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Blizzard says China had "no influence" in video gamer ban


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:41:44 +0000

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Gaming company exec defends move to suspend Hearthstone player after he expressed support for Hong Kong protests

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Facebook's digital currency Libra faces setbacks


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:29:41 +0000

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In a draft report obtained by the BBC, a G7 taskforce warns banks of the potential risks of cryptocurrencies. That comes just days after major financial institutions began pulling support for Facebook's digital currency Libra. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to explain the latest.

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All-women Delta crew flies 120 girls to NASA to encourage female aviators


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:08:04 +0000

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To celebrate International Girls in Aviation Day, Delta took 120 girls, ages 12 to 18, to NASA's headquarters to learn about STEM and careers in aviation and aerospace.

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SpaceX makes push toward piloted test flight


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:05:41 +0000

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Critical tests in the next few months must go well for Crew Dragon to carry out piloted test flight

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NASA to launch satellite from 40,000 feet — from an airplane


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 02:57:54 +0000

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The launch kicks off a $252 million mission to study Earth's electrically charged ionosphere

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie: "You are the target" of companies like Facebook


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:22:34 +0000

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Data analyst Christopher Wylie exposed how Cambridge Analytica harvested information of millions of Facebook users during the 2016 campaign. Now he's out with a new book, "Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America." Wylie spoke with CNET senior producer Dan Patterson and CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates about the ongoing threats to social media users' privacy.

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Facebook still won't let you "friend" Christopher Wylie


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:11:50 +0000

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The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower remains banned from Facebook more than a year after revealing how the social media giant was used to manipulate voters

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Why automation could hit African-American workers hard


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:29:39 +0000

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AI, robots and other technologies that supplant human labor threaten to widen the racial wealth gap in the U.S.

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Apple pulls Quartz news app from China app store


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:09:51 +0000

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Apple said the app included content that was illegal in China, although it provided no details, according to Quartz

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Apple removes app used by Hong Kong protesters to locate police


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:13:57 +0000

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U.S. tech giant says Hong Kong authorities "verified" HKmap.live was "used to target and ambush police," but the app's developer calls it a "decision to suppress freedom"

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Facebook rejects Biden campaign's request to remove Trump ad


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:00:55 +0000

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Facebook said it will not take down a campaign ad released by President Trump that accuses former Vice President Joe Biden of corruption. The social media company rejected a request from Biden's campaign to take the ad down, saying it doesn't violate company policy. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to discuss.

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Twitter used phone numbers for security to sell ads


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:59:03 +0000

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The company did not disclose how many of its millions of users were affected, but insists privacy issue has been solved

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Twitter users' phone numbers and emails were used for ads


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:54:47 +0000

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Twitter has announced some of its users' data was "unintentionally" used for advertising purposes. The company said phone numbers and emails provided by users were used by third parties to target users with ads. Twitter had told its users that information was needed for security purposes. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to discuss.

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Facebook relaxes rules on political ads, drawing scrutiny


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:14:23 +0000

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Facebook has recently relaxed its rules on political ads, making it easier for campaigns to post content with false or misleading claims. The move is drawing scrutiny as the 2020 race gains steam. Sara Fischer, media reporter for Axios, joined CBSN to discuss.

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PayPal quits Facebook's Libra digital currency project


Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:28:25 +0000

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Social media giant's plan to develop an alternative payments system has drawn fire from regulators and Congress

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Worker pay is stagnant — economists blame robots


Created: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:43:05 +0000

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Automation is eroding employees' bargaining power, hurting their wages despite rising productivity

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Robots could be to blame for workers' stagnant wages


Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:46:04 +0000

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Researchers say workers may be cautious about asking for higher pay out of fear they may be replaced by automation.

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Facebook's encrypted messaging raises law enforcement concerns


Created: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 07:03:42 +0000

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The Justice Department is asking Facebook for access to encrypted messaging, raising privacy concerns. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with more on that controversy, plus the latest plans for Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.

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"Sneakerheads" create "stock exchange" app


Created: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:37:39 +0000

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As sneaker culture continues to dominate the fashion world, one app is cashing in on the push to buy and sell sneakers online. Stock-X not only allows users to buy and bid on rare and limited-addition sneakers, it also lets users follow collections like stock portfolios. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN AM to explain how the app works and how bots are changing the sneaker world.

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Astronaut Nick Hague reflects on 6 months in space: "The change in perspective up here is profound"


Created: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:28:59 +0000

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American astronaut Nick Hague and two other crew members from the International Space Station have returned to Earth. Hague spent more than 200 days in space. He survived a dramatic launch abort last October, before getting a second chance to fly into space. Just before he left the space station, Hague spoke to Mark Strassmann about what he's learned over the last year.

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