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Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

March 2 would've been the 117th birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. On that same day, the company that keeps his characters and books circulating announced that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist images. The six books are And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot's Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat's Quizzer. "These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," a representative of Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement. "Ceasing sales of these...

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Stop robocalls to your phone for good

Stop robocalls to your phone for good

The number of robocalls ringing our phones at all hours of the day has reached an all-time high, and because of that those calls are also getting a lot of attention from the government and technology companies. Most recently, the House passed a bill that will all but stop robocalls. The FCC passed a proposal that gives carriers the permission to be more aggressive when blocking spam calls. Apple even added a feature to iOS 13 that lets you block all unknown callers from ever ringing your phone. Robocalls convey a prerecorded message to your phone that often urges you to do something....

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Jul 29, 2019
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More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

Automated technology that Twitter began using this month to label tweets containing coronavirus misinformation is making mistakes, raising concerns about the company's reliance on artificial intelligence to review content. On May 11, Twitter started labeling tweets that spread a conspiracy theory about 5G causing the coronavirus. Authorities believe the false theory prompted some people to set fires to cell towers. Twitter will remove misleading tweets that encourage people to engage in behavior such as damaging cell towers. Other tweets that don't incite the same level of harm but...

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Google removes government-banned sites from Russian search results, report says

Google removes government-banned sites from Russian search results, report says

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe search giant deleted about 70 percent of the blacklisted sites, according to a local newspaper in Russia.Google has begun to tweak its search results in Russia to remove websites that've been blacklisted by the government's communications agency, Wednesday by Vedomosti, a local newspaper. Since 2017, the government has required search engines in the country to delete sites banned by the agency, called Roskomnadzor. Some of those search results include sites on child pornography, drugs and suicide, but some critics have also...

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Feb 11, 2019
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Twitter hides tweet that appears to be from Iran's supreme leader

Twitter hides tweet that appears to be from Iran's supreme leader

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againTwitter said the tweet violated its rules against making threats of violence or wishing for the death of a person.Twitter said Friday that it hid a tweet that appears to be from the account of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for violating its rules against making violent threats or wishing for the death of a person.The flagged tweet, which still pops up in Google search results, references a decision in 1989 from the Supreme Leader of Iran at the time that called for the killing of British-Indian author Salman...

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Scientists connect a human brain and 'rat cyborg' brain together

Scientists connect a human brain and 'rat cyborg' brain together

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againChinese researchers have linked a human brain to a rat's brain, allowing "mind control" of the rat's movements.A Chinese research team has developed the ability to mind control a rodent, building a wireless brain-to-brain system that enables a human to move the "rat cyborg" through a maze.The research, , details a brain-to-brain interface (BBI) that connects a human brain to a computer, which then decodes and stimulates the rat brain to move. The researchers detail their methodology in a delightful section of the published paper...

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Feb 16, 2019
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Super Mario Bros. game cartridge sells for $100,150

Super Mario Bros. game cartridge sells for $100,150

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againIt is one of the only sticker-sealed copies in existence.An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) sold for more than $100,000. The cartridge was an 1985 sticker-sealed reprint that was only available in the New York and LA to test-launch the NES. The game was sold through Heritage Auctions on Feb. 6 for $100,105 to a group of collectors. The game's box has a near-mint rating of 9.4 by a website dedicated to rating collectible . The sticker has a seal rating of A++, which adds a great deal of...

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Feb 16, 2019
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These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop

These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againExclusive: Advertisers are collecting info that can help them skirt an Android privacy feature, according to new research.Some apps may track your activity over time, even when you tell them to forget the past. And there's nothing you can do about it.Roughly 17,000 apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to  that was shared with CNET. The data collection appears to violate on collecting data that can be used to target users for in most cases, the researchers...

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Feb 16, 2019
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Galaxy Watch Active, Fit leaked by Samsung in app update

Galaxy Watch Active, Fit leaked by Samsung in app update

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Mattel’s new Pictionary has us drawing in the air with AR

Mattel’s new Pictionary has us drawing in the air with AR

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThis is not your typical augmented reality game.I'm moving a glowing stick over my head, trying to draw an imaginary shower cap. I really hope this is coming out like I imagine. Can Scott tell on his screen? He's guessing clouds. No, no, no. I pretend to scrub my armpits. Yes! He got it! Playing Pictionary with paper is a thing of the past. Mattel reinvented the classic quick-draw game by using augmented reality, the term used when you blend digital special effects with the real world. This new version is Pictionary Air, and you...

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