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Facebook Has No Plans To Lift Trump Ban, Report Says

Facebook has no plan in place to lift the indefinite suspension on President Donald Trump's Facebook account following his departure from the White House on Wednesday, NBC News reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the company's plans said. From the report: The ban on Trump's account remains indefinite, the sources said, and there is no current plan in place to lift it. The social media giant said on Jan. 7 that it would "indefinitely" ban the president's account due to his role in inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol a day earlier. The company said the ban would last at least through the end of his term. Facebook's suspension stopped short of the permanent ban that other social media companies like Twitter and Snapchat lated placed on Trump's accounts. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2021-01-19 15:45:01
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Today’s best tech deals: Lots of Switch games, Fire HD tablets, and more

Dealmaster also has deals on Hitman 3, Roomba vaccuums, and the iPad Air.
2021-01-19 15:30:04
https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/01/19/1959228/india-asks-whatsapp-to-withdraw-new-privacy-policy-over-grave-concerns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed preview's
India Asks WhatsApp To Withdraw New Privacy Policy Over 'Grave Concerns'

India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to the Facebook-owned service that identifies the South Asian nation as its biggest market by users. From a report: In an email to WhatsApp head Will Cathcart, the nation's IT ministry said the upcoming update to the app's data-sharing policy has raised "grave concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens... Therefore, you are called upon to withdraw the proposed changes." The ministry is additionally seeking clarification from WhatsApp on its data-sharing agreement with Facebook and other commercial firms and has asked why users in the EU are exempt from the new privacy policy but their counterpoint in India have no choice but to comply. "Such a differential treatment is prejudicial to the interests of Indian users and is viewed with serious concern by the government," the ministry wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by TechCrunch. "The government of India owes a sovereign responsibility to its citizens to ensure that their interests are not compromised and therefore it calls upon WhatsApp to respond to concerns raised in this letter." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2021-01-19 15:15:02
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Aston Martin’s new SUV is actually extremely good: The 2021 DBX review

It looks amazing and drives even better, but the downside is a crippling thirst.
2021-01-19 15:00:03
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Microsoft invests in $30 billion driverless car company Cruise

Investment pits Microsoft against Google sibling Waymo.
2021-01-19 14:30:03
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What psychology of mass mobilization can tell us about the Capitol riot

Research suggests disinfo and demagogues coordinate, not manipulate, the masses.
2021-01-19 14:15:02
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This is a Simulation of the Interstellar Medium Flowing Like Smoke Throughout the Milky Way

How do stars form? We know they form from massive structures called molecular clouds, which themselves form from the Interstellar Medium (ISM). But how and why do certain types of stars form? Why, in some situations, does a star like our Sun form, versus a red dwarf or a blue giant? That’s one of the … Continue reading "This is a Simulation of the Interstellar Medium Flowing Like Smoke Throughout the Milky Way" The post This is a Simulation of the Interstellar Medium Flowing Like Smoke Throughout the Milky Way appeared first on Universe Today.
2021-01-19 14:15:02
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What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide?

What’s better than two gigantic galaxies swirling into one another until they collide?  How about three galaxies swirling into one another until they collide – and they all have supermassive black holes at their core to boot!  Recently, a team led by Dr. Adi Foord of Stanford combed through data from the WISE mission and … Continue reading "What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide?" The post What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide? appeared first on Universe Today.
2021-01-19 14:00:03
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Charter abandons petition seeking FCC approval to impose data caps in 2021

Charter cannot impose data caps until May 2023, won't ask Biden FCC to nix ban.
2021-01-19 13:45:02
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The Solar Wind is More Attracted to the Earth’s North Pole Than the South. Why?

Likely the most well-known result of the Earth’s magnetic field are the Aurora Borealis and Australis (Northern and Southern Lights).  When chargers particles from the solar wind run into the Earth’s magnetic field, they can occasionally elicit spectacular light displays.  For years now, scientists have thought that the charged particles that cause those displays were … Continue reading "The Solar Wind is More Attracted to the Earth’s North Pole Than the South. Why?" The post The Solar Wind is More Attracted to the Earth’s North Pole Than the South. Why? appeared first on Universe Today.
2021-01-19 13:45:02