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Federal investigation of Facebook could hold Mark Zuckerberg accountable on privacy, sources say

Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users’ personal information have set their sights on the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new, heightened oversight of his leadership. The discussions about how to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s data lapses have come in the context […]

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A.I. could monitor farms from above to make sure they’re not illegally polluting

The idea of an artificial intelligence that watches from the skies, seeking out wrongdoing, sounds all a bit sci-fi dystopia. Actually, it describes a new deep learning A.I. being developed to help detect farms that are illegally polluting waterways. “According to the [Environmental Protection Agency], agriculture is the leading contributor of pollutants to the waterways […]

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Genetically engineered bacteria could be the key to mass-produced spider silk

pbombaert/Getty Images As materials go, spider silk is pretty darn interesting. With its combination of tensile strength, toughness, and ductility, it’s one of nature’s most impressive inventions. It’s incredibly versatile, too. We might be used to spider silk being employed by, well, spiders to trap prey, line nests, or create alarm lines, but there are […]

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Jeff Bezos’ investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone – here’s how it could have happened

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and CEO of Amazon, speaks about the future plans of Blue Origin during an address to attendees at Access Intelligence conference in Washington, March 7, 2017.Joshua Roberts/Reuters Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos’ phone, according to an op-ed […]

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A tiny pebble could have caused the dramatic self-destruction of a 5-mile-long asteroid

The asteroid 6478 Gault is seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, showing two narrow, comet-like tails of debris that tell us that the asteroid is slowly undergoing self-destruction. The bright streaks surrounding the asteroid are background stars. The Gault asteroid is located 214 million miles from the Sun, between the orbits of Mars and […]

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Apple's next iPhones could have a feature that charges the Apple Watch, new AirPods, and even other iPhones

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The 2019 iPhone was predicted by prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kup to come with reverse wireless charging. A new report from Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara supports Kuo’s predictions after supposedly receiving information from a Chinese supplier that also provided the reverse wireless tech for Samsung’s recent Galaxy S10 smartphones. Reverse wireless […]