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WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devices, the UN warned Tuesday, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.


Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.


Quantum leap in AI-related patent filings

The UN noted that patent filings for artificial intelligence-based inventions have exploded in recent years, with more than half of all such patents filed since 2013.


Morning lark? Night owl? Blame it on your genes

If you find you just can't spring out of bed on time every morning, you may be able to blame it on your genes, a new scientific study has found


For some whales, sonar may provoke suicidal behavior

Scientists have long known that some beaked whales beach themselves and die in agony after exposure to naval sonar, and now they know why: the giant sea mammals suffer decompression sickness, just like scuba divers.


Facebook: from Harvard dorm to global phenomenon

Key dates in the history of Facebook, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in February.


US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers -- including that of a top executive arrested in Canada on a US warrant.


Information wars endanger civilization, say Doomsday experts

Information warfare is amplifying major worldwide threats like climate change and nuclear warfare, endangering the future of civilization, US experts said Thursday as the symbolic Doomsday Clock stayed at two minutes to midnight.


Dublin strikes it rich as Europe's data hub

A new industrial revolution is under way on the outskirts of Dublin.


FB: We don't sell people's data

Mark Zuckerberg renewed his defense of Facebook's business, arguing that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data.


 

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