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San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott

San Francisco Will Allow Police To Deploy Robots That Kill

San Francisco police would only use killer robots "in extreme circumstances to save or prevent further loss of innocent lives," a spokesperson said.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Pepsi Contest Calls For Mixing Soda And Milk For 'Pilk And Cookies'

Pepsi's new sweepstakes builds on a TikTok trend by asking fans to mix up a soda and milk, or 'pilk,' for a pilk and cookies holiday photo.

 | Kaitlin Gates

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Fmr. CIA Official Calls For Restrictions On Officers Working At TikTok

The CIA's former acting general counsel told Newsy Congress should put post-employment restrictions in place.

 | Sasha Ingber

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New Setting Stops Google Chrome From Draining Your Laptop's Battery

Google Chrome introduced a new Energy Saver feature at the end of November. If surfing drains your battery quickly, follow these steps to set it up.

 | Tricia Goss

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Why Don't More Streaming Services Debut Their Films In Theaters?

Even with the box office bouncing back in 2022, the theater is no longer the main way to release a new movie, like Netflix's "Glass Onion."

 | Casey Mendoza

EU Warns Musk To Beef Up Twitter Controls Ahead Of New Rules

The EU's commissioner for digital policy told Elon Musk Twitter will have to increase efforts to comply with new rules under the Digital Services Act.

 | AP

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Spotify's Wrapped 2022 Lets You Hear Your 'Listening Personality'

Spotify Wrapped 2022 gives you a personalized take on what you listened to this year. The service also announced its most-streamed songs of 2022.

 | Tricia Goss

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Is Your Password One Of The Most Common In The U.S.?

NordPass released its 2022 list of the most common passwords — and the password manager reports that 83% of them can be cracked in a second.

 | Tricia Goss

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New Artificial Intelligence Could Help Humans Actually Talk To Animals

Though humans have tried for thousands of years, modern science has found new ways to communicate with the animal kingdom — with limited success.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Elon Musk Asks Apple For Answers Over Twitter Advertising Standoff

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said they're going to continue to monitor how Twitter moderates its content under the month-old ownership of Elon Musk.

 | Maura Sirianni

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How To Keep Your Information Safe When Shopping Online

Cyber Tech Connection President David Jooste spoke with Newsy about how to keep your personal and financial information safe while shopping online.

 | Scripps News Staff

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How To Avoid Online Scams This Holiday Season

Experts say online scams around the holidays are growing because of Americans' increased reliance on e-commerce for shopping.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Experts Are Worried About Hate Speech On Twitter Amid World Cup

Experts are worried about the impact Elon Musk's policies could have on hate speech directed toward athletes in the World Cup.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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How To Snoop Around In Your Phone If You Think Someone Has Used It

If you suspect others have been accessing your cellphone, you can take a few easy steps to learn what they were up to on your device.

 | Tricia Goss

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Elon Musk's Twitter Reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

The Georgia Republican's reinstatement comes after Musk over the weekend reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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How To Download Your Twitter Archive And Save Your Tweets

If you're considering leaving Twitter or you're worried about the platform shutting down, this is how you can save your tweets and other account data.

 | Tricia Goss

Former President Donald Trump.

Musk Restores Trump's Twitter Account After Online Poll

Trump has said in the past that he would not rejoin Twitter even if his account was reinstated.

 | AP

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Twitter Users Fear App Shutdown After Hundreds Of Employees Quit

Elon Musk's Twitter tenure faced a new crisis after many employees quit instead of accepting his ultimatum of "extremely hardcore" conditions.

 | James Packard

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You Can Finally Kick Someone Off Your Netflix—Here's How

Netflix's latest tool is designed to make it easier to log out when you're traveling—but it also makes it easy too boot someone off your account.

 | Tricia Goss

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More Twitter Workers Flee After Musk's 'Hardcore' Ultimatum

The platform is continuing to lose workers just as it's gearing up for the World Cup, one of the busiest events on Twitter.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Amazon Begins Mass Layoffs Among Its Corporate Workforce

Amazon said it plans to lay off about 260 workers in California, and employees in other locations including Seattle said they were let go Tuesday.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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'Robot Shoes' Could Help Humans Walk As We Age

A Stanford University lab has developed an ankle exoskeleton which saves the amount of energy it would take to carry a 20- to 30-pound backpack.

 | Lindsey Theis

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Can The Gaming Industry Keep Growing Forever?

Amid economic turbulence and changing pandemic habits, gaming companies are wondering if their momentum will last.

 | Scripps News Staff

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40 States Settle Google Location-Tracking Charges For $392 Million

An investigation was sparked by a 2018 Associated Press story, which found that Google continued to track people's location even after they opted out.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Amazon Reportedly Plans To Lay Off 10,000 Corporate, Tech Employees

According to reporting from Reuters and the New York Times, those cuts could come as soon as this week.

 | Scripps News Staff

Elon Musk.

Musk's Latest Twitter Cuts: Outsourced Content Moderators

The company gutted its communications department and hasn't responded to media requests for information since Musk took over.

 | AP

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Jewish Organizations Urge Amazon To Remove Antisemitic Documentary

Celebrities and Jewish groups are urging Amazon to stop selling the book and film 'Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.'

 | Stephanie Sandoval

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Twitter Blue Signups Unavailable After Raft Of Fake Accounts

Before Musk took over the social media platform, the blue check was granted to celebrities, journalists and verified by the platform to prevent this.

 | AP

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Election Misinformation Wasn't As Big Of An Issue As Many Expected

The limited spread of misinformation amid this year's midterm elections could come down to what trends to address it stuck and which didn't.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Musk Ends Remote Work At Twitter, Warns Of Troubles Ahead

Musk told employees "the priority over the past 10 days" was to develop and launch Twitter's new subscription service for $7.99 a month.

 | AP