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Apple sued over iPhone screen sizes, HQ Trivia founder dies video - CNET  CNET · 47 minutes
In today's news, Apple is accused of lying about iPhone X screens, a draft Senate report shows the extent of Russian election... more
Canada's business community wants governments to commit to carbon pricing  CBC · 2 hours
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says the business community in Canada is solidly backing carbon pricing... more
WATCH: Texas judge rules Obamacare 'unconstitutional'  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
This ruling now may put the healthcare for millions of Americans in jeopardy, as President Donald Trump applauded the decision and Democrats condemned it. more
Canadian Chamber of Commerce solidly backs carbon pricing  CBC · 6 hours
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says the business community in Canada is solidly backing carbon pricing as the way for... more
AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
With the world's second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... more
"Miracle" baby survives Ebola in Congo and rapid a new Ebola detection device  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A female baby was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola when she was only six days old. According to the health officials in... more
California decides not to move forward with texting tax  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The state had planned to take a vote in January on a text surcharge. more
Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP  ABC NEWS · 1 day
GOP faces new problems with health care policy after judge's ruling against 'Obamacare' more
Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A ruling by a federal judge in Texas declaring the Obama health law unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, putting them in a... more
Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling  ABC NEWS · 2 days
After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was "invalid," President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as... more
Trump’s Interior Secretary will step down at the end of the year  THE VERGE · 2 days
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will step down from his post at the end of the year, according to President Donald Trump, who... more
Fake news vs fact in online battle for truth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since US President Donald Trump weaponised the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. more
Scientific basis for EPA's Endangerment Finding is stronger than ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The evidence used to support the EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases is even stronger and more conclusive now. This finding comes three months after a senior... more
There is hope amidst environmental anxiety, says a scholar of ecotheology  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Climate change affects everyone. Awareness of the vast scope and rapid pace of the required adjustments may cause feelings of impotence. According to Panu Pihkala, an... more
Facebook’s New York privacy pop-up was small, weird, and filled with sugar  THE VERGE · 3 days
Facebook’s track record with privacy this year has been catastrophic. In March, the company announced that it had suspended political analytics company Cambridge Analytica... more
Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Science, ethics and politics spark clash at a House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research more
No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the Democratic governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the... more
Voters shrug as energized House Democrats vow action on climate  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Polls show climate change still lags health care, jobs, immigration and the federal budget deficit among voters' priorities. more
Emission targets: If there's a (political) will, there's a way  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It seems like a day doesn't pass without the release of yet another study that shows human actions will inevitably increase the Earth's average temperature past a tipping... more
US FCC Affirms That Carriers Can Block Unwanted, Spam Text Messages  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The US FCC voted 3-to-1 to classify text messages as an information service rather than a telecommunications service. more
Last gasp: Net neutrality activists scramble for votes in Congress - CNET  CNET · 5 days
As time gets short to force action in the House, pressure mounts on telecom-backed Democrats. more
Earth's cobalt deposits formed much later than previously believed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of Earth's largest cobalt-mining regions, are 150 million years younger than previously thought, according to a new study. The study provides... more
Democratic senators have introduced a big new data privacy plan  THE VERGE · 5 days
One day after Google CEO Sundar Pichai was questioned on data privacy during a House hearing,... more
Activists target telecom-backed Dems in fight to overturn net neutrality repeal - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Only 38 more signatures are needed to force a vote in the House to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Seventeen of those... more
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
"Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland. more
New research explores how the Olympic Games have shaped New Zealand identity  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Politics and sport have always fascinated Victoria University of Wellington graduate Micheal Warren, who is graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science this week—and... more
WATCH: Google CEO grilled by lawmakers on Capitol Hill  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Sundar Pichai answered questions on privacy, censorship and potential political bias. more
Google CEO Asked by US Congresswoman About 'Idiot' Search Showing Trump in Results  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
In an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, a Democratic congresswoman asked the tech company's CEO a simple question. more
Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control... more
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spars With US Lawmakers on Bias, Privacy  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
"We build our products in a neutral way," Pichai said in one exchange with a lawmaker, and added later: "We approach our work without any political... more
How Sundar Pichai defended Google before Congress  THE VERGE · 6 days
Questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai for the first time, House lawmakers could have hammered on any number of controversies. The company’s plans... more
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism about Myanmar tweets - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Dorsey was accused of being politically tone deaf for not mentioning the human rights abuse allegations in his tweets about Myanmar. more
House Republicans accuse Google of liberal bias - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended the company against claims that its employees push a liberal agenda. more
Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing  TechCrunch · 6 days
Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg... more
Dell’s long game is in hybrid and private clouds  TechCrunch · 6 days
When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While... more
With Congress focused on political bias, Google’s CEO gets off easy  TechCrunch · 6 days
Google may have evaded the first few rounds of grill-a-tech-exec, but its CEO Sundar Pichai wound up in the hotseat on the Hill after all. Pichai... more
Google CEO spars with lawmakers on bias, privacy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai parried US lawmakers Tuesday over complaints of political bias and intrusive data collection as the internet giant came under heavy criticism from conservatives. more
Google CEO explains why Donald Trump shows up in ‘idiot’ search results  Global News · 6 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was asked several questions on privacy, data collection, China, Russia, and political bias by a House committee. more
Republicans pushed Pichai about bias allegations, leaving China and other issues behind  THE VERGE · 6 days
Questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai for the first time, House lawmakers could have hammered on any number of controversies. The company’s plans for China,... more
Google CEO grilled on user privacy, alleged search result bias by U.S. House Committee  Global News · 6 days
Google's CEO was asked by the GOP's House majority leader whether tech companies are "serving as instruments of freedom or... more
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds etcd to its open source stable  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open source home of projects like Kubernetes and Vitess, today announced that its technical committee has voted... more
Google chief denies political bias claims  BBC · 6 days
US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms. more
Huawei, Google, and the tiring politics of tech  TechCrunch · 6 days
The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers our mobile devices? Who owns the OS that powers those devices? Who... more
Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again  TechCrunch · 6 days
Dell just announced that it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price... more
Was Russia behind a row over anti-Labour tweets?  Sky News · 6 days
A political row is brewing after Labour warned of a "Conservative Party, establishment cover-up" over an anti-disinformation think tank accused of political attacks against senior Labour figures. more
Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about Congo outbreak grow  Science Magazine · 6 days
Armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hampers health care response and vaccine distribution to combat deadly virus more
Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more  TechCrunch · 6 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has managed to avoid the public political grillings that have come for tech leaders at Facebook... more
Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and will likely go public  TechCrunch · 6 days
Dell just announced that it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the... more
Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign more
The Latest: Activists critical of detentions, deportations  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Several foreign environmental activists who have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice are criticizing the actions as violations... more
Nelson continues effort to extend space station  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to... more
Google Has 'Checks and Balances' Against Bias, Says CEO Ahead of US Congress Testimony  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Pichai strongly denied claims by President Donald Trump and his backers earlier this year that Google operates with a political... more
Labour claims anti-fake news charity spread fake news  Sky News · 6 days
A political row is brewing after Labour warned of a "Conservative Party, establishment cover-up" over an anti-disinformation think tank accused of political attacks against senior Labour figures. more
Google CEO touts 'integrity' of products before House testimony - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Political bias plays no role in his leadership, Sundar Pichai says in written testimony. more
Congress has a couple more weeks to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Thanks to a budget impasse between Democrats in Congress and the White House, there may be more time to eke... more
Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but Congo outbreak may still explode  Science Magazine · 7 days
Armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hampers health care response and vaccine distribution to combat deadly virus more
US tech giants decry Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ new anti-encryption law  TechCrunch · 7 days
A group of U.S. tech giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have collectively denounced the new so-called “anti-encryption” law passed by the Australian parliament last week. The bill... more
Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices more
Twitter CEO Dorsey criticized for Myanmar meditation tweets free of political context  CBC · 1 week
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without... more
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great... more
GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its... more
Most people overestimate total number of US gun owners  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of... more
GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered... more
Bush Remembered for Role Shaping Post-Cold War Space Policy  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy. more
Sen. Warner calls for US cyber doctrine, new standards for security - CNET  CNET · 1 week
“We have a long way to go on cyber hygiene and online media consumption habits,” the Virginia Democrat said. more
OnePlus Product Awards nominations announced, in-display fingerprint reader absent  9to5Google · 1 week
The OnePlus Product Awards give fans and community members the chance to vote for their favorite features — both... more
Huawei CFO Arrest: White House, Justin Trudeau Seek to Distance Themselves From Move  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company's founder, was detained in Canada on December 1. more
2019 Elections: Facebook to Check Indian Political Ads in Build-Up to Vote  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, show a disclaimer on all political ads giving more information on... more
Trudeau: No politics behind Huawei arrest  BBC · 1 week
Canada's PM gives his first response after the arrest of a Chinese executive that angered Beijing. more
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Is health spending the next big political issue?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Republican-led Congress was unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, but the Trump administration continues to implement elements of... more
Tech execs at White House field ideas for US dominance  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech... more
The Latest: Trump greets tech execs at White House  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry more
Tech execs at White House to field ideas for US dominance  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and... more
The Latest: White House hosts tech execs Thursday  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry more
Canadians warned ‘troll farms’ could influence online debate before federal election: report  Global News · 2 weeks
The centre says these online actors create social media accounts or hijack existing profiles, and even set up "troll farms" of employees paid to... more
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