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Online Speech Shield Under Fire As Trump Facebook Ban Stays

Online Speech Shield Under Fire As Trump Facebook Ban Stays

PERSONAL TECH | May 8, 2021

Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform has raised a more complex and consequential question.

Tripadvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

Tripadvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

PERSONAL TECH | May 7, 2021

Travel website Tripadvisor has removed an insensitive review of the Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with its submission guidelines.rn

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 7, 2021

A Kentucky State Police post prompted critiques ranging from "tone deaf" to "transphobic" and "discriminatory" before it was taken down. Officials said they only intended to show inclusivity.

Nintendo Profits Boom as People Stuck at Home Play Games

Nintendo Profits Boom as People Stuck at Home Play Games

VIDEO GAMES | By Yuri Kageyama | May 6, 2021

Nintendo Co.'s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment.

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Suspension

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Suspension

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | May 5, 2021

Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook. The social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board has voted to permanently ban his account after it was suspended four months ago for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | May 5, 2021

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

Researchers are Cautiously Optimistic for a HIV Vaccine

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | May 4, 2021

A new vaccine design approach focusing on B cells rather than T cells may be the first step toward what's been a highly elusive vaccine for HIV.

Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

PERSONAL TECH | May 3, 2021

On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other

Watch: 'Sorry Boris.' British Healthcare Worker Quits Medicine for OnlyFans after 1% Raise

Watch: 'Sorry Boris.' British Healthcare Worker Quits Medicine for OnlyFans after 1% Raise

PERSONAL TECH | May 2, 2021

A British healthcare worker left his job as a medical assistant after six years to pursue a full-time OnlyFans career after receiving a one-percent raise.

Latin America Looks to Space, Despite Limitations on Ground

Latin America Looks to Space, Despite Limitations on Ground

SCIENCE | By Christopher Torchia | May 2, 2021

Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world's richest, biggest nations. Take Latin America.

SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | May 2, 2021

SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

Mars Helicopter Aces 4th Flight, Gets Extra Month of Flying

Mars Helicopter Aces 4th Flight, Gets Extra Month of Flying

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | May 1, 2021

Instead of wrapping up flight tests at the beginning of May, NASA is giving its Ingenuity helicopter at least an extra month to tackle tough new terrain and serve as a scout for its companion rover, Perseverance.

Where's Caitlyn? So Far, Jenner's Campaign is Virtual

Where's Caitlyn? So Far, Jenner's Campaign is Virtual

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 28, 2021

In her five days as a Republican candidate for California governor, Caitlyn Jenner has been everywhere online but she hasn't spoken a word in public.

Apple Music Launches More than 100 City-Focused Music Charts

Apple Music Launches More than 100 City-Focused Music Charts

PERSONAL TECH | By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 27, 2021

Apple Music is coming to a city near you — the streaming service has launched daily music charts focused on particular cities around the world, including New York City, Tokyo and Lagos.

Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to High Court Speech Case

Student's Snapchat Profanity Leads to High Court Speech Case

PERSONAL TECH | By Mark Sherman | Apr 26, 2021

An unusual alliance of conservative and liberal interest groups has formed, all pointing to the dangers of expanding school regulation of students speech.

Drone Operators Challenge Surveyors' Turf in Mapping Dispute

Drone Operators Challenge Surveyors' Turf in Mapping Dispute

SCIENCE | By Bryan Anderson | Apr 26, 2021

Drone pilots are coming into conflict with regulations designed to protect surveying professionals, now that it's possible to nearly precisely combine line drawings with images to better resolve property disputes.

Put a Spring in Your Step: How CBD Can Support a Return to Wellness

Put a Spring in Your Step: How CBD Can Support a Return to Wellness

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 23, 2021

As people get outside, reboot their exercise routines, and start responsibly socializing more, CBD may offer benefits that boost our sense of physical, mental and emotional wellness.

How Recovery Unplugged's Vibe Room is Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment

How Recovery Unplugged's Vibe Room is Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment

SPONSORED CONTENT | Apr 23, 2021

The science behind music's therapeutic qualities has led to the creation of the Vibe Room, the latest innovation from the groundbreaking addiction treatment center Recovery Unplugged.

Leslie Jordan Parlays Instagram Fame with New Book and Album

Leslie Jordan Parlays Instagram Fame with New Book and Album

PERSONAL TECH | By Alicia Rancilio | Apr 22, 2021

Last year at this time, as much of the world was on lockdown due to the pandemic, Leslie Jordan began posting daily videos of himself on Instagram.

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 21, 2021

YouTube shut down a Nigerian pastor's channel following complaints about videos that showed congregants being assaulted in the name of driving out "demons" that supposedly made them gay.

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