reaches of the solar system will approach as close as Saturn’s orbit in the next decade.  The comet, known as 2014 UN271, was first discovered by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – an international collaborative project

Rights group: Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company’s own policies in Myanmar following a military takeover in February, a new report by the rights group Global Witness says. A month after the military seized power in Myanmar

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