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Google Stores Location Data Even With 'Location History' Turned Off—Here's How to Stop That

When a user chooses to pause Google’s collection of location data with the “Location History” option, the search giant continues to collect and store …

Google

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Vladimir Putin met the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US.<p>But they were not meeting to publicly agree a united response to the act of “economic warfare”, as Russia described the …

South Asia

How Two Years Of Instagram Stories Has Altered The Way We Love, Act And Play

Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognise. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are …

Social Media

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Journalism

War Without End

<b>S</b>econd Platoon did not hide its dark mood as its soldiers waded across the Korengal River in the bright light of afternoon. It was early in April 2009 and early in the Pentagon’s resumption in earnest of the Afghan war. The platoon’s mission was to ascend a mountain slope and try to ambush the …

Military

Assassin Drones Are Here. Now What?

It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.<p>A failed attack by explosives-laden drones on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro could be a harbinger of a new era. Cheap, easy-to-use, remotely-piloted aerial vehicles aren't just toys, anymore. They're …

Drones

Soviet Collapse Echoes in China’s Belt and Road

What causes empires to fall?<p>According to one influential view, it’s ultimately a question of investment. Great powers are the nations that best harness their economic potential to build up military strength. When they become over-extended, the splurge of spending to sustain a strategic edge leaves …

China

How The Science Of Learning Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers

<i>Editor's note on Aug. 8, 2018:</i> <i>This piece has been substantially updated from a version</i> <i>published</i> <i>in 2014.</i><p>A solemn little boy with a bowl haircut is telling Mr. Rogers that his pet got hit by a car. More precisely, he's confiding this to Daniel Striped Tiger, the hand puppet that, Rogers' wife, …

Fred Rogers

Cell Phone Use and Blindness Linked by "Toxic" Oxygen in New Study

We're spending more time in front of screens than ever.<p>Scientists have found the chemical reason that blue lights are bad for our eyes. We know that …

Research

Japan had a war for talent a century ago. Silicon Valley can learn from it

The scramble to hire the best and brightest is transforming business, and particularly tech companies, around the globe. It’s pushing companies to …

Silicon Valley

Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's utmost authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic had nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said on Wednesday, as the country's clerical leadership faces biting U.S. sanctions.<p>The sanctions imposed on Tehran this …

South Asia

Trump just threatened the EU for not allowing his Iran sanctions to bring about "world peace"

Donald Trump is back at war with the European Union, tweeting Tuesday that “anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” The warning came hours after EU lawmakers signaled their intent to defy the U.S. sanctions against Tehran that came into effect at midnight.<p>…

Donald Trump

It’s a Big Deal That LeBron James Decided to Fund a Public School

The only upside to Donald Trump’s petulant Friday night Twitter swipe at LeBron James was that it gave an extra publicity bump to the basketball …

Education

The Car Industry Squirms, as It Gets What It Asked For

Automakers spent months lobbying the Trump administration to weaken the EPA’s clean-car standards. But they’re not sure they wanted them that weak.<p>On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it would weaken the country’s clean-car standards, which regulate how much air pollution can be …

Automotive Industry

Star Trek: Five questions about Jean-Luc Picard’s revival

All you need to know as @SirPatStew gets ready to #MakeItSo in the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard's life #StarTrek #CBSAllAccess …

Star Trek

Iran Guards says it held Gulf drills as U.S. tensions rise

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at "confronting possible threats" by enemies, the state news agency IRNA reported.<p>U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday that the United States …

South Asia

Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran acquired five new commercial aircraft on Sunday, a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.<p>The arrival of the ATR72-600 airplanes at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport represented perhaps the …

South Asia

Sir Patrick Stewart is Returning to Star Trek for a New Series About Picard

The most venerable captain in Star Fleet history is back.<p>As has been rumored for a while, CBS announced today that Sir Patrick Stewart, who played …

Science Fiction

Protests Pop Up Across Iran, Fueled by Daily Dissatisfaction

TEHRAN — Across Iran’s heartland, from the sweltering heat of its southern cities to the bustling capital, protesters have taken to the streets with increasing intensity in recent months, much to the satisfaction of the Trump administration, which is hoping the civil unrest will put pressure on …

Middle East

Judge: Trump administration has 'sole burden' to locate migrant parents separated from children

A federal judge on Friday made clear that the Trump administration must locate hundreds of deported and released migrant parents who have been separated from their children at the border.<p>“The reality is that for every parent who is not located, there will be a permanently orphaned child,” U.S. …

Immigration

The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by <i>Rolling Stone,</i> and that it …

Guns

7 Ways to Raise a Child Who Isn't a Total Doormat

We've all heard that old parenting cliché "if your friend jumped off a cliff, would you, too?" Maybe we've even said it to our own kids, trying to make the point that thinking and making decisions for themselves is a vital life skill. But asking that hypothetical question isn't enough to teach your …

Parenting

Trump’s losing fight against Obamacare

The health care law is proving surprisingly resilient to the administration’s efforts to tear it down.<p>President Donald Trump can’t kill Obamacare, no matter how hard he tries.<p>His administration’s latest threat to the law, unveiled Wednesday, expands the availability of short-term health plans that …

Health Care

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage. And it’s not ready to fight back.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to …

Silicon Valley

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Nuclear Energy

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”<p>When a person in a committed relationship takes a secret second lover, it forms a love triangle. This new constellation changes the relationship between the committed couple, …

Psychology

Kochs blow up their détente with Trump

The massive political network is betting that by throwing its weight around, it can persuade Republicans to buck Trump on his protectionist trade and restrictive immigration policies.<p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s top deputies kicked off a weekend summit with …

Republicans

Trump Is Squeezing the Koch Network Out of the GOP

Caught between surging populism on the right and the rise of democratic socialism on the left, the libertarian donor group has plenty of cash, but little popular support.<p>Will the GOP be the party of Donald Trump or the party of Charles Koch?<p>The question comes to mind as Koch, the billionaire …

Republicans

Twitter turns to academics to improve conversational health on the platform

Twitter is partnering with two groups of academic researchers to figure out how to measure the health of conversations happening on the platform.<p>It’s all part of the company’s continuing long game for social relevance. Despite the fact that it lost 1 million users, the company also posted $100 …

Syracuse University