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Scientists Map the Geometry of a Single Electron for the First Time

The new research could be useful for the development of spin-based quantum computers.

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YouTube Is Ending the Era of the Subscriber Count Beef

Live subscriber count tools like Social Blade will be impossible starting in August, when YouTube plans on abbreviating public-facing subscriber counts.

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Americans Don’t Need Deepfakes to Believe Lies About Nancy Pelosi

President Trump tweeted a video of House speaker Nancy Pelosi that was altered to make her look and sound drunk, with the speed of the was slowed down to 75 percent.

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Here’s How Scientists Plan to Watch Supermassive Black Hole Collisions

“When these objects merge, there is more energy produced than the rest of the universe put together.”

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Hackers Breach Company That Makes License Plate Readers for U.S. Government

The hacker known as "Boris Bullet-Dodger" has published what appears to be internal data belonging to Perceptics, which provides license plate reader technology for the Mexico border.

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Most FTC Officials Have Had Conflicts of Interest, Study Shows

A new report says most FTC officials over the past 20 years worked for corporations before or after their tenure, and more than half had direct financial conflicts of interest.

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Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.

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Mark Zuckerberg Says the Supreme Court of Facebook Is Coming Soon

The independent content council will make binding, final decisions about what's allowed on Facebook: "Even if I disagree with its decisions, we won’t be able to overturn them," Zuckerberg said.

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Apple Agrees to Tell Users If an iOS Update Will Slow Down Their iPhones

A watchdog group in the United Kingdom got Apple to agree to tell users when its software updates will affect device performance.

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Civil War-Era Plant Medicines Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

Plant medicines from the Civil War likely saved lives at the time and could help fight stubborn bacteria today, scientists say.

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It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces

Samsung researchers developed an algorithm that only needs one source image to create fake videos.

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Kamala Harris and Bipartisan Legislators Hope to Pass Federal Anti-Revenge Porn Law

The SHIELD (Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution) Act aims to hold perpetrators accountable for nonconsensual pornography.

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The US Ban on Huawei Is Causing a Global Mess

The highly interconnected nature of the global tech industry means the US ban has wide ripple effects.

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Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.

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Big Tech Doesn't Want You to Be Able To Fix Your Things

The VICE Guide to Right Now goes inside the right to repair movement.

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