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ICE uses data brokers to bypass surveillance restrictions, report finds

A new study from Georgetown Law finds that the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency has created a vast surveillance apparatus by combining...

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Mental health apps have terrible privacy protections, report finds

A Mozilla report found that mental health and prayer apps have particularly bad data privacy protections. The apps suck up personal information and...

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Hatching finds horror in grotesque acts of self-care and violence

IFC Midnight’s Hatching from director Hanna Bergholm is a disturbing exploration of what happens when you put social media first and being true to...

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A ‘liveable future’ depends on slashing emissions this decade, major climate report finds

The world is at a "crossroads" that will determine "a livable future," a major new United Nations climate change report finds....

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Kogonada’s After Yang finds beauty in the quiet dystopia of grief

In A24’s After Yang from director Kogonada, Justin H. Min stars as an android at the end of his life as both an appliance and as the foundation of...

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Most Apple Watch users won’t get health benefits from AFib detection, study finds

Most people who use an Apple Watch and connect data to a health center wouldn’t benefit from a heart rhythm notification, a new study shows. They...

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DNA from rape kits used to identify crime suspects in San Francisco, investigation finds

The San Francisco district attorney says that the police department was including DNA from rape kits in searches for crime suspects. The practice is...

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US nuclear power plants contain dangerous counterfeit parts, report finds

Nuclear power plants in the US were found to have counterfeit parts, which could pose significant safety risks. A report by Office of the Inspector...

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Big Tech’s climate goals are weaker than they seem, report finds

Vague commitments and "accounting tricks" make corporate climate pledges seem more ambitious than they really are, a new report finds. The...

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Half of internet-connected devices in hospitals are vulnerable to hacks, report finds

Internet-connected devices in hospitals, like IV pumps and patient monitors, are vulnerable to bad actors who could hack into the devices. A report...

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A chatbot could help prevent eating disorders, new study finds

A chatbot helps reduce weight concerns in women at risk for an eating disorder, a new study found. The chatbot was deployed through texts and...

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Instagram makes it easy for teens to find drugs, report finds

The Tech Transparency Project found that fake minor Instagram accounts were easily able to find drug-related content and were able to be contacted by...

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Amazon and Target play ‘outsized’ role in port congestion and pollution, report finds

Amazon and Target are "directly responsible" for port congestion and pollution that harms communities near Los Angeles, according to a new...

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Health apps and wearables help rich people the most, study finds

A meta-analysis found that digital health tools promoting physical activity only work for people with higher socioeconomic status. They don’t work...

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft finds just how deep Jupiter’s Great Red Spot goes

NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter is helping scientists learn just how deep the planet’s Great Red Spot extends inward, placing the storm at...

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Third-party health apps are vulnerable to hacks, report finds

A new report from a cybersecurity analyst found that many programs built to pull data from electronic health records are vulnerable to hacks. Health...

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Helen Mirren finds a side door into Harry Potter with a new game show

Helen Mirren is hosting a Harry Potter-themed game show later this year, WarnerMedia announced Wednesday. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses...

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons museum exhibit finds the personal amid the pandemic

The National Videogame Museum’s Animal Crossing Diaries exhibit explores the ways the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons impacted...

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Report finds Doximity, a social network for doctors, is riddled with anti-vaccine comments

A new report from CNBC found the social networking site, which is limited to healthcare professionals, has hundreds of comments that contain...

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Lightyear finds a manufacturer to build its solar-powered EV

Dutch startup Lightyear has found a manufacturer to build its pricey solar-powered car. Valmet Automotive has built cars for Mercedes-Benz, Saab, and...

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Pegasus spyware used to target phones of journalists and activists, investigation finds

A sweeping investigation by 17 media outlets found that NSO Group’s Pegasus software was used in hacking attempts on smartphones belonging to human...

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Researcher finds certain network names can disable Wi-Fi on iPhones

A security researcher has found that certain Wi-Fi networks with the percent symbol (%) in their names can disable Wi-Fi on iPhones and other iOS...

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Federal agencies use facial recognition from private companies, but almost nobody is keeping track

Federal agencies have done little to track their use of facial recognition technology, a government report says. One agency found it had used the...

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Amazon labels millions of unsold products for destruction, new investigation finds

When products don’t sell on Amazon, they can wind up as waste. Millions of returned and unsold items are labeled for destruction in the UK, a new...

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Earth has been trapping heat at an alarming new rate, study finds

A new study from NASA and NOAA researchers found that the amount of heat trapped by Earth doubled over the course of 14 years. The amount of heat...

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Hurricane Sandy was much worse because of climate change, study finds

Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters reached tens of thousands more people and cost billions more in losses as a result of climate change and sea level...

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FCC’s net neutrality rollback overwhelmed by bogus industry comments, investigation finds

The New York attorney general’s office issued a report, confirming that some of the US’s largest broadband providers engaged in a massive...

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California appeals court finds Amazon responsible for third party sellers’ products

An appeals court in California has ruled that Amazon can be held liable for products sold through its marketplace by a third-party seller, rejecting...

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