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‘Profound And Often Negative Consequences’: Study Forecasts Dramatic Population Decline

The global population will peak then rapidly decline by the end of the century leading to major economic and social consequences, according to a study published Tuesday. The projected decline in population and fertility rates is a result of increased access to education and contraception, according to the study, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ...

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Reddit Removed Subreddit Dedicated To Tracking Hate Crime Hoaxes, Accused Of Promoting ‘Hate’

An archived version of the page from July 2 indicates the subreddit was banned June 30, the same day Reddit blocked “The_Donald” subreddit as the platform began enforcing its recent rules against promoting hate. subreddit where users post about alleged hate crime hoaxes, r/hoaxhatecrimes, has 2,800 members and is still live.Reddit has not yet responded to the Daily Caller News ...

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Which Antivirus Software Protects Best?

17 popular antivirus programs were put through a series of 3 tests by AV-Comparatives, to determine how effectively they protect against threats, and what effect they have on system performance. For each test, 3 categories of award were given: Advanced+, Advanced, and Standard. “Ransomware, Phishing, Malware, Zero-Days. Cybercriminals use lot of different threats to attack your computer. We highly recommend ...

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Trump Admin Is Seriously Considering Banning TikTok And Other Chinese Apps, Pompeo Says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Trump administration is strongly considering banning TikTok and other Chinese apps. “We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it,” Pompeo told Fox News after being asked about whether President Donald Trump is making a move against the company. His comments come as national security experts warn that ...

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U.S. Navy Confirms UFO’s – They Are Here

There are times in our lives, or in the lives of some, when the veil between what is familiar and what isn’t falls, and we experience something for which we have no earthly reference. An event of this magnitude leaves some with dread, others with wonder, and all with the certainty that it will alter their perception of reality forever. ...

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‘When Is 4th Of July?’: Here Are The Top 5 Google Searches Asking About Independence Day

Google revealed the top five searches and questions people are asking about July 4 when they visit the company’s platform ahead of Independence Day. “Independence Day is upon us, and that means searches for fireworks, sparklers and tons of delicious recipes are on the rise,” Google Trends noted Tuesday three days ahead of Independence Day. Along with the greeting, the ...

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Reddit’s Policy Against Hate Speech Does Not Protect People ‘Who Are In The Majority’

Reddit’s new rules governing hate speech on the social media platform apparently do not protect people who belong to groups that are in the “majority.” The website laid out people the rule is intended to protect, including groups based on their race or color, religion, national origin, gender, identity, and sexual orientation, among others. Victims of “a major violent event” ...

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Reddit Bans Influential Pro-Trump Subreddit, Citing Repeated Policy Violations

Reddit banned a subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump Monday, citing what the company said was the influential subreddit’s repeated policy violations. More than 790,0000 Reddit accounts used the subreddit, called “The_Donald,” to post memes and viral videos expressing support for the president. A Reddit executive told reporters that the group’s decision to allow people to target and harass other ...

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Project Veritas Rolls Out Another Video Showing Facebook Moderators Discussing Why They Target Trump, Conservatives

A Facebook moderator who works at one of the company’s third-party contractors explained why he uses his authority as a censor to target President Donald Trump’s supporters in an undercover video from a Project Veritas operative released Thursday. The video shows a Facebook content moderator working for Cognizant, noting that he focuses on Trump’s supporters because they scare him. The ...

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump’s Favorite Twitter Troll Over Alleged Copyright Violations

Twitter permanently suspended Tuesday a prolific meme-maker frequently retweeted by President Donald Trump citing alleged copyright violations, Twitter spokeswoman Liz Kelly told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” Kelly said of “Carpe Donktum,” a meme maker whose satirical content mocking CNN and other media ...

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Why do bats have so many viruses?

Rachel Ehrenberg, Knowable Magazine For several weeks in March, Arinjay Banerjee would eat breakfast at 6 a.m. and then drive the empty roads of Toronto to a restricted-access lab. Then he’d ready himself for work, donning three layers of gloves, a helmeted mask kitted with an air-purifying respirator, and a surgical-style gown. The interlocked doors and special filtered ventilation system ...

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Project Veritas Video Shows Facebook Content Moderators Discussing Censoring Conservatives, Reveals ‘Exception’ Given To Don Lemon For Hate Speech

Facebook content moderators discussed using their positions to censor Republicans and conservatives in an undercover video released by activist group Project Veritas on Tuesday. The video shows individual Facebook content moderators working for a third party contractor, Cognizant, expressing their eagerness to censor supporters of President Donald Trump. The footage also shows that CNN host Don Lemon was granted an ...

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Virgin Galactic To Develop Private Astronaut Program And Space Station Transport Under NASA Deal

Virgin Galactic and NASA have announced a deal Monday marking the beginning of a program to send private citizens into space. The Space Act Agreement will enable private citizens to purchase trips to the International Space Station (ISS), the press release said. The program may also lead to private citizens conducting commercial research on the International Space Station. “This program ...

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ANALYSIS: DOJ Investigators Involved In Antitrust Probe Don’t Appear To Be Scrutinizing Claims Of Bias In Google’s Search

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Investigators with the Department of Justice involved in an antitrust probe targeting Google do not appear to be scrutinizing claims that the company manipulates its search feature, leaks of the investigation and a source with knowledge indicate.   Researchers and critics argue Google’s search feature is subject to manipulation and can potentially impact a national election or direct less traffic ...

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