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Astronaut photo shows ominous Tropical Storm Barry picking up steam

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Space station astronaut Christina Koch snapped a photo of Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday afternoon, as the developing storm headed for the Louisiana coast and its vulnerable city New Orleans.

The National Weather Service expects the storm to grow into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday, with winds of around 75 mph. The short-lived storm won’t have a chance to develop into a Hurricane Michael-like beast with 155 mph winds, but the tempest will still bring serious threats to both southern…

Astronaut photo shows ominous Tropical Storm Barry picking up steam

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Space station astronaut Christina Koch snapped a photo of Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday afternoon, as the developing storm headed for the Louisiana coast and its vulnerable city New Orleans.

The National Weather Service expects the storm to grow into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday, with winds of around 75 mph. The short-lived storm won’t have a chance to develop into a Hurricane Michael-like beast with 155 mph winds, but the tempest will still bring serious threats to both southern…

Astronaut photo shows ominous Tropical Storm Barry picking up steam

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Space station astronaut Christina Koch snapped a photo of Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday afternoon, as the developing storm headed for the Louisiana coast and its vulnerable city New Orleans.

The National Weather Service expects the storm to grow into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday, with winds of around 75 mph. The short-lived storm won’t have a chance to develop into a Hurricane Michael-like beast with 155 mph winds, but the tempest will still bring serious threats to both southern…

Facebook to ‘evaluate’ deepfake policy, according to Mark Zuckerberg

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The founder spoke on the issue following criticism over a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi. The company did not remove the video from the platform, resulting in it going viral on the site.

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is ‘evaluating’ deepfake policy

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Facebook may soon have new rules for “deepfakes.” 

That’s according to Mark Zuckerberg, who said Wednesday that the company is currently discussing specific policies that would police deepfakes, a term that refers to videos that have been realistically manipulated using artificial intelligence.

The issue was recently thrust into the spotlight after a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi went viral on the platform. The video, which experts said had been slowed down, made the Speaker of the…

Instagram just put ads in one of its last ad-free places

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We knew this day would come.

On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it will begin using the Explore tab as a way to show ads to users. The ads won’t show up in the main grid. Instead, once a user clicks on a post from Explore, Instagram will serve ads in the discovery feed users scroll through from that post. 

Instagram just put ads in one of its last ad-free places

Ads already appear in the home and story feeds, with more volume and more types of ads than ever. Explore had been, until Tuesday, one of the (surprisingly) last places on Instagram…

Senate bill would force big tech to reveal the value of your personal data

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Regulating big tech companies will undoubtedly be a matter of discussion during the upcoming Democratic primary debates, but a new piece of legislation has bipartisan support.

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) are set to introduce the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data Act, or DASHBOARD Act, on MondayAxios on HBO got the scoop on Sunday evening, when Warner was a guest on the show.

If approved and enforced, DASHBOARD would force…

Facebook firing Mark Zuckerberg? Don’t get your hopes up.

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You may have heard that some people are unhappy with Facebook and, more specifically, its chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

In April, after years of scandals, a group of Facebook investors tried to replace Zuckerberg as chairman. That proposal and three other anti-Zuckerberg proposals were shot down at the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

Calls to oust Zuckerberg are coming from outside of Facebook, as well. The nonprofit Fight for the Future called for his removal in a very visible…

Senate bill would force big tech to reveal the value of your personal data

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Regulating big tech companies will undoubtedly be a matter of discussion during the upcoming Democratic primary debates, but a new piece of legislation has bipartisan support.

Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) are set to introduce the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data Act, or DASHBOARD Act, on MondayAxios on HBO got the scoop on Sunday evening, when Warner was a guest on the show.

If approved and enforced, DASHBOARD would force…

Facebook’s cryptocurrency could be announced next week with major partners

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Facebook’s long-rumored cryptocurrency might not be a rumor anymore a week from now.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the social media giant had recruited “more than a dozen” companies to fund its upcoming cryptocurrency, reportedly called Libra. Among those companies are notable names in the payment processing space, such as PayPal, Mastercard, and Visa. 

That means when Facebook reportedly unleashes its Libra white paper next week, it will do so with the blessing of several…