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Google revamps search engine with Discover news feed and activity cards

February 2, 2019

Google on Monday announced new features for its iconic search engine, which turns 20 years old this week.  The goal is to help people as they do longer-term searches, like planning trips, seeking health advice and making employment choices — things that won’t be answered necessarily by one search query. One new feature is called […]

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UK government could police social media with internet regulator

January 27, 2019

The British government could be preparing to set up an internet regulator that would police the actions of social networks and sanction them if they failed to comply with rules. Buzzfeed News reported on Thursday that it had obtained details of government proposals, which form part of legislation currently being drafted ahead of an official […]

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Netflix pulls episode of comedy show to satisfy Saudi Arabia ‘legal demand’

January 14, 2019

Netflix removed an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj from its Saudi Arabia service after the kingdom complained. That episode, the comedy show’s second, slammed the Middle Eastern country following the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Released in October, it remains available on Netflix outside Saudi Arabia […]

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Facebook paid teens 0 a month to access their browsing history and DMs

January 9, 2019

Some Facebook users have been giving the social network access to their phone activity in exchange for money as part of a research project since 2016, according to a Tuesday report by TechCrunch. Facebook, which critics say isn’t doing enough to protect the privacy of its users, has been giving people between the ages of […]

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Star Trek: Discovery trailer shows off Spock, unveils premiere date

December 23, 2018

The new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery gives us our first look at Spock, who we knew was coming to Disco but were led to believe we wouldn’t see until the back half of season 2. The trailer, unveiled at New York Comic Con on Saturday, also gives a premiere date: January 17, 2019. Discovery brought the […]

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Education, housing are ‘broken,’ says Chan Zuckerberg’s Priscilla Chan

December 8, 2018

Priscilla Chan says she got lucky. She had the resources to get to Harvard and later become a doctor.  ‘I went through K-12 in public school, where my only direction from my family was ‘work hard, you’ll do well,’ and there wasn’t much more detail,’ Chan said while speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco […]

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The Oscar-winning movie that gave me period pride

November 28, 2018

  The Oscar-award winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence tells the story of Indian sanitary-pad makers. But it’s much more than that. The half-hour documentary, streaming now on Netflix, features a group of fiercely determined young women in rural India who decide to install a sanitary-pad machine, combat the stigma of menstruation and discover their independence. […]

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Can Black Panther win Best Picture at the Oscars?

November 23, 2018

And the nominees are…  Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s already a cultural phenomenon, a critical success and a billion-dollar box office sensation. At the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, will it also usher in a new era of recognition for effects-driven superhero […]

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Google walkout: Workers worldwide protest handling of sexual harassment cases

November 18, 2018

Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Thursday in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich and New York followed suit at 11 a.m. […]

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Oscars 2019 nominations: Black Panther up for Best Picture, 6 other awards

November 17, 2018

Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice earned Academy Awards 2019 Best Picture nominations Tuesday morning. In total, Black Panther — the 18th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and the first superhero flick to get the Best Picture nod — scored seven nominations, while Roma and The Favourite […]

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