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Massachusetts On Its Way to Banning Bump Stock Gun Devices

Massachusetts On Its Way to Banning Bump Stock Gun Devices

By Steve LeBlanc | Oct 16
Massachusetts is on its way to becoming the first state since the Las Vegas shooting massacre to outlaw devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns.

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

Man Sues City for Arresting Him Over Parody Facebook Page

By Dake Kang | Oct 16
A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

Facebook Gets Real About Broadening Virtual Reality's Appeal

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 15
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.

Russia Launches European Atmosphere Monitoring Satellite

Russia Launches European Atmosphere Monitoring Satellite

Oct 15
Russia successfully launched a satellite into orbit Friday that will monitor Europe's atmosphere, helping to study air pollution.

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Could Cyberattacks Knock Out Lights in the U.S.? Not So Easily

Could Cyberattacks Knock Out Lights in the U.S.? Not So Easily

By Matt O'Brien | Oct 14
Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company late last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.

Emergency Alerts Draw Complaints in Fast-Moving Wildfires

Emergency Alerts Draw Complaints in Fast-Moving Wildfires

By Paul Elias and Michael R. Blood | Oct 14
The story is repeated again and again: The dead of night, no warning, then panic after realizing the smoke and flames were approaching.

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

Russia-Backed Facebook Page Colored with Hot-Button Phrases

By Ryan Nakashima and Larry Fenn | Oct 14
An Associated Press analysis of the content on a now-shuttered Facebook page called "Being Patriotic" shows it's colored with words like "illegal," ''country" and "American" and phrases like "illegal alien," ''Sharia law" and "Welfare state."

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 13
A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting.

Border Patrol Tests Camera-Toting Balloon

Border Patrol Tests Camera-Toting Balloon

By Elliot Spagat | Oct 13
The U.S. Border Patrol is considering a surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings.

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