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North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test

wtsp.com — North Korea on Sunday launched what many international governments believe to be a banned test of ballistic missile technology, despite calls over the past day to halt the planned mission. The U.S. detected the missile launch from North Korea, a U.S.

Twitter suspends 125,000 ISIL-related accounts

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts connected to the Islamic State over the past six months, the company said Friday. It was the first time Twitter shared specifics on the number of accounts it has deleted. Twitter has been heavily criticized for not more effectively policing the presence of the extremist group.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Twitter suspends 125,000 ISIL-related accounts usat.ly/1T3j8Kq

Feb 05, 2016

Twitter suspends 125,000 ISIL-related accounts. Wow. That's a lot of accounts. usat.ly/1T3j8Kq via @usatoday

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Facebook bans private gun sales

kgw.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is cracking down on private gun sales. The Menlo Park, Calif., company said late Friday it will ban users from coordinating private sales of firearms on the social network and on mobile app Instagram. The ban does not apply to licensed gun dealers for purchases completed off Facebook.

Slack's latest diversity report: Slow progress

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Slack Technologies is growing fast, but diversity isn't. That's the bottom line from the popular workplace communication company's second diversity report, issued five months after the first in a rare display of openness from a tech company about its ongoing struggles to change the demographics of its workforce.
Feb 04, 2016

Slack Technologies is growing fast, but diversity isn't. usat.ly/1T0qA9j via @jguynn

Feb 04, 2016

RT @lauramandaro: Slack Technologies is growing fast, but diversity isn't. usat.ly/1T0qA9j via @jguynn

AI chief to take over Google search engine

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google is putting its search engine in the hands of its artificial intelligence chief. John Giannandrea will take over from Amit Singhal who is leaving Google this month after 15 years. The move shows the ascendance and growing importance of artificial intelligence at the major Silicon Valley technology companies.

AT&T to stop offering two-year contracts

kgw.com — SAN FRANCISCO - AT&T, the only major U.S. carrier that still offers two-year contracts to subsidize new smartphone purchases, will soon stop offering the contracts. Starting Jan. 8, AT&T customers will only be able to get new phones, even flip phones or so-called "dumb" phones, by paying the full price or paying in installments over time.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp now has a billion users

thestar.com — SAN FRANCISCO-WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, said it has reached 1 billion users. "We're excited to see how far we've come," WhatsApp said in a blog post on Monday. "But now, it's back to work - because we still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp, and a long way left to go."

WhatsApp hits 1 billion users

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, said it reached 1 billion users. "We're excited to see how far we've come," WhatsApp said in a blog post on Monday. "But now, it's back to work - because we still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp, and a long way left to go."

Alphabet shares soar on Q4 earnings beat

Feb 01, 2016

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Alphabet shares surge, driving after-hours market cap past Apple usat.ly/1WY9lVo

Feb 01, 2016

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Alphabet shares surge, driving after-hours market cap past Apple usat.ly/1WY9lVo

Alphabet vaults Apple to become most valuable company

Feb 01, 2016

Alphabet vaults Apple to become most valuable company usat.ly/1SU559W via @usatoday

Feb 02, 2016

Alphabet becomes most valuable company, taking over Apple's spot. usat.ly/1SU559W via @USATODAY

Feb 02, 2016

Alphabet vaults Apple to become most valuable company usat.ly/1SU559W via @usatoday

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Feb 06, 2016

@DesiMD77 I'm with USA TODAY. Can we use your photo with our story?

Feb 06, 2016

Worst press release of the day: "As news breaks that Twitter may soon begin to manipulate users' feeds in favor of advertisers, Ello..."

Feb 05, 2016

RT @CODE2040: "We need a shift in culture, a shift in mindset and beliefs, and that’s everyone's job." @laurawp techcrunch.com/2016/02/05/cod… #diversityintech


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