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Ask Google If Men Can Get Pregnant And The Answer Is ‘Yes’

Ask Google if men can become pregnant, and the answer you’ll get is: yes. Google’s “featured snippet” for the question “Can men get pregnant?” is an excerpt from a Healthline.com article that reads: “Yes, it’s possible for men to become pregnant and give birth to children of their own.” The article’s definition of men includes “some people who were assigned ...

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Liberal Pundits Dismiss Report Revealing Google’s Alleged Anti-Conservative

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Journalists are dismissing a recent report suggesting Google is using its algorithms to prevent President Donald Trump from winning reelection. CNN commentator Brian Stelter and other pundits are sounding off on a Project Veritas report quoting an alleged Google insider who claims the company is pushing a political agenda. Reporters are now claiming that the report is likely a case ...

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RAT: Facebook Agrees To Give French Judges Identifying Data Of People Suspected Of Hate Speech

Facebook agreed Tuesday night to hand French judges the identification data of French users who are suspected of distributing hate speech. The decision comes after several meetings between Zuckerberg and French President Emmanuel Macron, who wants to take a leading role globally on the regulation of hate speech. France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O, one of Macron’s advisers, has ...

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Social Media Has Had Net-Negative Impact on Society

93% of Americans Identifying a Civility Problem in the United States, Majority of Employees Report Their Workplace is CivilMost believe social media has had a more negative than positive impact on civility A poll that has tracked the state of civility in the United States since 2010 once again finds that the vast majority of Americans – 93 percent – identify a ...

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Confirmed: Massive Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Embedded Within Huawei Devices

Numerous instances of backdoor access vulnerabilitiesHuawei devices were shown to have a very high number of known security vulnerabilitiesDespite claims of investing in security, Huawei engineers were found to have routinely made poor security decisionsHuawei devices have substantially worse security than similar devices from other vendors. An Internet of Things (IoT) device intelligence company issued results from a large-scale study it conducted ...

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REPORT: New Doc Shows Google AI Engineer Calling Ben Shapiro A ‘Nazi Using Dog Whistles’

A new document leaked Tuesday appears to show a Google engineer suggesting in an internal email that classifying prominent conservatives as “Nazis” could help the company wipe out far-right content. “Today it is often 1 or 2 steps to Nazis, if we understand that PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are Nazis using the dog whistles you mention in ...

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Americans’ Personal Info Has Been Left Vulnerable To Theft By Several Federal Agencies

Americans’ personal information has been left vulnerable for the past ten years by several federal agencies, according to a report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released Tuesday. The subcommittee spent 10 months investigating multiple federal agencies: the Departments of State, Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), Transportation (DOT), Education, Agriculture (USDA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and ...

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Google Exec Responds To Project Veritas Undercover Video, Says She Was Tricked

A Google executive said Monday night that an undercover video of her discussing what the company plans to do about the “next Trump situation” was deceptively edited. Project Veritas caught veteran Google employee Jen Gennai in a video appearing to suggest that her company is working on preventing President Donald Trump from winning re-election. She said in a Medium post ...

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Andrew Yang Promises $12,000 To One Lucky Twitter User Who Follows Him By July 4

2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he will give $1,000-per-month for 12 months to one lucky Twitter user who follows him by July 4. The giveaway replicates the entrepreneur’s most popular campaign promise of a Universal Basic Income, or “The Freedom Dividend,” which proposes $1,000-per-month every 12 months for every American citizen over the age of 18. I will give ...

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SpaceX Launches STP-2 Mission in Stunning Early Tuesday Lift-off

At 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, SpaceX launched the STP-2 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Deployments began approximately 12 minutes after liftoff and ended approximately 3 hours and 32 minutes after liftoff. The mission included the riskiest center core landing effort in SpaceX history. The 1st stage center core was traveling ...

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Gov Gavin Newsom Suggests Big Tech Should Pay People Cash For Monetizing Personal Data

California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Sunday evening that tech companies should pay California residents for money they make off selling their data. “Your data is being monetized every single nanosecond. And, to the extent it’s been monetized and it’s yours, I think in some way shape or form you should be rewarded,” Newsom, a Democrat, said during an interview on ...

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Here’s How Lawmakers And Regulators Plan to Deal With Big Tech

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are pushing legislation that would effectively place a monetary value on the data some big tech companies collect on users. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Josh Hawley of Missouri will propose legislation Monday forcing Silicon Valley giants to tell users how they are monetizing personal data. Their bill would also require Facebook, Google and ...

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Google Exec Says Breaking Up Big Tech Will Not Prevent ‘The Next Trump Situation’

A new undercover video from Project Veritas shows a Google executive claiming that busting up big tech companies will make it more difficult to prevent “the next Trump situation.”  The executive also called Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s willingness to break up Silicon Valley “misguided” before praising the Massachusetts Democrat. The executive also revealed the reason why Google decided not to show ...

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DNC And Big Tech Team Up To Ding Alleged Misinformation Ahead Of Democratic Debates

The Democratic National Committee and two Silicon Valley giants are working together to police platforms for misinformation ahead of the first presidential debates, CNN reported Thursday. The DNC is monitoring disinformation daily and is alerting Facebook and Twitter if it sees false information going viral, the report noted. Both companies have previously taken action against accounts after tips from the ...

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The hidden strengths of freshwater mussels

By Sharon Levy, Knowable Magazine Spending most of their lives buried in streambeds, freshwater mussels can be easy to miss. You could wade across a dense bed of them without noticing. An observant snorkeler might see scattered shells and pairs of holes in the river bottom where the creatures’ siphons pierce the sediment. Yet even though they’re hunkered out of ...

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