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Schools are using AI to track what students write on their computers

Over 50 million k-12 students will go back to school in the US this month. For many of them using a school computer, every word they type will be tracked.<p>Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), any US school that receives federal funding is required to have an internet-safety policy. …

Privacy

iOS Twitter client Leaf joins others as it announces end of life due to Twitter API changes

Popular iOS Twitter client, Leaf, has announced today that the app will no longer be getting updates. With the announcement, the developer iPlop, and app designer Surenix have shed some light on what they’ve been working on, but will ultimately never see the light of day.<p>The duo shared that Leaf’s …

APIs

HUD Makes It Official, Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed an official discrimination complaint against Facebook, saying the site’s dizzying …

Housing

OpenAI Is Beating Humans at ‘Dota 2’ Because It’s Basically Cheating

AI defeating human players at 'Dota 2' is impressive, but it was only possible thanks to significant guardrails and an inhuman advantage.<p>On August 5, a team of AI bots beat professional human players in two consecutive games of <i>Dota 2</i>. The team, called the OpenAI Five, was developed by OpenAI, a …

Artificial Intelligence

ICE Agents Detained a Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital

Immigration agents in California on Wednesday detained a man who was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver a baby.<p>Maria del Carmen …

Immigration

ICE Officers Arrest Man Who Was Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital for C-Section

Security video shows María del Carmen Venegas visibly upset inside the convenience store after her husband, Joel Arrona, was detained on August 15, …

Immigration

Arm promises massive speed boost for Intel-shunning laptops

The "Intel Inside" marketing campaign has put an Intel sticker on millions of personal computers since it launched in 1991. But your next laptop could have Intel outside if rival chip designer Arm gets its way.<p>Arm's chip technology is used in nearly every iPhone and Android phone in existence, …

Computer Hardware

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.<p>The case of 19-year-old Ashwaq Haji Hami made headlines this week after she was …

Yazidis

Papadopoulos Harmed The Russia Investigation By Lying And Should Get Up To 6 Months In Prison, Mueller Says

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday recommended a sentence of up to six months in prison for a former Trump campaign adviser, telling a federal …

Donald Trump

Will Apple add AirPlay 2 to AirPort Express?

AirPlay 2 has been out for a few months now and it has generally been well received, but there’s one mystery left for Apple’s upgraded audio streaming feature: will AirPlay 2 support come to the AirPort Express? There’s both reason to be hopeful and skeptical…<p>Surely it won’t happen<p>Apple’s AirPort …

Airports

The Mars Opportunity rover might be busted even if it wakes back up

In case you haven’t been keeping track of the plight of NASA’s Opportunity rover, I’ll get you caught back up: A dust storm covered Mars, the rover …

Mars Rover

DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told <i>Reuters</i>. The case, an investigation of the MS-13 gang, is under seal so filings aren't publicly available. But the sources stated that Facebook has …

Privacy

Omarosa recorded more than audio in Trump’s White House. She has video too: report

Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her …

Donald Trump

The blockchain bonanza is over for graphics card makers

Nvidia expects negligible cryptocurrency-related sales for the rest of the year.<p>For almost a year, cryptocurrency miners have snapped up all the …

Bitcoin Mining

Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series

Netflix confirms "test;" video ads appear with a "but first, check out... " prompt.<p>Netflix has confirmed a major change to its video-streaming …

Bob's Burgers

Australian teen stole 90 gigabytes of private data from Apple servers

A Melbourne, Australia teenager is facing criminal charges after accessing Apple’s backend network multiple times over a year, according to Australian newspaper <i>The Age</i>. He apparently did this out of love, his lawyer says, because he admired the company and “dreamed of” working there. He managed to …

Criminal Sentencing

Google clarifies location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.<p>The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several …

Privacy

Twitter calmly explains why it broke your favorite apps

Despite protests, Twitter made changes today that break some features of popular third-party apps. The company’s CEO explains that all Twitter is doing is finally enforcing a 9-year-old policy.<p>Rob Johnson says the company will no longer devote resources to apps it didn’t want built in the first …

Apps

China May Be Adding a ‘Nuclear Element’ to the South China Sea, the Pentagon Warns

The Pentagon sounded a warning over China’s plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea, …

China

Salvadoran immigrant mom sues US to be reunited with baby who needs to breastfeed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Weeks after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to bring families separated at the border back together, a Salvadoran woman has filed a federal lawsuit in Washington asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be breastfed.<p>Leydi Duenas-Claros also seeks a halt …

Immigration

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money

Industry asks for handouts, arguing that broadband is essential—like a utility.<p>Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style …

Net Neutrality

Nintendo’s Switch has been hiding a buried “VrMode” for over a year

Unlocked firmware functions suggest Nintendo was testing VR support.<p>Hackers have uncovered and tested a screen-splitting "VR Mode" that has been …

Virtual Reality

Twitter tries to reassure users amid backlash over third-party apps

In April, Twitter announced that it would replace developer access to User and Site streams with new API. Several third-party app developers warned that this would disrupt their ability to work with the service. Today is the day, then, that Twitter removes support for the older "outdated developer …

Apps

eBay makes it easy for amateur mechanics to shop for auto parts

It can be tough buying the right auto parts online unless you're a pro or a very experienced DIYer. According to eBay, 49 percent of consumers mistakenly pick up components that are either not compatible with their vehicles or are just plain wrong. To make it simpler for everyone, eBay Motors has …

Automotive Industry

Senators want Google and Facebook to block 3D-printed gun files

US authorities lost the legal battle that would prevent Defense Distributed from legally releasing its 3D-printed gun files, but social networks can still ban them from their platforms. Facebook is already blocking people from posting their blueprints in the form of Computer Aided Design (CAD) …

Defense Distributed

How 3-D Printing Exposes the Fallacy of Federal Gun Laws

Defense Distributed, an Austin-based company notorious for 3-D printing a gun, recently won its risky landmark case against the federal government, …

Guns

Amazon Is in the Early Stages of Entering the Health Insurance Comparison Business

Amazon.com Inc. is in talks with European insurers regarding the creation of a U.K. price-comparison site, according to a report from Reuters, citing …

Car Insurance

Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" …

Donald Trump

Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

Files hint at "Steam Play" compatibility tools to help expand SteamOS library.<p>Valve appears to be working on a set of "compatibility tools," called …

Linux

China could reportedly use its 'unwritten' tech rules as an 'invisible tool' against US firms

With Sino-American trade tensions escalating, China's cybersecurity standards could be used as an "invisible tool" of retaliation against …

China