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  1. After A Terrorist Attack, Social Media Can Cause More Harm Than Good
    NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Emily Dreyfuss, a reporter for Wired, who explains how sharing information about a terrorist attack on social media helps terrorists spread their message.
  2. Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'
    The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.
  3. Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity's Last, Best Hope To Win At Go
    Ke Jie is a wunderkind — the 19-year-old undisputed master of what might well be the world's most complex game. And he just soundly lost a best-of-three series to an artificial intelligence program.
  4. Computer Wins Again In Chinese Game Of Go
    Google's AlphaGo program has won two games against Chinese player Ke Jie in the game of go, which has billions of possible moves and had been hard for computers to play.
  5. Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?
    There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.
  6. Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories
    A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned.
  7. After Manchester, Social Media Helps And Hurts, Venues Stay Alert And Shows Go On
    In the wake of the bombing on Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert, venues have stepped up security, a promoter laments the imperfect security and social media is useful and harmful — again.
  8. 'Like A God,' Google A.I. Beats Human Champ Of Notoriously Complex Go Game
    "Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played," the world's No. 1 Go player, Ke Jie, said after losing the first in a three-match series. "But this year, it became like a god of Go."
  9. At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared
    In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.
  10. Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time
    Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.
  11. At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery
    In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.
  12. Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab
    Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.
  13. Don't Feed Parrots Chocolate, Despite What Happens In Minecraft
    In the game Minecraft, a chocolate chip cookie will tame a parrot, but they're poisonous to the birds in real life. Minecraft has promised to update the game.
  14. Small Indiana Nonprofit Falls Victim To Ransom Cyberattack
    A small Indiana nonprofit was devastated by a malware attack earlier this year. It's still recovering after hackers stole data.
  15. In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive
    Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.

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