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How Microsoft wants to erase 45 years of carbon emissions


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:12:12 -0500

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Microsoft is the latest company to pledge to cut its carbon emissions to zero, but it also says it will go further — here's how.

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Coronavirus misinformation spreads on Facebook


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:07:00 -0500

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Social media network has blocked only some users' posts that falsely claim U.S. is withholding a cure to deadly virus.

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New Facebook feature shows you your data


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:40:03 -0500

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The new tool allows users to see what information third party apps have collected about them.

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Why identity theft is "so easy" and what consumers can do


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:11:25 -0500

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The Identity Theft Research Center warned about a 17% jump in data breaches in 2019. What can you do to protect your information?

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5G expansion is giving this industry a boost


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 14:22:35 -0500

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Technical advances in cellphone service have sparked a demand for climbers with technical skills and strong stomachs to install new gear atop cellphone towers.

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That text about a FedEx "package"? It could be a scam


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:44:45 -0500

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Delivery giant warning customers about a text message scam that could cost them almost $100 a month.

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Tech withholds data that could prove innocence


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:19:00 -0500

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Omar Ameen is an Iraqi refugee accused of carrying out an ISIS hit in Iraq in 2014 before coming to the United States.

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Top election security official details past, current and future threats


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:54:55 -0500

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"We do not assess that any other country influenced the United States election in 2016 on the scale of what the Russians did," Shelby Pierson tells Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters" this week.

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Tesla's Elon Musk in line for massive $340 million payout


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:20:38 -0500

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Billionaire CEO could get even richer now that his electric car maker has passed a key stock market benchmark.

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Saudi Arabia denies hacking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:54:00 -0500

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The United Nations calls for further investigation of evidence it says suggests Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent Bezos a file carrying malware.

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Wednesday is deadline to file claim for Equifax data breach


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:31:00 -0500

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You want the cash? Or a decade of free credit monitoring through Equifax? Here's what to do before the January 22 deadline.

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Google CEO: AI's "negative consequences" need regulating


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:32:18 -0500

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Tech chief acknowledges "nefarious" risks in face-recognition and other programs that can beat humans to the punch.

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SpaceX deliberately destroys boosters in dramatic test


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:37:00 -0500

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The test was the last major hurdle before the Crew Dragon blasts off with astronauts aboard.

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Almanac: Neon lights


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:35:52 -0500

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On January 19, 1915, French inventor Georges Claude received a U.S. patent for his "System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes" ... tubes filled with neon gas

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Kidnapped 14-year-old girl alerted friends of her location on Snapchat


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:42:19 -0500

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"Where am I?" the girl messaged friends.

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Twitter suspends Grindr over privacy concerns


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:55:24 -0500

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Dating apps gave advertisers data about user "personalities, predispositions and secret desires," privacy group claims.

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CBS News special: 'Man on the Moon'


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:58:30 -0500

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On the 50th anniversary, two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who reported it. Hosted by "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell.

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Lawsuit demands Zuckerberg give up control of Facebook


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:47:27 -0500

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Anti-trust suit by stalled rivals calls Facebook "one of the largest unlawful monopolies ever seen in the United States."

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Google parent Alphabet joins $1 trillion club


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:24:58 -0500

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Investors still high on Big Tech despite mounting political concerns about the industry's size and influence.

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Microsoft plans to erase its entire carbon footprint since 1975


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:00 -0500

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Company promises to cut its emissions via reforestation, soil management and, eventually, high-tech carbon capture.

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Russians hacked Ukrainian firm linked to the impeachment inquiry


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:16:02 -0500

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A new report finds Russian hackers infiltrated Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company where Hunter Biden was a board member. The hackers tricked some employees into handing over their login credentials. Jeff Pegues reports.

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NSA discovers security flaw in Microsoft Windows operating system


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:26:59 -0500

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The NSA has discovered a software flaw in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system which could have exposed users to hacking or surveillance. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to explain the significance and what's being done about it.

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NSA identifies "critical vulnerability" in Microsoft Windows 10


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:58:37 -0500

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Microsoft released its patch on Tuesday.

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Retiree flies around the world solo — in a plane he built himself


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:36:54 -0500

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"It's a small planet ... We have a lot more likenesses than we do differences," pilot Bill Harrelson learned during his trip.

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Texas gamer saves friend having seizure 5,000 miles away


Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:29:41 -0500

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"I'm calling from the U.S. I'm currently on a call with my friend, he had a seizure and he's not responding anymore," 20-year-old Dia Lathora from Texas told Cheshire police in England over the phone.

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CES 2020: Health and fitness, 5G wireless, privacy and security among top tech trends


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:32:15 -0500

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CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is set to kick off this week with previews of the latest technology and new gadgets. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson has a sneak peek at the biggest trends.

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Some jobs robots are now doing


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:41:50 -0500

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Automaker Ford bought two robots that can deliver and store packages. Robots are also flipping burgers, serving coffee and doing surgery.

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CES 2020: New health devices embedded with artificial intelligence


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:41:35 -0500

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A major theme at the annual CES tech show this year is health and wellness. Many new devices are using artificial intelligence to improve users' quality of life. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson reports from the conference in Las Vegas.

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SpaceX launches more Starlink internet satellites


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:41:32 -0500

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SpaceX launched its third batch of 60 internet relay satellites Monday night. It now has more satellites in orbit than any other company. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Green have details.

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Google's top trends of the decade


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:08:30 -0500

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In 2010, people were buying their first iPads and catching Bieber Fever. A decade later, the trends are much different.

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CES 2020: Personal privacy a hot topic at annual tech show


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:17:43 -0500

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CES, the year's biggest gadget show, is offering a glimpse into how tech companies capitalize on users' personal information. The event is also shining light on what's being done to try to regain public trust. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson reports from the convention in Las Vegas.

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Emotional toll of online content moderation


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:49:53 -0500

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Google and YouTube have content moderators working around the clock to scrub the platforms of violent and disturbing content. However, the job has some serious consequences, even PTSD. Silicon Valley editor at The Verge, Casey Newton, joins CBSN to discuss what he learned while investigating the emotional toll of content moderation at Google and YouTube.

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Judge orders Google to turn over Jussie Smollett's data


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:37:00 -0500

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Chicago judge approved two search warrants that would give access to files associated with the actor's Gmail address and location data.

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Robots: Now coming to a workplace near you


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:12:51 -0500

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An emerging generation of robots is leaving the lab to flip burgers, deliver packages and even perform surgery.

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Facebook expands rules on "deepfakes" but falls short of total ban


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:13:32 -0500

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Facebook's vice president for global policy management Monika Bickert testified about Facebook's policies and freedom of speech in front of a House committee Wednesday. Earlier this week the company rolled out new rules against "deepfake" videos. Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communication at Syracuse University, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss.

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CES rolls out wacky & weird tech for 2020


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:29:55 -0500

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The consumer tech show CES kicks off its second day in Las Vegas with everything from futuristic cars to devices to improve your health. CNET editorial director Jason Hiner takes a look at some of the wacky and weird technology, including artificial intelligence that's able to follow you around and be your friend.

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Uber offers PINs for safety, cost of birth skyrockets, and more MoneyWatch headlines


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:55:10 -0500

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Uber is rolling out an optional PIN for riders; TikTok changes its guidelines; and the cost of giving birth in America has jumped 50% in less than a decade. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.

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Tesla now America's most valuable car company


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:00:05 -0500

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Electric car maker is worth more than Ford and General Motors — combined — even as it struggles to turn a profit.

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Google speakers can "vacuum up" personal data, lawsuit says


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:12:06 -0500

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Speaker company's suit echoes a growing number of antitrust complaints about Google's entering new markets.

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Facebook bans "deepfake" videos, with exceptions


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:38:55 -0500

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The social media giant said it would ban "deepfake" videos made using artificial intelligence, as long as they're not satire and might mislead "an average person."

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Robot therapy dogs and more new tech unveiled at CES


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:15:20 -0500

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More than 4,500 companies, including startups and industry powerhouses, will showcase their new products.

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SpaceX's latest launch seeks to address astronomers' concerns


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:41:11 -0500

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The launch boosts the number of Starlink internet relay satellites to 180 as SpaceX builds a vast constellation.

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A look at the new products being unveiled at CES


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 09:58:22 -0500

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New technology aimed at making life easier is being unveiled this week in Las Vegas at the massive trade show CES. More than 4,500 companies, including startups and industry powerhouses, will showcase their new products. Brian Cooley, from CBS News' partner CNET, gives us a look at some of those products.

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FBI investigating mysterious drones in 3 states


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 22:57:49 -0500

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Sheriff's departments across the border area of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas have been flooded with at least 30 reports since mid-December.

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New voice-activated technologies to make a splash at CES 2020


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 22:47:51 -0500

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Voice-activated technologies are one of the biggest trends to watch at this year's CES — which includes platforms like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. CNET executive editor Roger Cheng is at the convention in Las Vegas and joins CBSN's Laura Podesta with more.

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JetBlue to use "sustainable" jet fuel on some flights


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 21:44:00 -0500

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Discount carrier is second airline to vow to offset its carbon emissions, as popular movement against flying grows.

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Uber and Hyundai reveal concept for urban air taxi


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:56:22 -0500

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Uber said it hopes to run flight demonstrations in 2020 and to make Elevate commercially available to riders as early as 2023.

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3D-printed limb helps young musician play the cello


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:51:15 -0500

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Teaching first-time musicians at Austin Middle School is challenging for Carly Addison. But helping one student achieve her dream is exactly why she became a teacher.

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FBI investigating mysterious drones over Colorado


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:50:24 -0500

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The FBI, FAA and U.S. Air Force are investigating a mystery in the skies of Colorado and Nebraska: swarms of drones have been spotted, sometimes in formation. Janet Shamlian reports.

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Here's how much flying contributes to climate change


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 19:41:38 -0500

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As concerns grow about jets' environmental impact, some airlines are taking creative steps to cut down on carbon emissions.

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