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Democracy Will Only Work If the Social Media Giants Grow Up

The former chair of the Federal Election Commission argues that the integrity of the 2020 election is largely in the hands of Facebook and Twitter.

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A Bluetooth Flaw Leaves Billions of Devices Vulnerable

Indictments against Iranian hackers, a Veterans Affairs data breach, and more of the week‘s top security news.

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A Patient Dies After a Ransomware Attack Hits a Hospital

The outage resulted in a significant delay in treatment. German authorities are investigating the perpetrators on suspicion of negligent manslaughter.

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What‘s Causing the Mass Bird Die-Off in the Southwest?

Thousands of migrating birds have died, perhaps starved by drier conditions related to climate change or by having to fly inland to avoid wildfire smoke.

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19 Best Weekend Deals: Cameras, Apple Gear, and Games

The new 8th-generation iPad is already slightly discounted, alongside headphones, laptops, and PS4 titles like ‘Ghosts of Tsushima‘.

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The 943-Dimensional Chess of a Trustworthy Covid-19 Vaccine

Scientists want public confidence. The White House wants an October Surprise. The FDA wants to avoid looking political. Big Pharma wants a win. You‘re in the middle.

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How to Set Your Own Default Browser and Email App in iOS 14

Not into Safari or Apple Mail? With the next update, you can (finally) customize your preferences. Here‘s what to know before you get started.

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Why Teens Are Falling for TikTok Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracies like Pizzagate are all over the social media platform. Here‘s why they‘ve found an audience there.

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