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Teens Choose YouTube Over Netflix For the First Time, Survey Finds

According to Piper Jaffray's fall 2019 survey, teens prefer watching videos on YouTube more than Netflix. CNBC reports: Piper Jaffray found 37% of teens surveyed are streaming video most often on the

'Collapse OS' Is An Open-Source Operating System For the Post-Apocalypse

Collapse OS is a new open-source operating system built specifically for use during humanity's darkest days. According to its creator, software developer Virgil Dupras, Collapse OS is what the people

FBI's Use of Surveillance Database Violated Americans' Privacy Rights: Court

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of

Senator Proposes Mandatory Labeling For Products With Mics, Cameras

Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bill, dubbed the Protecting Privacy in our Homes Act, that would require tech companies to include a label on products disclosing the presence of

D-Link Home Routers Open To Remote Takeover Will Remain Unpatched

D-Link won't patch a critical unauthenticated command-injection vulnerability in its routers that could allow an attacker to remotely take over the devices and execute code. Threatpost reports: The

US Expands Blacklist To Include China's Top AI Startups Ahead of Trade Talks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The U.S. government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment

Thunderbird Announces OpenPGP Support

doconnor writes: On the Mozilla Thunderbird blog it was announced that for the future Thunderbird 78 release, planned for summer 2020, they will add built-in functionality for email encryption and

Bipartisan Senate Report Calls For Sweeping Effort To Prevent Russian Interference in 2020 Election

A bipartisan panel of U.S. senators Tuesday called for sweeping action by Congress, the White House and Silicon Valley to ensure social media sites aren't used to interfere in the coming presidential

Nobel Prize in Physics: 2019 Winners Made Significant Cosmological Discoveries

The Nobel Prize in physics for 2019 was awarded to three scientists on Tuesday for groundbreaking work on the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in it. From a report: Their discoveries have

Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes To 3 Scientists For Discovering How Cells Use Oxygen

Dave Knott writes: Two Americans and a British scientist won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels,

Activision Blizzard Suspends 'Hearthstone' Pro Player for Supporting Hong Kong Protests

Activision Blizzard suspended Hearthstone pro Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai on Tuesday after he spoke up in support of protests in Hong Kong during a post-match interview during Hearsthone's Asia-Pacific

Apple's Merged iPad, Mac Apps Leave Developers Uneasy, Users Paying Twice

Last year, Apple software chief Craig Federighi said developers would be able to easily bring their iPad apps to Mac computers, essentially letting coders write an app once and deploy it across

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Name, Holiday 2020 Release Date

Sony has confirmed that its next-generation console will be called the PlayStation 5, and it'll be out next year, launching in time for "Holiday 2020." From a report: The company also announced

US Using Trade Deals To Shield Tech Giants From Foreign Regulators

The Trump administration has begun inserting legal protections into recent trade agreements that shield online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from lawsuits, a move that could help lock

Chinese Firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV Suspend Ties With the NBA Over Hong Kong Tweet

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV, and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut

China Is Breeding Giant Pigs the Size of Polar Bears

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: In a farm deep in the southern region of China lives a very big pig that's as heavy as a polar bear. The 500 kilogram, or 1,102 pound, animal is

You Can Now Overclock a Raspberry Pi 4 For Some Nice Performance Gains

MojoKid writes: The Raspberry Pi 4 is one of the cheapest single-board computers around. The new 4th generation is a solid performance lift over its predecessor and good bang for the buck if you're

First Meat Grown In Space Lab 248 Miles From Earth

The Israeli food technology startup Aleph Farms has successfully cultured meat in space for the first time. The Guardian reports: Aleph Farms grew the meat on the International Space Station, 248

Adobe Is Deactivating All Venezuelan Accounts To Comply With US Sanctions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Adobe is shutting down service for users in Venezuela in order to comply with a U.S. executive order issued in August that prohibits trade with the

Instagram's Following Activity Tab Is Going Away

Instagram is removing the "Following" tab -- a feed that shows the likes, comments, follows of your friends. "Beginning this week, the heart tab will display only your own activity," reports BuzzFeed