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After a record-setting 15 years, NASA ends Opportunity rover’s tour of Mars

Opportunity self-portrait NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell NASA has officially called it quits on its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, eight months after last hearing from the lander. The space agency has been attempting to make contact with the rover since communications went dark following an intense dust storm in 2018. Having issued more than 1,000 recovery commands, this week […]

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Facebook now lets you delete messages for 10 minutes after they've already been sent – here's how to use the feature

Shutterstock Facebook Messenger now lets users delete their sent messages, up to 10 minutes after they’ve already been sent. Facebook said back in April it would roll the feature out to the general public after CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught quietly deleting old messages. Here’s how you can “unsend” your Facebook messages, which is now […]

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AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout

Supported by AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout ImageAT&T pulled its advertising from YouTube in 2017 because it was appearing near offensive content too often.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Sapna Maheshwari Jan. 18, 2019 AT&T thinks YouTube is safe for advertisers again. The company, one of the nation’s biggest marketers, yanked its […]

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Facebook reportedly stopped a project to encourage healthier political discussions after a key exec thought it might offend conservatives

Chesnot/Getty ImagesJoel Kaplan and Mark Zuckerberg Facebook shelved a project called “Common Ground” that would aim to encourage healthier political discourse on the platform, reports the Wall Street Journal. Part of the reason why: Joel Kaplan, the company’s policy chief, thought it would spark fears of anti-conservative bias – something Facebook has sought to avoid. […]

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After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan

Supported by After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan Image“Without Facebook there wouldn’t be such a movement, but the online activity is fueled by the energy in the streets,” said Thomas Mirallès, a real-estate agent in France who moderates a Facebook group for “Yellow Vest” protesters.CreditCreditPaolo de Grenet […]