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Critics Say China Has Suppressed And Censored Information In Coronavirus Outbreak

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They charge that news of a new pneumonia-like illlness was kept from the public for weeks — and that social media accounts are being shut down if certain types of comments are made.

Uber Whistleblower Takes On Silicon Valley, Armed With Stoic Philosophy

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In 2017, Susan Fowler published a blog post that revealed Uber's misogynistic corporate culture — and helped change the world. In her memoir, she urges readers not to see her as a victim.

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change, Planet's 'Biggest Threat'

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Amazon, the company Bezos founded and heads, has come under increasing scrutiny for its own carbon footprint.

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Losing Sleep Over The Quest For A Perfect Night's Rest

A boom in technology promising to improve sleep has an ironic side effect: orthosomnia. Thanks to sleep trackers, people get so obsessed with perfect sleep that they are losing sleep over it.

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Oregon Wrestles With Building Facilities In Tsunami Zones

Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse and unleash a tsunami that will devastate the coast.

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Watchdog Warns Census Faces Cybersecurity, Hiring Risks Before National Rollout

Weeks before the census is fully underway, the Government Accountability Office finds the Census Bureau is behind on recruiting workers and resolving risks with the first primarily online U.S. count.

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U.S. Prosecutors Hit Huawei With New Federal Charges

The Department of Justice is accusing the Chinese telecom giant of racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. The Trump administration has security concerns about Huawei.

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After Iowa Debacle, Tech Experts Who Aid Progressives Call For A Strategic Shake-Up

The failure of this year's Iowa caucuses was years in the making, progressive technology specialists argue, in part because of the haphazard way political users buy software.

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Quarantined By Coronavirus, Cruise Ship Passengers Make 'Life-Long Friends'

The postings on Facebook, email and WhatsApp are mainly "just words of encouragement and a friendly ear." But they also share food reviews and news.

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Iowa Caucus Meltdown Proved Transparency Is Essential, Election-Watchers Say

Secrecy was the strategy for Iowa Democrats when it came to planning the caucus process. Experts say now that decision compounded an environment ripe for manipulation.

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Major Smartphone Trade Show Canceled In Barcelona Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers have called off the annual Mobile World Congress in Spain after a slew of high-profile tech companies pulled out, citing concerns over the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

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From Delivery Trucks To Scooter-Moving Vans, Fleets Are Going Electric

Lime is all about electric vehicles — battery-powered scooters, that is. But now the company is also going to use plug-in vans for behind-the-scenes operations. And it's far from alone.

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Chinese Hackers Charged In Alleged Cyber-Theft Of 145 Million Americans' Data

The credit agency Equifax was compromised by a cyberattack that permitted China's military to steal names, Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information.