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With 'Napalm Girl,' Facebook Humans (Not Algorithms) Struggle To Be Editor

A little-known team of humans at Facebook removed the iconic photo from the site this week. That move shows how much the company is struggling internally to exercise the most basic editorial judgment.

In Effort To Curb Violence In Chicago, A Professor Mines Social Media

Desmond Patton is studying how gangs in Chicago use social media to communicate. Now he is helping to create an algorithm to predict when a social media threat might spark real life violence.

Teen Creates 'Sit With Us' App For Bullied Kids

You know when you're at a cafeteria, you've got your lunch and then you just don't know where to sit? You don't want to sit alone, but you also don't know who would be friendly and let you sit with them. Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton has been there. She's an 11th grader from Sherman Oaks, Calif., and the creator of a new app called Sit With Us.

After Facebook Censored Iconic Photo, Norwegian Newspaper Pushed Back

Facebook removed a photo of a girl fleeing napalm bombs — a world-famous image of the Vietnam War — citing the "display of nudity." After uproar, Facebook announced it will be reinstating the image.

Tray Tables Stowed, Seat Backs Upright — And Galaxy Note 7s Off, Please

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to turn their phones on or charge them during flights — and not to put the devices in checked bags, either.

FCC Wants To Replace Your Cable TV Box With An App

The FCC has seen the future of cable TV, and it looks like the apps on your smartphone. The agency will vote later this month on a proposal to free consumers from the set-top box.

The Next iPhone Can't Do These Two Things At Once

With Apple doing away with the ubiquitous headphone jack on its new iPhones, lots of people are puzzled about how they'll be able to charge their phones and listen to wired headphones simultaneously.

Airbnb Unveils Changes To Address Racial Discrimination

One study found booking requests from Airbnb users with African-American sounding names were roughly 16 percent less likely to be accepted; another found discrepancies in hosts' profits.
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What Turmoil At Fox News May Mean For Journalism, Television News And The Conservative Agenda

A $20 million dollar pay-out to settle sex harassment allegations at Fox News and the abrupt departure of long-time host Greta Van Susteren: What ongoing turmoil at the network may mean for journalism, television news and the conservative agenda.


The Rise Of The Drone, And The Thorny Questions That Have Followed

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the drone has become America's go-to weapon when it comes to tracking and killing extremists. But drones have raised many legal, moral and ethical issues.