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China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

May 26
Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved other content deemed unacceptable.

Google Helps Advertisers Track Spending in Physical Stores

Google Helps Advertisers Track Spending in Physical Stores

By Michael Liedtke | May 26
The internet company said Tuesday that a new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads.

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

By Hallie Golden | May 26
Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Chinese Tech Company to Buy Grindr in Full

Chinese Tech Company to Buy Grindr in Full

May 25
A Chinese technology company that previously took stake in the gay dating app Grindr announced it will buy the social media service in full.

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to NSA Surveillance Practice

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to NSA Surveillance Practice

By Alanna Durkin Richer | May 25
A challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Microsoft Surface Gets Battery Boost, Better Viewing Angles

Microsoft Surface Gets Battery Boost, Better Viewing Angles

By Anick Jesdanun | May 25
Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Computer Beats Chinese Champion in Ancient Board Game of Go

Computer Beats Chinese Champion in Ancient Board Game of Go

May 24
A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate.

Schools Using Smart Phone Technology Against Sex Assaults

Schools Using Smart Phone Technology Against Sex Assaults

By Robin McDowell | May 24
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults. Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble.

Britain's Favorite Flowers Revealed Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show

Britain's Favorite Flowers Revealed Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show

By EDGE | May 24
The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain's favorite flower.

Growing Grassroots Movements Confronting School Sex Assault

Growing Grassroots Movements Confronting School Sex Assault

By Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin | May 23
A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates.

New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

By Nick Perry | May 23
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.

Inarritu Debuts Groundbreaking VR Exhibit at Cannes

Inarritu Debuts Groundbreaking VR Exhibit at Cannes

By Jake Coyle | May 22
Much of the power of "Carne y Arena" comes from not just from the virtual reality placement of the viewer amid the immigrants, but of their individual experiences.

Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Drone Registration Rule

Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Drone Registration Rule

May 22
A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal rule that required owners of recreational drones and other model aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Woman Calls Cops Worried Semen in Thermos Might Explode

Woman Calls Cops Worried Semen in Thermos Might Explode

May 22
A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode.

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Not Running for Public Office

Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Not Running for Public Office

May 22
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics.

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