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Google Employees Are Getting $1K Each for Home Office ExpensesA lot of Google employees are going to be working at home indefinitely—and the company is spending millions to make sure they have a good setup. CEO Sundar Pichal announced this week that every employee will be given an allowance of $1,000, or the equivalent in a different...
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Robots, for serving purposes or for dirty dishes collection, advance as part of a tryout of measures to respect social distancing and help curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Hu family's Royal Palace restaurant in Renesse, south-western Netherlands, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Hello and welcome: Robot waiters to the rescue amid virus When Shaosong Hu saw robots serving food in China last fall, he knew exactly what he wanted for his restaurant in the Dutch beachside town of Renesse
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While We Wait, NFL Renews MaddenThere will not be competition in the field of simulation football video games for at least a few more years. The NFL, which is shut down during the pandemic, announced Thursday that it has extended its exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts for the Madden NFL franchise. The Players Association...
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FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today. Those are the words President Donald Trump challenged in an executive order Thursday, May 28, 2020 one that would strip those protections if those companies engaged in “editorial decisions” — like, for instance, adding a fact-check warning to one of Trump's tweets. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
All about Section 230, a rule that made the modern internetTwenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, file photo shows the inside of a computer in Jersey City, N.J. The U.S. National Security Agency said Thursday, May 28, 2020, the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating malware attack the following year has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
NSA: Russian agents have been hacking major email program The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating 2017 malware attack has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Chinese Spokesman Now Has a Label on His TweetsMore than two months after it was posted, an accusation by a Chinese government spokesman has received a "Get the facts" label from Twitter—the same caution that was added to a couple of President Trump's tweets this week. Zhao Lijian of the foreign ministry had tweeted , "It might be...
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US joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter ChinaThe U.S. has joined an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence, after the Trump administration had earlier dismissed the idea
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Trump's Order Could Upend 26 Key Words"This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!" President Trump tweeted Thursday morning. The reason? Late in the afternoon, he signed an executive order that could deal a big blow to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies. Among other things, the move could strip the companies...
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FILE - This Aug. 16, 2018  file photo shows a self-driving Nuro vehicle in Scottsdale, Ariz. CVS Health said Thursday, May 28, 2020 it will partner with Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro on deliveries of medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription deliveryCVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE- in this March 27, 2018 file photo a sign reading 'Emabassy of the Russian Federation' displayed at entrance of the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany. Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian ambassador Sergei Nechayev to inform him in person of the move. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattackGermany says it is seeking European Union sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence showed he was working for Russian intelligence
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Trump's Next Move in Twitter War: Executive OrderPresident Trump's feud with Twitter continues. The latest: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday night that the POTUS will soon sign an executive order aimed at social media companies, the AP reports. White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah said the move would come Thursday, but neither...
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