Newer buildings show little damage after California quakes
Jul11

Newer buildings show little damage after California quakes

The two Southern California desert communities rocked by last week’s powerful earthquakes may have sustained as little damage as they did because they have no tall buildings and many of the homes in one are fairly new and were built to stricter earthquake standards. California’s Seismic Safety Commission Chairman Michael Gardner said during the agency’s Thursday meeting that the tallest building he knows of in the...

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Apple disables Walkie-Talkie app after eavesdropping glitch
Jul11

Apple disables Walkie-Talkie app after eavesdropping glitch

Apple has disabled the Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie app because of a glitch that could allow a user to eavesdrop on someone else’s iPhone without their knowledge or consent, the company said on Thursday. “We were just made aware of a vulnerability related to the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch and have disabled the function as we quickly fix the issue,” Apple said in a statement to ABC News. “We...

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The Latest: Twitter blames internal configuration for outage
Jul11

The Latest: Twitter blames internal configuration for outage

The Latest on Twitter outage (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Twitter says “an internal configuration change” is responsible for an outage that lasted for about an hour. Thursday’s outage began before noon PT; some users were able to access Twitter again by 12:45 p.m. Twitter says some users may be able to access the service as the company works on a fix. The disruption appeared to affect both web and mobile app users....

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The Latest: Trump says big tech can’t be allowed to censor
Jul11

The Latest: Trump says big tech can’t be allowed to censor

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s conference on social media (all times local): 4:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says big tech companies must not be allowed to censor the voices of the American people on social media. Trump is speaking at a White House conference highlighting the president’s belief that the nation’s biggest social media companies are biased against conservatives. Trump says he’s directing...

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Condor chick confirmed at Zion National Park in Utah
Jul11

Condor chick confirmed at Zion National Park in Utah

A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah’s Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades after they were on the brink of extinction, biologists have confirmed. The chick is believed to have hatched in early May on the cliffs just north of Angels Landing, park rangers said. If it survives to flying age in November, it will be the first chick to fledge at the...

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