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TikTok says a quarter of videos removed involve misbehaving kids
Jul 11, 2020 6:15 AM
Almost a quarter of the videos TikTok took down in 2019's second half involved inappropriate behavior by minors, from illegal drug use to sexual activity.
Black YouTubers ask why they're left out of YouTube Kids
Mark Bergen and Lucas Shaw
Jul 11, 2020 6:19 AM
"You scroll for a long, long, long, long time before you get to a Black face," says former music teacher Zerius Zontay, who has struggled to get his family's videos on YouTube's app for kids.
Virtual try-ons are replacing fitting rooms during the pandemic
Jul 11, 2020 6:21 AM
The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the way Americans shop. Stores are reopening but being reoriented to avoid interaction: Fitting rooms are taped off, sample counters are closed and product testers have been put away.
In a time of social distancing, robots could be just what the doctor ordered
Simon Denyer, Akiko Kashiwagi and Min Joo Kim
Jul 11, 2020 6:22 AM
The worldwide health crisis has added urgency to the question of how to bring robotics into the public health equation.
Pompeo says the U.S. is 'certainly looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese apps
By Timothy Bella
Jul 7, 2020 7:24 AM
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday that the United States is considering banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, one of the world's most popular online platforms.
Millennial Money: 4 expert tips on getting hired from home
By LAUREN SCHWAHN of NerdWallet
Jul 5, 2020 6:18 AM
Job hunting has always been a little stressful. OK, a lot stressful. A global pandemic certainly hasn't remedied that. Rather, it's changing the landscape.
We've been isolated for months, and now we hate our voice assistants
Travis M. Andrews
Jul 4, 2020 6:23 AM
"I say things to Alexa that I wouldn't say to my worst enemy, if I had one. And I don't know why. She makes me crazy ... I curse at her. I call her names. I'm very, very mean to her."
Destructive thunderstorm winds and hail could soon trigger alerts to your cellphone
Jul 4, 2020 6:20 AM
For years, meteorologists have expressed concern about the lack of special alerts for the most dangerous thunderstorm situations. Tornado and flash flood warnings are sent to cellphones via wireless emergency alerts but not severe thunderstorm warnings. But there's now a plan to change this.
Jack Ma's new chieftain lays out plan to fend off Tencent
Lulu Yilun Chen
Jul 4, 2020 6:00 AM
Ant Group Chief Executive Simon Hu is aggressively pitching digital payment and cloud offerings to the local arms of KFC Holding and Marriott International, expanding the firm's focus from banks and fund managers on its ubiquitous app.
Facebook is working to persuade advertisers to abandon their boycott. So far, they aren't impressed.
Elizabeth Dwoskin and Taylor Telford
Jul 4, 2020 6:25 AM
More than 750 companies, including Coca-Cola, Hershey and Unilever, have already temporarily paused their advertising on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. More companies have joined the movement every day, with recent additions including Walgreens, Best Buy, Ford and Adidas.
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