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YouTube CEO Offers Apology After Gay Journalist Harassed — But Won't Ban the Content in Question

Feds to Test North Carolina Election Computers for Hacking

By Kilian Melloy |
Susan Wojcicki, the head of YouTube, tendered her apologies to the GLBTQ community after widespread outrage following a gay journalist's documentation of what he says is haras...

Dems Accelerate Election Security Push after Trump Comments

Dems Accelerate Election Security Push after Trump Comments

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jun 15
Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Signs of Ritual Pot Smoking Found in Ancient Chinese Graves

Signs of Ritual Pot Smoking Found in Ancient Chinese Graves

By Christina Larson | Jun 15
Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.

Researchers: Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint Equal to Las Vegas

Researchers: Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint Equal to Las Vegas

By Frank Jordans | Jun 15
The virtual currency bitcoin is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as a city like Las Vegas or Hamburg and efforts to reduce its climate footprint should be considered, researchers said Thursday.

Experts: Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect with Targets

Experts: Spy Used AI-Generated Face to Connect with Targets

By Raphael Stater | Jun 15
Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. But it seems she never existed; the persona was seemingly part of a vast army of phantom profiles used by spies.

After Outcry, Artist Says 'Cyberpunk 2077' Video Game Artwork is Not Transphoic

After Outcry, Artist Says 'Cyberpunk 2077' Video Game Artwork is Not Transphoic

By Sam Cronin | Jun 14
Upcoming sci-fi open world game "Cyberpunk 2077" received lots of good press at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last weekend, but one piece of in-game artwork is drawing criticism from fans for possible transphobia.