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Global 5G deal poses significant threat to weather forecast accuracy, experts warn

A satellite image shows a mid-latitude cyclone swirling in the Gulf of Alaska on Nov. 12. (NOAA) (NOAA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. November 22 A long-awaited international deal governing how the world’s technology companies should roll out 5G technology poses serious risks to weather forecast accuracy, […]

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White House campaign to collect data on social media bias raises free speech, privacy alarms, experts say

A new White House campaign to collect stories about alleged instances of political bias on social media has drawn wide-ranging objections from members of Congress, free-speech advocates and privacy hawks, some of whom question whether the Trump administration’s effort violates the constitution. Their concerns stem from a survey the White House tweeted to followers on […]

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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company – which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer – could one day be matched with your name by an unintended party. […]