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Google Hot On the Criminal’s Trail–Geofencing as Real Life Detective

  “I think I got him, boss.”  Tim McGee using geolocation tracking to hunt down a wanted suspect in the popular show, “NCIS.” It’s not a scene from “NCIS” or “The Enemy Within” or any number of other crime shows … Continue reading

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The Man From Delaware Might Not Be So Aware

Vice President Joe Biden and wife of Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at the secretary’s swearing-in ceremony.  She said the photo is misleading and the vice president’s behavior was not inappropriate. Ask most admirers and those women who have been … Continue reading

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Facebook Targets Hate Group and Vaccine Misinformation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 17, 2019 In the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings in which 50 worshippers were killed by a white nationalist gunman, Facebook … Continue reading

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Social Media Lifts Immigrant Child Chess Prodigy Out of Homelessness

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives with his family in a shelter in New York City, went from chess novice to chess champion in little over a year.CreditCreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times Thanks to a column and story about this … Continue reading

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Wassup with WhatsApp and Facebook? Top Lieutenants Leaving

Chris Cox, chief product officer, and Chris Daniels, head of WhatsApp, to leave Facebook. In what has been variously reported as a reorganization or a churning of top leadership, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is losing two top lieutenants over his … Continue reading

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Facebook Turns the Page to Stay Relevant (and Out of Trouble)

“Bu-Bye!  Facebook is switching its messaging mission from News Feed to more private, encrypted communication.  Facebook watchers are wondering what this means for News Feed, though, the core of its advertising business model. Chesnot / Getty Images  Facebook’s future is private … Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Moments–Human/Animal Companionship

The internet and smartphones have been the target of much abuse and blame–millennials and other glued to their phones missing life. Not this video.  This tender moment was captured by a smartphone showing the bond created by a human and … Continue reading

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