Apple’s new offerings: Cheaper iPhone, streaming TV
Sep10

Apple’s new offerings: Cheaper iPhone, streaming TV

Apple is dangling deals for its new phones and TV streaming service as it seeks to offset slumping device sales with new services. Here’s a look at what Apple unveiled Tuesday at its product event in Cupertino, California. IPHONE 11: An update to last year’s iPhone XR, but $50 cheaper at $700. It now gets a second camera lens, with a wider angle to squeeze more of the landscape or a group of people into the picture. Stays...

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Israeli spyware firm adopts ‘human rights policy’
Sep10

Israeli spyware firm adopts ‘human rights policy’

An Israeli spyware company that has been accused of helping authoritarian governments stifle dissent says it has adopted “a new human rights policy” to ensure its software is not misused. The NSO Group said Tuesday it would institute a series of oversight measures to ensure adherence and would henceforth evaluate potential clients’ “past human rights performance.” NSO has come under fire in the past year...

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Newly discovered species of giant flying reptile may have had wingspan over 30 feet
Sep10

Newly discovered species of giant flying reptile may have had wingspan over 30 feet

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — A new species of giant pterosaur has been discovered in the Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta, Canada, whose snowy, windy winters gave Cryodrakon its name. Based on the largest vertebra yet found of this species, adults may have possessed wingspans of roughly 10 meters (33 feet). “That’s an animal probably comparable to a giraffe in height — more than 4...

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US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges
Sep10

US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges

The Trump administration is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in what it says is a bonus for hunters and anglers but what critics contend is deferring management to states with potential harm to wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a final rule posted Tuesday in the Federal Register that 2,200 square miles (5,700 square kilometers) will open in 37 states. Fish and Wildlife says some 5,000...

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Big Tech’s ‘nemesis’ in EU gets new term – and more power
Sep10

Big Tech’s ‘nemesis’ in EU gets new term – and more power

The European Union’s competition chief is getting a new term – with expanded powers – in a move that underlines how the bloc’s battle to regulate big tech companies is only just beginning. Margrethe Vestager, who angered the Trump administration by imposing multibillion-dollar penalties on the likes of Google and Apple, was reappointed Tuesday for a second five-year term as the bloc’s competition...

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