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A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News

(WIRED) – THE INCOMING PRESIDENTIAL administration’s war against evidence-based policy-making has opened a new front. President-elect Donald Trump announced—or seemed to announce, anyway—that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., nephew of a

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Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox

(WIRED) – YOUR NOSE IS stuck to your phone for hours a day. Given the nature of work these days, it’s a necessity. But being “always on” isn’t healthy. If

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Facebook, Twitter Co-Operated with Brazil Probe of Alleged Militants

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated

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Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc <TWTR.N> moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups

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Pokemon GO Could be Next Big Marketing Tool for Retailers

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pokemon GO, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, looks set

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Amazon’s Prime Day Shoppers Encounter Checkout Snafus

(Reuters) – An Amazon.com Inc shopping event that the online retailer billed as its largest ever had a bumpy start on Tuesday, with some customers unable to add discounted items

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Twitter to Bolster Machine Learning and Video Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter today announced it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter’s video technology

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Twitter to Eliminate Photos and Links in Character count

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc users will soon have more flexibility in writing tweets because the company plans to stop including photos and links as part of its 140-character limit, according

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Report Claiming Bias in Facebook ‘Trending’ Topics Sparks Social Media Outcry

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – Facebook <FB.O> workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s “trending” list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report

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Twitter Makes Following Accounts Easier with New Connect Tab

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new Connect tab on Twitter Inc’s mobile app makes it easier for people to find accounts to follow, the social network said on Tuesday as

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