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Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties To Border Patrol

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A Texas nonprofit says it won't accept a contribution from the company.

Who Knew The World Bank And The U.N. Are Emoji Lovers?

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Charities and nonprofit agencies are embracing the symbols to communicate about tough topics like global hunger, poverty and disease.

Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

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A tiny accelerator could be useful in medicine as well as basic science. Instead of speeding up beams of electrons through giant tunnels, the aim here is to build accelerators on semiconductor chips.

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iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Here are five educational apps — endorsed by an expert — that teachers love. Plus, what teachers can look for when choosing apps for the classroom.

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Glass Has Ancient Origins But A High-Tech Future

Where would the smartphone be without glass? Now glass may change the way with interact with data again — in everything from head-up displays on car windshields to augmented-reality glasses.

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AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

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Elon Musk Apologizes To Diver In Cave Rescue For Words 'Spoken In Anger'

The tech entrepreneur apologized after tweeting a personal attack on Vern Unsworth — the diver who used a vulgar comment to dismiss Musk's offer of help in the Thai cave rescue.

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Facebook's Prineville Data Centers Go Solar

Facebook and Pacific Power are teaming up to construct solar projects that will produce enough power to offset what the social media giant consumes at its data centers in Prineville, Oregon.

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Viral WhatsApp Messages Are Triggering Mob Killings In India

In recent months, about two dozen people across India have been beaten to death by mobs driven to violence by what they've read on social media and messaging apps.

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EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users

The European Commission found that the tech giant broke EU antitrust rules by requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google and Chrome apps. Google plans to appeal the record fine.

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More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

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Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

Russian influence-mongers appear to have created a number of fake local news Twitter accounts — and spent years posting real headlines.

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Netflix Falls Short On Subscriber Target, Spooks Investors

The streaming service and production house fell short of its second-quarter target by more than a million subscribers, even as it posted better-than-expected earnings for the period.