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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Alberto Morejon, a Stillwater, Okla., teacher and administrator of the Facebook group "Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - The Time is Now," speaks during a media conference at the Oklahoma Education Association in Oklahoma City. The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online.Their Facebook groups draw tens of thousands of members. They share stories of their frustrations and then they demand change. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)
Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the countrySocial media is helping fuel activism by teachers seeking better wages and improved funding for education across the country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk congratulates teams competing on the Hyperloop Pod Competition II at SpaceX's Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, Calif. A committee of the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, approved an environmental review exemption for a Los Angeles-area tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forwardA Los Angeles City Council committee has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo, Maryland Del. Alonzo Washington, D-Prince George County, who sponsored legislation in Maryland to increase transparency in online political ads, sits in his seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, in Annapolis, Md. The bill, which was passed and sent to Gov. Larry Hogan on April 5, aims to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political adsA measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Cops: Nurse Plotted to Kill Doctor's WifeAn Illinois nurse hired a dark web company to kill the wife of a male doctor with whom she had an affair, police say. Woodridge police say that last Thursday, the CBS show 48 Hours reached out to them to say an area woman was allegedly involved in a murder-for-hire...
Newser16 hours ago
Amazon Just Shared a Secret NumberAfter years of speculation, Jeff Bezos finally disclosed the number of Amazon Prime subscribers Wednesday, and it was a big, round one: The CEO said in a letter to shareholders that the service now has at least 100 million subscribers, CNBC reports. He said the company shipped more than 5...
Newser20 hours ago
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon said Wednesday, April 18, 2018, it has more than 100 million paid Prime members, the first time the company has given out a specific number on its paid subscriber base. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million membersAmazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service as its empire and ambitions expand
The Associated Press1 day ago
Activists bring a sack with about 2.000 paper airplanes symbolising the logo of the messaging app Telegram to the door of St.Petersburg's department of Roskomnadzor, the state communications oversight agency, to protest against blocking the messenger in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, April 13, 2018. A Russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging appThe chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump’s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win. Cambridge Analytica did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment from The Associated Press on the submission. However, it has denied it used the data scraped from an app that obtained material from Facebook users in the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rulesFacebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data
The Associated Press1 day ago
EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandalThe European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Monday, April 16, 2018 photo, shows a memorial honoring the history of the USS Helena at Anchor Park in Helena, Mont. Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.(Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreckNearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage
The Associated Press1 day ago
390 Donate to Buy Couch for Billionaire MuskElon Musk is a great example of crowdfunding success. Not only did he raise $10 million selling flamethrowers , he may soon be the recipient of a crowdfunded couch. In an interview with CBS News last week, Musk mentioned the couch in his office at Tesla is, well, "not a good...
Newser1 day ago
Indian Minister: We Had the Internet 5K Years AgoAmazon has released an Android browser in India dubbed "Internet," per the Verge —but that's not what the chief minister of Tripura state was referring to Tuesday when he claimed the Internet was invented in India long ago. Speaking in Agartala, Biplab Deb cited the Hindu epic Mahabharata , stressing that...
Newser1 day ago
A man uses his cell phone while walking on a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Iranian state TV reported Wednesday that government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps. State TV said the ban was imposed by the Presidential Office on all public institutions. It was not clear if the ban applied to civil servants outside of work hours. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message appsIranian state TV says government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Oct. 15, 2014 photo made available by The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police shows Sindri Thor Stefansson. Icelandic police have informed their Swedish colleagues that a man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies, likely fled to Sweden after a prison break, officials said Wednesday April 18, 2018. (The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police via AP)
Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to SwedenA man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland
The Associated Press1 day ago
This Tuesday, April 17, 2018, photo shows the Wayfair website on a computer in New York. Wayfair, an online furniture seller, is calling April 25 Way Day, and will offer discounts that it says are comparable to its Black Friday deals. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way DayWayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day
The Associated Press1 day ago
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