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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Told the Congressional Black Caucus the Social Giant Plans to Add African American Board Member

Facebook told members of the Congressional Black Caucus that the social media giant was committed to adding an African American to its board of directors. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg made the commitment during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill... Continue Reading →


Facebook Orders Drama Series With Kerry Washington Producing

Facebook is continuing its push into scripted programming with an order for a drama series that boasts “Scandal” star Kerry Washington among its executive producers, Variety has learned exclusively. Titled “Five Points,” the series is set on the South Side... Continue Reading →

Netflix Plans to Release 80 Original Films in 2018

Netflix expects to release around 80 original films next year, as it looks to hit the kind of scale in movies that it’s achieved on the TV side, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “They range anywhere from the... Continue Reading →

Researchers Discover Vulnerability Affecting Wi-Fi Security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen... Continue Reading →

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works, But Slowly

Facebook’s effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect — though that finding comes with a major caveat. Once a story receives a false rating from a fact-checker, Facebook says, subsequent... Continue Reading →

Dan Brown Author of DaVinci Code Says Humanity No Longer Needs God Since it Has Artificial Intelligence

Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, U.S. author Dan Brown said on Thursday. Brown made the provocative remark at the... Continue Reading →

How to Suffer Well as a Christian On the Internet

The unique process of learning to suffer well online. by Douglas Groothuis On October 21, 2016, I saw this short lament on my Facebook page: Such an agonizing marathon, this living with my wife’s dementia. I wrote a whole manuscript... Continue Reading →

17-Year-Old Tech Phenom Develops App to Help Prevent Police Brutality

And that's not the only app he has in the works. A Bay Area teenager is inventing an app to tackle police brutality. 17-year-old George Hofstetter created the app CopStop which aims to inform users on the best behavioral practices when being apprehended... Continue Reading →

Tech Companies Pledge to Reconnect Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to help restore communications... Continue Reading →

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