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A superstar Chinese hacker just won $112,000 from Google, its largest bug bounty ever

Google just awarded its largest bug bounty ever to a Chinese researcher named Guang Gong. Gong discovered a security issue that affected Pixel phones and received a total payout of $112,500 from Google. But Gong is a pro at hacking Pixel...Show More Summary

We went to a luxury watchmaker to see how some of the rarest and most complex watches in the UK are made

We visited luxury watchmakers Garrick England, who gave us an exclusive look at their newest watch, the £28,000 "S1." The watch is made entirely by hand, taking four months to complete. They showed us some of the processes involved in...Show More Summary

Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google's £400 million artificial intelligence lab (GOOG)

Mustafa Suleyman is a 33-year-old entrepreneur and activist. He sold his artificial intelligence company DeepMind to Google for £400 million in 2014. Suleyman dropped out of university and worked as an activist before getting involved...Show More Summary

Twitter found more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts actively sharing election-related material — and Trump interacted with them hundreds of times

Twitter says it found more Russia-linked accounts that shared US election-related material during the 2016 race for the White House. The social-media platform published the analysis on its blog Friday. In addition to other findings,Show More Summary

Twitter is emailing 677,775 people in the US who interacted with Russian propaganda 2016 election (TWTR)

Twitter will email 677,775 users in the US to let them know that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. All of those users either followed an account, liked or retweeted content associated with...Show More Summary

Google CEO: We didn't fire the diversity memo writer for political reasons

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company did not fire James Damore, the author of the controversial memo on diversity, for political reasons. Damore sued Google for discrimination last week. The lawsuit claims Google discriminates against...Show More Summary

Facebook is going to rank news sources based on how 'trustworthy' readers think they are (FB)

Facebook is going to start sorting news sources by how "trustworthy" its users think they are — a major change as the social media giant continues to come under fire over the spread of misinformation on its platform. On Friday, the California...Show More Summary

The Navy's newest warship has been stuck in Canada for weeks due to ice — and will stay there 'until wintery weather conditions improve'

The USS Little Rock is the most recent warship to enter service with the US Navy. It was scheduled to leave its commissioning ceremony and head to its home port in mid-December. However, it has been stuck in Canada, waylaid by harshShow More Summary

OnePlus got pwned, exposed up to 40,000 users to credit card fraud

A malicious script injected into OnePlus' payment page went undiscovered for two months.

A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4. The space rock may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Astronomers are taking radar images of the "potentially hazardous"...Show More Summary

Nintendo’s new idea ‘Labo’ may sound strange, but it’s actually a perfect fit given the company’s 128-year history

Nintendo made a major announcement on Wednesday night when it introduced "Labo." Nintendo Labo is a set of two dozen cardboard sheets that can be transformed into various do-it-yourself contraptions, like the miniature piano seen above. Labo...Show More Summary

A psychedelic trip could tackle depression in a way that antidepressants can't

Psychedelic drugs have been studied with renewed attention in recent years for their potential to help treat depression and anxiety. These drugs include magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, LSD and, to a lesser extent, MDMA, cannabis, and ketamine. The...Show More Summary

Amazon has a 'budget-friendly' Prime option for low-income customers — but it may actually be a trap (AMZN)

Amazon is raising Prime membership fees for people who pay monthly. The increase will be from $10.99 to $12.99 per month. This is likely to impact its low-income shoppers who can't afford the one-time annual membership fee. Amazon Prime...Show More Summary

The global state of science

US and Europe still science superpowers, but China is rising fast.

At Yale, students found to be sexual assailants return to campus

Janie didn’t know where she was. She was with a man she'd met only that night. He'd taken her somewhere off campus. But she didn’t know exactly where. She texted three of her friends. "I don’t like this." She looked around. The place was a mess and it smelled like stale beer. Show More Summary

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