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The Uvalde Shooting Prompted An Immediate Wave Of Misinformation

Mass shootings prompt false information and conspiracy theories, and they spread fast on social media.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Third-Party Cookies Are Going Away. What Are Marketers Trying Now?

Google is phasing out third-party cookies, but new potential replacement systems are still in the trial phase.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Facebook, Instagram To Reveal More On How Ads Target Users

It follows years of criticism that the platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use them.

 | AP

Quadriplegic German Aldana Zuniga looks at a race car.

Racing Thoughts: Quadriplegic Man Drives Race Car With His Brain

Neurosurgeons, researchers and engineers have come together to make it possible for a man who's a quadriplegic to drive a car using his brain.

 | Lindsey Theis

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Breach Exposed Data Of Half-Million Chicago Students, Staff

In total, 495,448 student and 56,138 employee records from Chicago Public Schools were accessed from 2015-16 through 2018-2019 school years.

 | AP

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The U.S. Has A Spam Call Problem

There hasn’t been much progress made to shut down mass-messaging scams.

 | Tyler Adkisson

Benjamin Choi demonstrates his robotic prosthetic arm invention

High School Student Develops A Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

17-year-old Benjamin Choi used his time during the pandemic to invent a low-cost gadget that uses artificial intelligence to interpret brain waves.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Musk: Twitter Deal On Hold Until Company Proves Spam Account Numbers

Musk expressed doubt about Twitter's SEC filing that claimed less than 5% of accounts on the platform are fake.

 | AP

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Why Doesn't A Test To Check For Marijuana Impairment Exist?

Though toxicology reports can show THC in a driver's system, no test exists to check if its levels are affecting their ability to drive.

 | Tyler Adkisson

In Real Life: Mining For Clean Power

In Real Life: Mining For Clean Power

From a mile deep in a Chilean mine to a new lithium boomtown in California, follow the global flow of minerals that power renewable manufacturing.

 | Zach Toombs

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk Says Twitter Acquisition Is 'Temporarily On Hold'

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO indicated skepticism about the estimated number of spam accounts that Twitter reported in a quarterly financial filing.

 | AP

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Why We Can't Escape Social Media

Social media at its core is designed to be tough to put down.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Apple Discontinues Last iPod Model 20 Years Later

The iPod helped revolutionize how people bought and listened to music.

 | Clayton Sandell

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban Of Former President Trump

Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey voiced his agreement Tuesday saying, "generally permanent bans are a failure of ours and don't work."

 | AP

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How Did Nextdoor Get So Popular?

As of midway through 2021, Nextdoor said it had more than 69 million users.

 | Tyler Adkisson

President Joe Biden

White House Says Internet Providers To Discount Fee For Poor

With the new commitment from internet providers, some 48 million households could see free internet service through a federal subsidy.

 | AP

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Black Twitter Community Questions What Elon Musk Takeover Will Change

Elon Musk's pending acquisition of Twitter has some wondering about the future of the platform and its cultural impact.

 | Amber Strong

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Mental Health Apps Are Sharing Your Personal Data

Mozilla looked at 32 mental health and prayer apps to determine what kind of privacy protections each app has in place.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Pop Quiz: Who Makes Money When You Stream A Song Online?

Streaming has become increasingly popular in the music industry, but it's also changed how those in the industry get paid.

 | Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff

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What Makes The U.S. Vulnerable To Cyberattacks?

According to the White House, ransomware payments reached over $400 million globally in 2020.

 | Tyler Adkisson and Scripps News Staff

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Social Media Has Become Saturated With Ads. How Did We Get Here?

Social media platforms are making much of their revenue off of advertising. So is there anything you can do to avoid seeing these ads?

 | Scripps News Staff

A Calm add says "Do nothing for 15 seconds."

How Meditation Apps Became A Billion-Dollar Industry

Meditation apps boomed during the pandemic, but the trend was building before. Now some companies are worth billions of dollars.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Musk Sells $4B In Tesla Shares, Presumably For Twitter Deal

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed the shares were sold over the days following acceptance if his offer to acquire Twitter.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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What's Next For Netflix, Streaming After Subscription Drop?

A subscription slowdown is happening for multiple companies are the growing market of streaming platforms forces customers to choose between options.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Twitter Sees Profit, Revenue And User Growth Ahead Of Musk Takeover

Twitter reported an average of 229 million daily users in the quarter — an increase from 214.7 million daily users in the last three months of 2021.

 | AP

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The Future Of Content Moderation As Musk Takes Twitter Private

In recent weeks, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has proposed relaxing Twitter content restrictions and ridding the platform of "spambot" accounts.

 | AP

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk Has An Agreement To Acquire Twitter For About $44B

Twitter said it will become a privately held company after the sale is closed.

 | AP

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Reports: Twitter Nears Deal To Sell Platform To Elon Musk

According to the New York Times, Musk and Twitter negotiated into the early hours Monday over his bid to buy the social media platform.

 | AP

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Drone Technology Gives Edge To Ukrainian Forces Fighting Russia

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, told Newsy the Phoenix drones will be quickly dispatched to the front lines.

 | Jason Bellini

Tourists look upon Niagara Falls

How Niagara Falls Is Cleaning Up The Cryptocurrency Mining Industry

Cryptocurrency mining requires tons of electricity, so now some companies are turning to hydroelectric energy as a cheaper, renewable source.

 | Scott Withers