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Smart mosquito trap could prevent spread of deadly diseases

October 31st, 2017

Doctors hope a mosquito trap will prevent the spread of disease. The trap is smart enough to know what type of mosquito it’s trapping, and if by the small chance it catches the wrong one, it will learn from its mistake. The smart trap senses the wing length and wing beats to detect what type …

Twitter attempts to increase ad transparency after Russian-backed scandal

October 25th, 2017

After accusing Russian-based operatives of purchasing $274,000 in advertising tied to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Twitter unveiled new transparency steps to let users know which ad campaigns are active. In a blog post on Tuesday, Twitter’s GM of Revenue Product and Engineering Bruce Falck wrote that the company was announcing new steps to “increase transparency for all …

Hackers stole photos from a top plastic surgery clinic in London and are threatening to distribute them

October 24th, 2017

Hackers have broken into a London-based celebrity plastic surgery clinic, stealing pictures and other sensitive information of top celebrities and even royals that include photos of in-progress genitalia and breast enhancement, a report said. A hacker group known as the Dark Overlord is reportedly responsible for the breach at London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) that …

YouTube star Casey Neistat slams video sharing site’s ad strategy

October 19th, 2017

YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing site’s ad strategy, saying that the platform’s content creators are suffering. Neistat, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, is a prominent video blogger. In a video posted on the platform Tuesday, he explained that YouTube’s revamped ad policies are hurting content creators. “I genuinely don’t …

Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama have new spider species named in their honor

September 27th, 2017

Scientists bestowed an honor to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama. Researchers and students at the University of Vermont named 15 new species of smiley-faced spiders and drew inspiration from the Obamas, Sanders, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, British naturalist David Attenborough and late singer David Bowie, the Daily News …