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Ad blockers strike back against Facebook

It's Facebook versus the ad blockers, round two.<p>Adblock Plus has released a new tool for people who <i>really</i> don't want to see adverts on Facebook, just as Facebook thought it had won back control of its feeds on desktops.<p>Adblock is one of the most prominent pieces of open source software designed to …

An Apple a Day: Apple Could Eye an All-New Device

<i>An Apple a Day is a weekly roundup of the biggest Apple news this week. To see last week’s roundup, click here.</i><p>So far this summer, there have been …

‘Trash, unethical and dangerous’: Daily Beast lambasted for Olympic dating article

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Olympic Village is overrun with athletic libidos — famously so. Dating apps crash. Balconies and hot tubs become the site of post-competition parties. At least one fan …

Olympic Village

Mom discovers security cameras hacked, kids' bedroom livestreamed

A mother in Houston, Texas woke up one morning to pretty much every parent's worst-case scenario.<p>"I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that …

Los Angeles

The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain

This temple at Cholula dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza, yet it went unnoticed by Spanish invaders. Why?<p>They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula …

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