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Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs

Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs

| By Kevin Freking and Marcy Gordon | Jul 12
President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views.

Virgin Orbit Conducts Drop-Test of Rocket from Boeing 747

Virgin Orbit Conducts Drop-Test of Rocket from Boeing 747

| By John Antczak | Jul 11
Virgin Galactic's sister company Virgin Orbit conducted a drop test of its air-launched satellite booster over California on Wednesday, a key step toward space missions.

Twitter Bans 'Dehumanizing' Posts Toward Religious Groups

Twitter Bans 'Dehumanizing' Posts Toward Religious Groups

| Jul 11
Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups by using dehumanizing language, a ban it says may extend to other categories like race and gender.

Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media 'Summit'

Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media 'Summit'

| Jul 11
President Donald Trump is lashing out at social media companies and the press ahead of his White House "Social Media Summit" gathering of mostly conservative groups.

Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media 'Summit'

Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media 'Summit'

| Jul 11
President Trump is on a Twitter tirade ahead of his White House "Social Media Summit" gathering of mostly conservative groups.

Wi-Fi Helped ID Teens Who Drew Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Wi-Fi Helped ID Teens Who Drew Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti

| Jul 11
Four Maryland teenagers sneaked onto their school's property the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti.

Amazon, Microsoft Wage War over the Pentagon's 'War Cloud'

Amazon, Microsoft Wage War over the Pentagon's 'War Cloud'

| By Matt O'Brien | Jul 10
Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away.

Gay Dating App Scruff Buys Gay Dating App Jack'd

Gay Dating App Scruff Buys Gay Dating App Jack'd

| Jul 10
Not long after it was reported that the gay dating app Jack'd agreed to pay $240,000 for failing to protect users' information, including nude photos, the gay dating app Scruff announced Wednesday that it is purchasing Jack'd.

UK Plan to Control Online Porn is Watched as Test Case

UK Plan to Control Online Porn is Watched as Test Case

| By Kelvin Chan | Jul 10
The global push to more tightly regulate the internet and big tech firms is spreading to one of the web's biggest and least visible corners: porn.

Flying Blind: App Helps Visually Impaired Navigate Airport

Flying Blind: App Helps Visually Impaired Navigate Airport

| By Kristen de Groot | Jul 10
Navigating airports can be tricky. They're loud, crowded and not always laid out intuitively. They're even more challenging for visually impaired people. Chieko Asakawa knows those challenges firsthand, and she has also devised a remedy.

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