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Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket will go reusable, with the company aiming for mid-air helicopter recovery
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Private rocket launch startup and SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab made a big announcement today: It’ll be looking to re-use the first stage of its Electron rockets, returning them to Earth with a controlled landing after they make their initial trip to orbit with the payload on board. The landing sequence will be different from SpaceX’s […]

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CafePress resets passwords months after reported data breach
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StockX isn't the only company that appears to have warned users about a data breach through password resets. T-shirt seller CafePress has been asking customers to choose new passwords as part of an updated "password policy," but the news came soon a…

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News discovery app SmartNews valued at $1.1B
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A $28 million financing has made SmartNews, an AI-powered news aggregation app, a unicorn. Japan Post Capital has led the Series E round, which brings the company’s total investment to $116 million and pushes its valuation to $1.1 billion. Existing investors in SmartNews include Development Bank of Japan, SMBC Venture Capital and Japan Co-Invest L.P. […]

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After 8chan Possibly Linked To Another Shooting, Cloudflare CEO Defends Hosting It
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The Guardian learned that the suspected mass shooter at an El Paso, Texas Walmart “is believed to also have posted a white nationalist rant on 8chan” — then interviewed the CEO of the company hosting it. If the connection between the 21-year-old suspect in Saturday’s massacre and the 8chan document is confirmed — and law […]

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New poll finds the US generally trusts scientists, with some exceptions
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Enlarge (credit: Ecole Polytechnique / Flickr) Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released an analysis of polling results on Americans’ views of science. In general, the poll was good news for the research community, showing a gradual-but-steady rise in the public’s view of scientists. But there were a few areas of concern within the data, which […]

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2020 iPhone: Two key rumored features, detailed     – CNET
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Good news about 5G and bad news about the camera — the latest rumors about the 2020 iPhones paint a clearer picture of what we can expect from Apple next year.

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Daily Crunch: Apple responds to Siri privacy concerns
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple suspends Siri response grading after privacy concerns After The Guardian ran a story last week about how Siri recordings are […]

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AI now can spot fake news generated by AI     – CNET
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It takes AI to know AI.

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FBI says “extremists” motivated by Pizzagate, QAnon are threats
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Enlarge / The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hangs on a wall before a news conference at the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (credit: Al Drago/Bloomberg | Getty) The modern era of the Internet has given us a seemingly never-ending bounty of farfetched conspiracy theories. Some of […]

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