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EPA To Limit Science Used To Write Public Health Rules
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking. A new […]

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RunCode challenge returns with coding, pwning puzzles—and prizes
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Enlarge / Capture the flag with your code in the RunCode challenge this weekend. (credit: Getty Images) It’s Veterans Day weekend again, which means it’s time for the return of RunCode, an annual capture-the-flag style programming and information security competition run by a non-profit group formed by a collection of volunteers (many of them with day […]

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Members of violent white supremacist website exposed in massive data dump
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Enlarge (credit: Internet Archive) Editor’s note: this article discusses a hate group’s uses of racist language that may be hard to read. Private data for Iron March, a notorious website for violent white supremacists, has been published online in a stunning leak that exposes a trove of detailed information on as many as 1,000 or […]

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Florida police obtain Alexa recordings in murder investigation
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Police have once again obtained Alexa voice recordings as part of an investigation, although they're not necessarily expecting a treasure trove of information this time around. Law enforcement in Hallandale Beach, Florida has used a search warrant t…

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This startup is making customized sexual harassment training that it says employees won’t hate (or forget)
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If you work for someone else, you likely know the drill: in comes that annual email reminding you that it’s time for unconscious bias or sexual harassment training, and if you could please finish up this mandatory module by this date, that would be terrific. The email — not to mention the programming itself — […]

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Twitter Says No to Campaign Ads; Facebook Sulks
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has once again fueled the debate around political advertisements on social media by suggesting that his company would be removing all such ads from the platform, barring a few exceptions such as a call to inspire voters to register. “We believe political message should be earned, not bought,” Dorsey tweeted from […]

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Amazon Is Poorly Vetting Alexa's User-Submitted Answers
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana can answer all sorts of questions that pop into users’ heads, and they’re improving every day. But what happens when a company like Amazon decides to crowdsource answers to fill gaps in its platform’s knowledge? The result can range from amusing […]

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HOW TO FIX FIREFOX RUNNING SLOW ON MAC?
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Firefox has gained massive fame. One of the major reasons behind this is that it can not only be used in laptops but also in PC, tablets as well as smartphones. However, we cannot neglect the fact that nothing is perfect.

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HOW TO DOWNLOAD VIDEOS ON IPHONE?
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Whenever you get bored, the first thing that comes up in your mind is to watch videos on your device. But sometimes you don’t have a net connection. What should you do in such cases? Luckily, there…

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