Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE - Students discuss First Amendment rights at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., April 2. 2016, during a conference sponsored by the Newseum Institute and Knight Foundation. (Photo credit - Mark Schierbecker via Flickr)
Miami-based organization announces nearly $50 million in grants for projects that study the impact of social media on democracy
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July 22, 2019
Could Being Distracted by Your Phone Cause Weight Gain?
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Researchers find link between obesity and mindlessly switching between digital devices
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July 22, 2019
FILE -  Credit reporting company Equifax  Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and others relates to a massive 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private data of nearly 150 million people
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July 22, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the awarding ceremony of the newly established Axel Springer Award in Berlin, Feb. 25, 2016.
Facebook says it plans to appeal a decision by German authorities to fine it 2 million euros ($2.3 million) under a law designed to combat hate speech
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July 19, 2019
FaceApp is displayed on an iPhone, July 17, 2019, in New York.
Viral smartphone application, which has seen a new surge of popularity due to a filter that ages photos of users’ faces, requires 'full and irrevocable access to their personal photos and data'
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July 18, 2019
FILE - Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to logos of social media apps Signal, Whatsapp and Telegram projected on a screen in this picture illustration.
International Conference on Social Media and Society comes as governments, nonprofits and consumers grapple with the negative effects of social media
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July 18, 2019
Emojis are seen in this screengrab from an iPhone.
Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all
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July 17, 2019