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The move comes less than a day after the notorious internet troll led a tweeted harassment campaign against Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones. By Charlie Warzel.
1. Twitter bans conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos for good, while cracking down on abuse Added by gladsdotter on July 20th 2016.
2. Milo Yiannopoulos Attempts to Respond to Getting Kicked Off Twitter. By Darlena Cunha Added by AdelleChattre on July 20th 2016.
3. Twitter finally bans Milo Yiannopoulos, one of its most notorious trolls. By Jon Russell Added by AdelleChattre on July 20th 2016.
5. Twitter Bars Milo Yiannopoulos in Wake of Leslie Jones’s Reports of Abuse. By Mike Isaac Added by AdelleChattre on July 20th 2016.
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SpaceX has successfully landed another Falcon 9 rocket after launching the vehicle into space this evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Shortly after takeoff, the vehicle touched down at SpaceX’s Landing Complex 1 — a ground-based landing site that the company leases at the Cape. It marks the second time SpaceX has pulled off this type of ground landing, and the fifth time SpaceX has recovered one of its rockets post-launch. The feat was accomplished a few minutes before the rocket's second stage successfully put the company's Dragon spacecraft into orbit, where it will rendezvous with the International Space Station later this week.
Submitted on July 18th 2016 by drunkenninja
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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years.Gates delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture ahead of Mandela Day, when South Africans are encouraged to donate 67 minutes of their time to help others. Gates is also in South Africa to attend a global AIDS conference that starts Monday. Gates said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has already invested more than $9 billion in Africa. Health is a major focus.
Submitted on July 18th 2016 by geoleo
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Europe is running out of time to protect net neutrality. One month after a US federal court upheld strong rules protecting net neutrality—the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible—the battle over how to protect the internet’s open, freewheeling nature has shifted to Europe. A coalition of prominent open internet advocates, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, is mounting a last-ditch campaign urging European officials to stand up to the telecom industry and strengthen the...
Submitted on July 18th 2016 by TNY
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The drug trade is moving from the street to online cryptomarkets. Forced to compete on price and quality, sellers are upping their game. Leavingvacuum-sealed bags, digital scales and stashes of marijuana lying around was a mistake. So was getting T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with “Cali Connect”, under which name drugs were dealt online. Selling pot to an undercover officer was a further slip-up. All this is part of the prosecution evidence in an ongoing case against David Burchard in California.
Submitted on July 15th 2016 by mariogi
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Richard Berk says his algorithms take the bias out of criminal justice. But could they make it worse? When historians look back at the turmoil over prejudice and policing in the U.S. over the past few years, they’re unlikely to dwell on the case of Eric Loomis. Police in La Crosse, Wis., arrested Loomis in February 2013 for driving a car that was used in a drive-by shooting. He had been arrested a dozen times before. Loomis took a plea, and was sentenced to six years in prison plus five years of probation.
Submitted on July 19th 2016 by Vandertoolen
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If all else fails, grab a smartphone. When the Turkish military reportedly began shutting down internet services like Facebook and Google during an alleged coup Friday, the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, tried a different way to call for help. He held a phone in front of his face and, using Apple's FaceTime video-chat software, gave an interview to a local news station and implored citizens to fill the streets and support the democratically elected government. "I urge the Turkish people to convene at public squares and airports," Erdoğan said through his iPhone's screen.
Submitted on July 17th 2016 by zyery
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Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object. They call their experiment an "origami robot" because the accordion-shaped gadget gets folded up and frozen into an ice capsule.
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In 1924, representatives of the world's leading lightbulb manufacturers formed Phoebus, a cartel that fixed the average life of an incandescent bulb at 1,000 hours, ensuring that people would have to regularly buy bulbs and keep the manufacturers in business. But hardware store LED bulbs have a typical duty-cycle of 25,000 hours -- meaning that the average American household will only have to buy new bulbs ever 42 years or so.
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As more police forces adopt body cameras as a way to prevent abuse of power and lawsuits, one company says they'll be adding new technologies in the future to make the cameras even more valuable in the field. Axon is one of the leading providers of body cams to police forces. They say that they'll be rolling out models with livestreaming capabilities and cloud storage services next year, and that in the future they expect to have facial recognition capabilities within the technology. With several high profile, fatal police shootings currently in the news, more access to footage recorded by police body cams is increasingly a demand of...
Submitted on July 15th 2016 by drunkenninja
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Using this new data storage technique, you could fit the entire Library of Congress on a cube smaller than a dust mite—or the size of George Washington's pupil on a one dollar bill. A team of nanoscientists led by Sander Otte at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has just unveiled the densest method ever developed to store re-writable digital data. By scooting around individual chlorine atoms on a flat sheet of copper, the scientists could write a 1 kilobyte message at 500 terabits per square inch.
Submitted on July 19th 2016 by geoleo
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Germany plans new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, transport ministry sources told Reuters on Monday. The fatal crash of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S car in its Autopilot mode has increased the pressure on industry executives and regulators to ensure that automated driving technology can be deployed safely.
Submitted on July 19th 2016 by wildcard
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Back in the mid-1990s, before Google even existed, the world’s best guides to the internet sat in Silicon Valley cubicles, visiting websites and carefully categorizing them by hand. They were called surfers, and they were a collection of mostly 20-somethings — including a yoga lover, an ex-banker, a divinity student, a recent college grad from Ohio hungry for adventure — all hired by a start-up called Yahoo to build a directory of the world’s most interesting websites. Today, with more than one billion websites across the globe, the very notion seems mad. Even then, there was a hint of insanity about the enterprise.
Submitted on July 17th 2016 by TNY
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The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn't all that complicated and basically consisted of: 1. Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive. 2. Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price. 3. Use that money to create an affordable, high volume car... And... Provide solar power. No kidding, this has literally been on our website for 10 years.The reason we had to start off with step 1 was that it was all I could afford to do with what I made from PayPal. I thought our chances of success were...
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