Daily Archives: March 9, 2019

What Facebook’s ‘privacy vision’ really means

In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg said Facebook will …

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How Facebook stands to profit from its ‘privacy’ push

In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zuckerberg’s new “privacy-focused vision” for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement for the much-criticized social network. But critics say the announcement obscures Facebook’s …

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More pastures for West’s overpopulated wild horses

In this July 18, 2018, file photo, a wild horse jumps among others near Salt Lake City. The U.S. government is seeking new pastures for thousands of wild horses that have overpopulated Western ranges. Landowners interested in hosting large numbers of rounded-up wild horses on their property can now apply …

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Finding dark matter in the dark

Credit: NASA, ESA and M. Montes (University of New South Wales) Dark matter is the mysterious material that holds the Universe together, yet no one has seen it; or heard, smelled, tasted or touched it either. But that may soon change, and a laboratory 1000 metres below the ground in …

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Philadelphia says no to totally cashless future

An increasing number of US businesses are only taking payments by card or mobile phone, but amid a backlash, Philadelphia is insisting that cash be accepted everywhere With an increasing number of US businesses no longer accepting cash, Philadelphia—the City of Brotherly Love—is taking a stand to protect the so-called …

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Study confirms horseshoe crabs are really relatives of spiders, scorpions

University of Wisconsin-Madison postdoctoral researcher Jesús Ballesteros holds a small horseshoe crab. A study he led with Integrative Biology Professor Prashant Sharma used robust genetic analysis to demonstrate that horseshoe crabs are arachnids like spiders, scorpions and ticks. Credit: Jesús Ballesteros Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs …

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US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

This 2009 photo provided by AquaBountyTechnologies shows a juvenile salmon raised at the company’s hatchery in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada. On Friday, March 8, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had lifted an alert had that had prevented AquaBounty from importing its salmon eggs to its …

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