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Amir Kiani (from left), Chloe O'Connell and Nishit Asnani troubleshoot an algorithm to diagnose tuberculosis in computer lab at Stanford University. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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How Can Doctors Be Sure A Self-Taught Computer Is Making The Right Diagnosis?

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This illustration made available by NASA shows the Kepler space telescope, the planet-hunting spacecraft that launched in 2009. NASA via AP hide caption

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Young Astronomer Uses Artificial Intelligence To Discover 2 Exoplanets

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Former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2013. She has written a new book called How Safe Are We? Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Homeland Security Head Napolitano Says Cybersecurity Should Be A Top Priority

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Kerrilyn Gibson designed prototypes for an Afro hair emoji. Kerrilyn Gibson hide caption

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One Woman Wants To Create This: *Insert Afro Emoji Here*

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An increasing body of research has documented the addictive nature of social media. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

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Instagram has increasingly become a home for hate speech and extremist content, according to Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for The Atlantic. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Instagram Has A Problem With Hate Speech And Extremism, 'Atlantic' Reporter Says

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A contractor, who federal prosecutors say stole classified information from government agencies, including the National Security Agency, pleaded guilty on Thursday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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"Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge

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Prior to 1924, the average lifespan of a light bulb was around 2,500 hours. But in December 1924, a global organization known as the Phoebus Cartel hatched a secret plan to increase sales by bringing the average bulb's lifespan down to just 1,000 hours. This began one of the first known examples of planned obsolescence. Al Barry/Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook announced Wednesday that it will ban white nationalism and separatism content starting next week. "It's clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services," it said. Oli Scarff /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, who leads the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in January. Nakasone has been calling for the U.S. to take a harder line against rivals in cyberspace. He said the U.S. sent three Cyber Command teams to Europe last November as part of a larger effort to prevent Russian interference in mid-term elections. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Pledges A Harder Line In Cyberspace — And Drops Some Hints

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LED lightbulbs have replaced many incandescent ones. Now, the Trump administration wants to reverse an Obama-era rule designed to make a wide array of other lightbulbs more efficient. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Dims Rule On Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

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Evaldas Rimasauskas pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges on Wednesday for his part in orchestrating a scheme to swindle Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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The Handmaid's Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss, coincided with a spike in new subscribers to Hulu, one of an increasing number of video streaming platforms. George Kraychyk/Hulu hide caption

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Too Much Video Streaming To Choose From? It's Only Going To Get Worse

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Students attend a Ukrainian language and literature lesson at a school in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in 2016. In 2018, students in four cities across Ukraine received training to help them identify disinformation, propaganda and hate speech. Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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