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Microsoft last week joined other tech giants in pledging that it would not sell its facial recognition technology to law enforcement. But despite the public promise to protect privacy, a Microsoft-developed intricate system of surveillance technology remains in use on New York City streets, which critics say allows officers to keep tabs on citizens without […]

Legendary rock and roll/folk artist Neil Young is 74 years old, but that doesn’t stop him from continuing to tour around the world and making and releasing music for his fans. The Harvest Moon singer began his musical career in the sixties with the band Buffalo Springfield and then later joining in Crosby, Stills, Nash, […]

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that targets social media platforms and the content on their sites.  The executive order aims to remove the protections of Section 230 in the Communications Decency Act. By repealing Section 230, social networks would be legally responsible for what people post on their platforms. The law […]

In any other year, San Francisco Giants’ right-fielder Hunter Pence would be in the outfield catching fly balls on a given weeknight. Instead, he’s inside his home playing World of Warcraft. But Major League Baseball (MLB) players like Pence that are turning to video games aren’t just in it for a leisurely hobby (although it […]

The coronavirus outbreak has caused businesses to close and workers to be laid off, but bills and life still go on — even in a global pandemic. To ease the weight of many Americans’ newfound financial struggles, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending all Americans stimulus checks as part of a $2 trillion initiative. You […]

Today is the National Day of Unplugging, when people across the country are encouraged to take a 24-hour digital detox from all technology. It’s a harmless and totally made-up holiday designed to boost your mental health — but it’s also not a holiday that everyone can partake in. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that it […]