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Panel says hyperloop test track in Missouri could cost $500 million

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Will Missourians support the controversial hyperloop linking the state’s two largest cities? That’s the hope of a blue ribbon panel charged with investigating the idea. An announcement Monday afternoon by House Speaker ...

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Facebook cracks down on anti-Israel pages based in Iran

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Facebook has removed pages originating in Iran and Russia that aimed to stir up anti-Israel sentiment and hatred of Jews on the social media platform.  Nathaniel Gleichery, head of Cybersecurity Policy for ...

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Hawley sponsors bi-partisan bill giving the public control over their Facebook, other social media data

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In a bi-partisan move, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been joined by Democrat Senators Mark Warner and Richard Blumenthal in developing legislation designed to protect user privacy, their data and increase competition ...

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Severe burns after generic phone charger touches necklace

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A young woman suffered severe neck burns after her necklace came in contact with her generic cell phone charger, prompting experts to warn about the potential dangers of using these products. The ...

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Facebook restores post quoting theologian Augustine

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Facebook has backed down from saying a quote from a 5th century theologian was hate speech. A blogger reported on July 14 that Facebook had repeatedly banned a quote from St. Augustine ...

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Be My Eyes app lets volunteers help the blind

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A new app developed to aid the blind in completing daily tasks actually uses complete strangers to make it work. It is an example of Galatians 6:2 which reads, “Carry each other’s ...

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Is an artificial intelligence Antichrist possible?

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There was a time when most of humanity could envision some occupations that would be replaced by machines, technology or artificial intelligence. Working as a fashion model probably wasn’t one of them. ...

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Twitter suspends account for exposing Pinterest labeling pro-life group as porn

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Twitter temporarily suspended Project Veritas’s account Wednesday after the group published internal documents from Pinterest and alleged they show the company suppressing a pro-life organization. Project Veritas shared documents Tuesday on Twitter ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley takes on big tech with privacy bill

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As Attorney General of Missouri, Josh Hawley took on big tech and social media companies and Google over privacy issues. He investigated Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust ...

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Japan tests world’s fastest bullet train

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Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train—capable of reaching 249 mph (400 kph)—as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel. The ALFA-X version of the Shinkansen train began three years’ ...

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Feds wait too long, so state AGs begin their move against tech giants

It has become increasingly apparent over the years that the major Silicon Valley-based tech companies have tried to straddle the line between being open platforms for the sharing of information or biased ...

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‘Prophecy fulfilled” as tech leaders in Israel for global summit

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Nearly 20 thousand innovators and investors from almost every nation on earth came to see the largest tech meeting in the history of Israel, the OurCrowd global summit. Betty Wu ...

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Israel reaches for the stars, Moon launch successful

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Israel blasted into space history Thursday night (Friday Israel time) with the launch of its first-ever private spacecraft that will land on the moon. A dramatic nighttime launch from Cape Canaveral sent ...

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Church leader says smartphones could usher in anti-Christ

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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says smartphones risk bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the anti-Christ. Patriarch Kirill said the church does not oppose technological progress but is concerned ...

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These are the worst passwords you could have this year

For what seems like the umpteenth time, “123456” and “password” are the most commonly used passwords this year. Those combinations sit in the number one and two spots respectively, according to SplashData, who ...

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Teen electrocuted to death by earbud as phone charged

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Returning home to check on her teen son whom she thought was ill, the mother of Mohd Zahrin found her 16-year-old lying as she left him in the morning. When she moved ...

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Free meals for kids if they put phones away

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Frankie and Benny’s, a UK-based restaurant chain, wants families to have quality time together when dining out in its restaurants, so they decided to give parents a break.  If they put down ...

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Schools contribute to identity theft of children

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Identity thieves love to steal children’s identities. Nobody thinks to check their child’s credit report because there’s no reason to expect them to have one. Criminals can exploit the stolen identity undetected ...

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Love of the typewriter shows in ‘Type-Out’

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Kevin Kittle states that his love of the venerable typewriter began early.  “I didn’t like handwriting as a boy,” he begins.  “And because my parents owned a print shop, typewriters were readily ...

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New Apple watch will track you “all day”

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Consumers increasingly pay big bucks to give away their privacy. Mesmerized by consumerism and shiny new electronic gadgets, do they know what they’re giving up? Now Apple wants you to purchase their ...

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Local training opportunity offered by Texas Christian University

Are you a professional who works with children and are interested in learning about ways to better manage challenging behaviors? Are you a parent who is interested in learning new ways to ...

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Tech giants to face Congress, this time over privacy

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Sparks could fly next week between six major Web companies and a Congressional Panel investigating privacy. The tech giants and internet-service providers, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google, will ...

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Consumers fear tech will increase loneliness

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It’s hard to know what the future will bring, but a majority of US consumers think that five decades from now, we’ll all be overly dependent on tech and spend less time ...

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Apple to launch cheaper laptop

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Some consider it the standard in laptops. Now Apple will release a new low-cost MacBook Air laptop and a professional-focused upgrade to the Mac mini desktop later this year. The move is seen ...

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