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How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer

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Even as civil libertarians warn about the increased use of facial recognition by federal authorities, the bureau is using it to track down some of its most wanted suspects.

More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier

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The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.

22 Texas Towns Hit With Ransomware Attack In 'New Front' Of Cyberassault

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Investigators haven't identified who or what is behind the attack that took systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence points to "one single threat actor."

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The End Is Nigh For FogCam, Billed As The Internet's Oldest Running Webcam

The webcam has been in operation at San Francisco State University since 1994. Now, its creators say they plan to sunset the Internet landmark by the end of the month.

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How China Uses Twitter And Facebook To Share Disinformation About Hong Kong

Russia gets most of the attention when it comes to malicious use of social media by state actors. The protests in Hong Kong have made clear China is using the same playbook.

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With Micromobility, Tech Sparks Nimble Innovations In Transportation

Micromobility is the idea that new technology – including smartphones and more efficient batteries – is sparking a big jump in small, nimble vehicles suited for increasingly crowded city streets.

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VIDEO: Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An Armband

You know "the Force" that binds all things — the one that can let your mind move objects? The latest Future You video demos an armband that allows users to control objects with thoughts.

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U.S. Gives Huawei Another 90-Day Reprieve Amid Concerns Of Rural Service Disruptions

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said decision was made in part to minimize disruption in parts of America that rely heavily on Huawei equipment to serve remote areas.

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This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives

The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.

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Trolled Online, Women In Politics Fight To Hold Big Tech Accountable In The U.K.

The move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.

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Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away

A recent study found virtual reality experiences were better at easing pain than watching televised nature scenes. Immersive distraction seems key to the success, scientists say.

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How One Mom Talks To Her Sons About Hate On The Internet

White teenage boys are being exposed via social media to groups peddling hate. Writer Joanna Schroeder explains how she protects her kids from the extremist propaganda they encounter online.

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These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.